Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Program Description

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

This master's degree aims to reach the second level of education in chemical engineering. Graduates will have a high ability to design products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry, i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university.

Career opportunities

Chemical engineering, offering skills such as leadership, management and entrepreneurship in

  • Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing
  • Engineering companies (advising on new projects)
  • Auditing (energy, environmental, etc.)
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Public administration
  • Service sector and commercial sector
  • R&D laboratories and institutes (public and private)



Student Profile

The profile of the ideal candidate is that of an engineering graduate in an industrial discipline, preferably chemical engineering, who wishes to work as a project leader.

FIRST YEAR: compulsory subjects

First semester

  • Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation
  • Product and Process Design I (*)
  • Management and Administration of Companies
  • Industrial Leadership (*)
  • Optional subjects

Second semester

  • Advanced Separation Processes
  • Reactor Engineering
  • Product and Process Design II (*)
  • Advanced Control of Processes
  • Auditing and Industrial Certification
  • Managing Change (*)
  • Optional subjects

SECOND YEAR: compulsory subjects

  • External Practicals*
  • Final Master's Project* **

(**) In order to pass the Final Master's Degree Project, you must have passed all the subjects that form of the Master's degree.


In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated.

  • Polymers
  • Materials and Nanostructures
  • Biomaterials (*)

(*) These subjects make up the competences required for the subject Career Counselling Citizenship.


  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Unitary Operations and Processes Laboratory
  • Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

(***) After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses.

Admission qualifications

A university degree in Chemical Engineering or a similar field, or a university degree that qualifies graduates to practise the profession of Technical Industrial Engineer specialised in Industrial Chemistry or a similar field.

Specific documentation

A part from the compulsory documentation to pre-enrole to the programme, students must do submit the following documents: additional documentation:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of knowledge of English (Level B1 or B2)
  • Letters of reference (optional)

Selection criteria

Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria:

  1. Suitability of the admission qualification, up to 30 points. Qualifications will be graded according to the following scale:
    a. A degree in the field of engineering and architecture: up to 30 points.
    b. A degree in the field of sciences: up to 25 points.
    c. Other qualifications: 0 points.
  2. Evaluation of the students' academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree (average mark calculated as follows: Pass, 6; Good, 8; Excellent, 9.5; Distinction, 10): up to 30 points.
  3. Greater competence in English than required (B1): up to 10 points.
  4. University and country of origin: up to 10 points.
  5. Other training relevant to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided) or professional experience: up to 10 points.
  6. Other criteria such as stays (at least 4 weeks, proof must be provided), motivation, a letter of recommendation or a personal interview: up to 10 points.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 23, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
18 months
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Spain Tarragona
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End date June 1, 2017
Duration 18 months
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