Master of Science in Chemical and Process Engineering
University of Padova
EUR 2,739 / per year
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
01 Oct 2024
The Master’s degree program trains professionals able to interpret, formalize, and solve complex problems related to the design, operation, and optimization of industrial processes where chemical, physical, and biochemical transformations of material and energy are carried out. Focusing on raw materials selection, process and equipment design and operation, safety and environmental management as well as cross-disciplinary issues, the program offers both strong theoretical and application-oriented courses fostering skills and knowledge for sustainable engineering deployment in future society.
This is a European-accredited Master's engineering program according to the EUR-ACE system.
Earning a Master's degree in Chemical and Process Engineering entails completing a structured academic program, comprising a total of 120 ECTS credits.
1st Year (required courses): Multiphase thermodynamics and transfer phenomena; Separation unit operations and process simulation; Chemical reaction engineering; Fluid dynamics simulation; Industrial process safety and risk analysis; Industrial chemical processes.
2nd Year (required courses and activities): Process Dynamics and Control; Process design; Final project.
Elective courses (shortlist): Machine Learning for Process Engineering; Electrochemical energy storage technologies; Process technologies for carbon-neutral fuels; Membrane separation processes; Particle technology for the food and pharmaceutical industries; Polymer processing and recycling; Strategic environmental management; Business management; Food and bioproduct technologies; Industrial Processes for Bio-based and Specialty Chemicals; Fundamentals of 3D Bioprinting.
Graduates are freelance or employed engineers working in chemical, petrochemical, oil, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnological industry; electronics, automotive and aerospace manufacturing industry; production, processing, and recycling of materials; energy; engineering and construction; environmental protection, circular economy, process safety; patent offices, academic and research institutions.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Padua International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Padua offers 53 scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padua.
The University of Padua additionally offers 100 full tuition fee waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree programs held completely in English.
Some Departments offer additional scholarships to more than 30 international students
Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships
The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padua’s school of excellence. It combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by renowned international visiting professors. Up to four highly talented international students are selected each year.
Scholarships awarded by other national or international organizations
Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MAECI
Every year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy to both international students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).
These scholarships aim to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture, and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
Loans for merit
The University of Padua has signed an agreement with the bank Banca Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, the savings bank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, and the Association ‘Friends of the University of Padua’. The agreement is aimed at providing EU students with a flexible borrowing option at advantageous interest rates, to be granted with no need for collateral, to bear expenses for education.
The loan will be granted following checks on the eligibility criteria of the student asking for the financing and prior approval of the lender.