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Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability

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Degree Level: 
Master's Degree
Teaching Facility: 
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
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Italian Classification: 
LM-22 Ingegneria chimica
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Course Overview

The master degree course on Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability is aimed to provide all the basic and practical knowledge needed for the Chemical Engineer to design and manage complex chemical systems and plants, to select materials and technologies for production and to design load bearing structures. In addition to that, the course has specific teaching modules aimed to instruct the students on the environmental sustainable design accordingly to modern theories and practices.

All the teaching modules are instructed in English and the students are required to write and discuss their final dissertation in English. The course is fully open to admission of students holding bachelor title in: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Chemistry.For the students holding different titles a Commission will evaluate each case to grant the permission to enroll. Enrollment of foreign students is welcome and encouraged.

Educational Goals

The master's degree course in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability aims to train engineers able to design and manage chemical technologies (in particular in the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, and new materials sectors) through the development of sustainable physico-chemical approaches or, if needed, by operating traditional and novel processes reducing the use and generation of hazardous substances.

The practical instruction of the students is achieved by laboratory experiences and/or industrial internships that allows the students to develop their skills in view of the wide spectrum of competences mentioned above to guarantee the graduates the ability to:

  • To apply the knowledge basic disciplines to technical problems, also of scientific relevance, of high complexity and of multi-disciplinary character;
  • To formalize and solve complex technical problems and to formulate innovative solutions;
  • To design and manage traditional and innovative processes through the knowledge acquired in the course;
  • To operate and conduct autonomously and safely plants and production sites as well as being able to communicate and relate within technical and productive organizations.

Job Opportunities

The master programme in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability provide a comprehensive path towards high-level professional profiles needed in different industrial sectors which range from the chemical, pharmaceutical and automotive industry; energy production and management; material transformation and process industries; engineering companies designing, developing and implementing processes and plant; research centres.