About Chemical and process engineering, MSc - at University of Padua
The Master’s degree programme 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 programme 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 engineering program according to the EUR-ACE system.
Characteristics and objectives
The chemical and process engineer has gained the technical expertise to deal with the chemical, biochemical or physical state of substances, from the molecular scale to the production plant one. This allows them to design and operate processes and plants that transform raw materials into products that are essential for our everyday lives: from fuels to synthetic fibers for clothing, from paints to plastic materials, from food products to pharmaceuticals, from detergents to biomedical products. Furthermore, these professionals participate directly in natural and energy resources management, environmental protection and industrial safety, thus promoting sustainable industrial development.
The Master's Degree program enables one to acquire knowledge and skills in the peculiar problems of chemical and process industries, and the modern technologies of industrial design. The students can tailor their own educational training by choosing specific courses in the area of sustainable industrial development, environmental safeguard and innovative processes.
The program prepares one to find job opportunities within the following job markets: process industries (chemical, petrochemical, fine chemicals); energy industries (conventional and renewable sources); consumers' goods manufacturing industries (food, pharmaceuticals, etc.); biological, biotechnological and biomedical industries; engineering companies; research and development centers in public and private companies; consulting services regarding safety control in the process industries; industrial safety; environmental protection and control.
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 (short list): Data analytics and design of industrial experiments; 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
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