CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Degree Program Profile
Bachelor Degree in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
3 years; 180 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. SANDRA VITOLO
Department of INGEGNERIA CIVILE E INDUSTRIALE
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Salvo Marcuccio
Language of Teaching
Certificate of completion of Italian upper secondary school or equivalent foreign qualification.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students who do not pass the entrance exam are required to take specific courses and/or complete extra reading to prepare for the programme.
The Degree Programme in Chemical Engineering has the objective of preparing student with a solid background both on basic and applied sciences, to provide a critical look at issues related to the variety of process and chemical industry. This preparation allows graduates to enter without debits for the Master degree in Chemical Engineering and work proficiently in the workplace, in different areas of chemical industry.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates in Chemical Engineering must possess the following knowledge and skills:
-Adequate knowledge of basic sciences (mathematics, physics and, in particular, Chemistry) and ability to use that knowledge in the context of the typical problems of chemical engineering.
- Adequate knowledge in applied sciences, specifically chemical engineering, industrial engineering as well as those common in order to identify, formulate and solve problems using methods, techniques and tools.
- Ability to use techniques and tools for the design of components and industrial systems.
- Ability to conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret the data.
- Ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions on the social and environmental context.
- Knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities linked to the engineering profession.
- Knowledge of business environments and business culture in its economic, managerial and organizational.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral.
- Appropriate tools and cognitive basis for continuous updating of their knowledge.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
Most of the graduates carry on their studies onto the second level degree in Chemical Engineering
The main career opportunities for top-level chemical engineer, however, are the following:
chemical, food, pharmaceutical, petroleum, metallurgy, textile, paper, leather tanning, cosmetics, etc..;
? manufacturing, processing, transportation and storage of substances and materials;
? business and government service delivery (water, electricity, gas, etc..) And treatment of municipal and industrial waste;
? service company in the field of environment and security;
? technical departments of public administration delegated for the environment and industrial safety;
Access to further study
The Laurea Degree in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING normally gives direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree programme. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programmes, in which case extra work may be necessary for admission.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
See the Course Plan @