Academic year 2020/2021

INGEGNERIA CHIMICA Degree Programme Profile

Basic Information

Qualification awarded


Qualification Type/Level

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 pace. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of the Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:


Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Salvo Marcuccio

Language of Teaching


Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

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.

General Information

Programme Profile

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, commentary 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 based on the performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. The 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 the examination and final grades among students for each degree programme, in order to facilitate the comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on the occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated based 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 into 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 students choose which of the appelli they wish 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 @

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2020/2021