Academic year 2019/2020


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. Antonella Petri

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 Chemistry for Industry and Environment is committed to educate a chemist with strong, technical-scientific and professional background and skills, both theoretical and experimental and practical. The aim is to have graduates with a background suitable to continue to higher educational levels at University, as well as to enter immediately the job market with a prospect to proceed professionally to higher responsibility positions.

Key Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Programme are expected to:
-know the principles and methods of chemistry, in connection with their applications to industry and environment;
-understand the current and renewed requirements of chemical production activities;
-comprehend the fundamentals of chemistry, the product-process implications, and the necessity of a sustainable and environment friendly industrial development;
-be employable in the labour market with all necessary skills and abilities for diverse chemistry professional qualified activities.

Occupational Profile/s of Graduates

The Degree Programme aims at providing competences and skills enabling direct access to:
• production enterprises with management duties of environment compatible chemical processes and industrial plants, quality control, and protection and ensurance of industrial hygiene and safety;
• public or private institutions in charge of monitoring, controlling and managing the environmental impact of industrial activities and quality controls of products;
• public or private laboratories operating to safeguard, conserve and restore the cultural heritage goods, art-crafts and buildings;
• production companies working in the fields of production, transformation and application of materials from micro-scale to macro-scale.

Access to further study

The Laurea Degree in INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 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

The final exam, to which 15 ECTS are allocated, must demonstrate the knowledge of the above mentioned professional skills and implies the preparation and discussion of a written dissertation.

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2019/2020