INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY Degree Program Profile
Master Degree in INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
2 years; 120 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:
Department of CHIMICA E CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Tarita Biver
Language of Teaching
Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Assessment of competences acquired in First Cycle studies in related or un-related subject areas to determine admission by Degree Programme Council with possible assignment of extra work to be done before admission.
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
The Degree Programme in Industrial Chemistry aims at providing the student with a strong education at an advanced level in the different fields of industrial chemistry. The aim is to provide the graduates with an understanding of the scientific and technological aspects of the product-process relationships and the material-performance connections.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates will have acquired background to face and solve problems of designing, planning, scaling up and devising chemical industrial processes, including equipments and materials. They will have will have learned basics of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies, thereby integrating science and technology for research and innovation.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
Graduates of the programThe high number of credits devoted to the Thesis and Final Assessment will guarantee for carrying out an original experimental research work with a broad scope, in either University or Industry. This will enable the student to profit and apply all of his/her competences and skills to understanding and solving practical issues and fundamental problems with a relatively high degree of complexity and innovation.will have gained distinguished multidisciplinary competence and will be able to interact and cooperate with experts and professionals in different scientific and technical areas, and to work in full autonomy even taking roles and qualifying for coordination and direction of production structures and processes.
Access to further study
The Laurea Magistrale degree in INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.
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
The large room devoted to the Thesis and Final Assessment, 42 ECTS, will enable the students of the Programme to carry out an original experimental research work with a broad scope, in either University or Industry. This will permit the students to profi