Academic Year 2023/24





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Chemical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law472
NameChemical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-22 - Chemical engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is offered in English but the degree programme meets the requirements of MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) note of 11.07.2018 and the CUN opinion of 10.23.2018.
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Antonio Capone
Coordinator of the Study programme Marco Derudi
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
https://www.ccs-chimica.polimi.it/?lang=en


Central Student Office - Milano Leonardo
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

Modern society needs clean and efficient technologies for the transformation of energy and it needs high-performance materials for several applications including automotive, biomedical, electronic, environmental, aerospace, etc. We also require efficient methods to produce food and we expect to live in a clean environment, characterized by sustainable use of natural resources. Whatever the solutions for these needs, they involve – in one way or in another - chemical transformations. Therefore, modern society needs Chemical Engineering, whose principles are at the basis of all transformation processes of matter and energy.

A Chemical Engineer is able to provide cutting-edge solutions to meet the needs of society. Using his knowledge about chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering he/she can describe the chemical and physical transformations, and design processes from the molecular to the industrial scale.

The Chemical Engineering programme at Politecnico di Milano, structured on the Bachelor and the Master degrees, is not only focused on the chemical industry but instead is characterized by its wide-angle approach. In fact, Chemical Engineering is involved in all manufacturing and processing technologies, and in environmental protection as well. For this reason, Chemical Engineering differs from other engineering degree programmes being Process Engineering in a broad sense, centered on the chemico-physical transformations of the materials. As examples of applications of Chemical Engineering we can recall the production of fuels from biomasses; the development of technologies for the removal/reutilization of carbon dioxide; the production of a chemical product from a series of reactants; the production of a component made of plastic material (from reactants to the polymer and then to the final product); the production of an electronic device; the treatment of waste to reduce its pollution loading; the design of environmentally sustainable processes and many others.

The scale of these applications may range from the laboratory and the pilot plant to the large industrial production plants.

Therefore, Chemical Engineers do not work only in chemical and petrochemical plants, but in all companies involving transformation processes such as in the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, environmental, or energy sectors. Chemical Engineers also deal with issues related to environmental aspects and the sustainability of production, including effluent treatment technologies to reduce the concentration of pollutants.

In other words, a chemical engineer is a chemistry technologist, working in the transformation processes on all production scales, as opposed to the chemist or industrial chemist, who operates on smaller laboratory scales and in the field of chemical analysis methods.


3. Learning objectives

The Master’s degree programme in Chemical Engineering (Laurea Magistrale) aims to form experts who can meet, manage and solve the technological challenges of modern society. The education of Chemical Engineers starts with the Bachelor’s degree, 1st level, and reaches its completeness with the Master’s Degree, 2nd level. The Master’s degree programme in Chemical Engineering aims at giving the students a solid fundamental knowledge in the basic and engineering disciplines together with a unique approach to work.

Chemical Engineer summarizes every complex system through a sequence of simpler operations for which a solution can be found. Then any process or chemical plant consisting of many interconnected units is at first analysed by focusing the attention on each unit and then on the interconnections between these units. A preliminary study of the process is carried out in which the characteristics of the desired product are determined, the sequence of steps necessary for the process is established and operating conditions of each step are investigated. At this point, the Chemical Engineer is involved in the design phase of all the equipment involved in the process previously determined. After designing the process and the units, the activities involving the management and the control of the plants are also designed.

The training of the Chemical Engineer begins with the 1st level study course in which the solid preparation in the basic subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry), in the typical disciplines of engineering (electrical engineering, construction science, machines) and, of course, in the subjects of chemical engineering (principles of chemical engineering, chemical plants, industrial chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, etc.) is accomplished. During the Master's Degree, the figure of the Chemical Engineer is consolidated and completed with the acquisition of advanced mathematical tools, the refinement of engineering training in the broad sense, and the achievement of advanced knowledge in the various sectors of Chemical Engineering (chemical plants, unit operations, industrial chemistry, environment and safety, chemical reactors, biotechnologies, etc.). Given the breadth of the educational offer, the student will be able to direct his/her own preparation in the sector that he/she considers most suitable to his/her interests and to his/her professional growth. In this context, the Master's Degree Thesis is a formative moment of considerable importance because the student will be able to develop in first person a working method and technical-scientific skills in the most innovative and cutting-edge areas of scientific research. The graduate in Chemical Engineering is, therefore, an extremely flexible and transversal professional figure characterized by a strong basic scientific and technical-applicative preparation.

The Master's Degree Program adopts teaching methods that meet the Dublin descriptors adopted at the European level. The comprehension skills and the autonomy of judgment will be verified through written and oral exam tests and the drafting of personal or group papers. The ability to apply knowledge and understanding will be verified through the drafting of reports following participation in experimental laboratories and project activities included in the training path. Periodic presentations of the activities carried out for the verification of communication skills are scheduled. The ability to learn will eventually be verified during the individual activities planned for the preparation of the final exam.

At the end of the course of study, the graduate will have to know how to manage methodological and technical tools to face, even from an innovative point of view, problems concerning the development of production processes, the management of processes for the production of goods and materials, the design of the equipment, the choice of materials and the management of the components in normal or aggressive working conditions, the residual life of the products.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The general structure of the Laurea Magistrale in Chemical Engineering and qualifications awarded are shown below:



The PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is designed for those who wish to continue their education and research.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

A Laurea Magistrale graduate in Chemical Engineering can practice the profession, after passing the examination of State Registration Section A of the Order of Engineers in the student's hometown selected. More information is available on the website: http://www.ordineingegneri.milano.it.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Thanks to its solid and wide-angle basis, Chemical Engineers operate successfully in many industrial sectors:

- chemical, pharmaceutical, food, energy production and management, transformation, and process industries (textiles, cosmetics, detergents, plastics and materials in general, etc.);

- engineering companies that design, develop, and implement processes and plants;

- research centers and industrial laboratories - technical structures of the public administration and consulting studies for the environment and safety.

In these areas the Chemical Engineer will be able to perform various functions, ranging from the development of process and/or product to the design of plants and equipment of the process industry, from the management of production plants and plant services to the management of technological services and plant maintenance, from the control and optimization of plants and processes to the technical management of safety and environmental protection functions; thanks to his qualities he is also able to work in the research and development fields.

Data collected in recent years show that graduated Chemical Engineers with a Master's Degree are almost evenly divided among companies in the chemical sector, engineering companies, and the process industry in general (electronic, biomedical, energy industry, automotive, etc.). The interest in graduates in Chemical Engineering is evidenced also by the fact that many European companies organize presentation days and cognitive meetings with the graduates of the Chemical Engineering course to select candidates from before the award.

5.3 Qualification profile

The graduate in Chemical Engineering Master's degree in Chemical Engineering is a professional figure able to face, manage and solve the technological challenges of modern society through his particular method of work, extremely flexible and transversal, characterized by a strong basic scientific preparation guaranteed by the 1st  level Degree, and completed by the training and technical-applicative acquired during the Master's Degree. The figure of the Master's degree in Chemical Engineering has been studied to meet the needs of the industrial sectors of reference, innovation, and development of production, advanced design of both traditional and innovative and sustainable chemical processes, planning and programming, management of complex systems, both in the liberal profession and in the engineering companies, in manufacturing or service companies and in public administrations.

Thanks to its cross-training, the chemical engineer will find employment in many industrial sectors: chemical, food, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and process industries; engineering and design companies, companies manufacturing, processing, transporting, and storing substances and materials; industrial laboratories; service companies for process and product innovation; technical structures of the public administration responsible for environmental and security governance.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


The admission to the Master of Science degree undergoes an evaluation process aimed to determine the eligibility of the applicant. Such a process, in compliance with the existing regulation (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based upon curriculum requirements and an assessment of the preparation of the student.

The final decision about the admission to the Master of Science degree shall be taken by an Evaluation Commission set up by the Board of Studies, according to the academic career of the applicant. The Commission may take into account valid documentation showing clear exceptional conditions, justifying the non-compliance of the below-mentioned criteria and showing that the student has an adequate background. Such documentation shall be attached to the admission application.

If the applicant is admitted, compulsory additional subjects shall be communicated together with the admission and before enrolment, in order to provide students with the necessary information for a transparent and rational choice.

Requirements concerning the English language proficiency levels are presented in Paragraph 7.5.

 

Application for admission

A Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) is required for the evaluation of the career, as well as a higher degree (MSc, Laurea Magistrale). The evaluation can be carried out under reserve also for students enrolled in Politecnico di Milano or other Universities BSc, if they are candidates in a Graduation session scheduled not later than 6 months, and not later than the deadline for the enrolment to the MSc program. The reserve is lifted when the BSc is earned. If the BSc is not earned before the deadline for the enrolment to the MSc program, the evaluation is lost and a new application for admission must be submitted.

 

Admission requirements concerning the academic career considered by the Commission are as follows:

for Politecnico di Milano Bachelor students, who comes from a BSc program in “Ingegneria Chimica”, at least 105 CFU must be gained with an average grade >= 25/30 before the end of the fall semester (primo semestre) of the second year and the Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) must be earned in 4 years maximum from the enrolment.    

or

a) graduation at the Bachelor of Science no later than 31 October of the sixth year after the first enrolment (for example if the first enrolment an Italian University was in September 2015, the degree should be obtained before October 31, 2021); such requirement does not apply for candidates having a MSc;

b) average graduation mark not below the “adjusted” admission threshold (see later);

c) certification of the English language proficiency (see Paragraph 7.5);

d) further subjects and knowledge are not required (see Paragraph 6.2).

Candidates with a BSC in Chemical Engineering issued by Politecnico di Milano or by other Italian universities, who meet the requirements stated above, are automatically admitted to the Master of Science degree course; if the requirements stated at either point a) or b) of the above list are not satisfied, the Commission will not admit the applicant to the Master of Science degree course unless documentation testifying a proven exceptional case can be presented.

If the requirements stated at either point c) or d) of the above list are not satisfied, the applicant will be accepted to the Master of Science degree course and enrolled, after having satisfied these conditions, by demonstrating his/her proficiency in English and/or obtaining the necessary prerequisites identified and communicated by the Commission.

For candidates with other BSC issued by Politecnico di Milano or by other universities, in addition to meeting the above requirements, admission is subject to examination by Evaluation Commission. For the students holding (or that will get), a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (L8; L9) awarded by Politecnico di Milano, admission to the Master of Science degree will be granted without any compulsory prerequisite, provided that their average grade (weighted by the CFU of each exam) in the Bachelor of Science is >= 28/30. 

 

Number of years for achieving the Bachelor

The number of years for achieving the Bachelor of Science, named as “N”, is half of the number of semesters occurring from the year of the first enrolment in any University to the achievement of the BSc Graduation (semesters end at April 30th or October 31st). For sake of clarification, N can assume the following values:

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2018 and will earn their BSc degree no later than October 2021 (6 semesters): N = 3

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2018 and will earn their BSc degree no later than March 2022 (7 semesters): N = 3.5

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2017 and will earn their BSc degree no later than October 2021 (8 semesters): N = 4

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2017 and will earn their BSc degree no later than March 2022 (9 semesters): N = 4.5

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2016 and will earn their BSc degree no later than October 2021 (10 semesters): N = 5

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2016 and will earn their BSc degree no later than March 2022 (11 semesters): N = 5.5

• For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2015 and will earn their BSc degree no later than October 2021 (12 semesters): N = 6

For admission to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering N must be equal to or less than 6.

 

"Adjusted" admission threshold

Students who earned their Bachelor of Science degree with a score lower than the “adjusted” admission threshold SC will not be admitted to attend the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. The ‘score’ is the average of the exams’ scores, weighted by the CFU of each exam. The “adjusted” threshold is calculated according to this formula:

SC = S + k * (min (M,N)-4)

where k = 1, M=6 and S=22

  

English Proficiency

For a list of the acknowledged certificates and their respective minimum requirements, please see Paragraph 7.5.

 

Admission without compulsory prerequisites

Applicants can be admitted to the MSc in Chemical Engineering when their Bachelor of Science degree programme is evaluated as being “consistent” with the study programme of the Master of Science degree course. The Evaluation Commission verifies these requirements, also ascertaining the need of imposing any prerequisite (i.e. additional compulsory modules) to fill possible gaps.

Please see Paragraph 6.2, for a presentation of the evaluation process.


6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, applicants must have acquired a knowledge base that is consistent with the study programme offered in the degree course. The evaluation of the adequacy of this knowledge base uses as a reference framework the programme of the Bachelor of Science degree course in Chemical Engineering. This means that any prerequisite that is required to prospect students derives either from a lack of “consistency” with the applicant’s Bachelor of Science degree course.

An applicant who has been assigned any prerequisites may attend “Individual Courses”, in the period before the enrolment to the Master of Science. The following three opportunities exist:

  • earn credits by passing courses at the Master of Science level, by means of the “Individual Courses” program; these credits will be accepted to part of the 120 credits necessary for the Master of Science degree
  • earn the ‘right to attend’ of courses at the Master of Science level. The same as before if the exam was not passed
  • earn credits related to the additional compulsory modules, as requested by the Evaluation Commission for the Master of Science. These credits shall be not accounted within the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree.

Furthermore, the following restrictions are in force:

  1. the total amount of credits (by passing exams or only attending courses) that can be accounted under the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree cannot exceed 32. Credits in excess of 32 could be only accepted as ‘over-limit exams’ (soprannumero);
  2. in any case, the total amount of credits earned by passing “individual courses” cannot exceed 80, including credits of compulsory prerequisites.

If an applicant does not pass the exams assigned as compulsory prerequisites within 18 months, he or she forfeits his/her right to admission totally and completely.

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The Degree Programme in Chemical Engineering belongs to the School of Industrial and Information Engineering which establishes the programmed number of students each year.

Detailed information on deadlines and the student quota limits can be found in the Enrolment Guide ( https://www.polimi.it/en/exchange-students-incoming).

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a range of activities for orientation and mentoring, the details and the dates of which are regularly updated on the School website (https://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/)


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The achievement of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering requires the student to acquire 120 credits (CFU), of which at least 45 relate to characterizing disciplines (ING-IND/21, /22, /23, /24, /25, /26 and /27) and 15 relating to similar disciplines. 20 CFU are also dedicated to the Master's degree thesis.


According to Law No. 33 of April 12, 2022, simultaneous enrollment in two programs is allowed. Enrollment in two programs is possible only if they are of different degree classes (classi di laurea) and differ in at least two-thirds of their educational activities regarding academic credits. 

Consistent with what is defined by Law No. 33, at the student's instance, the maximum number of CFUs already taken in the other program and validatable is 40 CFUs for MSc programmes.

Please note that courses belonging to programs of a different level or type from the program you are enrolled in cannot be validated.

Full details on when to apply for validation and the administrative fees to be paid are available on the Polimi website: https://www.polimi.it/contemporanea-iscrizione

7.2 Mode of study

The Course requires full-time attendance and involves normal classroom time, topic-specific seminars with experts, and laboratory activities. Visits to industrial plants are also part of the curriculum.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

A. Curricular structure of the MSc (Laurea Magistrale)

The first year of the Master's Degree course has the main purpose of integrating the basic training, started in the Bachelor’s Degree, with 60 CFU in compulsory modules with more in-depth content. Furthermore, during the 1st year, students will be able to begin to mature the choice of the Master's degree thesis and of the supervisor who will assist them in completing the study plan for the two-year period. The natural choice of the thesis supervisor is among any of the professors of the Course of Studies in Chemical Engineering. However, the Regulations of the Final Exam allow the student to apply, with justification, to any professor of the University.

In the 2nd year, the preparation in the subjects characterizing Chemical Engineering is completed, while the students dedicate themselves to thesis work. Alongside 25 credits for compulsory courses, 15 credits are provided for courses to be selected by the student, while 20 credits are dedicated to the thesis. The student, therefore, has considerable flexibility in building his own study plan.

The CCS has prepared 4 Pre-approved study plans (PSPA), which constitute 4 training tracks which, while ensuring the typical transversal nature of Chemical Engineering, give the student specialization in the areas:

o Biochemical and Pharma: the goal is to provide advanced knowledge and technical tools to operate in various areas related to the biotechnology sector, the health & care sector, and, in particular, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Knowledge includes process plants in the pharmaceutical sector, DS/DP and packaging, stability and release, quality control and regulatory aspects, process development, and technology transfer;

o Environment and Energy: the goal is to provide knowledge related to the role of chemical engineering in the field of technologies for environmental protection and for the energy sector. The knowledge concerns both technologies related to conventional and prevalent sources (e.g., oil and gas), and those related to renewable sources and sources for the energy transition (green, sustainability, ...);

o Process Design: the goal is to provide advanced knowledge and technical tools to operate in the various areas of process engineering. The knowledge includes the design of equipment, plants, their simulation, control, management, and economic evaluations for the process industry in general (chemical, energy, environmental, petrochemical, food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical industry);

o Research and Development for Industrial Applications: the goal is to provide advanced knowledge related to fundamental subjects of chemical engineering for research, technological development, and innovation. The knowledge concerns both methodological approaches and specific contents of kinetics, catalysis, mathematics, chemistry, and advanced separation processes.

Students will be able to express an order of preference with respect to the PSPAs they would like to have access to. However, the entrance to the various PSPAs will be limited, in order to guarantee a minimum number of students per PSPA equal to 15% of the number of students enrolled.

In the event that the minimum limit for PSPA is not reached, the definition of the classes will take place thanks to a ranking drawn up on the basis of the evaluation of an index of merit I, which takes into account the total average weighted on the credits taken within the 2nd session of the current semester and in any case not before the 2nd session of the semester following the enrollment, and of the number of enrolled semesters, according to the formula

 I = MT + 0.1 * (CFU2 / (SEM-0.5) -30)

 MT = M - k * (60-CFU2)

Where:

MT = Weighted average of the marks of the exams taken

CFU2 = CFUs taken within the 2nd session of the 2nd semester from enrollment

SEM = semesters from enrollment

M = average of the marks of the exams taken

k = 0.2

In the event that the minimum limit for PSPA is not reached, students with a lower merit index will be directed to the PSPA indicated as second/third/fourth choices until the minimum number for each PSPA is reached.

Given the highly applicative and laboratory nature of the PSPA Research and Development for Industrial Applications, the maximum number of admissible students is set to 25, regardless of the minimum number of students.

On the other hand, the student, providing adequate reasons, has the right to derogate from the PSPA by constructing an autonomous study plan (PSA), which must be submitted to the Study Program Board (CCS) for possible approval. Before the formulation of an autonomous study plan, it is advisable for the student to contact the persons in charge of the study plans of the CCS.

The structure of the teaching activities foreseen in the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering is shown below.


1st Year courses - Track: N2D - Chemical Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057958BING-IND/27CHEMICAL AND CATALYTIC REACTION ENGINEERING110.010.0
057956BING-IND/24ADVANCED TRANSPORT PHENOMENA110.010.0
058174CING-IND/23APPLIED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY110.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
057957BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PLANTS AND PROCESS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT210.010.0
057961BING-IND/26PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING A+B210.010.0
057962BING-IND/27PROCESSES OF THE ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY210.010.0

2nd year courses - Track N2G - Biochemical & Pharma


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
059091BING-IND/25CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING OF PHARMACEUTICALS15.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
058010CING-IND/23FORMULATION ENGINEERING15.05.0
059092CING-IND/23MANUFACTURING OF BIOPHARMACEUTICALS15.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
058012CCHIM/07PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY TECHNOLOGY15.05.0
058013CING-IND/23NANOMEDICINE AND PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATION25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB 1------15.0
097542----THESIS WORK120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK220.0

2nd year courses - Track N2E - Environment & Energy


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057985BING-IND/27CATALYSIS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT15.05.0
057986BING-IND/25THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR CARBON NEUTRAL ENERGY TRANSFORMATION15.05.0
057987CING-IND/23ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE15.05.0
057988CING-IND/23ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS15.05.0
056913BING-IND/22LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF MATERIALS AND PROCESSES25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB 1------15.0
097542----THESIS WORK120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK220.0

2nd year courses - Track N2F - Process Design


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057990BING-IND/25PROCESS DESIGN: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS15.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
055591BING-IND/27PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY15.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
057989BING-IND/25SUSTAINABLE PROCESS DESIGN FOR NATURAL GAS AND ENERGY CARRIERS15.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
096221BING-IND/26DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES25.05.0
057991CING-IND/13MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DYNAMICS25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB 1------15.0
097542----THESIS WORK120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK220.0

2nd year courses - Track N2H - Research & Development for Industrial Applications


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096119CMAT/05ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS15.05.0
058014BING-IND/27METHODS FOR CATALYTIC KINETIC INVESTIGATION15.05.0
058017CING-IND/23ADSORPTION AND MEMBRANE SEPARATIONS15.05.0
058015BING-IND/24CHEMICAL KINETICS AND DYNAMICS: THEORY AND APPLICATION15.05.0
058016CCHIM/07APPLIED CHEMISTRY FOR TECHNOLOGIES25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB 1------15.0
097542----THESIS WORK120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK220.0

Legenda: B: chemical engineering specific disciplines; C: integrative disciplines.

Table of elective courses


The following table (Tab 1) summarizes the elective courses offered in the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering. Elective courses can be chosen during the 2nd year of the Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) regardless of the language they are taught.


Courses of the Group TAB 1


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
059091 B ING-IND/25 CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING OF PHARMACEUTICALS 1 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
056262 B ING-IND/22 CORROSION ENGINEERING 1 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
099309 B ING-IND/25 ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT (ERM) 1 5.0
051191 B ING-IND/22 FOOD PACKAGING MATERIALS 1 5.0
096125 C CHIM/07 INTRODUCTION TO GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY 1 5.0
059092 C ING-IND/23 MANUFACTURING OF BIOPHARMACEUTICALS 1 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
096218 B ING-IND/22 MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERISATION OF MATERIALS 1 5.0
058012 C CHIM/07 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY TECHNOLOGY 1 5.0
054187 B ING-IND/22 PRINCIPLES OF POLYMER CHEMISTRY(a) 1 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
057854 B ING-IND/25 PROCESSES OF FOOD INDUSTRY 1 5.0
099302 C CHIM/07 PRODOTTI DA RISORSE RINNOVABILI 1 5.0
052528 B ING-IND/25 SICUREZZA ANTINCENDIO 1 5.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
097621 C FIS/03 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 1 10.0
059113 C CHIM/07
ING-IND/20
ANALYTICAL METHODS AND PROCESSES FOR WASTE CHARACTERIZATION AND VALORIZATION 1 5.0
054262 B ING-IND/17
ING-IND/25
CHEMICAL PROJECTS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT 1 10.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
099306 C ING-IND/23 APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY 2 5.0
057980 C ING-IND/13 APPLIED MECHANICS 2 5.0
058039 C ING-IND/23 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CLINICAL MANUFACTURING 2 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
091672 -- CHIM/06 CATALISI OMOGENEA IN SINTESI ORGANICA 2 5.0
057975 B ING-IND/27 CATALYTIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR EMISSION CONTROL 2 5.0
059093 B ING-IND/27 CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY 2 5.0
057977 B ING-IND/22 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY 2 5.0
057979 C CHIM/07 CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF FLUORINATED MATERIALS 2 5.0
056270 C CHIM/07 CHEMISTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS 2 5.0
057982 B ING-IND/26 DATA SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 2 5.0
058041 C ING-IND/23 ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT 2 5.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
096284 C ING-IND/23 ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 2 5.0
052581 -- M-FIL/02 ETHICS FOR TECHNOLOGY(b) 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
054179 -- IUS/07 IMPLICAZIONI LEGALI DELL'ESERCIZIO DELLA PROFESSIONE (LE RESPONSABILITA' DELL'INGEGNERE) 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
057983 B ING-IND/24 MOLECULAR MODELING IN PROCESS ENGINEERING 2 5.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
057901 B ING-IND/22 MOLECULAR MODELING OF MATERIALS 2 5.0
057984 -- MAT/08 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR MOLECULAR SIMULATION 2 5.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
099305 C ING-IND/23 POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING 2 5.0
057978 B ING-IND/27 PROCESSES FOR HYDROGEN AND ENERGY TRANSITION 2 5.0
054248 -- ING-IND/19 RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUANTITATIVE RISK ANALYSIS A+B 2 10.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
057976 C ING-IND/23 SCIENZA E INGEGNERIA DELL'ODORE 2 5.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
089650 B ING-IND/24 SICUREZZA DEI PROCESSI DISCONTINUI 2 5.0
096131 B ING-IND/24 SICUREZZA DEI REATTORI DISCONTINUI 2 5.0
099300 C FIS/03 SOFT MATTER: THE STRUCTURE AND RHEOLOGY OF COMPLEX FLUIDS 2 5.0
055562 B ING-IND/27 SPECIAL CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES: RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS 2 5.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
052583 -- ING-IND/10 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT(c) 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
059645 B ING-IND/27 MICROBIOLOGIA INDUSTRIALE 2 10.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
089653 B ING-IND/24 TECNOLOGIE DI PRESIDIO PER I PROCESSI INDUSTRIALI A+B 2 10.0

(a) Closed number subject
(b) Closed number subject
(c) Closed number subject

B. International mobility students

Students participating in international mobility programs will be able to submit an independent study plan to be drawn up by contacting the CCS International Mobility contact person, in which the 1st year 10 CFU exams can be replaced by corresponding 5 + 5 CFU exams.


C. Honours Programme - Scientific Research in Industrial Engineering – Chemical Science and Technology

The Honours Programme “Scientific Research in Industrial Engineering - Chemical science and technology” falls within the strategy for high-level training of the Politecnico di Milano. It is intended for students with a high predisposition to studies and research and aims at improving the students’ skills in order to train engineers to be devoted to science and technological research.

The programme is structured through the traditional Course of Chemical Engineering and gives the opportunity of deepening some aspects of the student’s training from the point of view of both methodology and subjects, under the supervision of a reference professor assigned by the CS.

For this purpose, the programme foresees additional training activities in several disciplines and within the MSc Thesis for a total of 20 additional credits, guided by the interest of the student and in accordance with the reference professor.

The title of the programme will be officially reported in the students’ transcript together with the description of the conducted activities.

More information can be found at www.polimi.it/en/programmes/high-level-training-courses.


D. POLIMI Ambassador Green Technologies

Politecnico di Milano aims at strengthening the skills related to Green Technologies in the Master of Science degree programmes.

The goal is to create a new professional profile, the Ambassador in Green Technologies: a MSc graduate with forefront systemic skills, interdisciplinary vision, and specific aptitude to innovation in the fields of environmental sustainability and decarbonisation of the economy. The Ambassador in Green Technologies profile corresponds to a professional figure with both advanced, specialized skills in the green sector, and transversal skills, which allow graduates to broaden their knowledge in the field of Green Technologies and to adopt a systemic approach to the design, management, innovation, and study of the life-cycle of green technologies.

 The training programme is articulated within the MSc educational path, and sets at 130 credits (thus at least extra 10 credits in addition to the standard MSc requirements) the minimum number of credits needed to complete the selected MSc and, at the same time, to qualify for the certification of Ambassador in Green Technologies.

As part of the training course, the student must acquire at least 30 CFU in training activities functional to the profile of Ambassador in Green Technologies. 5 CFU will be acquired automatically as part of the compulsory courses in the various PSPAs, at least 5 CFU must be acquired by choosing courses from Table A and at least 20 CFU (of which at least 10 are extra credits) by choosing courses from Table B.

The Ambassador in Green Technologies certification will be reported in the Student’s Diploma Supplement and an electronic badge will be issued by Politecnico di Milano.

Students who will not obtain the required extra 10 credits and the 30 credits in training activities functional to the Ambassador in Green Technologies profile, will not be precluded from obtaining a MSc degree.

Only students regularly enrolled at Politecnico di Milano to the current AY can participate in the programme.

 


Track: * - Table A


Code Course Title CFU Language Programme Track Semester(s) Campus
052583 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
055562 SPECIAL CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES: RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
056270 CHEMISTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
056913 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
057975 CATALYTIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR EMISSION CONTROL 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
057977 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
057985 CATALYSIS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
057987 ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
057989 SUSTAINABLE PROCESS DESIGN FOR NATURAL GAS AND ENERGY CARRIERS 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
058041 ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
096125 INTRODUCTION TO GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
099302 PRODOTTI DA RISORSE RINNOVABILI 5.0 IT Any programme Any Track 1 MI

Track: * - Table B


Code Course Title CFU Language Programme Track Semester(s) Campus
052389 ELECTRIC CONVERSION FROM GREEN SOURCES OF ENERGY 8.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
055635 ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MODELING AND SCENARIOS 8.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
055640 MATERIALS FOR DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION 8.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
055771 AGRI-FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVES 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
056926 POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
057013 GREEN LOGISTICS 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
057019 MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 BV
057020 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
057026 COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 BV
057507 LITHIUM BATTERIES AND BEYOND 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
057510 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE: FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION TO THE NEW REGULATION 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
057513 BIO-INSPIRED INNOVATION 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 LC
057517 COMMUNICATION IN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURES 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
057520 PLASTIC TODAY: KEY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
057524 NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR A RESILIENT WORLD 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
057533 INTEGRATION OF NUCLEAR AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR CARBON NEUTRAL SCENARIOS 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
057728 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT 10.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 MI
059080 CHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR ENERGY VECTORS 8.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 BV
088776 MITIGAZIONE DEI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI 8.0 IT Any programme Any Track 1 MI
090907 AIR POLLUTION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING 10.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 PC
091604 NANOMATERIALS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION 5.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 MI
097397 DESIGN OF FLUID MACHINES FOR CLEAN POWER GENERATION 8.0 EN Any programme Any Track 2 BV
099247 INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY 8.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 PC
099251 BIO-ENERGY AND WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES (I.C.) 10.0 EN Any programme Any Track 1 PC

7.4 Foreign language

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, students must be able to fluently use English. The level of knowledge should be certified by the candidate upon admission according to the standard defined by the Politecnico’s Academic Policies. These are available on the Politecnico and School websites.

7.5 Degree examination

The graduation exam consists of the presentation and discussion, in Italian or English, of the work done independently by the student during the thesis activity. The final exam offers the student a further opportunity to study and verify the analysis, processing, and communication skills of the work performed. It foresees the discussion, in front of a commission, of the results obtained, necessarily original, during the thesis activity. This activity is compulsorily coordinated by a university teacher as a supervisor and is always subject to the judgment of a co-supervisor.

The University Regulations for Degree and Master's Degree Exams with specific provisions of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering are available at the link https://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/fileadmin/user_upload/Regolazione_Esami_di_Laurea_e_Laurea_Magistrale_Scuola3i_settembre_2021.pdf.

In addition, specific provisions contained in the Supplementary Regulations of the Master's Degree Final Exam in Chemical Engineering apply, available here: www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/1/teaching/lectures-and-exams/degree-examinations.

Templates in Latex and Microsoft Word format for the Master's degree and Executive Summary theses are available: www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/1/teaching/lectures-and-exams/degree-examinations.

Information relating to general rules, regulations, exam calendar, enrollment, and thesis delivery are available on www.polimi.it/en/current-students/didactic-activities-and-degree-examination/degree-examination.


8. Academic calendar

  

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The student services deal with student orientation and guidance regarding the management of the university career of students enrolled in the Laurea / Laurea Magistrale degree courses, the right to education, international mobility, and all the services supporting university life (www.polimi.it/en/current-students).


11. International context

Politecnico di Milano is presently performing benchmarking analyses with some of the most prominent international technical universities, analysing overall the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world.


12. Internationalization

The students of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano can achieve up to 30 CFU credits at one of the participating universities in exchange programmes approved by Politecnico di Milano. The credits mentioned above must be achieved in courses approved by the CCS International Mobility Committee.

Students from other universities who want to earn credits at Politecnico di Milano are admitted after an evaluation of the curriculum by the CCS International Mobility Committee.

 Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available in the Degree prospectus. The degree prospectus is published annually on the Politecnico di Milano website.


13. Quantitative data

The Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

  

15. Errata corrige