Board of Didactic Activities of Chemical & Materials Engineering (CAD)

The Board for the didactic activities in Chemical and Materials Engineering (CAD) coordinates the Bachelor (3 years) and the Master (2 years) courses in Chemical Engineering.

Bachelor course in Chemical Engineering

  • The Bachelor course provides a solid background in basic sciences (Mathematics, Phisics and Chemistry), some general knowledges typical of industrial engineering (structural mechanics,  electrotechnics, materials, machine engineering) and the skills needed to manage and solve the typical problems of chemical engineering, through a number of courses, concerning applied and industrial chemistry, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, unit operations, etc. Such capabilities derive from a 3-years couse, including about 20 exams. 
  • Lessons and exams of this course are given only in Italian. For further information see here.


​​Master course in Chemical Engineering

  • The Master course provides additional competences to the chemical engineer with bachelor degree, to let him/her face more complex problems of analysis, development, simulation and optimization of chemical and biochemical processes, and design and control of equipment and plants where such processes take place. The course provides advanced methodologies, investigation and design techniques which can be applied to all the fields of chemical and related industry (food, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, health, safety & environment, materials, etc.). Such capabilities derive from the 2-years master course, including about 12 exams
  • The Programme envisions 3 specific curricula:
  • Chemical Engineering (lessons and exams are given in Italian);
  • Chemical Engineering for Materials (lessons and exams are given only in Italian);
  • Chemical Engineering for Innovative Processes and Products (all lessons and exams are given in English)

Professional opportunities

The chemical engineer profile is valued in many fields of the industry and of services for the industry, due to his/her good technical skills and versatility, allowing to face problems of different nature.The main occupation of chemical engineers is in private firms, involved in activities such as:

  • Process design of plants (chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, etc.), employed by engineering companies  to develop process design, analyze HSE (Health Saferty & Environment) aspects, estimate plant costs, support plant construction and start-up;
  • Management of process plants (chemical, petrochemical, refineries, pharmaceuticals, biochemical, food, etc.) ensuring that the objectives of interest, in terms of production quality and energy conservation, are attained and all safety and environment regulation are respected;
  • Design and management of plants for solid, liquid and gaseous effluents treatment, in order to prevent environmental damages;
  • Research and technological development, especially concerning innovative materials and their application, such as in biomedical and biotecnological fields;
  • Technical support to tertiary industries and public services, in the fields of energy, environment, safety and cultural bodies.