Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
The Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering trains up experts in projects for chemical process installations, enabling them to develop systems for producing chemical materials and products cheaply and with minimal environmental impact.
The feature that distinguishes the UAB degree in Chemical Engineering is the projection of chemical engineering knowledge into the fields of bioengineering and technological applications in environmental engineering. The Department of Chemical Engineering has pioneered both these areas.
Through Specialisations (academic tracks) students in the fourth year can specialise in biochemical or environmental engineering, in materials engineering or engineering of chemical processes. The UAB has designed these to train up professionals in these areas, which open up many career opportunities]
One example of this is the MELiSSA project (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative), an innovative laboratory belonging to the European Space Agency, which started up as part of a research programme on life support technologies, to test the viability of a long-term, manned space mission, on the initiative of UAB chemical engineers.
The ideal student for this course should have the following qualities:
- Good grounding in mathematics, preferably from previous studies.
- Ability for abstraction and logical reasoning.
- A very keen sense of practicality.
- Organised and methodical.
- Ability to create and be innovative.
- Good manual skills.
The main career options lie in the emerging bioengineering fields, particularly in environmental biochemistry and engineering, which the Department of Chemical Engineering of the UAB specialises in, as seen in two of the specialisation tracks offered.
Graduates tend to work in the following fields:
- Process engineering in the industries of biotechnology, chemistry, petro-chemistry, pharmaceuticals, food, etc.
- Process engineering in environmental technologies.
- Chemical engineer.
- Director of production.
- Director and developer of research projects.
- Research in research projects.
- Auditing, consulting and assessing.
EvaluationECTS methodology implies continuous assessment of all students' work.
TimetablesMornings (as from the 2nd year, there will be practicals in the afternoons).
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Six-monthly
Part-time or full-time: Full-time, with the possibility of part-time dedication in line with UAB regulations.
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