Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethic relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Analyse, evaluate, design and operate the systems or processes, equipment and installations used in chemical engineering in accordance with certain requirements, standards and specifications following the principles of sustainable development.
  • Apply relevant knowledge of the basic sciences, such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, and the principles of economics, biochemistry, statistics and material science, to comprehend, describe and resolve typical chemical engineering problems.
  • Understand and apply the basic principles on which chemical engineering is founded, and more precisely: balances of matter, energy and thermodynamic momentum, phase equilibrium and kinetic chemical equilibrium of the physical processes of matter, energy and momentum transfer, and kinetics of chemical reactions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different reaction, separation and processing operations for materials, and transport and circulation of fluids involved in the industrial processes of chemical engineering.
  • Apply the techniques for analysing and synthesising systems to process and product the engineering.
  • Objectively compare and select different technical options for chemical processes.
  • Analyse the economic feasibility of an industrial chemical engineering project.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the main concepts for controlling chemical engineering processes.
  • Show an understanding of the role of chemical engineering in the prevention and resolution of environmental and energy problems, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
  • Evaluate, in a structured and systematic manner, the health and safety risks in an existing process or one in design phase, and apply the suitable measures to each situation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the standards, legislation and regulations applicable to each situation.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills to develop a chemical engineering project.
  • Assume the values of professional responsibility and ethics required in chemical engineering.
  • Apply scientific method to systems in which chemical, physical or biological transformations are produced both on a microscopic and macroscopic scale.
  • Participate in the organisation and planning of companies.
  • Direct specific projects in the field of chemical engineering.
  • Apply one’s knowledge when performing measurements, calculations, estimations, evaluations, assessments, studies, reports and other similar tasks.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the use and programming of computers, and apply the applicable IT resources to chemical engineering.
  • Analyse and apply the basic principles of organisation and planning to companies and other organisations or institutions
  • Apply quality principles and methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and know how to use the principles of theory of circuits and electric machines
  • Analyze different types of waste and identify possible ways of transformation  

Transversal skills

  • Develop thinking habits.
  • Develop personal work habits.
  • Work in a team.
  • Communication
  • Observe ethics and professionalism.
  • Develop personal attitude.