Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering

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4 Cursos
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The Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering provides training grounded on the theoretical bases and on the specific technologies related to this field.

Graduates in Industrial Chemical Engineering are responsible for the design, maintenance and operation of chemical process equipment. Therefore, they study the control and instrumentation of chemical processes, experiment with organic and inorganic substances, heat transfer, matter transfer, fluid flow, and chemical reaction engineering. In addition, they study the use of raw materials, the chemistry of natural products, the analysis of manufacturing processes, environmental pollution and industrial safety and hygiene. Thus, these graduates carry out their professional activity especially in industries in which chemical processes take place, such as the oil, paper, electricity, electronics and gas industries, as well as in the environmental sector and the public administrations. They may also devote their careers to teaching and research.

Recommended Candidate Profile

The recommended candidate profile regarding skills, abilities and previous knowledge is a student who has successfully completed the technological branch of secondary education. The following qualities are considered desirable in a student:

  • Basic knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Graphic Expression and Computers.
  • Full ability to read, reflect and communicate orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English).
  • Inquisitiveness, curiosity and initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Interest in the degree and the profession to which it leads.

Career Options

These degree qualifies graduates to develop their profesional career in the chemical and process industries, as well as in related areas like the energy, biotechnology or environmental sectors:

  • Process optimization and control:
    • Control and optimization of the processes of the chemical industry
    • Management and optimization of the operations of the process industry
  • Biotechnology and Electrochemical Technology:
    • Design and control of bioreactors
    • Industrial applications of Biotechnology: Recovery of natural products, industrial fermentations, etc.
    • Technological applications of Electrochemistry: Treatment of surfaces, batteries and fuel cells, protection of materials, etc
  • Environmental technology:
    • Management and treatment of urban and industrial wastewater
    • Management, valorization and treatment of waste
    • Production of liquid and gas biofuels
    • Reduction and treatment of gas emissions (CO2 captures