Academic Year 2018/19





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Chemical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo 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) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Capone Antonio
Coordinator of the Study programme Isabella Nova
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.cheme.polimi.it


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The 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 for the production of food and we expect to live in a clean environment, characterized by a sustainable use of the natural resources. Whatever the solutions for these needs they involve – in a way or in another - chemical transformations. Therefore the 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 is able to describe the chemical and physical transformations, and to 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 the 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 a 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 sector. Chemical Engineers also deals with issues related to environmental aspects and the sustainability of production, including effluent treatment technologies to reduce the concentration of pollutants.

In other words 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 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 degree, 1° level, and reaches its completeness with the Master Degree, 2° level. The Master degree programme in Chemical Engineering aims at giving the students a solid fundamental knowledge in the basic and engineering disciplines together with an 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 analyzed 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 are established and operating conditions of each step are investigated. At this point the Chemical Engineer is involved in the design phase of all the equipments 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 1° level study course in which the solid preparation in the basic subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry), in the typical disciplines of engineering (electrotechnics, 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 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 its qualities it is also used in research and development.

Data collected in recent years show that the outlets for 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.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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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 1° 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

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


The admission to the Master of Science degree undergoes an evaluation process aimed to determine the eligibility of the applicant. Such process, in compliance to 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 a 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 a 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 7.4.

 

Application for admission

A Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) is required for the evaluation of the career, as well as an higher degree (MSc, Laurea Magistrale). The evaluation can be carried out also for students enrolled in Politecnico di Milano BSc, if they are candidates in the next Graduation session, and for students enrolled in BSc of other Italian Universities, if they shall graduate before enrolling to the MSc.

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

a) graduation at the Bachelor of Science no later than 31 March of the sixth year after the first enrolment (for example if the first enrolment an Italian University was in September 2011, the degree should be obtained before March 31, 2017); 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 7.4);

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.

Number of years for achieving the Bachelor

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

  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2014 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2017 (6 semesters): N = 3
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2014 and will earn their BSc degree no later than February 2018 (7 semesters): N = 3.5
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2013 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2017 (8 semesters): N = 4
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2013 and will earn their BSc degree no later than February 2018 (9 semesters): N = 4.5
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2012 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2017 (10 semesters): N = 5
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2012 and will earn their BSc degree no later than February 2018 (11 semesters): N = 5.5

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

"Adjusted" admission threshold for candidates with a BSC issued by Politecnico di Milano

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

SC = S + k * (min (M,N)-3)

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

 

"Adjusted" admission threshold for candidates with a BSC issued by other Italian Universities

For candidates with a Bachelor of Science issued by any Italian University other than Politecnico di Milano, the “adjusted” threshold is compared to the Graduation score and, therefore, it is expressed with a maximum of 110 points:

SC = S + k * (min(M,N)-3)

where k = 5, M = 6 and S is equal to 90.

 

English Proficiency

For a list of the aknowledged certificates and their respective minimum requirements, please see Paragraph 7.4.

 

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.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

Detailed information on deadlines and the student quota limits can be found in the Enrolment Guide ( http://www.polimi.it/en/english-version/ ).


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

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


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The achievement of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering requires 120 credits (CFUs) to be earned by the student, of which at least 45 related to core subjects (ING-IND/21, / 22, / 23, / 24, / 25, / 26 and / 27 ) and 15 to related disciplines. 20 credits are also reserved for the Master's thesis, including two credits related to job internships.
In particular, Academic policies require 50 credits to be earned in compulsory courses, namely:
- 5 credits in basic subjects (mathematics);
- 30 credits in chemical engineering-specific subjects;
- 15 credits in subjects specific to mechanical engineering and civil engineering.
The remaining 50 credits are chosen by the student, of which at least 15 from among the electives specific to chemical engineering disciplines.
The thesis (20 credits) completes the number of credits necessary to earn the Laurea Magistrale.

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 educational curriculum is designed to be very flexible: beside the 50 credits for compulsory courses, 50 credits are reserved for elegible courses, while 20 credits are devoted to the thesis.

The Council on the Course of Study (CCS) has prepared three pre-approved plans of study (PAPS), for specialization as process engineer, design engineer or product engineer. Pre-approved study plans do not limit the number of credits of the student's choice, but rather guide the selection according to specific courses of study.

The student has also the chance to build his or her own curriculum, hereinafter referred to as self-prepared plan of study (SPPS), which however must be approved by the CCS to verify adherence to academic policies. Before preparing a SPPS, it is recommended to contact the delegates of the CCS.

The general structure of the course is shown below, with a detailed breakdown of the educational activities pertaining to this Master.


1 Year courses - Track: N2A - Process Engineer


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096118BING-IND/24CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING AND APPLIED CHEMICAL KINETICS110.010.0
096119CMAT/05ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS15.05.0
096121CICAR/08MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES II25.05.0
096122CING-IND/13APPLIED MECHANICS210.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMB------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group UO------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROC------10.0

2 Year courses - Track: N2A - Process Engineer


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097538BING-IND/27INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY110.010.0
097540BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PLANTS II110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMB------20.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BIO------
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SIC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group UO------
------Courses to be chosen from Group DI (a)------
097542----THESIS WORK--120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK--220.0

(a) Is it possible to select only one of the two courses

1 Year courses - Track: N2B - Design Engineer


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096118BING-IND/24CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING AND APPLIED CHEMICAL KINETICS110.010.0
096119CMAT/05ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS15.05.0
096121CICAR/08MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES II25.05.0
096122CING-IND/13APPLIED MECHANICS210.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROC------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SIC------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group UO------10.0

2 Year courses - Track: N2B - Design Engineer


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097538BING-IND/27INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY110.010.0
097540BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PLANTS II110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMB------20.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BIO------
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SIC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group UO------
------Courses to be chosen from Group DI (a)------
097542----THESIS WORK--120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK--220.0

(a) Is it possible to select only one of the two courses

1 Year courses - Track: N2C - Product Engineer


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096118BING-IND/24CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING AND APPLIED CHEMICAL KINETICS110.010.0
096119CMAT/05ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS15.05.0
096121CICAR/08MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES II25.05.0
096122CING-IND/13APPLIED MECHANICS210.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROC------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROD------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group UO------10.0

2 Year courses - Track: N2C - Product Engineer


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097538BING-IND/27INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY110.010.0
097540BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PLANTS II110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMB------20.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BIO------
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group PROD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SIC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group UO------
------Courses to be chosen from Group DI (a)------
097542----THESIS WORK--120.020.0
097542----THESIS WORK--220.0

(a) Is it possible to select only one of the two courses

B. Rules for the selection of elective courses

Within each PAPS, 15 credits might be chosen freely, whereas the remaining 35 credits should be selected within the groups AMB (Environment), BIO (Biology), PROC (Process), PROD (Product), SIC (Safety) e UO (Unit Operation) according to the rules detailed below.

  

        Pre-approved plan of study: N2A – PROCESS ENGINEERING

n

Code

SSD

Course Title

Sem

Credits (CFU)

 

--.

--

Choices in table AMB

--

10.0

 

--

--

Choices in table UO

--

10.0

 

--

--

Choices in table PROC

--

15.0

 

--

--

Choices in tables AMB, BIO, DI, UO, PROC, PROD, SIC

--

15.0

 

This pre-approved plan of study (Study Plan N2A - Process Engineer) aims to direct preparation towards the creation of a professional figure that has the competences necessary for the process and plant management and development, whether these competences belong to the chemical industry or the process and manufacturing industries in general, even in non-conventional sectors. The competences specific to such a figure concern process components, plant design, industrial chemistry, process control, building materials, safety aspects; the figure should also have skills in analysis and functional logic of the process, in carrying out feasibility studies and preliminary economic assessments, in identifying strategies for more effective control, and in coordinating and managing laboratories and factories. The courses included under the proposed plan of study are grouped in thematic areas related to the process (Table PROC, 15 CFU), to plant unit operations and process industry (Table UO, 10 CFU), and to issues related to environmental protection and energy (Table AMB, 10 CFU).
 
Pre-approved plan of study: N2B – DESIGN ENGINEERING 

n

Code

SSD

Course Title

Sem

Credits (CFU)

 

--.

--

Choices in table SIC

--

10.0

 

--

--

Choices in table UO

--

15.0

 

--

--

Choices in table PROC

--

10.0

 

--

--

Choices in tables AMB, BIO, DI, UO, PROC, PROD, SIC

--

15.0

 
The pre-approved plan of study N2B (Design Engineer) aims to train professionals able to define in quantitative terms, a schema of even highly complex processes with the corresponding sizing of the equipment. Characteristic elements of this professional are the ability to analyze, synthesize and optimize the logical and functional structure of the plant, to identify control strategies, and to develop an initial technical- economic analysis. This path always refers to a cultural approach attentive to the requirements of both safety and sustainable development, in line with the stringent environmental requirements. The design engineer is thus able to design and carry out installations of any complexity, but he also is an expert in the technical-scientific coordination of work groups focusing on process development and plant design. In this proposed plan of study, courses specific to unit operations (Table UO, 15 CFUs) and processes (Table PROC, 10 CFUs) are chosen. This will also include more specific courses related to safety (SIC Table, 10 CFUs).
 
Pre-approved plan of study: N2C – PRODUCT ENGINEERING

n

Code

SSD

Course Title

Sem

Credits (CFU)

 

--.

--

Choices in table PROC

--

10.0

 

--

--

Choices in table UO

--

10.0

 

--

--

Choices in table PROD

--

15.0

 

--

--

Choices in tables AMB, BIO, DI, UO, PROC, PROD, SIC

--

15.0

 
This pre-approved study plan (Plan N2C - Product Engineer) intends to train professionals who can meet the needs of the materials industry, in particular the whole area of production of innovative inorganic materials (for electronics and functional, ceramic, catalytic coatings) of metallic materials and polymers (both traditional and for innovative applications, such as biomedical one). It promises great opportunities for both the overall industry, as well as for small and medium businesses of the transformation and finishing division. This PSPA differs from previous ones because it requires the deepening of ties between production processes and final properties of the material and / or product. Courses are expected to be selected from the categories of material production (Table PROD, 15 credits), plant design (Table UO, 10 CFU) and process design (Table PROC, 10 CFU).
As a further constraint, the student will have to select one course defined as  in the tables of the eligible courses of the different Groups (AMB, BIO,  DI, UO, PROC, PROD, SIC), preferentially among those reported below.

Code

Educational activities

SSD

Course title

Sem

CFU

052526

B

ING-IND/26

PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

1

10.0

052529

B

ING-IND/25

NEW TECHNOLOGY FRONTIERS IN GAS PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND PROCESSING

1

5.0

052530

B

ING-IND/25

PROCESS PLANTS

2

5.0

052531

B

ING-IND/27

ADVANCED CATALYTIC REACTOR DESIGN

2

5.0

 

C. Tables of elegible courses.

The tables reported in the following show the eligible courses offered in the Master programme. Courses can be selected freely at the first or at the second year, and with no rules concerning the language.


Courses of the Group AMB


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099301 B ING-IND/24 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS OF REACTIVE FLOWS 1 5.0
099302 C CHIM/07 ENGINEERING PRODUCTS FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES 1 5.0
096125 C CHIM/07 INTRODUCTION TO GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY 1 5.0
096123 B ING-IND/27 CATALYTIC PROCESSES FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2 5.0
096128 B ING-IND/22 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2 10.0
096124 C ING-IND/23 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY GENERATORS 2 5.0
052524 C ING-IND/23 ODOUR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 5.0

Courses of the Group BIO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
083042 C ING-IND/34 CELLULAR BIOENGINEERING 1 10.0
052385 C ING-IND/34 LABORATORY OF MICRO AND NANO STRUCTURES 1 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
096220 C CHIM/07 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 1 5.0
096205 C ING-IND/23 BIOMEDICAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2 5.0
093555 B ING-IND/27 INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY 2 10.0
052380 C ING-IND/34 LABORATORY OF BIOCOMPATIBILITY AND CELL CULTURE 2 5.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
094942 C ING-IND/23 NANOMEDICINE-PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 2 5.0
099300 C FIS/03 SOFT MATTER: THE STRUCTURE AND RHEOLOGY OF COMPLEX FLUIDS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group DI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
052581 -- M-FIL/02 ETHICS FOR TECHNOLOGY 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052583 -- ING-IND/10 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]

Courses of the Group PROC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
097746 B ING-IND/27 INDUSTRIAL HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS 1 10.0
089626 B ING-IND/27 PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGIES AND REFINING PROCESSES 1 10.0
089619 B ING-IND/22 PRINCIPLES OF POLYMER CHEMISTRY 1 5.0
052526 B ING-IND/26 PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1 10.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
075966 B ING-IND/27 SPECIAL CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES :FOSSIL RAW MATERIALS 1 5.0
096214 B ING-IND/27 SPECIAL CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES: RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS 1 5.0
099306 C ING-IND/23 APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY 2 5.0
098501 C ING-IND/23 APPLIED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2 10.0
051190 C ING-IND/23 ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR WATER AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT 2 5.0
096284 C ING-IND/23 ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 2 5.0
052525 B ING-IND/24 MOLECULAR MODELING IN PROCESS ENGINEERING 2 5.0
099305 C ING-IND/23 POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING 2 5.0

Courses of the Group PROD


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099307 C ING-IND/23 CHEMICAL PRODUCT DESIGN 1 5.0
051191 B ING-IND/22 FOOD PACKAGING MATERIALS 1 5.0
093563 B ING-IND/27 FUNCTIONAL CERAMIC MATERIALS 1 5.0
096218 B ING-IND/22 MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERISATION OF MATERIALS 1 5.0
097621 C FIS/03 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 1 10.0
091676 C CHIM/07 CHEMISTRY FOR ELASTOMERS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES 2 5.0
096219 C ING-IND/23 FORMULATION TECHNOLOGY 2 5.0
081301 C CHIM/07 REACTIVITY, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF FLUORINATED MATERIALS 2 5.0
093531 C ING-IND/23 SURFACE ENGINEERING 2 5.0

Courses of the Group SIC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099309 B ING-IND/25 ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT (ERM) 1 5.0
052528 B ING-IND/25 FIRE SAFETY 1 5.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
089656 B ING-IND/25
MED/44
SAFETY ANALYSIS AND OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE A+B 1 10.0
091754 -- ING-IND/19 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS A+B 2 10.0
096046 -- ING-IND/19 DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF NUCLEAR PLANTS 2 10.0
089653 B ING-IND/24 END-OF-PIPE AND EMERGENCY SPILLS TREATMENTS A+B 2 10.0
078147 B ING-IND/24 MODELLING OF CONSEQUENCES OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS 2 5.0
052772 -- IUS/07 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY. 2 5.0
089650 B ING-IND/24 SAFETY IN NON-CONTINUOUS PROCESSES 2 5.0
096131 B ING-IND/24 SAFETY IN NON-CONTINUOUS REACTORS 2 5.0
052527 C ING-IND/23 TECHNOLOGIES FOR SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE OIL&GAS AND ENERGY INDUSTRY 2 5.0

Courses of the Group UO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
091677 B ING-IND/22 CORROSION ENGINEERING 1 5.0
052529 B ING-IND/25 NEW TECHNOLOGY FRONTIERS IN GAS PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND PROCESSING 1 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052531 B ING-IND/27 ADVANCED CATALYTIC REACTOR DESIGN 2 5.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
051759 B ING-IND/17
ING-IND/25
CHEMICAL PROJECTS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT 2 10.0
096221 B ING-IND/26 DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES 2 5.0
099310 C ING-IND/23 PRINCIPLES OF ADVANCED SEPARATIONS 2 5.0
096151 B ING-IND/27 PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY 2 10.0
052530 B ING-IND/25 PROCESS PLANTS 2 5.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]

D. Innovative Teaching

The courses   allow the students trying the techniquest relates to Innovative Teaching, as indicated in the Integrated Plan 2017-2019 of Politecnico di Milano.

7.4 Foreign language

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


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4323

7.5 Degree examination

The final degree examination is the presentation and discussion of the independent work performed by the student during the thesis period. The final exam gives students an additional opportunity for further investigation and verification of analytical, developmental and communicative abilities demonstrated by their work. The final exam consists of the discussion and defence, before a commission, of the necessarily original results obtained during the thesis work. This activity must be coordinated by a professor of Politecnico as thesis advisor.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4354

8. Academic calendar

  
Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4385

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.

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/services-for-students/ 

Area Information Services to Students and Teachers

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/contact-polimi/infopoint/ 


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.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4676

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and 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

  
Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige