Industrial Chemical Engineering

Engineering and Arquitecture

General information

  • 240 ECTS
  • 4 years
  • Chemical Engineering integrates a number of skills that have established the basis of technological progress in the industry. Currently graduates in Chemical Engineering are sought for activities related to the design of processes and products in different industrial sectors: chemicals, petroleum and petrochemical, paper, manufacturing and processing of plastics, pharmaceuticals, fibres, cosmetics, polymers, energy production , biotechnology, environment and services to these sectors, among others. The bachelor degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering qualifies graduates to practise the profession of Industrial Technical Engineer, developed in the CIN / 351/2009 Order, so that graduates should acquire general and specific skills under the aforementioned Order
  • Graduates will possess all the competencies needed to draw up and sign off on projects, direct construction works, or teach in private and public institutions. In particular, those covered by the legal Act 12/1986 from April 1st that covers regulations affecting the scope of professional activities of Architecs and Technical Engineers, and by the Royal Decree 37/1977 from June 13th that covers the activities of Industrial Surveyors. This degree qualifies you to work as a Industrial Technical Engineer specialising in Chemical Engineering (Order CIN/351/2009 from February 9th)
    General Skills
    • Ability to write, sign and develop projects in the field of Industrial Chemical Engineering aimed at the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, demolition, manufacture, assembly, installation or operation of: structures, mechanical equipment, energy installations , electrical and electronic installations, installations and industrial plants and manufacturing processes and automation
    • Ability to manage the activities included under the engineering projects above
    • Knowledge in basic materials and technology that will enable them to learn new methods and theories, and equip them with the versatility to adapt to new situations
    • Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity, critical thinking and to communicate and transmit knowledge and skills in the field of Industrial Engineering Chemistry
    • Knowledge to perform measurements, calculations, assessments, appraisals, surveys, studies, reports, work plans and similar work
    • Ability to handle specifications, regulations and mandatory standards
    • Ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions
    • Ability to organise and plan in the field of business and other institutions and organizations
    • Ability to work in a multilingual and multidisciplinary environment
    • Ability to apply the principles and methods of quality
    • Knowledge, understanding and ability to implement the necessary legislation in exercising the profession of Industrial Engineer

    Specific Skills
    • Understanding and mastery of basic concepts of physics and their application in engineering
    • Ability to solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering
    • Adequate knowledge of the concept of enterprise, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organisation and management of companies
    • Capacity of spatial vision and knowledge of the techniques of graphic representation
    • Basic knowledge of I.T. engineering
    • Ability to understand and apply the principles of basic general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and engineering applications
    • Basic knowledge and applications of thermodynamics and heat transfer
    • Basic knowledge and application of the principles of fluid mechanics
    • Knowledge of the fundamentals of science, technology and materials chemistry
    • Knowledge and use of the principles of circuit theory and electrical machines
    • Knowledge of the basics of electronics
    • Knowledge of the fundamentals of automation and control methods
    • Knowledge of the principles of the theory of machines and mechanisms
    • Knowledge and use of the principles of strength of materials
    • Basic knowledge of production systems and manufacturing
    • Applied knowledge of business organisation
    • Knowledge and ability to organise and manage projects
    • Basic knowledge and application of environmental technologies and sustainability
    • Knowledge of material and energy balances, biotechnology, mass transfer, separation operations, chemical reaction engineering, reactor design and evaluation and transformation of raw materials and energy resources
    • Ability to analyse, design, simulate and optimise processes and products
    • Ability to design and manage experimental procedures applied especially in the field of Chemical Engineering
    • Ability to design, manage and operate simulation procedures, control and instrumentation of chemical processes
    • Ability to individually perform an original task that synthesises and integrates the skills acquired

Students must have:
  • We also recommend students have a basic understanding of English, equivalent to that needed for baccalaureate and university entrance (PAU) exams
  • We also highly value the following personal traits : showing initiative, the ability to work in a team, personal autonomy, working well under pressure, leadership skills, showing responsibility and interest in putting theory into practice for real-world problems. Finally, we would like to stress that manual skills will be needed throughout the course, and once finished, in order to operate machinery
  • A solid foundation in maths, physics, chemistry, and technical drawing; good observation and analytical skills; the ability to quickly perform numerical calculations and resolve quantifiable problems; and possess abstract and logical reasoning skills. Likewise, it is important to be able to use mathmatical models to establish a relationship between observable reality and the description of this reality
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