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General information on the master's degree

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is directly related to the obtaining of products that guarantee our quality of life, such as fuels, solvents, medicines, paints, plastics, detergents, fertilizers and paper. Without them, society as we now know it would be impossible. The global demand for these products generated by the chemical industry is continuously growing, as is the demand for experts in this sector: the aim of the master's degree in Chemical Engineering is to train students for these professions.


  •  Chemical Processes
  • Biotechnology
  • Polymers and Biopolymers 
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General details

Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits. Starting September / February
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding degree certificate fee, €5,300 (€7,950 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction
50% of subjects are taught in Spanish, 35% in Catalan and 15% in English.
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

Candidates must be in possession of a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (with bridging courses), Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology (with bridging courses) or Environmental Sciences (with bridging courses).

English level B2 and Spanish level B2 (foreign students) are required. Proof must be submitted on enrolment.

Admission criteria
  • Academic record.
  • First degree and university of origin.
  • Professional experience.
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.


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