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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 concerned with obtaining various products (fuels, solvents, medicines, paints, plastics, detergents, etc.) and services (water and energy supply, waste management and valorisation, etc.) that ensure our quality of life and without which modern life as we know it would be impossible. In addition, society demands that the most innovative technologies be used in these processes to ensure that they are efficient, sustainable, economically viable, safe and environmentally friendly.

The global demand for these products and services and, as a result, for experts in this sector grows year on year. The master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (master's degree website): Smart Chemical Factories aims to produce engineers with the high-level competencies that will allow them to deal with current challenges in chemical engineering (sustainability, circular economy, climate change, etc.) and to take advantage of the opportunities that Industry 4.0 technology can afford.

The master’s degree provides advanced training for chemical engineers who will easily adapt to positions of responsibility in companies, research centres, universities and public administrations.


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  • Green Chemical Process Engineering
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General details

Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs, €3,320 (€4,980 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction
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 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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