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University Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
2,782 EUR
September 2022

2,782 EUR
September 2023

2,782 EUR
September 2024
Chemical Engineering

About this program

University Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering

This master's degree aims to take graduates beyond their bachelor’s degree and acquire a higher level of expertise in chemical engineering. Graduates will be highly trained in designing products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry (i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university).

Admission requirements

The Master's Degree is designed for graduates in Chemical Engineering or a similar field, or a university Degree that qualifies graduates to practice as Professional technical industrial engineers specialised in industrial chemistry or a similar field. It is also aimed to students who wishes to work as a project leader.

If there is a clear vocation about these studies you could also acces in this Master’s degree.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year: compulsory subjects

First Semester

  • Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation
  • Product and Process Design I
  • Management and Administration of Companies
  • Industrial Leadership
  • Optional subjects

Second semester

  • Advanced Separation Processes
  • Reactor Engineering
  • Product and Process Design II
  • Advanced Control
  • Auditing and Industrial Certification
  • Managing Change
  • Optional subjects

Second Year: compulsory subjects

First Semester

  • External Practicals
  • Master's Thesis (**)

Optional Subjects

  • Polymers
  • Materials and Nanostructures
  • Biomaterials

Bridging courses

  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Unitary Operations and Processes Laboratory
  • Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

Scholarships & funding

The URV Master's Grants are aimed at exempting full-time students newly registered on a master's course from registration up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits. For those master's degrees consisting of 90 and 120 ECTS credits, there is the possibility that students may receive the grant in the second year.

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Students with degrees from other countries will be charged an academic tax of €218.15 the first time they enrol only (price for course 2021-22).


Credits - 90 ECTS

Career paths

Students will be able to provide their leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills in:

  • Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing.
  • Engineering companies (advising on new projects).
  • Auditing (energy, environmental, etc.).
  • Wastewater treatment plants.
  • Public administration.
  • Service sector and commercial sector.
  • R&D laboratories and institutes (public and private).

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is a young and dynamic university serving the needs of society, with an international outlook and a close relationship with our immediate socioeconomic environment. Located in Tarragona, approximately 100 kms south-west of Barcelona on...

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

C. de l'Escorxador, s/n
43003 Tarragona Catalonia

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