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Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT)

On the bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering you will train to be a multidisciplinary professional who can analyse, design, test and operate equipment and processes in which there are changes in the state, internal energy or composition of matter. You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design and control chemical plant production and to supervise quality control and environmental management projects. You will understand experimental, testing and process characterisation methods and monitoring, control and product optimisation systems and technologies.

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT)
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Sixth semester

Eighth semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
  • Design, operation, management, commercial organisation and installation and equipment supervision in chemical, pharmaceutical, agrifood, biotechnology, energy, petrochemical and service industries.
  • Design and control of production and quality in chemical plants.
  • Energy auditing and environmental management.
  • Chemical analysis, testing and process and product characterisation in laboratories.
  • Development of research, development and innovation projects.
  • Drafting of technical, advisory and feasibility reports.
  • Public administration.
  • Teaching and research.
Double-degree pathways at the UPC

You have the possibility of complementing this bachelor's degree with a specific pathway towards a double degree by taking an additional number of credits from one of the other degrees taught at the School. Generally, this involves an additional year of study. To gain admission to a double degree of this kind you must have taken a minimum number of credits on one of the bachelor's degrees. The number of places is limited.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering / Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering / Bachelor's degree in Textile Technology and Design Engineering

With other universities or centers of higher education in Catalonia

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering / Master's degree in Industrial Engineering / Degree in Business Administration and Management (UOC).
Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data. 

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