University of Barcelona

Chemical Engineering

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree is intended for students with academic backgrounds in scientific and technical disciplines who have acquired the skills and competences in mathematics, physics, chemistry and chemical engineering characteristic of degree programmes leading to qualification as a technical industrial engineering specializing in industrial chemistry. The ideal candidate should also have a good level of English (at least B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Candidates matching this profile should have a professional interest in innovation and the application and development of technology for the diagnosis and resolution of problems in chemical plants.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

Admission to the master's degree in Chemical Engineering is open to all those who have acquired the skills outlined in section 3 of Ministerial Order CIN/351/2009, 9 February, which sets out the requirements for the verification of official academic qualifications leading to accreditation as a technical industrial engineer. The candidates' prior training must match the requirements set out in the section of the Order referring to the module on Specific Technology for Industrial Chemistry.
The degree is therefore open to holders of a degree leading to professional accreditation as a technical industrial engineer specialized in industrial chemistry, and also to graduates with the qualifications for professional practice as an industrial engineer who have a general understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry and chemical engineering.
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