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Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

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.

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General details

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 (€2,253 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)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


Registration and enrolment
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Double-degree agreements

Double-degree pathways at a single school
  • 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

Professional opportunities

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.

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

Academic calendar
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Academic regulations
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Sixth semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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