Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Academic year 2019-2020

The Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering will provide the student with the knowledge and skills required by the industry, which is one of the most important sectors for current economic development. In particular, it has a key role in the field of chemical and pharmaceutical industry and the management of natural resources.

General information

General data

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
Qualification(s) it leads to:

Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Girona

Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
40
Last admission mark:
Admission marks of the first allocation round for 2018-2019
Approx. price for the first year:
2,513 euros. See Information on prices
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Other information:
Follow-up indicators / AQU Indicators

It's useful to know

The Chemical Engineering degree will teach you the fundamentals of industrial technical engineering, especially in the branch of industrial chemistry. To design, develop and analyse:

  • Chemical processes and environmental management
  • Control of processes
  • Chemical plant designs

At the same time, you will acquire the scientific and mathematical knowledge to understand the necessary technical and scientific literature to carry out research and development (R+D+I) in any of these areas, as well as to interpret reports drafted by other specialist engineers. This multidisciplinary ability will allow you to lead cross-disciplinary working parties and work as a manager in technology companies.

The Master in Industrial Engineering is the natural next step in the training of a holder of a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. The master's degree allows the graduate to gain the skills to enter the industrial engineer profession which has a 150-year history and is highly valued by national and international companies.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Must pass the preferential option of the entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Appraisal of any professional experience related to the bachelor's degree the applicant wishes to study for and suitability for the course, as demonstrated at interview.
  • Over 45s. Must pass entrance exam and demonstrate suitability at interview.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

The professions available to a chemical engineering graduate are diverse. Your professional career could be in the private sector: chemical industry, pharmaceutics, waste-water management plants, food industry and many others. Some jobs available in this area are:

  • Production and plant line management
  • Quality laboratory management
  • Insurance company consultant
  • Energy manager
  • Production manager
  • Process manager

In the public sector: secondary and university teaching, national, county and local consultancy bodies, research positions in institutions and bodies.

You could also choose to develop your career in a freer way, by setting up your own project design and management company under the aegis of the Professional College of Industrial Technical Engineers.

Continue studying

The Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering provides direct access to the Master in Industrial Engineering, which is the only official master's degree that authorises the holder to enter the industrial engineer profession. Moreover, the degree gives you access to other technology and science master courses, and if you want to continue in the area of the research you can access the Dr of Technology programme.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2019-2020

Fundamentals of mathematics15.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Fonaments de matemàtiques 2   Fundamentos de matemáticas 2   Fundamentals of mathematics 2 (3105G00003)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Fonaments de matemàtiques 1   Fundamentos de matemáticas 1   Fundamentals of mathematics 1 (3105G00004)

BBasic 9.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of physics12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Fonaments de física 1   Fundamentos de física 1   Fundamentals of physics 1 (3105G00001)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Fonaments de física 2   Fundamentos de física 2   Fundamentals of physics 2 (3105G00002)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Graphic expression 7.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Expressió gràfica   Expresión gráfica   Graphical representation (3105G00005)

BBasic 7.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of chemistry 6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Fonaments de química   Fundamentos de química   Fundamentals of chemistry (3105G00006)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Computer science8.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Informàtica   Informática   Informatics (3105G00007)

BBasic 8.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Fonaments de mecànica   Fundamentos de mecánica   Fundamentals of mechanics (3105G00011)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of materials science6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Fonaments de ciència de materials   Fundamentos de ciencia de materiales   Fundamentals of Materials Science (3105G00013)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Statistics6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Estadística   Estadística   Stadistics (3105G00015)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Business organization and management6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Organització i gestió d'empreses   Organización y gestión de empresas   Business management (3105G00008)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Enginyeria fluïdomecànica   Ingeniería fluidomecánica   Fluid and Mechanical Engineering (3105G00009)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Termotècnia aplicada   Termotecnia aplicada   Applied Heat Engineering (3105G00010)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Electrical, electronic and automatic systems6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Tecnologia elèctrica   Tecnología eléctrica   Electrical technology (3105G00016)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Resistència de materials   Resistencia de materiales   Strength of materials (3105G00012)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Advanced chemistry12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Ampliació de química orgànica   Ampliación de química orgánica   Advanced organic chemistry (3105G05021)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Química física   Química física   Physical chemistry (3105G05022)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Chemical analysis in processes and products12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Anàlisi química   Análisis químico   Chemical analysis (3105G05023)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Experimentació en química I   Experimentación en química I   Experimentation in chemistry I (3105G05025)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Electrical, electronic and automatic systems6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Electrònica i control   Electrónica y control   Electronics and Control (3105G00017)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial production and the environment 8 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Gestió de la producció   Gestión de la producción   Operation Management (3105G00014)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Tecnologies de protecció del medi ambient   Tecnologías de protección del medio ambiente   Environmental protection techniques (3105G05017)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Chemical analysis in processes and products8 credits

Industrial chemical engineering19 credits

Industrial chemical processes14 credits

Optional5 credits

Industrial production and the environment4 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Processos industrials sostenibles   Procesos industriales sostenibles   Sustainable Industrial Processes (3105G05019)

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES

Projects6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Projectes   Proyectos   Projects (3105G05040)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial chemical engineering12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Química industrial   Química industrial   Industrial Chemistry (3105G05030)

OBCompulsory 7.00 SSemester long YES

Experimentació en enginyeria química II   Experimentación en ingeniería química II   Chemical engineering experiments II (3105G05032)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial chemical processes3 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Simulació i optimització de processos químics   Simulación y optimización de procesos químicos   Simulation and Optimisation of Chemical Processes (3105G05035)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Optional15 credits

Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020

Treball final de grau   Trabajo final de grado   Final project (3105G05038)

OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + academic recognition25 credits

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Practical work experience

All subjects have a practical aspect that carries a lot of weight on the course. You will carry out the practical projects in small groups in laboratories with equipment adapted to current needs.

Businesses play a large role at the Polytechnic School. As a chemical engineering student, you will be able to take up work placements from a number of companies. You will be able to choose between over 450 options available each year.

Bachelor's thesis

During the last year of the degree you will complete an End of degree project, in which you will demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired over the course of the degree.

The bachelor's thesis is an engineering project on whatever subject you choose; it is carried out under the supervision of a lecturer. If you wish, you can complete this in a company or research group.

The business association that supports the Polytechnic School and the professional college of engineers award prizes to the best theses every year.

Mobility

The Polytechnic School (PS) maintains relations with universities from all over the world. There are several mobility and exchange programmes that will allow you to study abroad, carry out the bachelor's thesis or expand your studies: Erasmus, Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Socrates, IAESTE, SICUE-Séneca, Balsells scholarships, Josep Maria Ginés i Pous scholarships, etc.

Enrolment

Enrolment in the first year

1

View the place allocation results on the University Access Portal

Find out about your options based on the allocation round your place was assigned in (June or September).

2

View the Enrolment fees, and see the Guide to online enrolment to learn about the electronic enrolment system at the UdG.

Check the enrolment dates and times and prepare the documentation you will need to submit, depending on each case.

3

Go to your teaching centre on the day and at the time assigned to you, complete the enrolment form and complete the assisted online enrolment.

The teaching centre will give you instructions on how to get your student identification card.

Reception information sessions
First option students
2 September, from 9 am to 10.30 am, at the EPS 1 Events Room
Second and subsequent option students
2 September, from 9 am to 10.30 am, at the EPS 1 Events Room
Enrolment dates
First preference
15 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
On appeal in the first round of allocation and by definitive allocation
18 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
Of second round of allocation (in any preference)
26 and 29 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
For appeals in the second round of allocation and of first reallocation
5 and 6 September, from 10 am to 12 noon, III-01i Computer Room
Second reallocation in June
16 September from 9.30 am to 1.45 pm, in the Academic Secretary's Office
Third reallocation in June
20 September from 9.30 am to 1.45 pm, in the Academic Secretary's Office
In September call
27 September at 10 am in the Academic Secretary's Office
In October enrolment
10 October, at 10 am, in the Academic Secretary's Office
Start of classes
Start date
16 September 2019
Contact details of the academic secretary's office
Telephone
972 41 84 20
Email
infoacademica.eps@udg.edu

1. ID:

Nationality Documents
Students from EU countries, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra Certified copy of valid ID
Non-EU foreign students TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where TIE is not available.

2. Proof of receipt of allowances or exemptions, under section 1.1.3 of the Enrolment Regulations.


3. Documents accrediting access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students from:
a) PAU and the like
b) CFGS or FP-2 or MP-3 and the like
c) University degree from the UdG
d) Entrance exams for people over the age of 25, 40 or 45
The University does not require any document to be produced, as such information is accredited by the University's Admissions Office. Students who have sat the university entrance exams (PAU) are advised to download their accreditation documents from the university’s Access Portal in the same year they passed their exams, as they will stop being accessible on 31 December.
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or certified copy of the degree or its provisional certificate 
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate featuring courses and qualifications and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

4. An enrolment-application form, where appropriate (provided by the teaching institution)


5. Only where a student is not the holder of the bank account paying for their enrolment, a communication/change of bank data form (available on the Forms page) and a photocopy of the bank account holder’s ID.

The documentation must be submitted either when you enrol or before the 19 November at the Academic Secretary’s Office of the teaching centre (except for the large-family card in the event of renewal, which must be presented before 31 December).

Online enrolment

Online enrolment is the University of Girona's electronic enrolment system where enrolment is carried out via the internet, and is available for most study programmes.

Testimonials

Studying at UdG provided me with the necessary skills to enter the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to the practical classes in a working environment, I’ve been able to put my skills into practice and expand my knowledge, and also find the job I wanted.

Gerard Marés Martínez (graduated: 2014)

The University of Girona and in particular the Polytechnic School have nothing to be ashamed of when compared with other Catalan and Spanish universities. They have top-class facilities and offer greater personal attention than other universities. This allows them to better know the students and, consequently, provide a high-quality education.

Arnau Vidal Minobis (graduated: 2013)

I appreciate very positively my being able to study on an Erasmus programme during the last year of my degree, and, what is more, in a country such as the UK.
The professional opportunities that the bachelor's degree in chemical engineering offers are of great interest to me. In any case, I enjoyed the subjects I took.

Helena Matabosch Coromina (graduated: 2013)

A balanced well-founded education in different areas: process engineering, materials science, quality control and management. With the number of students per course and the university’s ethos, there is a great lecturer-student atmosphere.

Marc Delgado Aguilar (graduated: 2013)