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Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

2020-2021 academic year

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:
Marks required for the June 2019 call for applications
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
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. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • 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 2020-2021

Fundamentals of mathematics15.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
Estadística   Estadística   Stadistics (3105G00015) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Business organization and management6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
Projectes   Proyectos   Projects (3105G05040) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Industrial chemical engineering12 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
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 2020-2021
Treball final de grau   Trabajo final de grado   Final project (3105G05038) OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES
Optional modules + academic recognition25 credits

Language requirement

* 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. You can view the results of the assignment from the University Admissions Portal and find out your options according to the examination session you have been assigned to (June or September).
  2. Once the Catalan government has allocated your place to you, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to enrolment information on your bachelor's degree studies.
  3. Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.
  4. Access the online enrolment app with your user code and password. You will find the day and time of enrolment you have been assigned.
  5. Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your school’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.
  6. Check the sections "What you need to know for your enrolment" and "Documentation that you will have to submit" of the enrolment information for your bachelor's degree course.
  7. Consultation the Basic guide of online enrolment of first of bachelor's degree .
  8. Enrol online, on the assigned day and time, following the instructions in the guide.

  • Subjects. Revise the subjects that you can register yourself for in the section Subjects > Offered of subjects 2020-2021.
  • Fees. Consultation the prices of enrolment and the allowances what can you resort to.
  • Grants. If you want to ask for the scholarship of general character of the MEFP, to be able to formalise the conditioned enrolment to scholarship you will have to request an accreditation of economic character. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
  • Payment. You can pay the enrolment in several deadlines (consult the conditions to the Regulations of enrolment). You can also apply for a loan to pay for enrolment fees.
  • Insurance policies. If you are less than 28 years, you have a compulsory school insurance that will cost you 1.12 euros for course. If you are over the age of 28, you will have a mandatory accidents-insurance policy available to your €9.50 per academic year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
  • Academic progress. Have present that if in the two first academic years you do not overcome a minimum of 30 credits you will not be able to continue the same studies in the UdG. Consult the Academic progress regulations for bachelor's degree studies.

Before enrolling

You only have to submit electronically the documentation on discounts or exemptions that has not been recognised, in order to enjoy the corresponding discount or free enrolment. Check the section on “Steps to take for enrolling”

After enrolling

a) If you are not starting university after upper secondary school education, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office your valid identity document according to your nationality:

Nationality Documents
Students with Spanish nationality An attested photocopy of your ID card
Students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra An attested photocopy of a valid identity document from the country of origin, or passport
Non-EU foreign students An attested photocopy of your TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where the TIE is not available.

b) If you are transferring to UdG from another university, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office documentation proving access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or attested copy of the degree or its provisional certificate
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate showing the courses and qualifications of the institution you are transferring from 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

c) If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the enrolment payment will be taken, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the bank details communication/modification form and a photocopy of the holder’s identity document.

d) If you have not been able to submit it before enrolment, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the documentation proving the reductions or exemptions. According to each case, your school’s academic secretary’s office can demand the physical submittal of the documentation

The documentation can be submitted until 19 November 2020 (except documents proving discounts or exemptions, for which purpose you have until 31 December 2020).

Online enrolment

Testimonials

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)

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)

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)

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)