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Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Academic year 2021-2022

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

General information

General information

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
What qualifications can lead 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:
Cut-off marks for the June 2021 examination call
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)
Valid report:
Report (2009)
Other information:
Monitoring indicators

It's useful to know

The bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering will teach you the bases of industrial technical engineering, especially in the branch of industrial chemistry. You will learn how to design, develop and analyse:

  • Chemical processes and environmental management.
  • Monitoring processes.
  • Designing chemical plants.

At the same time, you will acquire the scientific and mathematical knowledge to understand the 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 graduate's training in Chemical Engineering is naturally complemented with the Master in Industrial Engineering, for the purposes of acquiring the skills of an industrial engineer, a profession with a highly valued tradition, spanning back over 150 years, in 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 career opportunities with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering are highly varied. 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 consultants.
  • Energy manager.
  • Head of production.
  • 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 qualifies its holder to enter the regulated profession of industrial engineering. In addition, this degree also give access to technological and scientific master’s degrees, and if you wish to continue studying in the field of research you can access the Doctoral Programme in Technology.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2021-2022

Fundamentals of mathematics15.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

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

BBasic 9.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of physics12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

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

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Graphic expression 7.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Expressió gràficaExpresión gráficaGraphical representation  (3105G00005)

BBasic 7.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of chemistry 6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Fonaments de químicaFundamentos de químicaFundamentals of chemistry  (3105G00006)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Computer science8.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

InformàticaInformáticaInformatics  (3105G00007)

BBasic 8.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Fonaments de mecànicaFundamentos de mecánicaFundamentals of mechanics  (3105G00011)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of materials science6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Fonaments de ciència de materialsFundamentos de ciencia de materialesFundamentals of Materials Science  (3105G00013)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Statistics6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

EstadísticaEstadísticaStadistics  (3105G00015)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Business organization and management6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Organització i gestió d'empresesOrganización y gestión de empresasBusiness management  (3105G00008)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Enginyeria fluïdomecànicaIngeniería fluidomecánicaFluid and Mechanical Engineering  (3105G00009)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Termotècnia aplicadaTermotecnia aplicadaApplied Heat Engineering  (3105G00010)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Electrical, electronic and automatic systems6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Tecnologia elèctricaTecnología eléctricaElectrical 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 2021-2022

Resistència de materialsResistencia de materialesStrength of materials  (3105G00012)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Advanced chemistry12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Ampliació de química orgànicaAmpliación de química orgánicaAdvanced organic chemistry  (3105G05021)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Química físicaQuímica físicaPhysical chemistry  (3105G05022)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Chemical analysis in processes and products12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Anàlisi químicaAnálisis químicoChemical analysis  (3105G05023)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Experimentació en química IExperimentación en química IExperimentation 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 2021-2022

Electrònica i controlElectrónica y controlElectronics and Control  (3105G00017)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial production and the environment 8 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Gestió de la produccióGestión de la producciónOperation Management  (3105G00014)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Tecnologies de protecció del medi ambientTecnologías de protección del medio ambienteEnvironmental protection techniques  (3105G05017)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Chemical analysis in processes and products8 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Tècniques instrumentals d'anàlisi químicaTécnicas instrumentales de análisis químicoInstrumental techniques in chemical analysis  (3105G05024)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Experimentació en química IIExperimentación en química IIExperimentation in chemistry II  (3105G05026)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial chemical engineering19 credits

Industrial chemical processes14 credits

Optional5 credits

Industrial production and the environment4 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

ProjectesProyectosProjects  (3105G05040)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial chemical engineering12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Química industrialQuímica industrial Industrial Chemistry  (3105G05030)

OBCompulsory 7.00 SSemester long YES

Experimentació en enginyeria química IIExperimentación en ingeniería química IIChemical engineering experiments II  (3105G05032)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Industrial chemical processes3 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

Treball final de grauTrabajo final de gradoFinal 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

Calendar and timetables

Through the following links you can access the calendars and timetables that correspond to this bachelor's degree.

The academic calendar marks the beginning and end of classes, non-teaching days, holidays, exam periods, and so on. The administrative calendar marks the periods to make the different formalities administrative.

Placements

All subjects have a practical aspect that carries a lot of weight on the course. Practical classes are held in small groups and in laboratories with equipment adapted to the current requirements.

Businesses play a large role at the Polytechnic School. As a chemical engineering student, you will be able to do placements in companies through work placements. You will be able to choose between the more than 450 options that are proposed in each academic year.

Bachelor's thesis

You will complete your bachelor's thesis in the last year of your degree, demonstrating the knowledge you have acquired during your education.

The bachelor's thesis is an engineering project on the subject you choose, 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 professional associations of engineers award prizes every year to the best theses.

Mobility

The Polytechnic School (PS) maintains relations with universities from all over the world. There are several mobility and exchange programmes that enable you to make stays abroad for studying subjects, drafting bachelor's theses or broadening studies: Erasmus, Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Socrates, IAESTE, SICUE-Sèneca, Balsells scholarships, Josep Maria Ginés i Pous scholarship.

Enrolment

First year enrolment

1

Once the Catalan government has allocated you your place, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to online enrolment applications and information on enrolling on your bachelor's degree studies. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year.

2

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.

3

Use your user code and password to access the online enrolment and check the enrolment period assigned to you. If the period has already started, the application will inform you that you can start your enrolment.

4

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 institution’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.

5

Review the enrolment information on your bachelor's-degree studies and see the Basic Guide for online enrolment on first-year bachelor's-degree studies .

6

Formalise online enrolment following the guide's instructions</g>. If you have queries, contact the secretary’s office at your teaching institution. Remember you must enrol before the deadline provided for, otherwise, you will lose your place.

Subjects
Check the subjects for which you can enrol in the section on Subjects > Available subjects 2021-2022 on the website of your bachelor's degree studies.
Fees
Consult the enrolment fees and deductions available to you.
Payment
You can pay the enrolment fee in cash or in instalments in two or three instalments or in monthly instalments. See the terms and conditions in the Enrolment Regulations.
Grants
If you wish to apply for a general MEFP grant, in order to complete an enrolment conditional on a grant you will have to apply for financial proof. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
Third language
To obtain the qualification, you must prove knowledge of a foreign language with a B2 or equivalent level unless your faculty establishes a higher requirement. If you already have a recognised certificate of knowledge of a third language, we recommend that you submit it together with the rest of the documents required for initial enrolment. Check the Regulations about a third language.
Insurance
If you are under 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory school insurance for €1.12 per year. If you are over 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory accident insurance for €9.50 per year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
Staying
Bear in mind that if you do not pass a minimum of 30 credits in the first two years, you will not be able to continue the same course at the UdG. Check the Rules for staying.

ID
Spanish nationals do not need to produce their national ID (DNI) unless they opposed the University of Girona's collection of personal data during their online enrolment (see the guide for online enrolment).

If you are a national of a EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Andorra, you will need to present a valid ID or passport from your country of origin.

Otherwise you will preferably need to present a valid foreign-national identification care (TIE) or passport if do you not have a TIE.

You will need to forward a digitised copy of the document online or bring it in person to the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the document.
Admission documents
If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from PAU, CFGS, admission exams for individuals over the age of 25, 40 or 45 or university degree obtained from the UdG, or by academic record transfer, you will not need to produce any documents.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree completed at another university, you will need to forward a copy of your degree online (e-degree or authenticated digital copy of the degree) or provisional degree certificate (with digital signature and CSV), or produce the original in person at the academic secretary's office.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree started at another university, you have to produce a copy of an academic certificate online stating the courses and qualifications, signed electronically and with CSV, and supporting documents confirming transfer-rights payment or presenting the originals in person at the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the documents.
Allowances and exemptions
Before you register, review the self-enrolment’s "Grants and allowances" tab. If you are entitled to allowances that are recorded as accredited and are valid on the date of the start of the academic year (13 September), you will not need to produce any documents.

If you are entitled to allowances that are not recorded as accredited, you can start the accreditation procedure by clicking on the corresponding "Request" button, and uploading the necessary documents there for applying the corresponding enrolment discount or payment exemption.

You can also use the “Document Accreditation” procedure from the online procedure section of the Office of the Secretary in Network, preferably, or the electronic register of the UdG, or to produce the documents in person at the academic secretary's office.

If your documents are currently being processed or pending renewal, you will not be eligible for the enrolment-fee discount, but presentations of updated documents will be accepted up to 31 December for subsequently regularising your situation.
Further information from the Allowances and Loans page.
Bank details
If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the registration fee will be paid by direct debit, you must submit the completed bank details notification/ modification form and proof of identification for the account holder.

For the submission of documentation you can use the “Communicating or amending bank details” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

These documents will have to be produced within a period of 10 work days as from the date of enrolment.
Photograph
After you have enrolled, you will need to produce a personal photograph through the La meva UdG intranet (Staff > digital Identity), in accordance with the instructions provided on the same webpage.
Enrolment form
If so required by the teaching institution, you will need to produce your duly completed enrolment-application form. The form and the instructions for its submission will be provided by the centre itself.
Note: accreditation by electronic means is not definitive, except in the case of original electronic documents or authentic electronic copies. The UdG reserves the right to request the corresponding physical documentation at a later date.

Online enrolment

Testimonials

“A balanced educational grounding in several areas: process engineering, materials science, quality control and management. There is a very close teacher-student ambience thanks to the Girona nature and number of students per year.”

Marc Delgado Aguilar (graduated: 2013)

“Studying at the UdG provided me with the necessary expertise for entering the pharmaceuticals industry. Thanks to the placements on offer working environments, I’ve been able to put my skills into practice, expand the knowledge I acquired and finally find the job I wanted.”

Gerard Marés Martínez (graduated: 2014)

I really appreciate being able to go on an Erasmus exchange during the final year of my degree and, what's more, to a country such as the UK. The professional opportunities available from the bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering are really useful to me. And, what is more, I enjoyed the subjects I studied.”

Helena Matabosch Coromina (graduated: 2013)

“There’s nothing at other Catalan and Spanish universities you won’t already find at the University of Girona, and the Polytechnic School in particular. We’ve got top-class facilities and much more personalised assistance than the other universities. That means getting to know the students better and therefore improved and optimised educational quality.”

Arnau Vidal Minobis (graduated: 2013)

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