Industrial Chemistry

Ricercatrice al microscopio
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-71 - Industrial chemistry
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
English
The Master's Degree program in Industrial Chemistry complies with the European standards of reference for Sciences and Technologies of Industrial Chemistry and provides technical skills in the disciplines of chemistry and industrial chemistry and in their applications.
The educational program of the master's degree course is designed to provide:
- skill related to self-directed and independent work, enabling to hold positions of full responsibility in the implementation of industrial and research projects and structures;
- knowledge and understanding to undertake professional careers in the area of industrial chemistry, by independently managing diversified activities, such as the characterization of new products and materials, the experimentation of new technologies, and the activities related to the development and pilot phase in view of the industrial production;
- the ability to interact during the decision-making process with different corporate functions (engineering, marketing etc.) involved in the process of research, development and marketing of active principles, especially those characterized by high added value;
- the competencies required to work in the creative process and in the managerial and operational phases of research in chemistry and industrial chemistry either in public or private laboratories (either European or extra-European), research centers, research and development organizations; to participate in the theoretical and practical development of new chemical technologies and to meet requirements of research and development, quality control within specific legal frameworks or production processes in industries and public institutions;
- written and oral communication skills, in English to enable students to communicate independently and fluently with foreign partners.
Graduates in Industrial Chemistry will be able to carry out, among others, the following activities: promotion and development of the scientific and technological innovation; planning and management of industrial technologies; holding functions of high responsibility in the industrial, environmental, health care, and public service sectors.
Graduates in Industrial Chemistry are expected to find employment in: research and development in chemical industries; design and management of pilot plants, chemical plants; industries and research centers working in diversified sectors of either conventional or innovative fields.
The acquired competences allow graduates to have open access to several industrial sectors such as those of polymeric materials, food industry, agrochemicals, additives, auxiliaries, materials for electronics, ecology, intellectual property (patents) and business management.
The Master's Degree in Industrial Chemistry constitutes a preferential title to access the PhD programme in the area of industrial chemistry.
For the graduate of this class, enrollment in the National Order of Chemists and Physicists is possible, after passing the State Exam.
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The curricular prerequisite to access the Master's Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry are those peculiar of the L-27 class of degree courses, and in particular:
- at least 20 credits in disciplines of mathematics, information technology and physics
- at least 70 CFU in discipline groups belonging to the distinguishing areas included in the L-27 Class Table:
- analytical and environmental chemistry CHIM/01 and CHIM/12;
- inorganic and physical chemistry CHIM/03 e CHIM/02
- industrial and technology CHIM/04, CHIM/05 and ING-IND/21-22, ING-IND/25;
- organic chemistry and biochemistry CHIM/06, BIO/10-12
Those credits will be fully recognized to graduates of the undergraduate program of class L-27 of the University of Milan.
All other students must demonstrate to have the curricular requirements of the graduates of the class L-27. Different curricular profiles will be evaluated by the Commission for the Access to Industrial Chemistry.

A minimum English language proficiency at level B1within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an admission requirement.
The English level B1 is assessed by the University Language Centre SLAM throughout the admission process in the following ways:

- language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level B1 or B2 or higher, recognised by the University (the list of recognised language certificates can be found at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/297/). The language certificate must be uploaded during the admission process;

- level of English assessed by SLAM (and/or through a computer-based test) during the bachelor's degrees obtained at the University of Milan. English levels B1 and B2 achieved no more than four years previously are deemed valid. The verification is automatic with no need to attach any certificate during the application phase;

- entry test, organised by SLAM, which will take place on September, 24^th , 2020, at 15:30 in room 700 (via Colombo 46, Milano) for graduate students and on December, 10^th , 2020, at 14:30 in via S. Sofia 11, Milano exclusively for students who are about to graduate or have graduated after the September's date of examination.
If the language certificate or level is not valid, the candidate will be summoned for the entry test through the admission procedure. Candidates who fail the entry test will not be admitted to the master's degree programme and cannot take further tests.
Students enrolled in the Industrial Chemistry course are encouraged to apply to the Erasmus Plus actions, where various positions are available in 20 European universities in Spain, France, United Kingdom and North Europe. They can earn their credits by following courses and/or by performing part of their experimental thesis abroad. Before leaving, students must submit a Learning Agreement to be approved by the Teaching Board: this approval is mandatory for the acquisitions of the credits.

It is mandatory to attend the Laboratory activities. In all the other cases the attendance is strongly suggested.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced industrial chemistry with lab 9 96 English CHIM/04
Chemical processes and industrial plants 6 48 English CHIM/04
Economics and management 6 48 English SECS-P/08
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Applied organic chemistry with lab 9 96 English CHIM/06
Chemistry of inorganic materials with lab 9 88 English CHIM/03
Energy: source, conversion and storage with lab 9 88 English CHIM/02
Study plan rules
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TABLE 1 - DISTINCTIVE COURSES FROM 9 CFU
Student must earn 9 CFU by selecting one of the following items
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Applied organic chemistry with lab 9 96 English Second semester CHIM/06
Chemistry of inorganic materials with lab 9 88 English Second semester CHIM/03
Energy: source, conversion and storage with lab 9 88 English Second semester CHIM/02
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Thesis work and Final dissertation 39 0 English
Study plan rules
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FREE CHOICE COURSES

The student must earn 12 credits by choosing freely between all the teachings activated, offered by the University, provided they consistency with the educational project, even if they are held in Italian.
However, it is strongly recommended to use distinctive or, as appropriate, elective or integrative courses of the Related and Integrative courses of Master Degrees in Industrial Chemistry or in Scienze Chimiche consistent with the educational project
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Catalitic Methodologies in organic chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/06
Concepts and methods in organic synthesis 6 48 English CHIM/06
Design and optimisation of chemical plants 6 48 English ING-IND/25
Environmental elettrochemistry 6 48 English CHIM/02
Industrial processes and scale-up 6 48 English CHIM/04
Nanotechnology of Inorganic Materials 6 48 English CHIM/03
Patents and Management of Innovation 6 48 English SECS-P/07
Photochemical Processes and Photocatalysis 6 48 English CHIM/02
Physical chemistry of formulations 6 48 English CHIM/02
Recycle and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and processes 6 48 English CHIM/04
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Chemistry and Physics of Polymers 6 48 English CHIM/04
Chemical Safety 6 48 English IUS/07
Environmental control and sustainability management 6 48 English CHIM/12
Heterogeneous catalysis 6 56 English CHIM/02
Medicinal chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/08
Metal Science and Corrosion 6 48 English CHIM/02
Polymer degradation and stability 6 48 English CHIM/04
Process development 6 48 English CHIM/04
Synthetic methods in biotechnology 6 48 English CHIM/06
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
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TABLE 2 DISTINCTIVE COURSES
Students must earn 24 CFU by selecting 4 of the following items; at least 1 of them (6 CFU) must belong to CHIM/02, CHIM/03 or CHIM/06 class.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Catalitic Methodologies in organic chemistry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/06
Concepts and methods in organic synthesis 6 48 English First semester CHIM/06
Design and optimisation of chemical plants 6 48 English First semester ING-IND/25
Environmental elettrochemistry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Industrial processes and scale-up 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Nanotechnology of Inorganic Materials 6 48 English First semester CHIM/03
Photochemical Processes and Photocatalysis 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Physical chemistry of formulations 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Recycle and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and processes 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Advanced Chemistry and Physics of Polymers 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/04
Environmental control and sustainability management 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/12
Heterogeneous catalysis 6 56 English Second semester CHIM/02
Metal Science and Corrosion 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/02
Polymer degradation and stability 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/04
Process development 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/04
Synthetic methods in biotechnology 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/06
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INTEGRATIVE AND RELATED COURSES
Student must earn 12 CFU by selecting 2 of the following items following teachings related and integrative.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Patents and Management of Innovation 6 48 English First semester SECS-P/07
Chemical Safety 6 48 English Second semester IUS/07
Medicinal chemistry 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/08
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