M.A. Chemical Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR3950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Slovenian
University of Maribor | Maribor, Slovenia
The two-year Master’s programme Chemical Engineering is designed to prepare students for successful professional career in the field of chemical and biochemical engineering. In addition, this program provides a basis for continued study leading to the PhD degree. The program has a modular structure with five elective modules: Chemical, Biochemical, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Coating Technology. Graduates are highly employable in almost all branches of industry as well as in non-manufacturing organizations; in management, design, research and development.

Description of Chemical Engineering

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The two-year Master´s programme Chemical Engineering connects the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering into unique study programme, which offers variety of options to students. The two main directions are Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering, however, students can choose elective modules within two directions in order to acquire narrower specialization according to his/her own interests as well as the needs of future employers.

The most important goals of Master´s programme Chemical Engineeringare are:
  • to prepare their graduates for productive, gainful, and ethical career in chemical, biochemical and related industries and organizations,
  • to provide students with the advanced skills, knowledge and insight in the field of chemical andbiochemical engineering,
  • to train students for research and development of new products and processes by taking into account safety, environmental aspects and sustainability,
  • to mastering the students in the systems approach for holistic development of problems from identification and experimentation, through abstraction, up to the modelling and generalization.

The Master´s programme lasts two years and comprises 120 points ECTS. It represents the second, advanced cycle in the three-cycle Bologna system of chemical engineering education. While the three-year first cycle Bachelor programme aims to provide students with conceptual understanding of the basics of chemistry and chemical engineering, the second cycle Master´s study programme offers an upgrade with the advanced knowledge of design, control and development of products, technologies and processes. Special emphasize is placed on environment protection, renewable resources and sustainable development.

The Master´s study programme is an intensive programme; highly motivated students are thus expected. The amount of students´ individual work is up to 70 %, which reflects the high importance of independent study in compare with first cycle programmes. Students are trained to generate innovative solutions and develop these solutions from idea to realization. Constituent part of study are one-month industrial project (5 ECTS) and master thesis (25 ECTS) in the last semester.

Graduates will obtain a qualification Master´s Degree in Chemical Engineering. They are broadly educated and posses analytical, synthesis, creative and social skills, that offer the rewarding professional career or solid basis for continued studies leading to doctoral degree.

During the studies, students would acquire the advanced knowledge in the fields which are regarded as strategic for global sustainable development: chemical and biochemical engineering, environmental engineering, and pharmaceutical engineering.

After finishing Master´s studies graduates should be able to use the acquired knowledge and research skills to identify and efficiently manage challenges in related fields. They should be able to perform scientific based analyses and syntheses of complex engineering problems and understand the influence of proposed solutions to the environment and society. They should connect engineering applications with financing, management and organizational aspects. They should be able to prepare written and oral presentations of their ideas, work in team environment and lead a team, and to pass the acquired knowledge to others.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1st application period: from 1 June 2015 to 24 August 2015 at the latest. 2nd application period (if vacant places are not filled): from 17 September 2015 to 21 September 2015 at the latest.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3950 Year (EEA)

The amount of the tuition fee is set by the relevant educational institution and is the same as the tuition fee for part-time programmes for Slovene citizens. The tuition for the current academic year must be paid upon enrolment.

The list of tuition fees is available at: www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Strani/default.aspx

Foreign citizens residing in the Republic of Slovenia who are taxable persons in the RS (or their parents/guardians), EU citizens and citizens of countries with which the RS has concluded bilateral agreements are exempted from paying the tuition fee for full-time postgraduate programmes.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • Slovenian
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The two-year Master´s programme Chemical Engineering comprises 120 ECTS. The study programme consists of two study directions, Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering.

First semester is common for all students and includes obligatory fundamental courses of chemical and process engineering.

In the second semester, students select one of the two study directions. In the last semester students prepare industrial project and master thesis under supervision of appointed supervisor. Master's studies conclude with the public defence of the thesis.

1st year
OBLIGATORY COURSES:
  • Stagewise Processes,
  • Process Design,
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering II,
  • Process Dynamics and Optimization,
  • Product and Process Development,
  • Process Equipment,
  • Bioseparation Processes and Biocatalysis, Bioreaction Engineering
  • OPTION CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Obligatory courses: Process Design-Project
  • OPTION BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Industrial Microbiology
2nd year
OPTION CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Obligatory courses:
  • Upstream/downstreamProcesses
  • Energy Management of Processes
  • Process Synthesis
Elective courses (students choose two):
  • Environmental Biotechnology

  • Water Conditioning and Treatment

  • Nutraceuticals

  • Innovation Management

  • Fluid Mechanics II

  • Solution Thermodynamics

  • Cleaner Production

  • Environmental Management

  • Eco-design and Life Cycle Assessment

  • Raw Materials and Manufacture of Coatings

  • Application, Properties and Testing of Coatings

  • Theory of Membrane Tansport

  • Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems and Biomimetic Technology

  • Novel Biotechnological Approaches and Applications

OPTION BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Obligatory courses:
  • Process Raw Materials for Bio and Food Industry
  • Modern Process Operations in Food Engineering
  • Genomics in Biomedical Technology
Elective courses (students choose two):
  • Enzyme Technologies
  • Modern Biocatalysis
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Innovation Management
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Theory of Membrane Transport
  • Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems and Biomimetic Technology
  • Novel Biotechnological Approaches and Applications
Obligatory: Industrial project, Master thesis

Requirements for Chemical Engineering

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the master's (2nd-cycle) programme “Chemical Engineering”:

  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in a relevant field: chemistry (4420), chemical technology (5241), chemical and process engineering (5240), process technology (5242), biochemical technologies and engineering (5243), training for teachers in natural science subjects – chemistry (1451);
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in a field different from the ones specified under the preceding point: engineering and engineering trades (5200) and science (4000). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 49 ECTS credits under the bachelor’s programme, a training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry I, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Separation Processes I and Chemical Reaction Engineering I,”General Chemistry” (8 ECTS), “Inorganic Chemistry” (4 ECTS), “Organic Chemistry I” (4 ECTS), “Organic Chemistry II” (8 ECTS), “Physical Chemistry I” (4 ECTS), “Heat Transfer”(5 ECTS), “Mass Transfer” (5 ECTS), “Separation Processes I” (5 ECTS) and “Chemical Reaction Engineering I” (6 ECTS);
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: chemistry (4420), chemical technology (5241), chemical and process engineering (5240), process technology (5242), biochemical technologies and engineering (5243);
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a field different from the ones specified under the preceding point: engineering and engineering trades (5200) and science (4000). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 49 ECTS credits under the bachelor’s programme, a training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry I, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Separation Processes I and Chemical Reaction Engineering I,”General Chemistry” (8 ECTS), “Inorganic Chemistry” (4 ECTS), “Organic Chemistry I” (4 ECTS), “Organic Chemistry II” (8 ECTS), “Physical Chemistry I” (4 ECTS), “Heat Transfer”(5 ECTS), “Mass Transfer” (5 ECTS), “Separation Processes I” (5 ECTS) and “Chemical Reaction Engineering I” (6 ECTS);
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: chemistry (4420), chemical technology (5241), chemical and process engineering (5240), process technology (5242), biochemical technologies and engineering (5243), training for teachers in natural science subjects – chemistry (1451). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits* and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme;
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in field different from the ones specified under the preceding point: engineering and engineering trades (5200) and science (4000). These candidates are awarded up to 30 ECTS credits* and may enrol in the corresponding year;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: chemistry (4420), chemical technology (5241), chemical and process engineering (5240), process technology (5242), biochemical technologies and engineering (5243). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits* and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a field different from the ones specified under the preceding point: engineering and engineering trades (5200) and science (4000). These candidates are awarded up to 30 ECTS credits* and may enrol in the corresponding year.

*The Academic Affairs Committee decides on the recognition of study obligations on a case-by-case basis. In addition, the Committee decides on the admission of candidates from other fields.

Work Experience for Chemical Engineering

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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