• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Chemical and Process Engineering - Curriculum Sustainable Technologies and Biotechnologies for Energy and Materials (STEM) course at the University of Bologna focuses on methods to improve chemical production of substances, products and chemical plants and equipment. The Master’s degree includes research and laboratory work and you can specialise in biotechnology or offshore engineering. 


The Master's degree in Chemical and Process Engineering - Curriculum Sustainable Technologies and Biotechnologies for Energy and Materials (STEM) from the University of Bologna is key to professional success in several modern and innovative industrial sectors.

Smart materials, sustainable processes for energy production, industrial biotechnologies, and advanced pharmaceutical applications are only some of the examples of sectors where the expertise of chemical engineers is sought and highly rewarded.

Furthermore, the conventional world-players as the chemical and Oil&Gas field are facing a context of increasing innovation and internationalization, thus requiring global competences and higher qualifications of the chemical engineers recruited.

The STEM (Sustainable Technologies and biotechnologies for Energy and Materials) international curriculum of the Masters in Chemical and Process Engineering was built to meet these needs.

Career prospects

Among the more important professional sectors addressed by Master graduates in Chemical Engineering are:

  • The conventional Chemical and Process Industry
  • The Energy sector
  • The Material sector
  • The Biotechnology sector
  • The Environmental sector

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Numerical methods
  • Laboratory of Thermodynamic Simulation
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics and Transport Fenomena
  • Thermodynamics of Energy and Materials
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirement for the Master Programme is a bachelor’s university degree of three years duration or gained through the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS credits or other degree from accredited institutions recognized as equivalent.

Knowledge of the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) is also required, which can be certified by: 

  • University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO);
  • Internationally recognized language certifications (IELTS 5,5; TOEFL PBT 507-557; TOEFL CBT 180-217; TOEFL IBT 80-99; Cambridge First Certificate (FCE); Trinity College of London ISE II);
  • Entitled English schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3226 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3226 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3226 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3226 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

Living costs for Bologna

750 - 1100 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are many funding opportunities for prospective and current students wishing to enroll/enrolled at the University of Bologna offered on the basis of specific competitions. Once enrolled, students can apply for several other opportunities such as prizes, paid students collaborations and specific financial aids.

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