Industrial Chemistry

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-71 Industrial chemistry
Application and Admission Open with entry requirements examination. See How to apply 
Course Duration 2 years - See the Plan of study
Course Attendance Mandatory or strongly reccomended
Course Location Department of Chemistry 
via Golgi 19 - Milano
Course Language English
Head of Studies Laura Maria Raimondi
Course Website Programme Description
Information Office Student Office of the Department of Chemistry
Via Golgi 19 - 20133 Milano
Tel. 02 50314419 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00,
Course Website
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Course Objectives and Structure

The Master's degree in Industrial Chemistry trains students in disciplines of chemistry and prepares them to industry-oriented research and technology.

The Master’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry aims primarily to provide students with a broad understanding across all aspects of chemistry, industrial chemistry and industrial plant design at advanced level.

Students may also explore in depth specialized areas of chemistry of materials, including polymers, metals and nanosized materials, as well as of physical chemistry of formulations, industrial catalysis, energy conversion and storage and process scale up.

The Master's degree will allow students to acquire a vision of Chemistry from the perspective of the industrial and research sectors and the use of English is an added value that will permit students to become familiar with specific terminology in Chemistry.

The Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry is a full time intensive program that runs over 24 months (120 credits). Students will complete 11 exams: 3 mandatory courses and 8 courses among different eligible courses in order to build a personalized curriculum.

A Master’s project of 39 credit, a research project completed under the guidance of a supervisor, and presented as a public thesis defense will conclude the course of study.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry or in any Science and Technology discipline obtained in any Italian or foreign University is required. A minimum background in mathematics, physics and informatics is required. Fluency in spoken and written English minimum al B1 level is required. 

All students who meet the above requirements are admitted to an interview in September. The interview is aimed at verifying the motivations of the candidates, the above-mentioned skills and the knowledge of English language.

Career Prospects

  • Manager in private or public Companies in the field of energy, human health, environment and public administration both in R&D and marketing activities.
  • Head of R&D in pre-industrial and industrial plants in many industrial sectors.
  • Expert in the field of patents and in all activities of promotion and development of the scientific and technological innovation.

About 90% of our graduates are employed full-time in private or public companies as industrial chemists within one year from the completion of their studies, or are enrolled in post-graduates courses.

The Master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry gained the EuroMaster Label that certifies the educational qualification provided by the Master’s Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry as a master’s degree recognized by the European Universities and gives the right to access the post-graduate courses of chemistry at the European level.

Study Plan


Compulsory learning activities  
Advanced Industrial Chemistry with Lab 
Chemical Processes and industrial plants 
Economics and management 

Distinctive courses (students must earn 9 ECTS by selecting one of the following items)
Applied Organic Chemistry with Lab 
Energy: Source, Conversion and Storage with Lab 
Chemistry of Inorganic Materials with Lab 
Heterogeneous Catalysis with Lab 


Master Thesis (the Master Thesis is a written dissertation on original research activities during the second year) 
Thesis Work and Final Dissertation 


English Proficiency (students must reach the B2 level in English Proficiency) 

Integrative and Related Courses (students must earn 12 ECTS by selecting 2 of the following items) 
Chemical Safety 
Medicinal Chemistry 
Programming C 

Distinctive Courses (students must earn 24 ECTS by selecting 4 of the following items) 
Concepts and methods in organic synthesis 
Industrial Processes and Scale Up 
Nanotechnology of Inorganic Materials 
Synthetic Methods in Biotechnology 
Polymer Chemistry 
Recycle and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Materials 
Principles and Application of Metallorganic Chemistry 
Metal Corrosion and Protection 
Environmental Control and Sustainability Management 
Physical Chemistry of Formulations 
Patents and Management of Innovation 
Environmental Electrochemistry 
Physical Chemistry of Disperse Systems and Interfaces 

The student must also earn 12 ECTS by choosing freely between all the teachings activated, offered by the University, provided they coherent with the educational project.
However, it is strongly recommended to select two of the Distinctive Courses or, if appropriate, of the Related and Integrative Courses unused in their class and consistent with the educational project.