Industrial Chemistry

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Industrial Chemistry
Course sheet
A.Y. 2024/2025
Master programme
LM-71 - Industrial chemistry
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Department of Chemistry - Via Golgi, 19 - 20133 MILAN
Language
English
The Master's Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry aims at preparing chemists with a good knowledge of theory and practical aspects of the industrial production in different areas of chemistry, specifically concerning the product-process relationship, as well as of economics and management. The students could also learn to work independently and to take full responsibility of projects and structures.
The Master's Degree program in Industrial Chemistry, entirely taught in English, is designed to train high-quality human capital, capable to take on the challenges of the global economy, favouring access of graduates in Industrial Chemistry to the world labour market. The key role given to English in this learning program is justified by the fact that English has long since represented a global communication tool in economy and society, which will contribute to the achievement of the prefixed quality objectives.
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:
- skills 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 centres, 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.
Tipically, the graduates in Industrial Chemistry are characterized by the following professional profiles:
- Industrial Chemist
- Manager/Director of Research and Development laboratory
- Production Manager
- Director/Conductor of chemical plants
- Informant and scientific populariser

Therefore, they 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 centres 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 programmes in the area of industrial chemistry*.
For the graduate of this class, enrolment in the National Federation of the Order of Chemists and Physicists is possible, after passing the State Exam.

* Euromaster®.
The Master's Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry (before academic year 2013/14: Chimica Industriale e Gestionale) of the Università degli Studi di Milano has been among the first ones in Italy to gain the EuroMaster Label. The EuroMaster Label is assigned by a special jury purposely appointed by the European Thematic Association, gathering European universities and chemical societies. The EuroMaster Label certifies the educational qualification provided by the Master Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry as a master degree recognized by the European Universities and gives the right to access the post-graduate courses of chemistry at the European level.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Students enrolled in the Industrial Chemistry course are encouraged to apply to the Erasmus + actions, where various positions are available in 20 European universities. 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.
Enrolment
Requirements and knowledge required for access
The curricular prerequisites to access the Master's Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry are those peculiar of the L-27 class of degree courses (DM 270/04), 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 and CHIM/02; Industrial chemistry and engineering - CHIM/04, CHIM/05, ING-IND/21-22, ING-IND/25; Organic chemistry and Biochemistry CHIM/06- BIO/10-12).
The above credits are fully recognized to graduates of the undergraduate programs of class L-27 of the Università degli Studi di Milano. 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.
Moreover, also a minimum English language proficiency at level B1within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required.

Italian and foreign students with an academic qualification obtained in Italy must submit an application for admission online without delay by 25 August 2024, according to the methods indicated on the website https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/degree-programme-enrolment/enrolment-masters-programme/open-admission-master-programmes where it is also possible to find all the updated information on the admission procedure.
Non-EU visa applicants must submit their application for admission by 30 April 2024.


Undergraduates who intend to graduate by December 31st, 2024 are also allowed to apply.

Methods for verifying knowledge and personal preparation
The personal skills of each candidate will be ascertained through an interview on topics related to the subjects covered in the fundamental courses of the bachelor's degree in Industrial Chemistry. The interview will be conducted by the Commission for the Access to the Master, composed by teachers appointed by the Teaching Board.
The verification of the personal skills is selective even in the case the curricular requirements listed above are recognized.
In particular, the Personal Skills will be verified through an interview with the Access Commission on topics related to fundamental aspects of core disciplines of the degree in Industrial Chemistry. The failure of the interview prevents the access to the MSc in Industrial Chemistry for the current year.
The interview is scheduled in June, July, September and December and can be carried out before graduation, subject to the possession of the curricular requirements indicated above.

For non-EU students, who may have visa and/or residence permit problems, an interview will also be scheduled in May. Furthermore, it will be possible for them to schedule the interview remotely using a videoconferencing platform.
It is recommended to all foreign students to take advantage of this early-bird possibility in order to avoid problems in obtaining all the documentation useful for the enrolment.

FOR A BETTER TEACHING PLANNING ALL CANDIDATES, INCLUDING THOSE EXPECTING to graduate before December 31st, 2024, ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED TO APPLY FOR the INTERVIEW in July or September.
Graduates who have successfully passed the verification interview will be able to enrol after 5 working days from the date of the verification, within the terms indicated on the website https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/degree-programme-enrolment/enrolment-masters-programme

MOREOVER, proficiency in English at a B1 level or higher under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required for admission.
The B1-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission as follows:
- Language certificate at or above B1, obtained no more than three years earlier. For the list of language certificates recognized by the University please review: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267). The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- English level achieved during a University of Milan degree programme and certified by the University Language Centre (SLAM) no more than four years before the date of admission application. In this case the process is automatic, the applicant does not have to attach any certificates to the application;
- Placement test administrated by the University Language Centre (SLAM) according to the calendar published on the website: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267
All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be instructed during the admission procedure to take the placement test.
Applicants who do not take or pass the placement test will be required to obtain a language proficiency certificate recognized by the University (see: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39322) and deliver it to the SLAM via the InformaStudenti service by the deadline fixed for the master's programme (https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267).
Applicants who do not meet the requirement by said deadline will not be admitted to the master's degree programme and may not sit any further tests.

Admission

Application for admission: from 22/01/2024 to 25/08/2024

Application for matriculation: from 02/04/2024 to 15/01/2025


Attachments and documents

Admission notice


Please note

Non-EU students visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 30 April 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated and it will in no case be possible to request the refund of the admission fee.

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Programme description and 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
Optional
Patents and Management of Innovation 6 48 English SECS-P/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Functional Materials for Industrial Applications with Lab 9 88 Italian CHIM/03
Applied Organic Chemistry with Lab 9 96 English CHIM/06
Chemical Safety 6 48 English IUS/07
Chemical Technologies for The Energy Transition with Lab 9 96 English CHIM/02
Chemometrics 6 48 Italian CHIM/01 SECS-S/01
Medicinal Chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/08
Optional activities and 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
Advanced Functional Materials for Industrial Applications with Lab 9 88 Italian Second semester CHIM/03
Applied Organic Chemistry with Lab 9 96 English Second semester CHIM/06
Chemical Technologies for The Energy Transition with Lab 9 96 English Second semester CHIM/02
be activated by the A.Y. 2025/2026
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Thesis Work and Final Dissertation 39 0 English
Optional activities and study plan rules
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FREE CHOICE COURSES

The student must earn 12 credits by choosing freely between all the activated teachings offered by the University, provided their consistency with the educational project, even if they are held in Italian.
In the last case, the teaching exam could be taken in English or Italian, according to student choice.
However, it is strongly recommended to use distinctive, elective or integrative courses of the Related and Integrative courses of the Master Degrees in Industrial Chemistry or Scienze Chimiche consistent with the educational project.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Chemistry and Physics of Polymers 6 48 English CHIM/04
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
Fundamentals of Instrumentation for Chemical Industry 6 48 English CHIM/04
Industrial Processes and Scale-Up 6 48 English CHIM/04
Nanotechnology for Advanced Materials 6 48 English CHIM/03
Plastics Degradation and Its Environmental Impact 6 48 English CHIM/04
Recycle and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Products and Processes 6 48 English CHIM/04
Technology-Driven Organic Synthesis 6 48 English CHIM/06
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Analytics for Chemical Industry 6 48 English CHIM/01
Environmental Control and Sustainability Management 6 48 English CHIM/12
Formulation Science and Technology 6 48 English CHIM/02
Heterogeneous Catalysis 6 56 English CHIM/02
Metal Science and Corrosion 6 48 English CHIM/02
Process Development 6 48 English CHIM/04
Sustainable Synthetic Methodologies in Homogeneous Catalysis 6 48 English CHIM/03
Synthetic Methods in Biotechnology 6 48 English CHIM/06
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 English
Optional activities and 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
Advanced Chemistry and Physics of Polymers 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Analytics for Chemical Industry 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/01
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 Control and Sustainability Management 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/12
Environmental Elettrochemistry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Formulation Science and Technology 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/02
Fundamentals of Instrumentation for Chemical Industry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Heterogeneous Catalysis 6 56 English Second semester CHIM/02
Industrial Processes and Scale-Up 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Metal Science and Corrosion 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/02
Nanotechnology for Advanced Materials 6 48 English First semester CHIM/03
Plastics Degradation and Its Environmental Impact 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Process Development 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/04
Recycle and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Products and Processes 6 48 English First semester CHIM/04
Sustainable Synthetic Methodologies in Homogeneous Catalysis 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/03
Synthetic Methods in Biotechnology 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/06
Technology-Driven Organic Synthesis 6 48 English First 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
Chemical Safety 6 48 English Second semester IUS/07
Chemometrics 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/01 SECS-S/01
Medicinal Chemistry 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/08
Patents and Management of Innovation 6 48 English First semester SECS-P/07
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Location
Department of Chemistry - Via Golgi, 19 - 20133 MILAN
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The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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