Second cycle degree in

Industrial chemistry

Class: LM-71 - Industrial chemistry

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Class LM-71 - Industrial chemistry
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator EDMONDO MARIA BENETTI
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of chemical sciences, School of science

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2024
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024


The good employment opportunities for those who obtain a master's degree in Industrial Chemistry are the result, in addition to the growing importance that the skills on the subject play in production, of the widespread industrialization and the ever-increasing demands for environmental protection, safety and prevention: you may therefore work in industrial consultancy or research, control, plant management at public and private facilities but also in companies that are not strictly chemical-related. You will be trained, through specific laboratory exercises, in the field of industrial chemistry and chemical plants, in the advanced aspects of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry and in the cultural and technological aspects useful for researching and developing products and processes.

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Characteristics and objectives
This course provides the student with a solid scientific background in various fields of chemistry, focusing particularly on the technological aspects characterizing the industrial world. The theoretical and laboratory teachings of industrial chemistry and chemical plants, together with the application-oriented courses in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, allow the student to acquire a high level cultural preparation and to master the fundamental principles of an industrial chemical process. Beside this kind of preparation, the student becomes familiar with cultural and technological aspects which will allow him, within an enterprise, to take care of the research as well as of the development of products and processes.

Occupational opportunities
The Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry allows one to engage in research, production and control activities in public and private facilities. The main employment opportunities are in the industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, paper, tanning, electrochemistry and manufacturing in general), in analysis laboratories and in the health, energy and cultural heritage conservation. The graduate can be involved in innovation processes, management, businness and quality assurance.
A further perspective is that of industrial advisory activity as a freelancer, taking care of safety and hygiene issues in the workplace. The widespread industrialization and ever-increasing demands for environmental protection and accident prevention are leading an increasing number of industrial chemists to work even in non-chemical companies, both as a freelancer and an employee.
The Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry allows also the graduate to enter a PhD program or a II level Master course.