Objectives and Skills

Objectives of the undergraduate program

The aim of the Undergraduate Program in Chemistry, official qualification within the framework of the EHEA (European Higher Education Area), is for students to develop the necessary skills and aptitudes to become a chemist ready to contribute with the scientific knowledge, combined with ethical and social values, to the control and development of products, goods and services.
The general objective of the Chemistry Undergraduate Program is to provide students with a solid education in chemistry (its fundamental concepts and applications), a modern vision of the core knowledge as well as the professional aspects and responsibilities, in which special emphasis is placed on production methods that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, and the generation of products that contribute to the progress and well-being of society. It will provide a complementary education in biosciences (focused on the structure, properties and functions of biomolecules), which will enable students to work in an industrial environment where biotechnologies are playing an increasingly important role.


Skills to be acquired

The Undergraduate Program in Chemistry will help you acquire the following skills:
  • Understanding and applying your knowledge of chemistry, bioscience and engineering to the practice of chemical science.
  • Understanding and using general knowledge of economics, technical English, ethics and management in the field of chemical and biomolecular sciences.
  • Understanding advanced topics in chemistry and biosciences for the practical application of chemical science.
  • Carrying out lab work to obtain results established in theoretical experiments.
  • Using systems, components or processes to obtain the requirements established in the activity carried out.
  • Identifying, formulating and solving basic problems in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, physics, information technology and biology as well as problems in the fields of chemistry, biosciences and engineering.
  • Analyzing, integrating and interpreting data and information in the field of chemistry and biosciences.
  • Applying new techniques and tools used in chemical science.
  • Designing new processes and experiments in order to obtain innovative results.
  • Evaluating the risks of using chemical and biological substances.

Students will also be able to:
  • Communicate efficiently, both orally and written, and use English as a foreign language.
  • Work in a team in multidisciplinary surroundings.
  • Appreciate the impact chemistry and biosciences have on the sustainable development of society.
  • Incorporate ethical arguments to work responsibly in a professional capacity.
  • Include contemporary aspects relating to the profession.
  • Develop learning skills necessary to undertake future studies and recognize the necessity of constant training for professional growth.