• Admission Requirements

Applicant Profile

The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering is aimed at students with a degree in fields related to chemical engineering who want to acquire advanced skills to become part of the chemical engineering profession in any of its professional, business or research aspects.


In order to be admitted to the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, students will need to have obtained an undergraduate University degree from a Spanish institution, or an equivalent degree issued by a higher education institution established within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), accrediting access to master's level programs in the country issuing the qualification.

Students with degrees issued outside the EHEA will also be able to enroll in the master's degree without the need to validate their undergraduate coursework, after IQS has ensured a level of education equivalent to the corresponding officially recognized Spanish University degree. The country issuing the qualification must be capable of issuing access to graduate level studies. Access via this route will by no means require validation of the qualification of the person interested and its recognition will not be used for any other purposes than for the enrollment in a master's program.

In order to apply to this master's degree, you need to submit your application and professional curriculum to the advisory committee of the master's degree, accrediting your degree. Depending on the degree, recognition of credits and requirements of additional specific academic modules will be established as follows:

Degree in chemical engineeringNo additional specific academic modules are necessary
Degree in chemical engineering and industrial engineering, specialization in chemistryNo additional specific academic modules are necessary3
Degree in chemistry and industrial engineering technologyThe admission comittee of the master's degree will examine each case individually. 
Degree in chemistry and industrial engineeringUp to 30 ECTS credits of subjects related to the degree in chemical engineering not taken3
Degree in technical industrial engineering and industrial chemistry30 ECTS credits of subjects related to chemical engineering not taken
Other degreesThe admission committee of the master's degree will examine each case and will establish the content of the additional specific academic modules the applicant has to complete

3. Credits earned in previous studies will be recognized if the competences are equivalent to those of the current master.

Transfer Requirements

The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board, which examines each applicant and establishes the recognition of credits, will handle the admission of students from any national or foreign University system, that have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.

In the case of students from EU member states, or from countries with which Spain has established international agreements, students are required to have a qualification enabling them to undertake graduate level University studies in their home country.  Students from outside of the EU, or from countries that do not have an established agreement with Spain, must have passed the corresponding University entrance exam.

Completion Requirements

Students must have earned all the credits undertaken in order to obtain the master's degree.

During the academic year, students will normally have two opportunities to pass exams: in February and in June – for the first semester subjects – and in June and in September – for the second semester subjects, or for subjects that last two consecutive semesters.  Additionally, in the event that a student has not earned a minimum of 36 ECTS credits within the first year, he or she will not be able to submit the Master Thesis.

If a student does not pass an exam on the second attempt, two additional opportunities will be allowed. In the event that the student still has not obtained a pass in the subject, they can apply to the Permanent Committee of the Academic Board for a final opportunity to take the exam, justifying their position. The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board will examine the student's case and may complement this information by consulting the master's coordinator. If a student does not obtain a pass after having been granted an extra opportunity to take the exam, they will have to abandon the master's program.