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The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering is structured over two semesters of 30 ECTS each. The Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS) is done in the third semester and must be defended publicly before a tribunal.

Subject type: OB = Obligatory | OP = Optional 

Process Engineering and Product ModuleTypeECTSIndex
Project IOB6.0
Processes and productsOB3.0
Functional designOB3.0
Simulation and optimisation of processes
Fluid dynamicsOB3.0
Industrial safetyOB3.0
Project IIOB3.0
Materials and CorrosionOB3.0
Process Control SystemsOB3.0
Structures and industrial buildingsOB3.0
Electrical technologyOB3.0
Energy and environmentOB3,0
Optional subject 1OP3.0 
Optional subject 2:
- Experimental Design
- Nanotechnology
- Biotechnology
- Scale-up



Management and Optimization of Production and Sustainability ModuleTypeECTS
Project ManagementOB3.0
Innovation and information managementOB3.0
Costs and business economyOB3.0
Optional subject 1OP3.0 
Optional subject 2:
- Production Management and Operations
- Quality Management
- Assets Maintenance
- Materials and Logistics Management



Master ThesisTypeECTS
Master ThesisOB30 


The Master's degree enables students to pursue doctoral programmes in chemistry and chemical engineering. IQS has obtained several quality awards and a Distinction of Excellence (BOE, resolution 6 October 2011 of the General Secretary of Universities of the Ministry of Education).

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Research Fields

You will be able to carry out your Master’s Thesis at IQS or at centres in other countries which have agreements established with IQS. In the laboratories of IQS Chemical Engineering department you can find the following research fields.

Biotechnology and process control laboratory:

Study of biotechnological processes with microorganisms: obtaining maize transglutaminase with Escherichia coli and Pichia pastoris

Controller automation

Application of finite element calculus methodology to simulate complex vascular and neurological environments

Simulation of complex processes by means of object-oriented software

Development of software for computer-assisted teaching

Eco-technology laboratory:

Development of non-polluting industrial processes

Minimisation, recycling and assessment of by-products and chemical industry waste

Hi-Tech Chemical Processes laboratory (HTCP):

Risk evaluation in industrial processes: quantitative risk analysis

Applications of thermal analysis and calorimetry: non-parametric kinetics of chemical and physical transformations; thermal stability of chemical products and nanomaterials; thermal stability of industrial synthesis processes

Process intensification for fine chemicals and specialities: continuous reactors and continuous flow separation techniques based on absorption

Numerical process simulation: simulation in stationary and dynamic conditions; computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Waste assessment, with special emphasis on generating energy from agro-industrial waste

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