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I decided to study at IQS because of its great connection with the industrial world. The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering has given me the opportunity to carry out real projects, specifically taking part in one Repsol process. In addition, I have completed the Master Thesis in a leading company, Covestro.

Victor Manuel Martín
Alumni IQS. Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering. Class of 2016-2017

Key points

One academic year and a Master Thesis (3 semesters in total)

October to June

Spanish and English language (50%)

Monday to Friday from 8 am to 2.30 pm

Get to know the PPI

The Program in Professional Intensification for engineers (PPI). You will have the opportunity to intensify your experience in the company, joining the factories of COVESTRO and some of its departments.

Why study Chemical Engineering at IQS?

More than 50% of the teaching workload in the laboratory

Opportunity of carrying out the Master Thesis in companies or international universities

Possibility of doing projects within leading companies of the sector such as Covestro and Repsol

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Objectives of the Master's Degree

For more than 100 years, IQS has been training chemists and chemical engineers that work for the leading companies of the sector. You will become part of the professionals at the forefront of the chemical industry and you will have access to the best job opportunities in the sector, both in industry and research.

You will be trained as a professional, researcher, manager and entrepreneur for the chemical-based companies.

You will acquire the knowledge for the development, the search and preparation of products, processes and services, as well as for industrial management and cost optimization. At IQS the methodology is project-based, since the students work on real projects of large companies.

Official information

The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering has three orientations, which will develop the students specific skills of each path:

  • Professional: preparation for the exercise of the Chemical Engineering profession.
  • Researcher: directed to the realization of the Doctorate Program.
  • Business: oriented to the creation and management of technology-based companies.

Competences to be Acquired

The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering will help students acquire the following competences:

Apply mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering in the chemical engineering profession

Identify and solve complex problems within the field of chemical engineering, applying innovative techniques and current tools to carry out engineering projects

Manage and supervise all kinds of installations, processes, systems and services in the different industrial fields related to chemical engineering

Knowledge of technical and management tools in research and development of processes, products and services in chemical and similar industries, including skills in knowledge management and ability to develop and apply original ideas and lead projects

Ability to fulfill responsibilities related to the profession incorporating ethical practices to work responsibly in a professional environment

Ability to communicate effectively with a specialized and non-specialized audience.

Understanding of all the contemporary aspects relating to the profession, as well as the need to integrate new knowledge during your professional life

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