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The course provides the technical foundations proper to the Chemical and Process Engineer through a theoretical and applied preparation at the same time. The course focuses on the study at the macroscopic level of transformation processes leading from raw materials to the finished product and based on elementary chemical-physical phenomena and a limited number of unit operations.

After the pathway, one is able to deal with the technological and managerial issues required by industry in the chemical process, energy and materials sectors while complying with safety and environmental protection regulations.

Learning by doing

The course includes classroom lectures, numerical exercises, computer labs, experimental chemical engineering laboratories, visits to plants and research centers, Erasmus abroad experience, seminars, experimental and/or computational theses, and internships in industry.

Professional outlets

The extensive basic training allows for employment in:

  • chemical, conventional and innovative energy production, food and pharmaceutical industries
  • companies for production, processing, transportation and storage of substances and materials
  • industrial laboratories
  • public administration

What you will learn

the chemical and physical transformations of matter

The structure and properties of components, kinetics and chemical equilibrium

unit operations and chemical reactors

the units that make up all the processes

budgets at the macro level

Transport of matter, energy and momentum

the behavior of materials

the properties and applications of metals, polymers and ceramic materials

The design of systems and equipment

The technical, economic, safety and environmental constraints

english for chemical engineering

technical terminology

Did you know that.

Chemical engineer is one of the three most sought-after profiles in the job market
63% of students graduate on course
The course has the international high quality accreditation EUR-ACE
The small number of enrollees encourages personalized training
Experience abroad is aided by the wide range of Erasmus exchanges on offer
There is a support program for first-year students


The simplicity of the complex

The course responds to the demand from industry for young engineers to address chemical, environmental and process technology issues in complex industrial settings that require a broad overview without specific specializations.

Course structure

Comprehensive analysis of transformation processes based on elementary phenomena and fundamental operations is needed to safely produce material goods, energy, services, and preventive and control actions on environmental impact.

This end is pursued through the study of the methodological and operational aspects of the disciplines:

  • basic:mathematical analysis, geometry, physics, chemistry, and computer science
  • typical of industrial engineering:drawing, machinery, electrical engineering, materials science and technology, construction science, and technical physics
  • strongly characterizing chemical and process engineering: thermodynamics, heat and matter exchange, industrial and technological chemistry, fluid dynamics, process development, chemical plant engineering


10375_Marco Panizza
Welcome to Chemical and Process Engineering. The chemical engineer collaborates in solving the great problems of our time: he or she is concerned with the protection of people and the environment, is concerned with the exploitation of resources, and with the development of innovative and sustainable products and processes. That is why it is worth investing your future in this degree! If you are interested in these topics come and meet us personally, we are waiting for you.

Marco Panizza

Where we are

Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering - Dicca
Via Opera Pia 15 and 15A
16145 Genova

Educational Secretariat - Dicca
Villa Cambiaso
Via Montallegro, 1
16145 Genova

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Engineering Student Desk
Via Montallegro 1/3
16145 Genoa
+39 010 335 2148

Reference for Education
Simona Grillo