Chemical Engineering

  • Multi-disciplinary training that can be applied in several work contexts
  • Data on employment demonstrates timely job placement and a high degree of satisfaction
  • Study abroad experiences for excellent students
  • Apprenticeships in important companies
  • Dynamic and stimulating study environment with a high faculty/student ratio
  • Curricula in Processes and Food


Learning Areas:

  • Thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport phenomena in process engineering systems;
  • Design of industrial equipment and systems;
  • Models and methods for process simulation, control, and optimization;
  • Science and Technology of Materials;
  • Industrial chemistry processes, safety and environmental sustainability;
  • Complementary industrial machines and systems;


  • Project development and laboratory activities;
  • Ability to problem solving.


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM22 Chemical Engineering
72 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

Chemical engineering is a branch of Industrial Engineering that aims to apply skills from basic disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) to engineer systems and devices and solve complex problems related to the transformation of raw materials into high value-added products. Thanks to multidisciplinary training, chemical engineers deploy innovative solutions that involve the development and optimal management of industrial processes and plants, ensuring efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability.


Undergraduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (L9 class) or any equivalent foreign degree, fulfilling specific requirements such as, for example, those met by UniCal graduates in Chemical, Food and Environmental Engineering and Chemistry (L9).

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The program aims to train professionals in the design, planning, and management of sustainable plants and processes in the manufacturing industry and in the field of industrial research and innovation for the development of processes, products and innovative materials and new technologies.


Several sectors of the manufacturing industry, including chemical, food, pharmaceutical, biotech, energy and materials, service and consulting companies, and public and regulatory bodies. In addition, graduates can also work in the field of industrial research and innovation


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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