Chemical Engineering

  • Possibility of choosing between two curricula with the same employment opportunities
  • Possibility to continue the educational path at Unical with the Master’s Degree
  • Possibility of employment in Calabria, in Italy or abroad also with the bachelor’s degree only
  • Versatile professional profile that finds employment in many areas of the processing industry
  • Apprenticeships with regional companies
  • Average salary at 5 years after graduation higher than that of other colleagues
  • Chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science
  • Thermodynamics, principles of chemical engineering, chemical reactors, design of equipment for the chemical industry
  • Solid mechanics, machines, electrical engineering, English
  • Food curriculum: e.g. food chemistry; rheology laboratory; technologies
  • Process curriculum: Organic chemistry, design laboratory, industrial design, etc.

Teaching approaches:

  • Theoretical lessons and exercises
  • Laboratory tests
  • Constant contact with the faculty


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L09 Industrial Engineering
100 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The Degree Program trains engineers with skills in Process and Product design and in the management of industrial plants. The program is organized into a “Processes” curriculum and a “Food” curriculum, that provides knowledge in these sectors. The curricula allow the acquisition of specific and transversal skills that integrate the basic ones (mathematics, physics, chemistry) and those related to specific disciplines (thermodynamics, principles of chemical engineering, design, industrial chemistry) that model and optimize the transformation processes of raw materials. This training path can be completed with the Master’s Degree


Students with a secondary school diploma (5-year course) and students with another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Ideal candidates are students with an interest in STEM science subjects such as maths, chemistry, and physics


The main objective is to train engineers capable of planning, managing and directing plants and processes in different sectors of the processing industry through basic, transversal and specific skills. The fundamental disciplines are common for the two curricula Processes and Food, which differ only in four key subjects


Chemical engineers are employed in the chemical, food, petroleum, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy and materials industries, in service and consulting companies, and in public and regulatory agencies. They can also work in the fields of research and innovation, for the development of innovative processes and new products and materials.


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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