The Doctoral Program in Chemical and Environmental Engineering was the first of those offered by the USC in the area of technical teachings, it obtained the Quality Mention from the first call of the Ministry in the 2003/04 academic year, maintaining it uninterruptedly throughout all the courses in which it was in force, also obtaining the new label of Mention of Excellence since the 2011/12 academic year, the year in which this new measure of quality of doctoral programs was implemented.PresentationThe new program, which maintains its current name, starts from the following premises:Maintain the educational trajectory developed since the first doctor by the USC in our area in 1958.
Promote training in advanced areas on the frontier of knowledge of Chemical, Environmental and Biotechnological Engineering of current and future chemical engineers within the new structure of Bologna.
Training of new research staff, thinking about their future incorporation into the R&D areas of companies, key for the launch of research in our country, also promoting the development of a sustainable research structure.
Recruitment of foreign postgraduates, both European and from other regions of the world. It is especially intended to maintain and increase the number of Ibero-American students who traditionally did theses in our previous doctoral programs.The specific objectives of the program are as follows:Incorporate graduates into the university world, particularly in the research lines of the Department, promoting their involvement not only in research itself, but also in project management.
Train doctors whose incorporation into the industrial sector favors the creation and implementation of R&D teams.
Promote the exchange of knowledge with research groups from other R&D centers through the mobility of our students and teachers.
Increase scientific and technological knowledge in the areas of Chemical, Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering, promoting its dissemination in scientific publications with a high impact index.ProfileEntry profile without training supplements:
1) Degree in Chemical Engineering plus one of the following Master's degrees from USC:Official Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses (In the evaluation phase)
Official Master in Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering.
Official Master in Environmental Engineering2) Students with the DEA degree obtained through the former PhD programs in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at USC.
Other entry profiles:
Students with other degrees and other masters: The academic committee will evaluate each case individually. The possibility of requiring training supplements (maximum 15 ECTS) will be considered.
Students who will not carry out Master's studies: They will need a training equivalency in research credits, equal to at least those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 60 ECTS.
AdmissionThe assessment of the admission criteria that CAPD will take into account is as follows:Academic record: 30%
Knowledge of the English language: candidates must present supporting documentation (First Certificate, etc.) 10%
Professional experience: candidates must present supporting documentation (certification of working life, copy of contracts, etc.) 5%
Research experience: candidates must present supporting documentation (publication of articles, monographs, participation in research groups, etc.): 15%
Personal interview: 25%