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Industrial Chemistry

Scienze e Tecnologie


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Scheda corso
Disciplinary  classification Industrial chemistry (LM-71)
Applications and admission free, provided the mandatory curricular requirements are satisfied.
English language it is required a B2 level of English.
This level could be certified, during the enrolment process, by uploading a valid Certification recognized by the University, or could be verified with a Placement Test. In case of negative outcome, it will be required to attend the courses provided by the Language Center of the University of Milan (SLAM – Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo).
Duration 2 years (120 ects)
Attendance it is mandatory to attend the Laboratory courses/modules. In all the other cases the attendance is strongly suggested
Location Department of Chemistry via Golgi, 19 - Milano
Programme coordinator Prof.ssa Laura Maria Raimondi
Useful Websites www.scienzemfn.unimi.it
Informations Student Office of the Department of Chemistry
Via Golgi 19 - 20133 Milano
Tel. 02 50314419 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00,
e-mail: didattica.dipchi@unimi.it
skype: segreteriachimica


Admission requirements

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The prerequisite to access the Master’s Degree program in Industrial chemistry is holding a bachelor’s degree belonging to the L-27 or the L-21 (former class of Chemical sciences and technologies, Ministry decree 509/99) class of degree courses in Science and Technology obtained in any Italian universities, provided the mandatory curricular requirements are satisfied.

The curricular prerequisite to access the Master’s Degree course in Industrial chemistry are those peculiar of the L-27 class of degree courses, and in particular:

  • at least 20 ects in disciplines of mathematics, information technology and physics
  • at least 70 ects in discipline groups belonging to the distinguishing areas included in the L-27 class table:
    • analytical and environmental chemistry CHIM/01 and CHIM/12;
    • inorganic and physical chemistry CHIM/03 e CHIM/02;
    • industrial and technology CHIM/04, CHIM/05 and ING-IND/21-22, ING-IND/25;
    • organic chemistry and biochemistry CHIM/06, BIO/10-12.

The minimum entry requirement in English proficiency is level B1 (“lower intermediate”) of the Common European Framework.


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The Master’s Degree program in Industrial chemistry complies with the European standards of reference for Sciences and technologies of Industrial chemistry and provides technical skills in the disciplines of chemistry and industrial chemistry and in their applications. The Master’s Degree course in Industrial chemistry aims at preparing chemists with a good knowledge of theory and practical aspects of the industrial production in different areas of chemistry, specifically concerning the product-process relationship. They will acquire good knowledge of economics and management and learn to work independently and to take responsibilities of projects and structures. The Master’s Degree program in Industrial chemistry, entirely taught in English, is designed to train high-quality human capital, capable to take on the challenges of the global economy, favoring access of graduates in Industrial chemistry to the world labor market. The key role given to English in this learning program is justified by the fact that English has long since represented a global communication tool in economy and society, which will contribute to the achievement of the prefixed quality objectives.

Career prospects

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Graduates in the Industrial chemistry will be able to carry out, among others, the following activities: promotion and development of the scientific and technological innovation; planning and management of industrial technologies; holding functions of high responsibility in the industrial, environmental, health care, and public service sectors. Graduates in the Industrial chemistry are expected to find employment in: research and development in chemical and electrochemical industries; design and management of pilot plants, chemical plants; industries and research centers working in diversified sectors of conventional and innovative materials; design and production of generators and electrochemical sensors. The acquired competences allow graduates to have open access to several industrial sectors such as those of polymeric materials, food industry, agrochemicals, additives, auxiliaries, materials for electronics, ecology, intellectual property (patents) and business management. The Master’s Degree in Industrial chemistry constitutes a preferential title to access the PhD program in the area of industrial chemistry.

Experience of study abroad as part of the training program

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During the Degree course, students can participate to study and internship experiences abroad within the Erasmus + Programme, which represents an excellent opportunity to improve their abilities and knowledge in an international context. The University of Milan has agreements with Universities located in different areas, which include: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
For more information http://www.unimi.it/studenti/erasmus/70801.htm

Degree syllabus

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I year

Insegnamenti e crediti
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Advanced industrial chemistry with lab 9
Chemical processes and industrial plants 6
Economics and management 6
The student must earn 9 ects by selecting one from the following items:
- Applied organic chemistry with lab
- Chemistry of inorganic materials with lab
- Energy: source, conversion and storage with lab



II year

Insegnamenti e crediti
Courses ECTS
Free-choice elective courses (the student must earn 12 ects by choosing freely between all the teachings activated, offered by the University, provided they are coherent with the educational project) 12
The student must earn 12 ects by selecting two of the following items:
- Patents and Management of Innovation (Course subscribed by Master in Chemical

- Chemical Safety
- Medicinal chemistry (Course subscribed by Master in Chemical  Sciences)


Thesis work and Final dissertation 39


The student must earn 24 ects by selecting 4 of the following items; one must belong to CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/06 class:


I Elective distinctive courses and credits
Distinctive courses Ssd ECTS
Catalytic methodologies in organic synthesis (Course subscribed by Master in Chemical sciences) CHIM/06 6
Concepts and methods in organic synthesis CHIM/06 6
Environmental electrochemistry CHIM/02 6
Industrial processes and scale-up CHIM/04 6
Nanotechnology of Inorganic Materials CHIM/03 6
Photochemistry (Course subscribed by Master in Chemical sciences) CHIM/02 6
Physical chemistry of formulations CHIM/02 6
Recycle and life cycle assessment (LCA) of products and processes CHIM/04 6
Environmental control and sustainability management CHIM/12 6
Heterogeneous catalysis CHIM/02  
Metal corrosion and protection ING-IND/23 6
Physical chemistry of disperse systems and of interfaces (Course subscribed by Master in Chemical sciences) CHIM/02 6
Polymer chemistry CHIM/04 6
Principles and applications of metallorganic chemistry CHIM/03 6
Process development CHIM/04 6
Synthetic methods in biotechnology CHIM/06 6

Other activities
-  3 ects for English proficiency