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Chemical Engineering

BSc: 3 years (180 ECTS units)

Chemical Engineering holds a unique position linking molecular sciences and engineering. Traditionally associated with energy and combustion systems, chemical engineers are now leading new developments in the fields of health, biotechnology, advanced materials, energy, consumer products and environmental solutions.

With the BSc in Chemical Engineering, ISEP trains engineers capable of managing product and processes projects in both industrial and laboratory environments. Students acquire multidisciplinary knowledge that prepares them to work with industrial production, quality control, environmental management, energy and development of new products and materials.

Focused on technological innovation and sustainability, the course covers core areas of engineering and specific components of chemical engineering. Each semester, students develop case studies and lab projects. The final project can be developed with companies or research groups.

Recently, ISEP students presented studies on the optimization of biodiesel production process; Kaizen implementation methodologies in a refinery; monitoring effluents; development of new pavement products; water quality control; beer and milk production, among other examples.

Postgraduate Studies Graduate students can continue their specialization with the MSc in Chemical Engineering.


Number: 9125
No. dispatch/concierge: 12 806/2006
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Algebra 1st Semester
Algorithmic and Programming 1st Semester
Physics 1 1st Semester
Laboratory I 1st Semester
Mathematics I 1st Semester
General and Inorganic Chemistry 1st Semester
Physics 2 2st Semester
Introduction to Chemical Engineering 2st Semester
Laboratory II 2st Semester
Mathematics II 2st Semester
Analytical Chemistry 2st Semester
Organic Chemistry 2st Semester
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Applied Statistics 1st Semester
Laboratory III 1st Semester
Instruments Methods of Analysis 1st Semester
Chemical Physics Thermodynamics I 1st Semester
Fluids Transfer Systems 1st Semester
Biochemistry and Microbiology 2st Semester
Chemical Reaction Engineering I 2st Semester
Laboratory IV 2st Semester
Chemical Physics Thermodynamics II 2st Semester
Heat Transfer 2st Semester
Mass Transfer 2st Semester
3º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Chemical Reaction Engineering II 1st Semester
Instrumentation and Control 1st Semester
Laboratory of Chemical Technology V 1st Semester
Optimization in Chemical Industry 1st Semester
Separation Processes 1st Semester
Economy and Management 2st Semester
Laboratory of Chemical Technology VI 2st Semester
Materials and Corrosion 2st Semester
Project/Internship 2st Semester
Seminar 2st Semester
  • ISEP graduates develop technical, scientific and cultural skills, according to the sixth level of the National Qualifications Framework. The BSc ensures students are prepared to face the labour market and apply to the main professional bodies in Portugal: Ordem dos Engenheiros and OET. Career prospects Graduates in Chemical Engineering can develop several activities at process and industrial management level, laboratory and industrial quality control
  • new materials and products development, environmental protection
  • analytical methodologies
  • research and training
  • among other opportunities. In recent years, ISEP graduates started their career in companies dedicated to the chemical, biochemistry, food and agricultural, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, biotechnology and energy industries.

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