Profile of the programme
The second cycle of studies in Industrial Chemistry has as main objective to prepare professionals devoted to small and medium industries, to provide them with the knowledge to understand and act on manufacturing processes and, simultaneously, in solving the resulting environmental problems.
The Masters in Industrial Chemistry should still be able to meet the needs of an industry in constant evolution and implement quality, hygiene and safety standards.
Thus, the second cycle of studies in Industrial Chemistry has the following objectives:
- Consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired in the 1st cycle and apply them in understanding and solving issues in multidisciplinary context related to the chemical industry and biotechnology
- Apply the knowledge in complex situations, in diversified sectors, namely in research, quality control and industrial processes.
Key learning outcomes
Masters in Industrial Chemistry should be able to:
- Develop and deepen the knowledge obtained in the 1st cycle
- Apply the knowledge and comprehension and hability to solve problems in new situations, in broad contexts and disciplines, related to their field of study
- Integrate knowledge, handle complex issues, develop solutions and make judgments in situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflections on the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from those solutions and those judgments.
- Communicate their conclusions and the knowledge to specialists or non specialists, in a clear and unambiguous way
- Interact with other scientists from other areas of expertise, contributing to problems solving in an inter and multidisciplinary context
- Acquiring capacities to a long-life learning, as self-oriented or autonomous
- Adapt to new situations, including decision making, always bearing in mind the ethical and professional aspects
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts principles and theories related to the matters addressed during the master
- Perform advanced laboratory procedures and use of appropriate instrumentation for analysis, synthesis and characterization
- Plan and execute experimental work independently and evaluate procedures and results critically, in order to change procedures in future experiments, in view of its success
- Search databases of specialty, acquire the information relevant to the work to be undertaken, bearing in mind the ethical and professional aspects.
Occupational profiles of graduates
- Research teams in segments related to process management, biotechnology, materials science, quality and safety and also environmental protection, in order to pursue studies for a 3rd cycle
- Integration into teams for the promotion of technological development and innovation, sustainable enterprises, as well as management and control of production processes
- Activities in research laboratories or routine analysis, particularly in food, drinking water or industrial effluents
- Integration in industries related to following sectors: food, textile, leather, ceramics, cork processing, etc.
- Activities in companies related to quality control and effluent treatment
The Chemistry Department is equipped for teaching and research activities in various branches of chemistry, in particular:
- Environmental Chemistry
- Chemistry of Natural Products
- Organic Synthesis
- Carbohydrates Chemistry
- Applied Electrochemistry
- Solution Chemistry
- Chemical Technology
In addition to the research labs, there are specific infrastructures, including Laboratories of
Microscopy, Image Analysis and x-Ray.
There are other general infrastructures in the University such as:
-Central Library, where databases of journals and scientific conferences are also available and
can be downloaded
- Computer Rooms (open 24 h)
- Networks service (internal and external)
- Continuous Internet access service (email, telnet and www).
- Students residences
- Sports Center
- Academic Association Home
- Medical Center
- Cantines and bars
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation)
UBI Regulations [PT]
Regulamento ao Grau de Mestre em Química Industrial (Despacho de Critérios de Avaliação, homologado em 05/07/2010)