Curriculum of Studies
The Chemical Engineer graduate gains the knowledge and ability to apply the basics of physics, chemistry, mathematics and technical sciences, as well as of social studies, economics and humanistic studies, in areas that refer to matter transformation processes and plants or processes where matter is processed or treated in the best way in all views (technical, financial, social). In addition, based on contemporary needs, the Chemical Engineer tries to ensure the maximum conservation of source materials, energy / matter as well as environmental protection.
The scope of the Department
The aim of Greek Schools of Chemical Engineering is the education of scientists – engineers, able to be active in research, development and improvement of industrial production methods, in material technology, environmental protection and energy production. Furthermore, students are educated in study, construction, function and technical support of various plants, in project management and application of standards (management of environment, regulations of quality, health and safety standards).
Main areas of employment for Chemical Engineers
Today, the main function of a Chemical Engineer is the analysis, design, optimization and control of all chemical processes in the chemical industry. To this end, the graduates must fully understand the chemistry and kinetics of the reactions involved, the properties and behavior of the materials used, as well as the principles of thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer. These subjects, therefore, constitute the core of a Curriculum in Chemical Engineering.
Required Graduates Skills
In order to exploit the technical knowledge acquired from the above core courses, chemical engineers must also have an understanding of the principles involved in economics, computer-aided process design, process control and optimization. They must furthermore have a sound preparation in mathematics and computer programming so that they quantify their designs and evaluations. These subjects therefore also constitute an essential part of the chemical engineering curriculum. Finally, a number of non-technical options are offered so that students may pursue the development of interests which lie outside the confines of the professional requirements of Chemical Engineering.
Duration of studies
Students graduate after 5 years of studies. The School awards the Diploma in Chemical Engineering, as well as the degree of Doctor of Chemical Engineering. The graduation requirements include the successful completion of 46 compulsory and 9 elective courses, in addition to a Diploma Thesis. The academic year is structured in two semesters.