Undergraduate Degree (BSc) in Chemistry and Chemical Technologies
Starting from the academic year 2017/2018 the undergraduate Degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technologies will activate a first year course in which four modules, of the eight offered, will be taught completely in English. The modules in English will be the following:
- Physics (10 ECTS): annual module (from the last week of September 2017 to the middle of June 2018)
- Organic Chemistry (10 ECTS): 2nd didactic period (from the beginning of March 2018 to the middle of June 2018)
- Physical Chemistry (8 ECTS): 2nd didactic period (from the beginning of March 2018 to the middle of June 2018)
- General and Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory (12 ECTS): annual module (from the last week of September 2017 to the middle of June 2018)
The above modules will also be held on a parallel course, in Italian. The rest of the three-year course will be delivered in Italian for all students. On the one hand, for foreign students, this initiative will enable a smoother transition onto the rest of our three-year degree course in Chemistry and Chemical Technologies ; on the other hand, it will allow Italian students to become familiar with international scientific language from their first year of studies. We aim, over time, to activate a three-year degree entirely in English.
For the academic year 2017-2018 there will be a limited number of places on the modules taught in English. From a minimum number of 10 students up to a maximum number of 40 students will be given the opportunity to study on these modules and priority will be given to students from abroad. Should the demand exceed the number of places available, students will be selected based on the following criteria:
- TARM rating
- Secondary school leaving certificate final mark
- Possession of a level B2 language certification
INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
Chemistry is all around us in the natural environment and in our man-made lives. The key role that chemistry plays in our understanding of nature and in the economic and technological development of our society is destined to continue in that it holds the solution to many of the challenges currently facing mankind. These include finding evermore efficient ways of creating environmentally-friendly industrial processes; improving the treatment and recycling of waste products; identifying renewable sources of energy and making better use of those already available to us; the development of nanotechnologies based on applications at an atomic level and the synthesis of new materials, pharmaceuticals and catalysts as well as the definition of their compounds and how they behave for technological, environmental and investigative purposes (e.g. the presence of toxins in food and drugs in body fluids).