Università degli Studi di Perugia

Degree course in Chemical sciences

Course Name
CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Course Code
LM27
Class (Ministerial code)
LM-54
Website
http://www.dcbb.unipg.it/en/master-degree-in-chemical-sciences
Field(s) of study
SCED Area 05 – Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Qualification award
Master Degree
Level of qualification according to the NQF and the EQF
EHEA Second cycle; EQF Level 7
Length of programme / number of credits
2 years / 120 ECTS
Language of Teaching
Italian/English
Mode of study
In-class
Didactic centre
Perugia
Programme director
Nadia Balucani
Access to the course
Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Specific admission requirements
Formal Requirements Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking. a work if required competences are lacking.
Evaluation of specific subject knowledge on entry
Verification of the possession of the curricular requirements with the methods indicated in the academic regulation of the course of study Foreign students are required to take a test to verify their proficiency of the Italian language, except Erasmus Incoming students, Exchange Students and students in mobility as per the Cooperation Agreement
Profile of the programme
The study program aims at providing an advanced methodological preparation, based on constantly updated and high quality scientific content, which allows students to acquire knowledge, competences, abilities to carry out scientific research or the profession in the chemistry. The preparation achieved is adequate both for the continuation of the subsequent training cycle (PhD in Italy pr abroad), or entering the labor market with sufficient skills to take on roles of responsibility. To achieve these goals, the learning and training activities allow a deepening of the basic aspects of chemistry already achieved in the previous cycle of studies and a further, detailed study in one or more aspects of chemistry. The study course is organized in five curricula dedicated to: - Physical Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry for Energy and Catalysis - Organic chemistry - Energy and Sustainability - Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling. The Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling curriculum is associated with the Erasmus Mundus Master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling, TCCM involving 8 other European universities (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands; Kathotlieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse lll, France; Universitat de Valencia, Spain; Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; University of the Trieste Studies, ltaly; Sorbonne Université, France) and allows getting a joint title. - The Energy and Sustainability curriculum allows the achievement of a double degree issued with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (for selected students who go on the move for at least a semester at the partner university in Israel). Scholarships are available).
Programme learning outcomes
Graduates of the Program will be able to demonstrate: - knowledge and understanding that is founded upon and extends that of Bacherol’s level in chemistry, and that provides a basis for originality in developing and applying ideas within a research context - competences which fit them for employment as professional chemists in chemical and related industries or in public service - knowledge and competence which will give them access to third cycle course units or degree programs - ability to apply their knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader or multidisciplinary contexts related to chemical sciences; - ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity, and formulate judgements with incomplete or limited information but that include reflecting on ethical responsibilities linked to the applications of their knowledge and judgements; - ability to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audience clearly and unambiguously; - ability to continue to study in a manner largely self-directed or autonomous and to take responsibility for their own professional development.
Qualification requirements and regulations
Admission to the final test for the achievement of the qualification will require that the student has acquired all the credits foreseen in the study plan for training activities other than the final test. The final test for the achievement of the qualification is public and consists of the presentation of a thesis work to a special commission. The thesis consists of an experimental research activity on a topic related to curriculum chosen by the student. The research work is complemented by the preparation, presentation and discussion of a written thesis in Italian or English, in which the results achieved during the thesis work are reported.
Examination regulations and grading scale
Assessment is normally an oral or written exam; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other evaluation elements (seminars, reports, etc.) can be foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles. The grades for subject exams are measured in thirtieths (0-30 scale), the minimum grade is 18/30 and the maximum grade is 30/30. The maximum grade can be enhanced with “cum laude” (30 cum laude), in case of excellence. Grades are given by an exam commission of at least two teachers, whose President is the chair of the subject. The main exam sessions are held in January/February, March/April, June/July, September/October. Students may retake exams, if not passed. The University provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution of the examination and final grades among students for each degree programme. The final degree evaluation is expressed in one hundred and tenths (0-110 scale), the minimum grade is 66/110 and the maximum grade is 110/110. The calculation of the final grade of each candidate takes into account the average of the grades obtained in the subject exams, as well as the quality of the work performed in research or in the final thesis which is discussed in public before an exam commission. “Cum laude” (110 cum laude) may be added to the maximum grade if the exam commission decides unanimously.
Obligatory or optional mobility windows
The mobility windows are optional and flexible and can cover a semester or an entire academic year depending on the needs of the individual student. The course of study encourages and promotes mobility associated with internship activities (12 ECTS, 2 months) and thesis work (24 ECTS) scheduled for the second semester of the second year through the Erasmus Traineeship program. Students who enroll in the curriculum in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling and who intend to achieve the joint degree are required to attend the common courses at the institutions of the consortium during the first semester of the second year. They have to perform part of the work associated with their degree thesis at one of the partner universities abroad. Students who enroll in the Energy and Sustainability curriculum and who intend to achieve the double degree must go to the partner university Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the move during the second semester of the second year (exchange semester according to the joint the agreement).
Work-based learning
The course includes a traineeship associated with the thesis. The traineeship can be carried out within the department hosting the course (research-based), but also at external companies (industrial placement) or abroad. The aim of the traineeship is to provide the student with the opportunity to conduct part of the thesis work outside the academy. Part of the free credits can be used to increase the duration of the external traineeship. It is also possible to carry out all the work of the degree thesis in external research institutes or industries, provided that the thesis project includes aspects of innovation and / or research (also applied).
Occupational profiles of graduates
After the Master degree, it Is possibile start the profession of Chemist: passing the State exam for the qualification to exercise the profession Section A allows enrollment in the professional register as Senior Chemist. Occupational fields: research, synthesis, analysis, characterization and quality control laboratories, both in the chemical industry as well as in other industries in the sectors of health, environment, energy, food, conservation of cultural heritage, polymers, adhesives, paints, dyes, products for agriculture, etc., in research institutes and in the public sector. Further possibilities are consultancy activities as a freelancer (for the skills foreseen for the second level graduate) in the sectors of analysis and quality control, environmental protection and civil protection activities. The main occupational profile of graduates are: - research and development in research institutes or industries - quality control and sales sector - freelance activity - teaching - environmental protection and remediation
UnitLanguageAnnoPeriodCFU
INORGANIC MATERIALS: SYNTHETIS STRUCTURE AND PROPERTY
Curriculum: Chimica inorganica per l'energia e la catalisi
Italian1II7
METHODS FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Curriculum: Chimica inorganica per l'energia e la catalisi
Italian1II6
ADVANCED ENGLISH (LEVEL B2)
In all curricula
English1I3
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Curriculum: Chimica organica
Italian1II8
ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Curriculum: Chimica fisica
Italian1II13
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PROCESSES
In all curricula
English1I6
COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
Curriculum: Theoretical chemistry and computational modelling
English1II6
DYNAMICS OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Curriculum: Theoretical chemistry and computational modelling
English1II6
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
In all curricula
English1I6
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Curriculum: Energy and sustainability
English1II8
INORGANIC MOLECULAR COMPOUNDS: CHEMISTRY, CATALYSIS AND ENERGY
Curriculum: Chimica inorganica per l'energia e la catalisi
Italian1II7
INORGANIC QUANTUM CHEMISTRY
Curriculum: Theoretical chemistry and computational modelling
English1II9
LABORATORY FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND NUMERICAL METHODS
Curriculum: Theoretical chemistry and computational modelling
Italian1I2
MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Curriculum: Energy and sustainability
English1II6
MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
Curriculum: Theoretical chemistry and computational modelling
Italian1II8
MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
Curriculum: Chimica fisica
Italian1II8
NANOSTRUCTURED SYSTEMS
In all curricula
Italian1I6
OPTOELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Curriculum: Energy and sustainability
English1II8
OPTOELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Curriculum: Chimica fisica
English1II8
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
Curriculum: Chimica organica
Italian1II12
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Curriculum: Chimica organica
Italian1I2
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Curriculum: Chimica fisica
Italian1I2
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Curriculum: Energy and sustainability
Italian1I2
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Curriculum: Chimica inorganica per l'energia e la catalisi
Italian1I2
REACH, CLP REGULATIONS AND CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
In all curricula
Italian1I2
SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS FOR ORGANIC AND BIOORGANIC MOLECULES
In all curricula
Italian1I6
THEORETICAL APPROACHES FOR THE STUDY OF MOLECULES AND INORGANIC MATERIALS
Curriculum: Chimica inorganica per l'energia e la catalisi
English1II9
THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Curriculum: Energy and sustainability
English1II7
WEAK INTERACTIONS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Curriculum: Chimica organica
Italian1II9
DIDACTICS OF CHEMISTRY
In all curricula
Italian2I6
ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION OF INORGANIC MATERIALS
In all curricula
Italian2I6
ADVANCED METHODS IN ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS AND MOLECULAR MODELLING
Curriculum: Theoretical chemistry and computational modelling
English2I12
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
In all curricula
Italian2I6
BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
In all curricula
Italian2I6
CHEMISTRY AND ENERGY SOURCES
In all curricula
Italian2I6
CHEMISTRY OF POLYMERS
In all curricula
Italian2I6
CHEMOINFORMATICS
In all curricula
Italian2I6
COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES TO ORGANIC REACTIONS
In all curricula
Italian2I6
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR THE MECHANISM STUDY OF THE ORGANIC REACTIONS
In all curricula
Italian2I6
FEMTOCHEMISTRY
In all curricula
Italian2I6
MODELING OF ORGANIC MOLECULES
In all curricula
Italian2I6
NON LINEAR OPTICS
In all curricula
English2I6
OPTIONAL SUBJECT
In all curricula
Italian2I12
PHOTOCHEMISTRY
In all curricula
Italian2I6
STAGE FOR OPTIONAL SUBJECT
In all curricula
2I6
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS FOR MICROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS
In all curricula
Italian2I6
THEORETICAL METHODS FOR MOLECULAR DYNAMICS
In all curricula
English2I6
TRAINEESHIP 1ST PART
In all curricula
2I6
TRAINEESHIP 2ND PART
In all curricula
2II6

Free-choice training activities

UnitPeriodCFU
Group GRUPPO AFFINI E INTEGRATIVE II ANNO
CFU (University training credits) required: 12
Group CREDITI A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE
CFU (University training credits) required: Min12 - Max15
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