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Industrial Chemistry


The graduates with a Second-cycle degree in Industrial Chemistry are able to work independently or in teams, also assuming responsibility for projects and structures, carrying out activities for the promotion and development of scientific and technological innovation in the chemical field, as well as technology management in the chemical sector. People with different cultural backgrounds will also be active in the design of the technologies in question. 

In particular, they can:
- manage or coordinate the development and modification of formulations and industrial processes;

- manage and coordinate quality control in the basic chemical, petrochemical, materials, polymer, pharmaceutical, food and manufacturing industries;

- manage and coordinate the customisation, advertising and marketing of chemical and pharmaceutical products;

- manage and coordinate the management of patents and intellectual property and the management of prevention, safety and environmental protection in accordance with the increasingly stringent regulations on chemical compounds.


In order to perform the indicated professional functions, the graduate in Industrial Chemistry has acquired the following competences: 
- innovation in the design and synthesis of chemical products and materials;
- analysis of quality and process control;
- supervision and management of chemical processes at industrial plant level;
- chemistry and technology of industrial processes and formulations with particular regard to the use of natural resources and alternative sources;
- problems of design, experimentation and scale-up of industrial chemical processes;

The Industrial Chemist has also acquired the

- ability to work in collaboration with various chemical and engineering professionals;

- ability to communicate, in relation to scientific and general culture issues, with appropriate language, including non-specialist language and also in English 


The graduate with a Second-cycle  degree in Industrial Chemistry typically enters the chemical industry and all industries that require the use of chemistry
- as an integral part of their activities;
- for research and development of processes and products;
- for the organisation and control of production. 
It is indeed a characteristic of modern industrial development that chemistry has penetrated even traditionally non-chemical sectors where it is now recognised as a driver of development. The graduate with a Second-cycle  degree in Industrial Chemistry will have acquired a background that will enable him/her to interact effectively with the various components of the manufacturing world, from engineering to business. 
The occupational opportunities for a graduate with a Second-cycle degree in Industrial Chemistry are: 
- in the area of research and development of chemical products and formulations;
- in the area of production (including chemical process, packaging, logistics, maintenance, safety and emission control);
- in the area of product analysis and quality control;
- in the area of customisation, sales and marketing of chemical and polymer products. 
They can be placed in
- public bodies;
- small, medium and large national and international companies involved in the production of detergents, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, food and packaging products;
- professional and patent offices. 
The graduates with a Second-cycle degree who have passed the specific State Examination for qualifying to practise as chemists may register in Section A of the Register of Chemists and undertake consulting work as a freelancer (Senior Chemist).