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Chemical Engineering

The Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin is an exceptional place, where one can develop his or her interdisciplinary interests in order to possess knowledge and skills crucial for fulfilling their professional ambitions. The Faculty is a leading scientific and didactic unit. We offer courses in the most important areas of Polish economy such as chemistry, chemical and process engineering, materials and nanomaterials engineering, chemical technology, as well as our two majors taught in English – chemical engineering and materials science and engineering. Each of our majors has a teaching programme taking into account the latest directions of technological development and each of them is designed to meet the demands of fast-developing socio-economic environment.

Seven researchers of our Faculty officially belong to 2% of the world’s most influential scientists.
We also possess some of the best equipped laboratories not only in our country, but in the world. Developed technologies and materials place us among the most innovative scientists in Poland. This characteristic affects our high standards in quality of education in our courses, that is also confirmed by certificates assigned by the Polish Accreditation Committee and high ranks of our majors in the most respected rankings.

The Faculty offers a wide range of Student Scientific Groups and opportunities of cooperation within research and development projects, all aimed at developing interests and scientific passions of our students. At the Faculty there are organised numerous events and regular meetings and trainings with company representatives where students can gain new skills and have a chance to learn the newest trends in chemical engineering, materials science or chemistry. To add more, according to National Salary Survey, the future graduates of our Faculty have good perspectives for attractive salaries.

Chemical Engineering is a bridge connecting chemistry (chemical reactions in test tube) to the real world outside laboratory. Chemistry engineers find methods for increasing the laboratory scale of processes to an industrial scale. For this purpose, based on knowledge of physical, chemical and biological phenomena, they apply engineering principles to: invent, design, develop and implement processes, manage and operate processes, design and improve products. Chemical Engineering is, first of all, knowledge of processes and appliances in industrial systems, ability to design and supervise the operation of industrial systems. If you want, that your study

  • will connect you with chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology to help your understanding of core concepts,
  • will have interdisciplinary character – allows you to acquire extensive knowledge useful in many areas of activity and develop a very broad range of skills
  • will help you to understand how to change raw materials into required and useful products, while taking into consideration health and safety and cost issues,
  • gave you the chance to learn about developing, design and improving methods, processes and products used in chemical engineering areas,

Chemical Engineering study can give you these. Our study will allow you to develop your passions and achieve success in the professional field in a wide range of industries.

Chemical Engineering study – the most important information

Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering conducts only Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical engineering which lasts 3.5 years. 

The requirements to be met by the applicants for bachelors’ study in chemical engineering:

Chemical Engineering at WPUT is study that take place on a daily basis. The curriculum includes theoretical lectures, as well as classes, projects and laboratory and practics.

As a chemical engineer you can work in a variety of worldwide industries and including:

  • fertilize
  • energy
  • food and drink
  • oil and gas
  • pharmaceuticals
  • plastics
  • toiletries
  • water treatment
  • and in research units. 

Modern chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques, such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biomedical engineering.

What does such an engineer do, what does his / her job look like?

Chemical engineer primarily deals with the design of processes which involves: developing new processes, designing equipment and systems for processes, controlling a process or improving the process. Engineers, graduates of Chemical Engineering deal with physical and chemical changes (such as chemical and biochemical reactions, momentum, heat and mass transfer processes) on different scales, i.e. on the molecular level (how molecules react), on the process level (as changes occur in apparatus), on the system level (which way processes can be related to each other) and on the global level (logistics, management, environment).

Where can a graduate work?

Chemical Engineering makes it possible to achieve many attractive professional careers in the country and abroad. Engineers with the specialty of Chemical and Process Engineering are easily able to find employment in small and large companies with a wide range of activities. Process Engineer is still one of the best-paid professions in the world. Our graduates are specialists needed in the chemical and refining, natural gas treatment, rubber, food and pharmaceutical, energy and heating industries, municipal and sewage treatment plants, process equipment construction, design offices, consulting companies, environmental control services, safety, industrial hygiene, in laboratories and research institutes. Graduates, who do not want to work in the industry can easily find employment in other sectors, because they acquired skills in solving modern engineering problems at university. They possess skills in engineering analysis and management. Chemical engineer has the ability to prepare technical documentation and has the appropriate qualifications to participate in research and development projects focused on the needs of the industry.

What does the wide range of scientific research look like? What projects do students work on?

Classes in Chemical Engineering are conducted by the competent and qualified staff. Students have access to the latest simulation and process optimisation software and modern, well-equipped laboratories. The high quality of education is confirmed by the qualification of Chemical Engineering in the Shanghai ranking. The high quality of didactics coincides with the research carried out by the scientific and didactic staff. During their studies, students have the opportunity to cooperate with scientists as part of research projects financed from external sources. As part of these projects, students can pursue their scientific interests as well as obtain a direct contact with academic teachers. What skills will students obtain during their studies? By studying Chemical and Process Engineering you will gain a wide range of skills. You will have universal technical knowledge in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biochemistry, mechanics, material engineering and computer science. You will learn the basics of economics, management, safety and environmental protection. You will gain the ability to apply the latest achievements in the field of computer-aided design of processes. A student of Chemical Engineering will acquire knowledge in various fields, e.g. science, technology, information technology, economics, management, entrepreneurship, security, health and the environment. You will acquire the ability to design apparatus and processes (e.g. manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, processing of polymers and food products, energy production, processing of oil and gas, environmental protection), products (e.g.: chemicals, polymers, consumer products, food products, pharmaceuticals) as well as production apparatus and systems.

The graduate is equipped with:

  • General as well as practical knowledge within the scope of technical sciences in terms of description of momentum, heat and mass transfer processes, thermodynamics and process kinetic, chemical reactions engineering and in the range of resources, processes and products including nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, applied catalysis and environmental aspects;
  • Competencies to solve engineering tasks typical for chemical and process engineering, related disciplines connected with designing problems of process apparatus and equipment, their operation analysis and effective exploitation;
  • Ability to use basic commercial software as well as simple programs developed independently; ability to use professional literature and data bases, to process and convey written and oral messages including modern communication and presentation media, to prepare calculations of process costs and achieving the set goals;
  • Ability to use acquired knowledge in professional life, that might be realised in Poland and abroad, to communicate with environment at the place of work, to participate actively in team work, to manage subordinate staff, to launch self-employment and to deal with legal and economic issues;
  • Preparation to take up a second-cycle programme in different fields of study in Poland and abroad.


General information

  • duration of the studies: 7 semesters (3,5 year)
  • form of studies: full-time
  • language of instruction: English
  • planned start of the programme: 1 October 2022
  • planned completion of studies: 1 March 2026
  • detailed description of the programme
  • contact person for the programme – prof. Rafał Rakoczy 
  • admissions limit: 24

Financial aspects of studies

Tuition fees: 4200 PLN / semester (approx. 1000 EUR / semester)

Fees not related to tuition:

  • registration fee (85 PLN)
  • students ID (22 PLN)
  • repetition of subjects and additional courses not covered by the study programme (if applicable).

Important note! Students cover all costs related to accommodation and maintenance (living costs, local transport, etc.).

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