CAREER: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
QUALIFICATION: CHEMICAL ENGINEER
DURATION OF THE CAREER: 4 YEARS
The chemical engineer acts on a huge diversity of processes to solve the problems that arise, and for this is based on solidly established scientific foundations, which can be interpreted in terms of laws and principles grouped into blocks of fundamental concepts, the main ones being: balance of materials, energy balance, physical equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, chemical and biochemical reaction rates, transfer processes of momentum, heat and mass; and economic balance.
The Chemical Engineer has as an object of work the process of production of chemical and biochemical products, and their interactions with the environment; at the lowest possible cost and with maximum security.
Modes of action
In the production of chemical and biochemical products, this professional highlights his characteristic modes of action such as evaluating, operating, analyzing and designing both the entire process and the equipment used in it; as well as, in its performance in the research and development activity. He must ensure that the operation of the plant is carried out economically, efficiently and safely, without causing environmental damage and ensuring that the products meet the established requirements and specifications.
Fields of action
The field of action of the chemical engineer is identified with the blocks of fundamental concepts that are applied for the evaluation, operation, design or development of the chemical and biochemical processes, being its spheres of action:
The chemical production industry
The petrochemical industry.
The food industry.
Biochemical and biotechnological productions.
The sugar industry and its derivatives.
NOTE: PAYMENTS ARE PERFORMED PER ACADEMIC YEAR ACCORDING TO THE OFFER AGREED