Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Minor in Chemical Engineering

This minor is aimed at students who wish to acquire a fundamental knowledge of Chemical Engineering.

Throughout the program, students will gain a strong basic knowledge of various topics, including mass and energy balances, organic chemistry, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics and physicochemistry.

This knowledge provides a solid base for understanding and modeling key phenomena that occur in several areas of engineering such as biotechnology, biomedicine, development and elaboration of new materials, control of environmental pollution and mineral processing, among others.

Students enrolled in a program other than the Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering majors may take this minor.

Required Courses

  • QIM106A Inorganic Chemistry I
  • IIQ2003 Transport Phenomena
  • IIQ2043 Physical Chemistry
  • IIQ2133 Chemical Processes
  • QIM200 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

Complementary electives (*)

  • IIQ2013 Unit Operations I
  • IIQ2023 Unit Operations II

(*) If any of the required courses have been previously taken, the necessary courses from the list must be approved to complete the 50 credits required by this minor.

The list of courses is subject to modifications according to the academic planning in effect at the time of course registration. Remember to always be informed of the latest updates to the Study Programs.