Polytechnic Institute of Tomar Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


The Chemical and Biochemical program is a bachelor's degree designed to provide higher education training in the particular field of chemistry. It is designed so as to allow easy access to the labor market as it places a strong emphasis on emerging areas in this field of knowledge. Being able to adapt to new processes and methods as well as solving concrete problems are the main objectives to be attained with this programme.

The program constantly seeks to establish links with economic activities through specific projects.

Thus and in order to strengthen these links and integrate the graduates in the labor market, the degree includes a Final Project in the third year that is developed in partnership with enterprises or organizations of the sector providing the students with the opportunity to actually contact with industry and services.

The degree's versatility allows the students' integration in several industry sectors namely pulp and paper, petrochemical, fibreboard, packaging, agri-food, ink industry and others. The course curriculum is organized so as to allow the performance of such activities as process control and monitoring, quality control, and auditing, training, and research.

Professional Goals

The curricular structure allows the selection of the following competencies and professional profiles:

  • Chemical Processes
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Biotechnology
  • Agri-Food

which can be developed in industries and services in areas such as chemistry, petrochemistry, pulp and paper, graphics, agri-food, leathers, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, polymers, types of cement and ceramics, consultancy, quality, and control.

...and in the public administration: Laboratories, Training, and Research, Certification, and Auditing, Regulatory Authorities.

Learning outcomes

The main objectives of the Chemical and Biochemical degree are:

  • to deliver higher-level skilled technical staff to perform functions in the industry, services, and public administration;
  • create competencies for activities related to project development and research.
Program taught in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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