Specialisation course and Professional Development in Environmental Chemical Engineering: Industrial Water Treatment and Biotechnology of Renewable Resources (II Edition – Interuniversity)
Course partially running ( all years except the first)
The course proposes to train professionals in industrial water treatment who will operate in positions of responsibility in both public and private entities, such as companies providing environmental services, regulatory agencies, local administrations that operate in the field of sewage and biomass disposal, private companies and manufacturing. The expert will acquire the technical and scientific, juridical and managerial knowledge necessary to allow him/her to deal with the planning, management, regulation and analysis of every phase of water treatment so as to trace risk elements, introduce innovations capable of reducing the environmental impact as well as optimizing the cycle of treatment by way of:
• substituting conventional processes in favour of more advanced ones when necessary;
• identifying the processes capable of producing the least amount of waste;
• making adjustments and fine tuning the processes in accordance with national and local norms of environmental protection;
• carrying out supervision and implementing prevention in the planning stages for the collection and disposal of treatment waste;
• assessing the consequences to the environment;
• economic management.
Earning this Masters degree will allow the graduate to:
• oversee the structure of the entire water supply network from water abstraction to waste disposal;
• manage the connection with other treatment networks by way of coordinating various kinds of expertise;
• actively participate in the planning of individual processes and their networks as concerns the combined treatment of sewage and biomass disposal;
• be capable of introducing appropriate innovations and improve the environmental efficiency of the system;
• coordinate an assessment and environmental control system as well as a system of procedural efficacy;
• coordinate work units dedicated to specific tasks;
• manage the legal and economic aspects of safety.
An expert in the management of industrial water treatment will be able to find employment in:
• companies and firms providing services in both the public and private sectors;
• laboratories doing environmental research;
• private manufacturing companies;
• firms providing professional consultancy.
The introduction to the workplace will be facilitated by considerable experience in the field through a traineeship with leading companies in the sector as well as laboratory research experience set up by the water treatment plant in Treviso and the consortium of universities. Every student by way of individual interviews and continuous support will be guided in the choice best suited to one’s own abilities as well as available career opportunities.