Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry
Study program „Chemical Engineering” is the only program in this field in Latvia. Program envisages training of chemical engineering specialists for enterprises dealing with processing and manufacturing chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, food, cosmetics, fuel, wood, ceramics, textile and building materials etc., as well as specialists for corresponding research laboratories and research institutions. Studies include typical for this branch education in processes and apparatus of chemical technology, specialization in chemistry and technology of polymer and silicate materials, fuels, biologically active compounds and wood, as well as environmental chemistry and technology. Simultaneously with theoretical studies student gains practical skills in pedagogy, acquires research methods and technique, participates in scientific seminars.
Education in chemical engineering let to work in enterprises of different branches, where leading specialists in engineering sciences – who can manage chemical processes, can ensure quality, are capable to develop new methods and equipment, are able to create, to design and to introduce new innovative technologies – are needed. Such knowledge is necessary to work in testing, quality control and research laboratories of different products and materials.
The goal of study program is to provide the highest qualification corresponding to doctor’s level in chemical engineering, as well as to prepare for pedagogical work.