Introduction to the Curriculum.
Based on the above general considerations, the School's Curriculum Advisory Board set the following principles for the design of the Curriculum:
- Teaching hours less than 30 per week.
- Number of courses per semester less than 7.
- Strong chemical engineering character of studies.
- Recognition of the labour market situation of the country.
- Mandatory practical training in Industry.
- Professional specializations("directions").
The mandatory practical training of the students takes place in various Industries or research establishments for 5 weeks, at the beginning of the 9th Semester. The rest of the semester is devoted to the two mandatory courses of each specialization, to an optional course, and to the diploma thesis, which continues into the 10th Semester.
The professional specializations are in the following scientific areas:
- Industries of Organic Chemicals
- Industries of Inorganic Chemicals
- Food - Biotechnology
with the relevant five grouped courses beginning in the 7th Semester. There is a presentation of the contents of each course at the beginning of the 6th Semester, meant to enable the student to choose the appropriate specialization.
In order to avoid difficulties associated with the labour market and the specialization areas not chosen by the student, there are 3-hour mandatory courses in the other specializations, offered in the 6th Semester.