Second cycle studies

At the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, we conduct full-time second cycle studies (master's) in the field of chemical and process engineering. Students attend general courses describing the field, but they also choose one of the tracks which provide them with specialised knowledge in some aspects of the field.

The Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering was awarded the Certificate of Educational Excellence "Partner for Development - Excellence in Cooperation with the Socio-Economic Environment" in 2022. We create opportunities for our students to learn about potential jobs while they are already studying. In cooperation with the Faculty Student Council and the Scientific Club, we organize excursions to chemical, biotechnology or processing plants.

WIChiP is also accredited by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) by the Accreditation Commission for Universities of Technology (KAUT). With this accreditation, a diploma obtained from studies at WIChiP is recognized in European countries.

The second cycle (master's) tracks include:

Photo shows the coordinator of the Green Technologies in Chemical Engineering track, profesor Andrzej Stankiewicz

Green Technologies in Chemical Engineering [in English]

Supervisor of the track: prof. dr inż. Andrzej Stankiewicz

Upon completion of the GTCE program, the graduates possess fundamental and practical knowledge of the development, design and operation of modern chemical processes with a particular focus on sustainability. They have proficiency in implementing chemical and physical processing of raw materials into useful forms of advanced market products while minimising the environmental burden. In particular, the graduates:

  • have detailed knowledge of modern chemical equipment and processes and can describe and mathematically model the course of such processes;
  • know the principles of designing industrial equipment and process plants, taking into account the mathematical analysis methods of process economy;
  • know the basic methods of industrial process, can use computer-aided design methods (CAD/CFD) as well as plan and conduct research and development work using digitalised control and measurement systems;
  • know the novel technologies of process intensification and the principles of sustainable development in the industry, with a particular focus on renewable feedstocks and renewable energy-based processing (green fuels, electrification);
  • can independently conduct and manage complex projects in the process industry.

The acquired education allows the graduates to start independent work in creating, modernising, optimising and implementing new processes in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic sectors. It also allows them to develop a managerial career or pursue a scientific development path by joining a PhD program.

GTCE full program (.pdf)

Photo shows the coordinator of the Industrial Processes Engineering track, profesor Lukasz Makowski


Industrial Process Engineering [in Polish]

Supervisor of the track: prof. dr hab. inż. Łukasz Makowski

Students of the track acquire detailed knowledge of physical and chemical phenomena occurring during industrial processes. The study program takes into account methods of designing chemical reactors and realization of chemical processes, methods of designing and conducting processes of separation of gaseous and liquid mixtures, methods of computer-aided design using CAD software, as well as mathematical methods of a cost analysis of the realization of industrial processes. Modern issues discussed during courses on this track are aspects of the intensification of process and principles of sustainable development, as well as multiscale modelling. Graduates of the track are prepared to independently manage the processes of the processing industry.


Photo shows the coordinator of the Bioengineering track, profesor Tomasz Ciach

Bioengineering [in Polish]

Supervisor of the track: prof. dr hab. inż. Tomasz Ciach

Students of the track acquire detailed knowledge of the design and conduct of industrial processes carried out with microorganisms and substances of biological origin. These processes produce protein substances, enzymes, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, antibodies, and food products at an industrial scale. Graduates have the skills to conduct biotechnological processes on an industrial scale, design bioreactors and processes used to produce bioproducts, and conduct research with microorganisms and bioactive substances. In addition, graduates are qualified to design and conduct processes for manufacturing pharmaceuticals and biomedical products.  


Photo shows the coordinator of the Engineering of Dispersed Systems track, profesor Tomasz Sosnowski

Engineering of Dispersed Systems [in Polish]

Supervisor of the track: prof. dr hab. inż. Tomasz Sosnowski

Students of the track acquire detailed knowledge of the occurrence, calculation and application of dispersed systems (micro- and nanodisperse) in various issues of process engineering and environmental protection, as well as in selected issues related to the effects of dispersions on the human body (either as pollutants or drug carriers). The study program connects the faculty members' ongoing scientific and technical activities, in which the students participate during their studies (research-based education). Graduates can design processes involving the dispersed phase (including dispersion generation, dispersion separation, application in product engineering, and environmental and health protection); they also have knowledge of the operation and use of modern research and measurement equipment for determining the properties of dispersion systems.


Photograph presents professor Pawel Gierycz

Nanostructured Products Engineering [in Polish]

Supervisor of the track: prof. dr hab. inż. Paweł Gierycz

Students in the track acquire detailed knowledge of designing and conducting processes for producing nanostructures useful in process industries and medicine. These processes produce nanocatalysts, bone scaffolds, advanced graphene materials and their derivatives at an industrial scale. Graduates are skilled in conducting processes for producing advanced nanostructured materials on an industrial scale, designing such materials and implementing processes for their production.


The master's degree program of the second cycle lasts 1.5 years (3 semesters) and begins in the summer semester of a given academic year.


For students with disabilities, we provide support in the implementation of the didactic process adapted to individual needs. In this regard, we cooperate with the Section for Persons with Disabilities, established in 2012 and operating within the Office of Student Affairs.