CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

OVERVIEW OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN CUBA

The role of a chemical engineer is characterized by their involvement in a vast array of processes aimed at addressing complex challenges. This profession is grounded in a robust scientific foundation, relying on a comprehensive understanding of laws and principles that are organized into key conceptual domains. These essential areas include:

  • Material Balances: The fundamental practice of accounting for all materials entering and leaving a process, ensuring that mass is conserved in any chemical operation.
  • Energy Balances: The analysis of energy flow within a chemical process, crucial for understanding and optimizing the conversion of energy forms and ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Physical Equilibrium: The study of systems in a state of balance, where no net change in phase distributions occurs, essential for the design and analysis of separation processes and systems stability.
  • Chemical Equilibrium: The exploration of the conditions under which reactants and products exist in a balance without further reaction, critical for predicting the outcomes of chemical reactions.
  • Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Rates: Investigating the speeds at which chemical and biochemical reactions proceed, which is vital for the design, control, and optimization of reactors.
  • Transfer Processes of Momentum, Heat, and Mass: Understanding the mechanisms and optimization of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer, respectively, which are fundamental to the engineering of process equipment and systems.
  • Economic Balance: The assessment of the economic viability of chemical processes, incorporating cost analysis and optimization to ensure profitability and sustainability.

Through mastering these fundamental concepts, chemical engineers are adept at devising, implementing, and improving processes that transform raw materials into valuable products, while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing efficiency and economic returns. Their expertise is essential in advancing innovations in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to energy production, making them pivotal contributors to global technological progress and sustainability.

QUALIFICATION AWARDED

Chemical Engineering

DURATION OF PROGRAM

4 years

Non-Spanish speaking students

The program’s duration is 5 years. Total cost of the program, including the 1st year of preparatory and Spanish language program.  The Spanish preparatory program includes the following:

  • Accommodation in CubaHeal students’ residence for the 1st year of Spanish Pre-med
  • Transportation from and to school
Career Preparatory/ Spanish language PRICE (USD) 1st year PRICE (USD) 2nd year PRICE (USD) 3rd year PRICE (USD) 4th year Total program cost
Chemical  Engineering $14,140.00 $5,500.00 $6,325.00 $7,705.00 $8,280.00 $41,950.00 USD

 

Spanish speaking Student:

The program’s duration is 4.5 years. For Spanish speaking visitors interested in this program, kindly visit our sister company by clicking on the image below: https://chmt-la.com/XXXXXXXXX

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Important Notices:

  1. All non-Spanish speaking students are required to enroll in a 1-year pre-med program intended to deepen students’ knowledge of the Spanish language related to Biomedical Sciences and also to train the students in the development of the teaching process.
  2. Upon submitting your application, it will be recorded in a database and is only valid for the academic year in which it was requested. Otherwise, if you do not attend in that period, you must make a new formal request.

The above prices include the following:

  • Enrollment
  • Right of attendance to all practical and theoretical teaching activities
  • Right to all the exams including the final state examination.
  • Marks certification.
  • Title duly legalized by the University of Medical Sciences where the student has attended studies at the end of the program.
  • Use of library services during the studies.
  • Access to sport and cultural areas of the University of Medical Sciences
  • Participation in its various manifestations and scientific advisory for research works.

The above prices do not include the following:

  • Accommodation for year 1st – 4th year of the engineering program
  • Meals
  • Learning materials
  • National or international transportation
  • Telephone services and/or internet services.
  • Books
  • Printing
  • Immigration procedures in Cuba
  • Change of migratory status
  • Identity document for year 1st – 4th year of engineering
  • Translations and legalization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or embassies
  • Health insurance or medical care
  • Paperwork and transfer of the deceased in case of death.

SUMMARY OF THE ENGINEERING DEGREE

  • Work Objectives

 

The primary objective of the Cuban Chemical Engineering program is to prepare Chemical Engineers to excel in the production of chemical and biochemical products, emphasizing their interactions with the environment. This goal is pursued with a steadfast commitment to minimizing costs while maximizing safety standards. Graduates are trained to:

  • Optimize Production Processes: Implement the most advanced and efficient methodologies in the production of chemical and biochemical products, ensuring that these processes are cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Deeply understand and proactively manage the impact of chemical and biochemical production on the environment. This involves integrating eco-friendly practices and technologies to reduce emissions, waste, and the depletion of natural resources.
  • Safety and Security: Uphold the highest levels of safety and security in all operations, safeguarding the well-being of workers and the community, and ensuring that production processes comply with national and international regulations.
  • Innovative Solution Development: Employ innovative thinking and cutting-edge research to address challenges in chemical and biochemical production, from the conceptualization of new products to the improvement of existing processes.

 

  • Modes of Action

The Cuban Chemical Engineering program equips professionals with distinctive modes of action that are critical for excelling in the production of chemical and biochemical products. These actions encompass a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • Evaluating: Conducting thorough assessments of both processes and equipment, ensuring that they are optimized for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with environmental standards.
  • Operating: Managing the day-to-day operations of chemical and biochemical production facilities, emphasizing the seamless integration of processes to achieve operational excellence.
  • Analyzing: Applying rigorous analytical techniques to understand process dynamics, identify improvement opportunities, and troubleshoot issues, ensuring that operations are running at optimal conditions.
  • Designing: Innovating and designing processes and equipment that enhance production efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and meet the evolving needs of the industry.
  • Research and Development: Engaging in cutting-edge research and development activities to pioneer new methods, products, and technologies that push the boundaries of chemical and biochemical engineering.
  • Economic Efficiency: Ensuring that plant operations are conducted in a manner that maximizes economic returns while minimizing costs and resource utilization.
  • Safety and Environmental Stewardship: Upholding the highest standards of safety to protect workers and the community, while implementing sustainable practices to prevent environmental damage.
  • Quality Assurance: Guaranteeing that all products meet or exceed established quality standards and specifications, ensuring customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance.
  • Fields of Action

The Cuban Chemical Engineering program delineates a diverse and dynamic range of Fields of Action, grounding its graduates in fundamental concepts that are crucial for the proficient evaluation, operation, design, and development of chemical and biochemical processes. These areas of expertise enable chemical engineers to make significant contributions across multiple sectors, including:

  • Chemical Production Industry: Engineers work on the synthesis and manufacture of chemicals, employing their knowledge to optimize processes, enhance safety, and minimize environmental impact.
  • Petrochemical Industry: Specializing in the processing and conversion of petroleum and natural gas into valuable chemical products, engineers in this sector focus on efficiency, innovation, and sustainability.
  • Food Industry: Chemical engineers apply principles of chemistry and microbiology to ensure food safety, extend shelf life, and develop new food products, prioritizing health and nutritional value.
  • Biochemical and Biotechnological Productions: In this rapidly evolving field, engineers harness biological processes for industrial and medical applications, including the production of pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and genetically modified organisms.
  • Sugar Industry and Its Derivatives: Engineers optimize the processing of sugarcane and beet to produce sugar and its derivatives, focusing on energy efficiency and by-product valorization to enhance sustainability.
  • Research Centers: Engaging in cutting-edge research, chemical engineers push the boundaries of science and technology, developing new materials, processes, and technologies that address global challenges.

 

CUBAHEAL’S SERVICES:

Prior and upon the student’s arrival to the Republic of Cuba, CubaHeal Inc will be responsible for coordinating and concluding the following logistical issues:

Prior to the student’s arrival:

  1. Ensure adequate accommodation in or near the school.
  2. Keep constant line of communication with the university’s administration to confirm seat reservation.
  3. Arranging for airport pickup

Upon the Student’s Arrival:

  1. Airport pickup
  2. An orientation session to familiarize the student with:
  • CubaHeal team.
  • local transportation.
  • Other aspects relating to and city’s facilities as well as relevant immigration and legal laws that must be adhered to in the Republic of Cuba.
  1. Establishment of bank
  2. Stand as a permanent point of reference for the student should a need arises.
  3. Stand as a permanent point of reference to the student’s relatives overseas should the need arises.

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