J. Garcia, A. Rodriguez, J.M. Gómez, E. Diez, S. Álvarez

Complutense University (SPAIN)
Master’s degree is the second cycle of university studies. The student will further advance his or her knowledge and specialize in a particular field, or acquire an interdisciplinary formation, oriented to academic or professional specialization, or to the introduction to research tasks.
The master's degree in Chemical Engineering: Process Engineering of Chemical Engineering Department in Complutense University is intended for graduates with scientific or technical backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career related to innovation and the development and application of technologies for the diagnosis and resolution of environmental problems. This master consists of 90 ECTS, structured in two semesters of 30 ECTS, plus a third semester of 30 ECTS for the realization of the Master Thesis and the practices in industry and research centers, which will be exposed in a public session.
The subject of Advanced Engineering Process for Water Purification (AEPWP) is optional with 6 ECTS credits, and aims to develop: water and wastewater treatment scientists, technologists and engineers with the skills to solve practical problems, communicate effectively and work successfully both in teams and individually; High quality graduates trained and qualified to work in all areas of water and wastewater treatment and management enabling them to provide a valuable contribution to the Spain and global water sectors; Understanding of water and wastewater systems through innovative teaching, achieved by blending theory, application and practice. Demand for Chemical Engineering graduates in Complutense University has grown steadily as the education provided has become recognised as excellent, producing graduates able to step into a range of positions and make an immediate and real contribution to the effectiveness of water sector businesses and organisations. Graduates from these programmes are highly sought after by industry and government.
The course comprises five assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project. The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests. These provide the 'tools' required for the group and individual projects.
In this paper, the results of this educational innovation experience are shown.