|Type of study programme||Bachelor degree|
|Degree||Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Technology|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Duration||4 years (Full-time)|
|Credit points||160 (ECTS: 240)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English according to an individual plan in special groups formed for international students. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||2800 EUR (EU) or 3080 EUR (non-EU), or 2940 EUR (CIS countries) per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The programme envisages basic theoretical education in chemistry and chemical engineering, acquisition of practical skills in teaching and research laboratories, as well as practice in a specialty. Simultaneously to theoretical studies during elaboration of Bachelor Thesis and within subjects of specialty students acquire research
methods and technique, as well as can obtain practical skills at enterprise. Study programme trains specialists for enterprises dealing with processing and manufacturing chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, food, cosmetics, fuel, wood, ceramics, textile and building materials, as well as specialists for corresponding research and quality control laboratories, research institutions and commercial companies.
Education in chemical engineering allows to work in enterprises of different branches, where 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. Graduates intended to research are prepared for further studies in master programmes.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/riga-technical-university-rtu/bachelors-studies/chemical-technology-bachelors/
|Requirements||•Secondary (High) School Graduation Certificate with good results, particularly in mathematics and/or physics
• Entrance examination in Mathematics
• Proficiency in the English language
• Skype interview
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 14 322 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 1390 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 937 (2018/19)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.