Study programs

  • Academic Bachelor study program “Chemistry” (KBK0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Bachelor Degree of Natural Sciences in Chemistry
Program prerequisites: General Secondary Education or 4-year Vocational Secondary Education

 

Study program is envisaged to train chemistry specialists for laboratories of quality control and enterprises dealing with environmental chemistry problems, chemical processes and products, restoration of art and cultural heritage objects, as well as to prepare students for further studies. During studies basic knowledge, skills and competences in inorganic, analytical, physical, organic and biological chemistry subjects with specialization in practical methods of analyses (testing), organic synthesis, chemistry of renewable fuel, chemistry of restoration and conservation, as well as environmental chemistry are obtained. Special importance is payed to knowledge and skills necessary for innovative use of local resources, particularly renewable resources. Studies include advanced methods of synthesis and instrumental analysis used for quality control of processes, products and environment. Student can specialize in one of two specializations: chemistry or restoration and conservation. The last concerns various type, size and different materials based cultural heritage objects. Specialization is realized by involvement of students in research projects of faculty or outside faculty and during elaboration of qualification work; basics of research work and methods of investigation are acquired.

 

  • Academic Master study program “Chemistry” (KMK0)

 

Duration of studies: 2 years
Resultant degree: Master Degree of Natural Sciences in Chemistry
Program prerequisites: Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Technology or Materials Science

 

Study program is envisaged for training of chemistry specialists for enterprises producing chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, cosmetical and food products, construction materials, ceramics, textile materials, fuel, processing wood etc., respective quality control and research laboratories and institutions, business companies. During studies chemistry, some subjects of chemical engineering, as well as subjects of conservation and restoration of cultural, art and hystorical heritage are studied in depth; besides that program envisages humanitarian and social, as well as free choice subjects. Particular attention is payed to subjects of organic and analytical chemistry – anterior and required fields of chemistry.

Knowledge in chemistry allows to work at various enterprises in different fields – where leading chemistry specialists are required, which manage chemical processes and are able to ensure quality, to develop new methods for laboratories and industry. Such knowledge is necessary for work at testing, quality control and research laboratories in order to create various materials and products. Graduates oriented to research are prepared for further studies at doctoral level.

 

  • Doctoral study program “Chemistry” (KDK0)
Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Doctor in Chemistry
Program prerequisites: Master of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Master of Chemistry

 

Study program is envisaged for training of chemistry specialists for enterprises producing chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetical and food products, constructional materials, ceramics, fuel, processing wood etc., respective research laboratories and institutions. During studies essential knowledge about chemical processes of various fields of chemistry – organic, analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as chemistry of fuel, biologically active compounds, wood, environmental chemistry etc. – is acquired. Besides theoretical knowledge student gets practical skills in pedagogy, acquires research methods and technique, participates in research seminars. Knowledge in chemistry ensures ability to work in different kind enterprises of the field – where leading chemistry specialists, familiar with chemical processes, can provide quality and are able to develop new methods for routine work in laboratory and industry. Such knowledge is essential to work in various testing, quality control and research laboratories of materials and products.

 

  • Academic Bachelor study program “Chemical Technology” (KBL0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Bachelor Degree of Engineering Science in Chemical Technology
Program prerequisites: General Secondary Education or 4-year Vocational Secondary Education

 

Study program „Chemical Engineering” is the only program in this field in Latvia. Program envisages basic theoretical education in chemistry and chemical engineering, acquisition of practical skills in teaching and research laboratories, as well as practice in specialty. Program includes specialization in different directions of chemical technology: Biologically active compounds and their dosage forms; Chemistry and technology of biomaterials; Chemistry and technology of polymer materials; Chemistry and technology of silicate materials; Environmental engineering; General chemical technology. Simultaneously to theoretical studies during elaboration of Bachelor thesis and within specialty subjects student acquires research methods and technique, as well as can obtain practical skills at enterprise.

Study program 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 let 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 programs.

 

  • Academic Master study program “Chemical Technology” (KML0)

 

Duration of studies: 2 years
Resultant degree: Master of Engineering Science in Chemical Technology
Program prerequisites: Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science

 

Study program „Chemical Engineering” is the only program in this field in Latvia. Program envisages training of chemical engineering 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. Studies include typical education of this branch: management and automation of chemical processes, design of production units, computer modeling, chemometry, molecular spectroscopy, crystallography and crystallochemistry, ageing and protection of materials, chemistry and technology of polymer and silicate materials, fuels and lubricants, pharmaceutical compounds and environmental protection.

Depending from student’s choice he/she can specialize in one of directions: Biologically active compounds and their dosage forms, Chemistry and technology of biomaterials, Chemistry and technology of polymer materials, Chemistry and technology of silicate materials, Environmental engineering, General chemical technology. Simultaneously to theoretical studies during elaboration of Master thesis and within specialty subjects student acquires research methods and technique, as well as can obtain practical skills at enterprise.

Education in chemical engineering let to work in enterprises of different branches, where leading 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 doctoral programs.

 

  • Doctoral study program “Chemical Engineering” (KDL0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Doctor of Engineering Sciences
Program prerequisites: Master of Engineering in Chemistry or Chemical Technology, Master of Natural Sciences in Chemistry, Master in Chemical Engineering, Master of Engineering in Materials Science

 

Study program „Chemical Engineering” is the only program in this field in Latvia. Program envisages training of chemical engineering specialists for enterprises dealing with processing and manufacturing chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, food, cosmetics, fuel, wood, ceramics, textile and building materials etc., as well as specialists for corresponding research laboratories and research institutions.

Studies include typical for this branch education in processes and apparatus of chemical technology, specialization in chemistry and technology of polymer and silicate materials, fuels, biologically active compounds and wood, as well as environmental chemistry and technology. Simultaneously with theoretical studies student gains practical skills in pedagogy, acquires research methods and technique, participates in scientific seminars.

Education in chemical engineering let to work in enterprises of different branches, where leading 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.

 

  • Professional Bachelor study program “Clothing and Textile Technology” (WCV0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years (Extramural – 5 yers)
Resultant degree: Professional Bachelor Degree in Clothing and Textile Technology and                                                 Qualification of Engineer in Clothing and Textile Production
Program prerequisites: General Secondary Education or 4-year Vocational Secondary Education

 

The study program is implemented by the Department of Clothing and Textile Technologies of the Institute of Technology and Design of Textile Materials of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Riga Technical University (RTU). The study program has been developed on the basis of the engineering study program “Textile and Clothing Technology” by expanding the specialization possibilities according to market demand. The study program has been implemented since 2007. It was accredited in 2008. The study program foresees the opportunity of specializing in one of the four study directions – textile technology, apparel technology, apparel designing or textile and apparel consumer science. The graduates of the study program are awarded the qualification of a Textile and Apparel Production Engineer and the professional bachelor degree.

 

  • Professional Master study program “Clothing and Textile Technology” (WGV0)

 

Duration of studies: 2,5 years (Extramural – 3,0 yers)
Resultant degree: Professional Master Degree in Clothing and Textile Technology and

Qualification of Engineer in Clothing and Textile Production

Program prerequisites: Bachelor Degree of Materials Science

 

The professional master study program has been developed based on the technical basis of the academic master study program “Textile and Apparel Technology” (discontinued in 2010) by developing it and adapting for the needs of professional studies. Considering the significance of the industry for the national economy and the production versatility, as well as the rapid development of textile materials and technologies, the MA studies are directed towards broadening professional expertise, taking as the basis the professional qualification acquired upon completion of the bachelor study program and supplementing the professional knowledge of academic bachelor students to the level of a professional qualification of a production engineer. Special attention is devoted to the acquisition of the research methods and versatile new technologies related to the textile and apparel industry.

 

  • Doctoral study program “Clothing and Textile Technology” (WDV0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Doctor of Engineering Sciences
   

The Study program is implemented by the Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry Institute of Textile Material Technology and Design. According to sciences’ sectoral classification of the Republic of Latvia, the study program covers the Material science subsector Textile and Clothing Industrys’ Technology. To provide the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills required for an independent research, and to prepare textile and apparel technology experts of a international level, including the competence of the scientific work, the sector that is applied to Materials Science, technology and business decision- making processes.

 

  • Professional Bachelor study program “Clothing and Textile Technology” (WCH0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Professional Bachelor Degree in Materials Technology and Design and Qualification of Product Designer
Program prerequisites: General Secondary Education or 4-year Vocational Secondary Education

 

Study program “Materials Technology and Design” is an “umbrella type” multidisciplinary programme leading to the Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Technology and Design and the Professional Qualification “Product Designer” in one of the following specializations:

  • clothing design and technology;
  • woodwork design and craft technologies;
  • leather design and technologies;
  • textiles design and technologies.

Studies cover the entire product manufacturing cycle from the development of product conception corresponding to the specialization, market research, elaboration of compositional, constructive and technological solutions to the manufacturing, advertising and sales strategy selection. The design studies are important elements of the study process covering the skillful use of colors, shapes, textures, volume, as well creating visualizations’ at different stages of product/ collection development. Students develop their abilities to use appropriate research techniques, general purpose and specialized vector and raster design software, as well as enhance their modelling and presentation skills through combination of different medium and methods. The prototypes and/or collections developed within the scope of term papers, projects and bachelor theses are demonstrated in fashion shows, exhibitions of student work and are exposed in the international exhibitions. Study program involves four years of full-time study. Within the framework of the study program, students may spend one or two semesters studying at universities of the European Union, undertake internships abroad in enterprises, design or architecture bureaus.

 

  • Professional Master study program “Material Design and Technology” (WGD0)

 

Duration of studies: 2 years (Extramural – 2,5 years)
Resultant degree: Professional Master Degree in Material Design and Technology
Program prerequisites: Bachelor of Materials Technology and Design or comparable education
 

Professional master study program is a multidisciplinary study program that not only involves specialization in a certain field, but also focuses on scientific and practical solution-oriented research planning, implementation, result analysis, explanation, description writing, development of the forecasts, as well as the integration of obtained results in product/ service qualities. The designer portfolio can be developed through participation in the international exhibitions, competitions, fashion shows, other mass events and their organization. Within the framework of the study programme, students may get acquainted with the study programs of other universities, spend one semester studying at leading universities of the European Union within the scope of ERASMUS or other exchange programmes, undertake internships abroad or continue studies at other universities of the European Union. The aim of the study programme is to provide professional education in materials design and technology in order to obtain a master’s degree, which ensures the acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills allowing the designer to operate as an industry artist and mediator, who is able to combine the material, produced research ideas and manufacturing technology choices with market and cost-effectiveness studies, to identify new types of problems and ways of solving them, as well as allow carrying out research and pedagogical activities, continuing studies at doctoral study programme.

 

  • Academic Master study program Nanotechnologies of Materials” (KMN0)

 

Duration of studies: 2 years
Resultant degree: Master Degree of Engineering Science in Nanotechnologies
Program prerequisites: Bachelor Degree or Professional Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Physics, Materials Science, or comparable education
 

The aims of the academic master study programme “Nanotechnologies of Materials” are to educate and train high level specialists in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, inorganic, organic, polymer nanomaterials, nanobiomaterials; to develop students’ understanding of production technologies of nanomaterials and to enable them to apply these technologies in their scientific research. Name of qualification: Master of Engineering Sciences in Nanotechnologies. The basic tasks of the master study programme are to provide the students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge of several fields of fundamental sciences related to technologies of nanomaterials, to acquire knowledge of specific professional disciplines related to the synthesis of nanomaterials and their research methods.

 

  • Academic Bachelor study program Materials Science” (WBW0)

 

Duration of studies: 3 years
Resultant degree: Bachelor of Engineering Science in Materials Science
Program prerequisites: General Secondary Education or 4-year Vocational Secondary Education

 

The study programme “Materials Science” is a multidisciplinary study programme, which has been implemented since the academic year 1999/2000.

The study programme consists of 120 credit points. 86 credit points are allocated to the compulsory study courses. Besides traditional study courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc.), more than half of the credits are allocated to the courses, which deal with general aspects of materials science (structure-property relationships, the guide to materials development, materials of different origin, composite materials, handling and processing of materials, quality assessment and certification of materials, aging, recycling, ecology, and selection of materials, etc.).

Field-specific study courses (15 credits) are based on the study of a wide range of materials, devoting attention to their applications (construction, electronics, fibre materials, coatings, adhesives, etc.). The study programme ensures students with the background knowledge that enables them to continue their studies achieving master’s and doctoral degrees in materials science.

The study programme is implemented by experienced lecturers and scientists of the Institute of Polymer Materials of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry in collaboration with the academic staff of Departments of Chemistry, Silicate Materials, Technical Physics, General Chemical Technology, and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics. The study programme aims to ensure that students acquire research skills and gain experience in the novel experimental techniques and equipment of the above-mentioned departments. The study program envisages the elaboration and defence of the bachelor thesis that is independent mandatory research conducted by a student on a chosen topic in the relevant disciplinary field.

 

  • Academic Master study program Materials Science” (WMW0)

 

Duration of studies: 2 years
Resultant degree: Master of Engineering Science in Materials Science
Program prerequisites: Bachelor of Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences

 

The study programme “Materials Science” is a multidisciplinary study program, which has been implemented since the academic year 2002/2003. Within the compulsory courses (37 credit points) of the study programme students first of all acquire deeper theoretical knowledge and practical skills on key disciplines of materials science. Students are enabled more deeply to specialize in some particular topics of materials science and technology (polymeric materials and composites, glass and ceramics, wood, fibres, biomaterials, etc.) by acquiring respective field-specific study courses and necessary spectra of experimental techniques in this field and to make in this area an independent experimental research work being completed, peer-reviewed and presented as a master thesis.

The program is the foundation for further studies in the doctoral program. The study programme is implemented by experienced lecturers and scientists of the Institute of Polymer Materials of the Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry in collaboration with the academic staff of Departments of Chemical Engineering, Silicate Materials, Technical Physics, as well as the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Materials and Structures, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics.

 

  • Doctoral study program Materials Science” (WDW0)

 

Duration of studies: 4 years
Resultant degree: Doctor of Physics or Doctor of Engineering Science
Program prerequisites: Master of Engineering Sciences, Master of Natural Sciences

 

The students of currently only in Latvia doctoral study program „Material Science” are given chance to take high standard theoretical courses in material science and technology of innovative materials which are based on materials physics and material chemistry. They can specify their studies in one of three study branches: „Materials for electronics and photonics”, „Polymer, silicate and composite materials for constructions”, „Biomaterials”.

The graduates of PhD program have been given a chance to defend their PhD thesis in doctorate council RTU P-18 in one of following subbranches of Materials Science: material-physics, polymers and composite materials, ceramic materials and biomaterials. After successful defense they acquire PhD degree in physics or engineering science. PhD students are allowed to perform their scientific work using just obtained and modern scientific equipment in Institute of Technical Physics, Institute of Polymer Materials, Institute of General Chemical Technology, Institute of Silicate Materials, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics and Riga Biomaterial Innovation and Development Center of RTU, named after Rūdolfs Cimdiņš.

During their PhD course the students gain skills to appropriately develop new materials, perform systematic and versatile research on their physical and other properties, as well to utilize these materials to elaborate new innovative prototypes or point out their prospective application.

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