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Objectives and competences


Master  Degree in Leather Engineering provides our students with the skills and abilities necessary to contribute to the competitiveness, sustainability and innovation of activities related to the tanning and auxiliar industry  worldwide. The Master's Degree in Leather Engineering approach the students  to the innovation of the manufacturing process, product development, standardization of physical and chemical parameters, as well as industrial sustainability and the environment. The University Master's Degree in Leather Engineering prepares the future graduate to be responsible for R + D + i, production head, manager of innovation and quality , such as the chemical synthesis industry, the industry of manufacture of leather articles, research centers, among others. Master's studies are face-to-face, in any case, a design of the schedules and training activities aimed at students who can not attend classes regularly with personalized attention facilitate the monitoring of classes and their own learning process, making it possible to combine studies with other activities in the workplace. This target will be done with a team of motivated teachers ,that help you in the learning process; with a syllabus that puts the accent on practical and innovative aspects.



Basic competences

B06 To possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.

B07 That students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and have the ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ​​study.

B08 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.

B09 That the students know how to communicate their conclusions -and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them- to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.

B10 That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.


General competences

CG1. To apply properly mathematical, analytical, scientific, instrumental, technological and management aspects.

CG2. To technically and economically manage projects, facilities, plants, companies and technology centers.

CG3. To investigate, develop and innovate.

CG4. To direct, plan and supervise multidisciplinary teams.


Specific competences

CE1. To analyze the different raw materials, intermediate and final products in the leather manufacturing process.

CE2. To analyze, apply and project the main unit operations and the systems that make up the leather manufacturing process.

CE3. To apply basic knowledge and applications of environmental technologies and sustainability in the field of leather engineering.

CE4. To apply theories and principles of leather engineering in order to analyze complex situations and make decisions through engineering resources.

CE5. To identify the main industrial processes of leather manufacturing in its three phases: beamhouse phase, tanning and re-tanning phase and finishing phase.

CE6. To widely idendify the main markets of origin and supply of rawhide and of the main destinations of finished leather.

CE7. To apply the different evaluation, innovation and communication tools based on life cycle analysis (LCA).

CE8. To apply the main mechanisms of the organic reactions of macromolecules and polymers to their synthesis and their application in industry.

CE9. To project, calculate and design products, processes, facilities and layouts, related to the field of leather engineering.

CE10. To design strategic planning and apply it to production systems, quality and environmental management in the field of leather engineering.

CE11. To apply the necessary legislation in the field of leather engineering.

CE12. To perform individually, present and defend in front of a university court an original exercise, consisting of a project in the field of leather engineering of a professional nature, which synthesizes and integrates the skills acquired in the master.


To know more about basic and specific competencies of the Master in Leather Enginnering see TABLE OF COMPETENCES