Chemistry Fundamentals for Engineers

This Course is designed for anyone who wants an introduction or review of the fundamentals of chemistry that will be used in First year/Freshman level Chemistry classes. The goal of the Course is to provide an introduction or a review to incoming First year/Freshman level chemistry students on the basic high school chemistry. These fundamental concepts can be beneficial to any student at his/her last year of high school or when already enrolled in a First year/Freshman level Chemistry course. The Course materials include listening, readings and sample problems on: nomenclature of inorganic chemicals; qualitative and quantitative significance of chemical formulas; balance of the chemical reaction and the annexes quantitative ratios.

Attendance and Credentials

Attendance Certificate



Training hours




Course Mode

Self Paced




4 weeks



Course Status

Self Pacement

Enrollments Start

Sep 1, 2016

Course Opens

Sep 19, 2016

Course Closes

Not Set

The expected results of the course are expressed in the basic understanding of what can be called "the alphabet of chemistry" consisting of the nomenclature of inorganic chemicals, the qualitative and quantitative meaning of the formulas, the balance of chemical reactions and the related quantitative relationships.

The course is aimed at high school students (in particular, at those attending the last year) who intend to continue their studies in a university course or at students in the first year of a university course in which there is at least one chemistry exam. The background of knowledge required to deal with the course is limited to the definition of atoms, molecules and the writing of chemical reactions.

The course is based on the educational resources made available to students on the platform and university texts of Fundamentals of Chemistry for Engineering, such as:  

  • P. Giusti e G.C. Pellacani - Fondamenti di Chimica - ETS Editrice; 
  • Whitten, Davis, Peck, Stanley - Chimica - Piccin Editore; 
  • Oxtoby, Gillis, Nachtrieb - Chimica Moderna - EdiSeS; 
  • C. Fr. Nobile, P. Mastrorilli - Esercizi di chimica - Casa Editrice Ambrosiana; 
  • Bertini, C. Luchinat, F. Mani - Stechiometria. Un avvio allo studio della chimica, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana; 
  • R. Breschi, A. Massagli - Stechiometria - ETS, Pisa.

The course is divided into four Sections: 1. Nomenclature of inorganic chemicals; 2. Quantitative and qualitative meaning of chemical formulas; 3. Setting of reaction equations; 4. Quantitative relationships. Each Section includes research and self-assessment materials.
The certificate of participation is issued, at the request of the student, once the following conditions have been met: to have viewed all the video lessons making up the teaching units and to pass the self-assessment tests proposed at the end of each section.



Dipartimento di Ingegneria “Enzo Ferrari”



Dipartimento di Ingegneria “Enzo Ferrari”