Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Course content

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering offers students a comprehensive training to master the fundamental chemical engineering principles. A chemical engineer has to ensure the design, construction, improvement and maintenance of installations and equipment in the chemical industry. As a graduate in chemical engineering you will be skilled to innovate, to manage an entire installation as well as to acquire a detailed insight in the performance of its individual parts and their interaction. This requires a combination of abstract reasoning but also of common sense, aiming at a practical implementation. Of course, you will also be trained to be involved in and lead research and development.

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) offers most of the Master’s programmes in Engineering in English. This underlines the international ambition of the faculty, as well as the importance of international education and multiple language skills for students.

Course structure

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering consists of 2 phases: a first one of 3 years, resulting in the academic degree of bachelor of science and a subsequent one of 2 years to obtain the master’s degree in chemical engineering.

Career perspectives

As a graduate you will typically be employed in the chemical process industry. In addition, other companies where chemical transformations are implemented in the manufacturing process, such as the polymer, textile, food, pharmaceutical and environmental sanitation industry, offer various career opportunities. A master in chemical engineering typically supervises a team responsible for (chemical) production and focuses on the improvement and innovation of processes and products. Other opportunities appear in engineering companies where a you will be responsible for the design, construction and start-up of new production units. Furthermore, equipment design and construction companies employ many chemical engineers. Last but not least, universities and research institutes also recruit chemical engineers. In short, a master in chemical engineering has a bright future in the modern, diverse and international chemical industry which is strongly anchored in (the extended neighbourhood of) our region.