Master Chemical Engineering

The Master's program Chemical Engineering contains two tracks students can choose from: Chemical and Process Technology (CPT) and Molecular Systems & Materials Chemistry (MSMC). The main structure of the Master's program starting from the Academic year 2014-2015 onwards is shown in the following table. The structure of the Master’s program is identical for both tracks.

Master's Program
ECTS
Compulsory Study Components (track specific)20
Specialized Elective Study Components (including Industrial Internship)40
Free Elective Study Components15
Graduation Project45
Total120

For each track there are 4 compulsory courses. In consultation with a mentor, which can be a(n) (assistant/associate) professor of one of the research groups within their track, students choose specialized elective study components as well as a free elective study components. The specialized study components consist of an industrial internship (20 ECTS) and courses (20 ECTS), and are linked up with the research field students will work on during their graduation project and their future professional aspirations. For the composition of the free elective program there are no restrictions other than that there should be no overlap with the study components within the Master’s program. Besides a sufficient number of elective courses within the chosen track, students can choose courses from the other track, from other departments or even from other universities in the Netherlands or abroad to add to this set of electives. Students are allowed to take up to 15 ECTS elective courses at BSc level in their MSc program.

Learning outcomes of the degree program

Master of Science graduates:

  • are qualified to degree level within the domain of ‘science engineering & technology’
  • are competent in the relevant domain-specific discipline(s), namely Chemical Engineering
  • are able to conduct research and design independently
  • have the ability and attitude to include other disciplines in their research, where necessary
  • have a scientific approach to complex problems and ideas
  • possess intellectual skills that enable them to reflect critically, reason and form opinions
  • have the ability to communicate the results of their learning, thinking and decision-making processes at an international level
  • are aware of the temporal and social context of science and technology (comprehension and analysis) and can integrate this context in their scientific work
  • in addition to a recognizable domain-specific profile, possess a sufficiently broad basis to be able to work in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context. In this context, multidisciplinary means being focused on other relevant disciplines needed to solve the design or research problem in question
  • actively seek new potential applications, taking the social context into consideration