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Chemical Engineering

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Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

To be a chemical engineer you need a keen, creative mind, and expertise that besides chemistry spans fields such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and applied mathematics.

The Master’s in Chemical Engineering (CHE) encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. It puts you at the forefront of research and development in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products.

You will benefit from our strong links with high profile research, including MESA+, the Netherlands’ leading nanotechnology institute, and MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that face society. Discover whether biomass conversion can provide lasting energy solutions or explore the potential of membrane technology to purify water or to generate power by osmosis. Alternatively, you can use your knowledge of biomolecules to develop new materials or work on nanomaterials to create new solar cells and alternative forms of energy storage.

You will be treated as a junior colleague from early on in your Master’s, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. CHE is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English, and have plenty of opportunity to complete an internship abroad.

To develop knowledge, skills and understanding in chemical technology at such a level that graduates have the competencies for professional, autonomous practice in one of the chemical engineering related fields of chemistry, materials science & process technology. To educate students at an internationally renowned master’s level to become entrepreneurial researchers, designers & engineers who are capable of developing, conveying and applying innovative knowledge according to academic standards.

Chemical Engineering Specialization

The Chemical Engineering program allows students to study one of 2 tracks.

Molecular & Materials Engineering
The Molecular & Materials Engineering (MME) specialization focuses on the design, preparation, processing, application and analysis of novel materials with high-tech properties.

In the field of materials chemistry, the specialization explores polymers with defined molecular and mesoscopic structures, inorganic and organometallic materials, and the engineering and analysis of polymer surfaces and interfaces.

Current research in organic materials (polymers) is dominated by nanoscale projects geared toward the controlled fabrication of complex polymeric architectures and their use in functional molecular systems (i.e. devices such as molecular motors, sensors and actuators). Other projects explore the potential of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers in tissue engineering. Another area of research involves the use of polymeric nanoparticles with customized surfaces, as carriers for targeted drug or gene delivery.

Chemical & Process Engineering
The Chemical & Process Engineering (CPE) specialization focuses on designing processes that function as effectively as possible within their technological, economic, societal and social parameters.

You will learn to integrate knowledge of transport phenomena, chemical reactor design, separation technology, plant design, process development, process control and economic and social sciences.

You will examine a range of research themes, such as multiphase and other novel reactors, reactive separation processes, and development and design of specific processes for direct applications in the chemicals or process industry.

In separation technology, you can study a variety of processes that use solid or liquid separation agents, including membrane technology, adsorptive separations of gas and liquid mixtures, extraction, membranes developed for selective gas separation, sub-micron filtration processes, affinity separation for selective protein recovery, and facilitated oxygen transport.

Other research themes include the study of catalytic processes and catalytic materials, the conversion of biomass and the modelling of processes.

Chemical Engineering Related Programs

Besides the MSc Chemical Engineering, University of Twente offers a range of other related English taught Engineering master programs such as the MSc Biomedical Engineering.

See which programs are related to the MSc Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Chemical Engineering, will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at the University of Twente

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Chemical Engineering master.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Professional experience

Professional experience may shorten the individual programme.

Academic degree

BSc or BE first class in chemical engineering/chemical technology.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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