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MScChemical and Materials Engineering

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Engineers in chemistry and materials sciences play a unique role in sustainable development. They manage resources, energy and the environment to develop and produce novel materials and chemical commodities. This master’s programme prepares you to face the demands of the modern technological employment field. With English as the working language, you are ready to start an international career and help shape the future.

Programme structure

This master’s programme aims to train students to become engineers employable in fields such as the petrochemical and polymer industry, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, biotechnology, inorganic bulk chemistry, extractive metallurgy and the recycling industry. The master’s programme encompasses two distinct profiles: Process Technology and Materials. In the Process Technology profile, the student is trained to operate in production units, consultant engineering firms and the environmental sector. The Materials profile covers production and development facilities for different types of materials. The master’s programme has a common core of 56 ECTS, ensuring a strong mutual interaction and integration between both profiles. The development of environmentally friendly and safe production processes for materials, the shaping and processing of materials into intermediate or finished products, and the optimal integration of materials in other disciplines are strongly related to the optimisation of environmenally friendly chemical processes in general.

Career opportunities

Materials and chemical commodities are essential in many technological sectors. Graduates of our department are in high demand in various industrial sectors, and our
alumni are making an impact around the world in research, manufacturing, business
management and education.

Graduates are found in the biomedical biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials
for energy, electronic, optical, (in) organic and metallic materials, the pharmaceutical industry, government positions and teaching.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States