Admission to this program depends on your prior education. Some types of prior education qualify you directly for admission to a Master's program, but you may have to apply for admission. In some cases you will first have to follow a transition program.
The Master's program in Chemical Engineering offers two specializations you can choose from: Chemical and Process Technology (CPT) and Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry (MSMC). The main structure of the Master's program starting in the Academic year 2014-2015 is shown in the following table. The structure of the master’s program is identical for both specializations. The core program is compulsory for all students within the specialization.
Core Program (specialization specific) - 20 EC
Specialization Elective Program - 20 EC
Free Elective Program - 15 EC
Internship - 20 EC
Graduation Project - 45 EC
You have been admitted to the Master's program and one specialization in particular. In consultation with a professional coach, which can be a (associate) professor of one of the research groups within this specialization, you will choose a specialization elective program as well as a free elective program, with subjects that link up with your own specific knowledge and interests. The specialization elective program is linked up with the research field you will work on during your graduation project. For this reason, up to three courses from the specialization program need te be approved by the graduation supervisor. 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 specialization, you can choose courses from the other specialization, from other departments or even from other universities to add to this set of electives.
The industrial internship of 3 months (20 ECTS) will offer you the opportunity to see how Chemical Engineering works in everyday practice. You will also experience a real-life working environment with different people, different backgrounds, different facilities and sometimes a different organization.
The industrial internship can take place at a research institute or company in or even out of the Netherlands.
During your graduation project, which lasts eight months, you will further develop the expertise and skills you have developed during the Master's program. You will demonstrate your ability to carry out a research project independently. This project will be carried out in one of the research laboratories at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The topic of the graduation project will lie within the field of research of the section concerned under supervision of the responsible professor.