Chemical engineers are creative problem solvers who use their scientific and technical expertise to develop novel chemical processes, materials and products for a wide variety of applications.
Chemical engineering is a broad discipline involving a lot more than chemistry alone. Chemical engineers are creative problem solvers who use their scientific and technical expertise to develop novel chemical processes, materials and products for a wide variety of applications.
Studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente offers you an excellent opportunity to strengthen your knowledge and skills in a first-rate research and educational environment. You will be at the forefront of research and development of innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will become acquainted with the design of safe and sustainable production processes, as well as the development of new materials for application in, for instance, health care, space travel, water purification, fuel cells or IT.
Working in such an environment requires expertise in chemistry, physics, mathematics and equipment engineering and competencies such as project management skills and familiarity with the economic/environmental aspects of process/product development. The UT's Chemical Engineering Master's degree course concentrates on these very themes.
Within the chemical engineering master programme there are three major specialisations, each focussing on a unique aspect of chemical engineering:
-Process Technology (PT)
-Molecules and Materials (M&M)
-Water Technology (WT)
The PT- and M&M-specialization are the “traditional” master specializations in taught at the UT campus in Enschede. However, the newer WT specialization is as a joint programme with Wageningen University, University of Groningen and the Wetsus centre for sustainable water technology. As a result of this, the specialisation is only offered at the Wetsus Insitute in Leeuwarden.
All specializations are open to students with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related degree. More information about admission criteria and application can be found in the application/admission menu. The programme offers these students the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in an excellent academic and research environment.
The Chemical Engineering field offers many choices. Some graduates will continue to the doctoral degree (PhD) course, which may include a salaried position. Other Master’s graduates will find jobs in a wide variety of sectors, including manufacturing, health care, pharmaceuticals, construction/ design, energy production, food/drink processing, petrochemicals, speciality chemicals, water technology, polymers, ceramics, engineering consultancy services, business services, environmental health and safety and education/ research.
The general requirements for admission to the UT master’s programmes are:
--A relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a university or other accredited academic institution.
-- Sufficient mastery of the English language:
oAcademic IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5
oTOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90
oCambridge CAE-C (CPE)
Please note that exclusively nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempted from the English test requirement.
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