Master in Chemical and Materials Engineering

General

Program Description

MSc in Chemical and Materials Engineering

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

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 programme encompasses two distinct profiles: Process Technology and Materials.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

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 credits, 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 environmentally friendly chemical processes in general.

Entrepreneurship You can take up entrepreneurship-related courses, which are complementary to your education. During these courses, you’ll be introduced to business and economics, frameworks and tools for general management, human resource management, communication and teambuilding, marketing, and accounting. In short, everything a student with a nose for business initiative needs.

Internship The internship is a 40- or 60-day period of training that offers students the chance to be actively involved in the professional world and gain engineering competences in real-life situations. You can take on an internship in a company in or outside Belgium, or in a laboratory or research institute outside Belgium. And what’s more, your thesis research can be carried out with the company, labour research institute you’re working at.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements Students with a bachelor in the same field of study (chemical and materials engineering)have direct access to the evaluation of their application file. Holders of another engineering degree must be approved/admitted by the curriculum council.

Language requirements Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply, you have to fill in the online application form (button below).

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Ranked as one of Europe's top universities, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) combines award-winning research and a range of study programmes with a supportive open-door policy in Brussels, one of the ... Read More

Ranked as one of Europe's top universities, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) combines award-winning research and a range of study programmes with a supportive open-door policy in Brussels, one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Almost 200 years of experience and history await you at its three green, urban campuses. A young university with a well-established tradition The single word ‘vrije’ in ‘Vrije Universiteit Brussel’ means ‘free’ and really tells you everything you need to know about the ambition of our university: the promotion of research and thought without dogmas and prejudices. Because studying at VUB, in an open atmosphere of tolerance and diversity, means growing into an independent and critically- thinking individual who can cope with our fast-changing world. Read less