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The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering offers engineers a comprehensive training to master the fundamental chemical engineering principles. A master in chemical engineering has to ensure the design, construction, improvement and maintenance of installations and equipment in the chemical industry.

As a graduate you are skilled to innovate, to manage an entire installation as well as to maintain a detailed insight in the performance of its individual parts and their interaction. This requires a combination of abstract reasoning and common sense, aiming at a practical implementation. Of course, you will also be trained to be involved in and lead research and development.

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) offers most of the Master’s programs in Engineering in English. This underlines the international ambition of the faculty, as well as the importance of international education and multiple language skills for students.



Career perspectives

As a graduate, you will typically be employed in the chemical process industry. In addition, other companies where chemical transformations are implemented in the manufacturing process, such as the polymer, textile, food, pharmaceutical and environmental sanitation industry, offer various career opportunities.

A master in chemical engineering supervises a team responsible for (chemical) production and focuses on the improvement and innovation of processes and products. Other opportunities appear in engineering companies where you will be responsible for the design, construction and start-up of new production units. Furthermore, equipment design and construction companies employ many chemical engineers. Last but not least, universities and research institutes also recruit chemical engineers. In short, a master in chemical engineering has a bright future in the modern, diverse and international chemical industry which is strongly anchored in (the extended neighborhood of) our region.


Admission (for international degree students)

Students who wish to enrol for the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering can enter the program without any prerequisites if they hold the following diploma: an academic diploma of Bachelor (or Master) of Science in Engineering (university level, minimum three years), with the main subject in Chemical Engineering and/or Materials Science or an equivalent to this. Admission can only be granted after an individual application procedure. The Study Program Committee will make the final decision on whether to accept the application or not. The Study Program Committee can decide that students need to follow a preparatory course or an individual master’s program, for instance for students who hold another diploma of Bachelor or Master.

Why choose UGent?


Education by world-class researchers
The education is given by professors who not only excel in teaching but also excel in research on a European and even worldwide scale. A fair number of professors have received a prestigious European Research Council Grant.


All of our master programmes, courses and curriculum were audited by CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur), as part of the EUR-ACE® quality audit carried out by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).


Strong student chapters
The students chapters make you feel welcome in our community, they organize courses, games, sports-activities and lots of parties as well. many of them have a buddy program.


Vibrant city life
Enjoy the city of Ghent, a student city with plenty of leisure possibilities, cinemas, museums, exhibitions, bars & clubs, restaurants, sports facilities, ...


Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 5, 2019
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