Chemical Engineering: Delft University of Technology

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Chemical Engineering: Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ, Delft, Netherlands
Biochemical Engineering
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2 years full time
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Course Description

The MSc in Chemical Engineering addresses a wide range of subjects at all levels: molecular science, including the emerging field of nanochemical engineering, the design and analysis of chemical reactors, and the application of chemical engineering in manufacturing processes, with a strong emphasis on innovative thinking. The programme stresses multi-disciplinary problem solving by means of a systematic approach, incorporating considerations of sustainability, economics and social welfare into the analytical process.

Programme tracks

Chemical Engineering offers three tracks:

Molecular Engineering:
Molecular engineers are involved in the design and synthesis of products ranging from pharmaceuticals to building materials.

Process Engineering:
Process Engineering involves the design and operation of manufacturing processes and is essential in their technology-dependent, industrialised society.

Nuclear Science & Engineering:
Nuclear science and engineering encompasses the study and use of nuclear materials and the equipment that makes use of nuclear materials for medical, energy, and analytical applications. At TU Delft, the focus of the Nuclear Science & Engineering track is on nuclear engineering and its applications making use of radioisotopes.

Career Prospects

At a time of growing public concern about issues such as waste management, energy consumption, and human and environmental health, among many others, chemical engineers have a vital role to play in society. Innovative thinking on the part of chemical engineers is also essential for the development and implementation of more efficient, safer and more environmentally friendly production processes and machinery.

Most graduates start working after they have finished their Master's. Many find jobs in the chemical industry or the non-profit sector. Most of the graduates work in industry, either in the Netherlands or elsewhere. Many graduates have found employment with leading firms such as Shell, AkzoNobel, DSM, Exxon Chemical, Heineken, ING, BASF, Philips, Proctor & Gamble, and Unilever. Others have joined consultancy firms or started their own businesses.

Admission requirements

Dutch BSc Degree

  • BSc graduates in Chemical Engineering or related field of science are invited to apply for admission.
  • Students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from another Dutch university are obliged to take courses in chemical engineering at the Bachelor's level before they are eligible for admission to the Master's programme.

Graduates with a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO)

  • Applicants holding a chemical engineering degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are eligible for admission after following a bridging programme.

Applicants with a non-Dutch university degree

In addition to the programme-specific requirements you need to meet TU Delft’s general admission requirements for admission to a Master’s programme.

  • A good university BSc degree in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, or proof that you have nearly completed a BSc programme whose main subject is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying.
  • A BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum.
  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 90 (internet-based test), or IELTS (academic version) overall Band score of at least 6.5.

Further information

  • Address: International Office
    Jaffalaan 9A
    2628 BX Delft

    P.O. Box 5
    2600 AA Delft

  • Telephone: +31 15 2788012
  • Fax: +31 15 2785690
  • E-mail:

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