Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering

Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering (EM3E)

Our Master Chemical Engineering started in 2011 with a ground-breaking international Joint Master Course: Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering (EM3E). This programme offers an advanced education in the field of Membrane Science and Engineering, at the interface of materials science and process technology, and focuses on several application areas such as water and energy.

EM3E is offered by a consortium of 6 universities from 5 different countries:

  • University of Twente (Netherlands),
  • University of Lisboa (Portugal),
  • University of Zaragoza (Spain),
  • Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (Czech Republic),
  • University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France)
  • University Montpellier 2 (France).

The MSc programme of two years consists of 4 semesters of 30 EC each. The student will visit 3 or 4 different universities from 3 or 4 different countries. The first semester is done in France, at the University Paul Sabatier or the University Montpellier 2, and the second semester is in Prague. This first year is dedicated to courses on materials sciences, physical-chemistry and engineering. The first semester of the second year has for objectives to turn these sciences into applications. This is done in Portugal (Biotechnologies, Food & Health), Spain (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology) or in Enschede (Energy & Environment). The final semester consists of an extensive research project of 6 months, in either a university or industrial environment.

It is expected that the number of students that will enroll yearly is about 25: 15 from European countries and 10 from non-EU countries. For European students, a limited number of scholarships of 10.000 €/year are available.

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