General Education Information

Planning Your Master's

STEPS FOR MSC STUDENTS

Prior to or shortly after starting the Chemical Engineering Master’s programme at the UT, a number of steps have to be taken by you as (future) master student. The list below can be regarded as a first indication.

1. Admission for and enrolment at the programme

First of all, you should be admitted to and enrolled in the Chemical Engineering Master’s programme.

Admission

If you are a Bachelor’s student of Chemical Science & Engineering of the University of Twente you will be admitted directly. If you are student with another Bachelor’s degree or from another university, please have look here, to find out if you will be admitted directly: https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/master/programmes/chemical-engineering/admission/.

Enrolment

All students have to enroll in the programme using Studielink. More information can be found here: https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/master/programmes/chemical-engineering/admission/.

You can start in September with the programme. If you are a student of the University of Twente it is also possible to start at another date, please contact the study adviser for more information.

2. Choose a Master track: C&PE or M&ME

You have to choose between the Chemical & Process Engineering track (C&PE) and the Molecular & Materials Engineering track (M&ME). Both tracks have a predetermined curriculum with a fixed set of compulsory courses, but also with a lot of room for elective courses.

More information about the tracks can be found here:

3. Plan elective courses and select a research group

After arranging your enrolment and after choosing one of the two specializations, it is time to plan your Master’s programme. Make sure to have a look at the whole curriculum and courses at the beginning of the year. You will see which compulsory courses are planned in the different quarters, and how much room there is left for electives.

In the curriculum, you will also see some elective which a lot of our students choose to take. We try to consider all the electives mentioned in the curriculum in the schedule. Some courses are not scheduled and therefore might not be given during the entire year. If you are interested in one of those courses you should contact the lecturer as soon as possible. It is also possible that course have a minimum or a maximum number of students. This is always mentioned in the Osiris description.

It is also possible to take courses of other Master’s programmes as an elective, important is that you will be admitted to the course and that you have sufficient prior knowledge. For more information about that please contact the lecturer of the course.

Prior to or shortly after starting the Master’s, we also advise you to already have a look at the different research groups of the Chemical Engineering department. Depending on where you want to do your Master’s assignment it could be that you have to follow specific courses to prepare yourself for the assignment. Special electives you can take, and which are taken as a direct preparation for the Master’s assignment, are the Capita Selecta courses of the research groups. The content of those courses is always individually discussed with the lecturer.

If you have any questions regarding the planning, please contact the study adviser.

4. Enrolment for courses and exams

Enrolment for the Master’s courses is done via OSIRIS. The sooner you enroll, the better it is for the lecturers, as they are then able to prepare their courses for the expected number of students. Enrolling for exams is done via OSIRIS and only has to be done for re-exam. You are automatically enrolled for the regular exam.

5. Internship

During the first year of your Master’s programme you can complete all courses. The second year consists of an internship and a Master’s assignment. The internship is done in the first quarter of the second year and covers 13 weeks (20 EC). During the internship you are posted at a relevant company, research institute in the Netherlands or abroad or a university abroad. Because experience has taught us that finding and arranging an internship can take quite some time (especially for an internship abroad), it is recommended to start looking around for an internship shortly after you have begun your Master’s programme. Every year there is also an information session organized. This is a good place to start searching.

6. Master's assignment

The Master’s assignment is done in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter of the second year. Depending on in which year you have started and which specialization you have chosen, it covers 40 to 45 EC (27 to 30 weeks). You might already have chosen at the beginning of your Master’s where you want to do your assignment, in that case arranging an assignment will not take long. If you have not yet decided where you want to do your assignment you first of all should have look at the different research groups and decide what kind of research you are interested in the most.

The next step is to talk to the professor or lecturer about possible assignments and to choose one. The assignment must be approved by the Board of Examiners, therefore, all the required paper work should be handed in at least one month before the start of the assignment.

If you are planning on doing an external assignment, we advise you to even start earlier, as those assignments need to be discussed during a meeting of the Board of Examiners and most of the time also take longer to arrange.  

You may start with your Master’s assignment, when you only have 10 EC of courses left to do of your Master’s programme (not including, of course, the Master’s assignment). The final grade of the internship does not yet have to be known. It is sufficient when your report is handed in, and your supervisor conforms that he/she expects a positive outcome.

More information about the Master's assignment can be found here.