With your broad Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering you can go in many different directions. Most of our graduates move directly on to our two-year Master's programme Chemical Engineering and specialize in material science or process technology. You can also opt for a different Master's programme, such as Nanotechnology. Every Master's programme ends with a research project, and after that you can call yourself either Master of Science or Engineer. Where you end up working after your Master's degree mostly depends on the degree and the specialization you choose.
With a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering you can immediately slot into any one of several Master's programmes at the University of Twente. For example:
- Chemical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Sustainable Energy Technology
- Science, Education & Communication
Visit our website on Master's programmes for more information about the Master's degrees and specializations available at the University of Twente.
As an alternative to taking a Master's programme at the University of Twente, you can choose to do a Master's degree at another university in The Netherlands or abroad. During your Bachelor's programme, your study advisor can help you choose the best modules to prepare you for the Master's programme of your choice. Please do keep in mind that other universities may ask you to follow a pre-Master’s programme before accepting you into their Master's programme.
Once you complete your Master's in Chemical Engineering, your chances on the job market are very good. Elsevier's 'Best jobs' stated in 2016 that almost all graduates found jobs within six months of finishing.
More than half of our graduates opt for a career in business with companies like Shell, ExxonMobil, Unilever, AkzoNobel, DSM, DOW Chemicals, Friesland Campina or BTG, one of the University of Twente's many spin-off companies. Possible positions include: