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Bachelor's programme Chemical Science & Engineering


What is a cheap way of making clean drinking water? If we ever run out of crude oil, how can we produce liquid fuels from natural gas, coal, waste wood or even algae? And how can you make useable products out of waste materials? These questions at first glance seem unrelated – but each one of them is tied up with Chemical Science & Engineering. This English-taught Bachelor's programme at the University of Twente is all about focussing on the design of new (sustainable) processes and materials.

Discover why Chemical Science & Engineering at the UT is a smart choice and take a look at the study programme. Or sign up to be a Student for a Day and experience first-hand what this programme and student life in Twente have to offer.

Programme overview

Top rated programme
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 September 2020
1 September 2021
On programme request
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme


Chemistry is all around us. As a chemical engineer, you will be equipped to change and improve your surroundings. Throughout our Chemical Science & Engineering programme, you will model and design large and small production processes. You will research and characterize the properties of new high-tech materials, or molecular structures, or even develop them. You may set to work designing a large-scale plant that produces many tons of material an hour, or a nano-reactor that feeds just a few micrograms per day into the human body.

Our Chemical Science & Engineering programme places a strong emphasis on the technological application of chemistry. That means it is important that you are not only keen on natural sciences, but also technically skilled. Of course, physics and mathematics are crucial, too, along with chemistry.


The applied nature of our programme ensures a lot of variety. You will discover that societal interests, profitability, sustainability and good planning and communication are often just as important as the technological solution.

You will learn all about the different areas within Chemical Science & Engineering, including its main pillars: chemistry, materials science and process technology. The curriculum also includes more physically oriented subjects, such as thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. You will also get familiar with the mathematics necessary for solving Chemical Science & Engineering problems, for example calculating a large chemical process. Throughout the programme, we also focus on team work and presentation techniques.

In the third year, you will have the opportunity to add an entirely different discipline to your toolbox, such as Business Administration or Aeronautical Engineering and Management.

Most of our graduates move on to do a Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering, specializing in Molecular and Materials Engineering or Chemical and Process Engineering.

Find out more about the Study Programme for Chemical Science & Engineering.


Are you interested in finding out how you can use chemistry to change the world around you, like most of our students are? Do you want to want to develop and improve new high-tech materials and sustainable processes? Then the top-rated Chemical Science & Engineering programme at the University of Twente is definitely the right choice for you. Some of the aspects that distinguish this Bachelor's programme from other Chemical Engineering programmes at universities in The Netherlands include project-based education, an informal and personal atmosphere and high-quality research.

Discover more about why the Bachelor's programme Chemical Science & Engineering at the UT is a good fit for you. Take a look at the admission requirements or contact us for more information.

This programme is amongst the best in the Netherlands, and has been top rated for six consecutive yearsKeuzegids 2018

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