With your Bachelor’s diploma Chemical Science & Engineering (CSE) you can directly enter the job market or further specialize with a Master’s programme at the University of Twente. Most graduates choose this last option.
Further studies with a Master’s programme
Most CSE graduates enter the English-taught Master’s programme Chemical Science & Engineering at the University of Twente. With your Bachelor’s degree you have direct access to this Master’s programme, in which you can specialise in Chemical & Process Engineering, Molecular & Materials Engineering or Materials Science & Engineering.
Other Master's programmes
The University of Twente also offers other related Master’s programmes, such as Water Technology, Sustainable Energy Technology and Nanotechnology. In some cases, you may be required to complete a pre-Master’s programme. You can often use your minor for this transition programme, so that after your Bachelor’s degree you can immediately start the Master’s programme of your choice.
COMBINE the master chemical Science & Engineering
Would you like to deepen your knowledge in the field of chemistry and does it appeal to you to convey your passion to others after your studies? For Dutch-speaking students, we offer the possibility to combine their Master's programme in Chemical Engineering with an additional master's degree from the UT teacher's programme: Education and Communication in Science (you will be forwarded to a Dutch website). Upon completion, you will not only have a second master's degree, but also your first-degree teaching qualification enabling you to teach in junior and senior secondary education in the Netherlands.
Finding a job
CSE centres on the technological application of chemistry in the broadest sense of the word. If you are a CSE alumnus who wants to get to work right away, here are some of the many job opportunities open to you:
- Designer at a company or engineering firm: design devices, installations or even whole plants;
- Application-oriented researcher for the Research & Development department of a large company;
- Scientific researcher at a university an or institution, like TNO or ECN;
- Business consultant: advise companies from a technical and business perspective (if this interests you, consider taking a business-related subject as a minor);
- Process technologist: optimize business and production processes, taking into account changing legislation and environmental issues;
- PhD student: one third of our graduates choose to continue studying and specializing, often at a university under the supervision of a professor, where, after four years of independent research, you can submit your thesis, and after a public defence, receive the title of Doctor (dr.);
- Production manager: take responsibility for the manufacturing and quality of a product and give guidance on this process, often in an environment with expensive installations.