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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. 

Related UT master's programmes

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  • Chemical Science & Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specialisations
    This Master’s will help you to develop novel chemical processes, materials and molecules and contribute to innovations that benefit our society in areas such as health, water, food and sustainability.

    3 specialisations for Chemical Science & Engineering

    Chemical and Process Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialisation will turn you into an expert process engineer, able to understand, develop and improve chemical processes in order to convert raw materials into products that benefit our society.

    Materials Science & Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    In this multidisciplinary specialisation, you will combine chemistry with physics and mechanical engineering to become an expert in the exciting and innovative field of materials engineering.

    Molecules & Materials Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Research and develop new materials and (bio)molecular structures to enable breakthroughs in areas such as medicine, energy, food and more.
  • Nanotechnology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.
  • Science Education and Communication

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeDutch
    During this two-year, Dutch-taught Master’s programme you learn to creatively use your passion for mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or design to help students, schools and society.
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Do you feel called upon to make a valuable contribution to the sustainable energy transition? Become an expert in the development, implementation and integration of sustainable energy technologies.
  • Water Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.
Other possibilities
  • Do a Master’s degree 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. However, keep in mind that other universities may ask you to first complete a pre-Master’s.
  • Get your first-degree teaching qualification. Do you want to share your passion for science and technology with young people? Then you should pursue the Dutch-taught Master’s programme Science Education and Communication. You can transfer directly or combine this with the Master's programme Chemical Engineering.

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.
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