Chemical Engineering

pre-master's programme

Are you interested in joining the Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering upon completion of your Bachelor’s degree? In a number of cases you might be required to complete a pre-Master’s programme first.

WHAT IS A PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAMME?

The pre-Master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme for higher professional education (HBO) or university Bachelor's students who wish to obtain a university Master's degree but cannot be admitted directly. Students with a related previous education will gain the knowledge and skills needed for participation in the Master’s programme. Once you have successfully completed the pre-Master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering.

As an HBO student you can either start your pre-Master’s programme after completing your Bachelor’s programme or during your Bachelor's programme as a transfer minor (Kies op maat).

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

A pre-Master's programme contains max. 30 credits. This is a full-time study programme of one semester (except for the CPE track, which takes one year to complete) with courses in mathematics (12 credits) and domain-related courses (18 credits). Courses vary by specialization. 

MOLECULES & MATERIALS ENGINEERING TRACK:

Mathematics: Calculus A + B, Programming in Engineering

Domain related: Catalysis and Reaction Kinetics; Industrial Chemistry and Processes; Advanced Materials Science, Chemical  & Technology of Inorganic Materials

CHEMISTRY & PROCESS ENGINEERING TRACK:

Mathematics: Calculus A + B, Programming in Engineering

Domain related: Catalysis and Reaction Kinetics; Introduction to Chemical Reactor Engineering; Fluid Dynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Numerical methods



UnivErsity students

For university students, the programme and study workload, or the number of credits depends on their previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-Master’s programmes for university students range from 10 to 30 credits.

LANGUAGE

The pre-Master’s courses will be taught partly in Dutch and partly in English. The Master’s programme itself is taught entirely in English.

STARTING DATE

You can start the programme in September. After finishing the pre-Master's programme you can start the Master's programme in September (MME-students can start their Master’s in February). University students start their Master’s programme in consultation with the programme staff. 

RULES IN THE PRE-MASTER’S

In addition to addressing any deficiencies in your prior knowledge, the pre-Master’s programme is an efficient way to find out whether studying at a research university in the field of Chemical Engineering is right for you. To this end, a few rules apply:

  • We ask you to fulfil the requirements of the pre-Master’s programme within one year. Since 30 credits is equivalent to half a year of full-time study, this should not pose a problem.
  • You must earn sufficient marks with one re-sit per course. This means you need to take the pre-Master’s programme seriously.
  • You cannot expect to be successful in the pre-Master’s programme if you approach it half-heartedly: it is meant as a half-year, full-time programme of study. That said, in practice almost all motivated students complete the programme in the allotted time.

ADMISSION

Eligibility for admission to the pre-Master's programme in Chemical Engineering depends on your previous education. Check out more information on admission for HBO students.

CONTACT

For general information please contact our Study Information Desk.

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