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 in which you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for successful participation in the Master’s. Once you’ve completed the pre-Master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering in which the standard 20-credit internship is replaced with a number of courses to broaden your knowledge.
A pre-Master's programme contains 30 credits. This is a fulltime study programme of one semester with courses in mathematics (12 EC) and domain-related courses (18 EC). Courses vary by specialisation.
track Molecules & Materials Engineering:
Mathematics: Calculus A + B, Linear algebra A.
Domain related: Catalysis and Reaction Kinetics; Industrial Chemistry and Processes; Advanced Materials Science; Chemistry and Technology of Inorganic Materials
Track Chemistry & Process Engineering:
Mathematics: Calculus A + B, Linear algebra A + B.
Domain related: Catalysis and Reaction Kinetics; Industrial Chemistry and Processes; Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer; Numerical Methods
The pre-Master’s courses will be partly in Dutch and partly in English. The Master’s programme itself is taught entirely in English.
You can start the programme in September. After finishing the pre-Master's programme you can enter in February or September in the Master's programme.
rules of the pre-master's
The pre-Master’s is designed not only to address any deficiencies in your prior knowledge, but it is also 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 couple of rules apply:
- We ask you to fulfil the requirements of the pre-Master’s within one year. Since 30 credits is equivalent to half a year of full-time study, this should not pose a problem.
- You must also 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.
If you will be eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme in Chemical Engineering depends on your previous education. More information for HBO-students on admission.
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