Programme Structure

Why Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente?


Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente offers two specializations. One is Chemical & Process Engineering. In this course, you will focus on developing and designing processes that deliver optimum performance in terms of technology, economy, environment and meeting society’s needs. The other specialization is Molecular & Materials Engineering. This one centres on the design, manufacture, application and characterization of new materials and (bio)molecular structures with high-tech features. If you are interested in one of these research fields, our university will be a perfect match for you.


The National Student Survey (NSE: Nationale Studenten Enquête) allows all students in Dutch higher education to rate their study programmes and universities. According to this survey our students highly appreciate our lecturers,  as well as our facilities and programme structure. Almost 90% of our students would recommend the Chemical Engineering programme at the University of Twente to their family and friends. The programme has been awarded the distinction ‘top-rated programme’ by the Keuzegids in 2017.


During the Master’s programme you will work with the finest research and laboratory facilities – such as the High Pressure Lab and the Nanolab − at your disposal.  You will have the opportunity to work closely with our researchers in one of our renowned institutes such as the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and MIRA, the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, or within one of the research programmes in Science Based Engineering.  The researchers at these institutes will be responsible for your training during your studies.


As the only true campus university in the Netherlands, the University of Twente combines housing, educational programmes and recreational facilities on a green campus providing a lively, safe and inspiring environment for more than 9,500 students and 3,000 employees. Here you will find more reasons why you should study at the University of Twente.

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