Chemical and Process Engineering

Programme Structure for Chemical
& Process Engineering

 If you opt for the Chemical & Process Engineering specialization, you will take six required courses (40 credits), a number of elective courses (15 credits) and go on with an Internship & Job Orientation Project (20 credits) at a company in the Netherlands or abroad. You will conclude your Master’s programme with an assignment worth 45 credits. Most of our students complete their assignments at one of the University of Twente’s research groups associated with this specialization. For detailed information on the courses and curriculum check out the Chemical & Process Engineering Syllabus (please note: as this is the syllabus for the 2017/2018 academic year, the information provided may be subject to change).


Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering: The aim of this course is to give you a deeper insight into the physical and chemical aspects of multiphase chemical reactors.

Advanced Molecular Separations: In Advanced Molecular Separations, separation technology is discussed starting from molecular properties up to full scale processes. The focus is on choosing a separation technology for given molecular properties, and the subsequent molecular design of more advanced separation technologies.

Process Intensification Principles: In this course you will learn more about the four general and fundamental concepts of Process Intensification in the present Chemical Engineering activities.

Process Plant Design: The objective of this process design course is to transfer a systematic method for process design. The method taught for the analysis and design of chemical processes uses methods for “conceptual” design and “process systems design” which have been developed in the last twenty years. The lectures use fundamentals of this approach and translate them into applications.

Lab Course in Sustainable Process Technology: This course covers two subjects. First you will start up and operate an R&D experimental set-up. Then you will simulate a dynamic process with controllers and find an optimal tuning.

Advanced Catalysis: This course covers subjects like molecular bonding in chemisorption and heterogeneous catalysis on metals, electro-photo- and plasma-catalysis.


Below you will find a list of some of the different elective courses you can take:

Multi- component Mass Transport
Transport Phenomena
Cost Management and Engineering
Colloids and Interfaces
Process Equipment Design
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
Transport in Chemical Reaction Flows
Multi-phase Flow
Theory of Phase Equilibria
Advanced Transport Phenomena

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