Chemical and Process Engineering

Programme Structure for Chemical
& Process Engineering

If you opt for the Chemical & Process Engineering specialization, you will take five required courses (32.5 credits), a number of elective courses (27.5 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 40 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 Programme website of Chemical Engineering (please note: as this is the syllabus for the 2018/2019 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 Dynamics and Control

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.

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
Transport Phenomena

Lab Course in Sustainable Process Technology

In order to offer you more flexibility, we also offer 2,5 EC courses. Check the Programme website of Chemical Engineering for the overview.

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