Molecules and Materials Engineering

Programme Structure for Molecular
& Molecules Engineering

If you opt for the Molecular & Materials Engineering specialization, you will take six chemistry-related required courses (30 credits), one reflection course (5 credits) and a number of elective courses (20 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 assignment at one of the University of Twente’s research groups associated with their specialization. For detailed information on the courses and curriculum check out the Molecular & Materials Engineering Syllabus (please note: as this is the syllabus for the 2017/2018 academic year, the information provided may be subject to change).

REQUIRED COURSES

Advanced Materials Science: Molecular and Biomolecular Chemistry and Technology: This course will enable you to examine supramolecular systems, ranging from basic molecular recognition (involving single, monovalent interactions) to systems with cooperativity and/or multivalency, and finally to large polyvalent systems. You will discuss molecular and biomolecular examples and materials applications for all of these subclasses.

Advanced Materials Science: Characterization: The aim of this course is to explain and identify the physical and instrumental principles of techniques used for the molecular and continuum (macroscopic) scale characterization of organic and inorganic materials and their application to specific questions. By the end of this course you will be able to estimate specific materials and molecular properties from given examples and problems.

Advanced Materials Science: Organic Materials Science: This course deals with molecular structure-property relations for the different types of (advanced) synthetic and natural (macromolecular) organic materials, including man-made polymers, liquid crystals, carbon allotropes (nanotubes, fullerenes and graphenes), dendrimers, nucleic acids, proteins and polysaccharides.

Advanced Materials Science: Inorganic Materials Science: The aim of this course is to enable you to understand the relationship between the structure/composition and properties of advanced inorganic materials and to apply this knowledge.

Advanced Materials Science: Project Organic Materials: This lab course aims to broaden your knowledge and skills in the areas of polymer synthesis, polymer characterization and processing. It deals with structure-property relations in polymeric materials, for example, how polymer chain characteristics and composition influence macroscopic properties.

Advanced Materials Science: Project Inorganic Materials & Molecular S&T: This course will expose you to a variety of synthesis and characterization techniques by means of two practical projects. The possible projects are embedded in six research groups with different research themes.

ELECTIVE COURSES

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

  • Capita Selecta for all research groups
  • Chemistry of Inorganic Materials and Nanostructures
  • Colloids and Interfaces
  • Controlled Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Elastomer Science & Engineering
  • Imperfections
  • Lab on a Chip
  • Nanomedicine 

Different lab courses including:       

  • Advanced Materials
  • Chemistry for Biomedical Applications
  • Membranes for Gas Separation
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Physics
  • Polymers & Materials Science Practice
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