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Master Chemical Science & Engineering

The two-year Master’s in Chemical Science & Engineering is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. The programme starts in September. For the specialisation in Molecules & Materials Engineering starting in February is also possible, but only after approval of the Admission Committee. The pre-Master's programme starts in September. 

Discover more about the Master’s in Chemical Science & Engineering at the University of Twente or our pre-Master’s programme. Check out the study programme and the admission requirements.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Chemical Science & Engineering
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Science and Technology
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2021
1 September 2022
1 September 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Process Technology programme

It is not possible to pursue this specific programme on a part-time basis. However, the University of Twente does offer a Process Technology (PT) programme (info in Dutch)*, which is a perfect opportunity for professionals that are active in the Process Technology industry (with e.g. a Bachelor's degree) to upgrade their career. You can easily combine this course with a busy career and personal life.   

*The information will become available in English soon. 

What is chemical engineering?

Chemical Engineering is a broad discipline that encompasses so much more than chemistry alone. As a chemical engineer, you are at home in fields of research such as chemistry, materials science or process technology. You are also well versed in more physics-related areas, such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Chemical engineers are creative problem solvers who use their scientific and technical expertise to develop novel chemical processes, materials and products for a wide variety of applications.

What makes chemical engineering unique?

In the Master’s in Chemical Science & Engineering at the University of Twente, you will learn to combine the various elements of your knowledge to develop, improve and implement processes, products and materials. 

This MSc programme puts you at the forefront of R&D in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that society faces (health, water, food, energy, environment).

The University of Twente offers three specialisations: The Molecular & Materials Engineering track, which has a strong focus on research, the Chemical & Process Engineering track, which also strongly focuses on design education and Materials Science & Engineering, a true multi-disciplinary specialisation with a strong emphasis on the development of materials science and engineering skills at the interface of materials chemistry, applied physics and mechanical engineering. This Master's distinguishes itself from other universities in its interpretation of both tracks, especially in its focus on process technology, which, in Twente, is closely connected to materials science and chemistry.

World-class research facilities

During this Master you will benefit from our close ties with high profile research institute and lab facilities, including the the High Pressure Lab, the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the Technical Medical Centre. You will fulfil the role of junior researcher from early on in the programme, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. It is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English and have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad.


The Master's in Chemical Science & Engineering has three specialisations:

Did you know?

Dutch-speaking students can combine their Master's in Chemical Science & Engineering with an additional master's degree: our Dutch-taught programme education and Communication in Science*. Upon completion, you will not only have a second master's degree, but also your first-degree teaching qualification enabling you to teach in junior and senior secondary education in the Netherlands. 

*You will be forwarded to a Dutch website.

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