MSc Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Groningen
MSc Chemical Engineering
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About this program
MSc Chemical Engineering
The two-year Program offers a core Program and then the choice between five specialisations: Advanced Process Technology, Polymeric Products, Bio-based Products and Processes, Industrial Catalysis and Renewable Energy. The unique feature of studying this Master's Program at the University of Groningen is the combination of a wide range of Chemical Engineering topics with a solid background in Applied Chemistry and a focus on Sustainability, which will allow you to become a modern chemical engineer that is well versed in both Product and Process Technology.
Your research project will take place in one of our research groups in the field of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Chemical Product Technology. The Green Chemical Reaction Engineering group investigates the development of highly intensified catalytic technology for biomass conversion to biofuels and biobased chemicals. The Chemical Product Technology group performs research for the design of new or improved chemical products. Particular attention is devoted to the development of new catalytic systems and of polymeric products for specific applications. These activities are generally framed in a comprehensive sustainability context.
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previous education - Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.
knowledge minimum - Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.
previous education - A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with elements of (polymer) chemistry . Interested candidates with a background in the field of food/biotechnology will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master Program for which you applied.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Advanced Process Technology
- Polymeric Products
- Bio-based Products and Processes
- Industrial Catalysts
- Renewable Energy
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,314 per year
- Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: € 20,700 per year
Credits: 120 ECTS
MSc in Chemical Engineering
Upon successful completion of this Master's degree Program, you will obtain a diploma as Master of Science (MSc.) in Chemical Engineering (international title). In the Netherlands, you will also be entitled to use the ir. (ingenieur) title.
Chemical engineers from the University of Groningen are known for their flexibility and all-round skills. As a graduate, you can choose a to have a career in a company like for example DSM, Nobian or Philips.
Various other companies, locally, nationally and internationally, are also keen to recruit chemical engineers from Groningen. Job possibilities in the region are expanding rapidly. Groningen is developing new industry and there is a high demand for well-trained new staff. You can also decide to develop your knowledge further by doing a PhD at a University.
- Work for consulting and engineering firms
- Work for multinationals like Philips, Nouryon, DSM and Sabic
- Work for a small or medium company in the region
- PhD research position
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University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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