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MSc Chemical Engineering

The Master of Science programme in Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) provides students with the knowledge, insights and skills they need to become independent and responsible researchers or engineers in this field. The programme operates hand in hand with the university’s Chemical Engineering research groups and for decades has been delivering graduates who are in high demand by the chemical industry and academia. 

The programme places a strong emphasis on innovative thinking and stresses multidisciplinary problem-solving using a systematic approach, incorporating considerations of sustainability, economics and social welfare into the analytical process.  The MSc Chemical Engineering addresses a wide range of subjects at all levels: molecular science, including the emerging field of nanochemical engineering, the design and analysis of chemical reactors and the application of chemical engineering in manufacturing processes.

The fundamental goal of the programme is to provide students with both a breadth and a depth of knowledge to prepare them for careers in research or to work in industry at either the design or the operational level.
There are two tracks in the programme: Process Engineering and Chemical Product Engineering.

Process Engineering:

Process engineers keep the world moving and well supplied. However, in a world in which resources are becoming scarce and where the environmental impacts of chemical and manufacturing processes are a matter of growing concern, process engineers are challenged to design processes that are elegant, efficient, environmentally responsible and sustainable.  The Process Engineering track of MSc Chemical Engineering at TU Delft prepares its students to become valuable engineers with an analytical mind able to solve real-world problems systematically. The programme puts particular effort into teaching students to function well as part of a team, whilst at the same time nurturing an independent mind and a critical-thinking attitude.
The track specific courses that belong to Process Engineering are: Process Dynamics and Control, Applied Transport Phenomena and Reactors and Kinetics.

Chemical Product Engineering:

Nowadays, the engineering of chemical products has countless applications in the development and manufacture of new materials and devices, such as nanocapsules, solar cells, energy storage devices and advanced polymers. In pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, material sciences and energy alike, Chemical Product Engineering has a crucial and increasingly important role to play. Although the term is often overused, molecular engineering truly is a cutting-edge field of inquiry. 
TU Delft's Chemical Product Engineering track provides an opportunity for MSc Chemical Engineering students to gain specialist expertise in this dynamic field and to participate in research activities with a specific focus on molecular engineering during the design project, the internship and the Master’s thesis.
The breadth of applications for which molecular engineering has relevance is practically unlimited. As interest in energy-efficient, sustainable materials, systems and processes continues to grow, so too does demand for scientists with the unique ability to design products with these desirable properties at the molecular level.
The track specific courses that belong to Chemical Product Engineering are: Design and Synthesis of Advanced Chemical Products, Structure/Property Relationships of Advanced Chemical Products and Soft Matter for Chemical Products

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