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M.Sc. Chemical and Materials Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

This Master offers

  • a unique interdisciplinary programme which prepares you for employment in a professional field related to chemical engineering, materials science or environmental technology.
  • a high level scientific education that prepares you to a wide range of job profiles, the possibility to work in close contact with professors who are internationally recognized in their own disciplines and favor interactive learning.

Become a skilled scientific engineer

The Master of Chemical and Materials Engineering educates students to become innovative engineers who will contribute to their profession and to society.

Engineers in chemistry and materials sciences play a unique role in sustainable development, where they must manage resources, energy and the environment in order to develop and produce novel materials and chemical commodities. Our graduates are prepared to face the demands of the modern technological employment field and for an international career with English as their professional language.

For you?

  • You are interested in the development of new materials and chemical processes and in the production of useful commodities
  • You are someone with the ambition to become a skilled engineer who can meet the technological challenges of the future
  • You are conscious of the environmental challenges of our world
  • You are interested in studying in an international environment in the capital of Europe

Job opportunities

Materials and chemical commodities are essential in many technological sectors. Graduates of our department are in high demand in various industrial sectors, and our alumni are making an impact around the world in research, manufacturing, business management and education.

Graduates are found in the biomedical biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials for energy, electronic, optical, (in) organic and metallic materials, the pharmaceutical industry, government positions and teaching.

The Master in Chemical and Material Engineering (120 ECTS) offers a solid core of courses in both of these engineering fields. The integrated and the multidisciplinary approach provides students up-to-date knowledge enabling them to propose innovative engineering solutions in numerous modern technological sectors. Students have the possibility to specialize in Process technology or Material Science.

The Master of Chemical and Materials Engineering program consists of two profiles: Process Technology and Materials Science

Profile: Process Technology

The Process Technology orientation trains students to become engineers who are employable and innovative both in production units (operation and optimization of production facilities) and in engineering groups (develop new production units that meet desired performance specifications). An emphasis is placed on the biotechnology and food industries. Students are also trained to identify, solve and avoid environmental problems including waste management, water, air and soil pollution.

Profile: Materials Science

The Materials Science orientation prepares students for the materials and materials technology sectors (metals, polymers, ceramics and composites). Students are trained to become creative engineers capable of designing sustainable multi-functional materials which meet specific applications. Students also have the capacity to contribute to the whole life-cycle of materials from their processing into semi or full end products using environmentally friendly and safe production processes to their recycling.

Admission decisions for students from other institutions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file. Students with a bachelor in the same field of study have direct access after the evaluation of their application file. The admission for holders of another engineering degree is based upon evaluation and approval by the curriculum council.

Non-EU students should present a proof of proficiency in English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score: 550
TOEFL computer-based test score: 213
TOEFL iBT® test: 80
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Degree Level: Masters
Tuition Fee: € 837 / Year (EEA) , € 2,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Duration:2 Years
Start Date:September  2019
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering
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