M.Sc. Chemical and Materials Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR2500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR835 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Brussels, Belgium
The Free University of Brussels Master of Chemical and Materials Engineering has as a general aim to educate and form skilled scientific engineers who can bring an added value to all fields and facets of our society.
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This Free University of Brussels 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.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR2500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR835 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


For this 2 years double degree programme the tuirion fees are as follows:

In the 1st year:

  • EEA students:835 EUR
  • Non EEA students: 2500 EUR

In the 2nd year:

  • EEA students: 890 EUR
  • Non EEA students: 2500 EUR
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Molecular structural characterization and analysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Parameter Estimation and Modelling
  • Microstructural design and characterization of inorganic materials
  • Surface treatment: Processing and Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
  • Polymer Materials
  • Unit operations
  • Environmental Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Reliability and risk analysis of industrial installations
  • Ceramics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Production of Metals
  • Advanced materials


Academic requirements

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.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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VUB is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education.
The VUB programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie). This official organisation was established by an international treaty between the Flemish and the Dutch governments to ensure the quality of higher education in both the Netherlands and Flanders.

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