Society depends on products and processes that we often taken for granted but require knowledge starting with the molecule to make: goods such as cosmetics, food products and electronic equipment, as well as essential activities such as waste management and the design and production of pharmaceuticals and health care products.
The MSc in 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, with a strong emphasis on innovative thinking. The programme stresses multi-disciplinary problem solving by means of a systematic approach, incorporating considerations of sustainability, economics and social welfare into the analytical process.
The fundamental goal of the Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering is to provide students with both a breadth and a depth of knowledge sufficient to prepare them for careers in research or to work in industry at either the design or operational level.
Chemical Engineering offers three tracks:
Tuition fees 2013/2014: EU: 1.835,- (app.) Non-EU: 12.916,- Apart from the tuition fees, the cost of living and studying in Delft is estimated to be 850,- to 1.100,- per month. This includes such things as food, accommodation, transport, books, compulsory health insurance, social life expenses and study trip costs.
As a field of applied science, molecular engineering is barely fifty years old. Tracing its origins back to a time when scientists first came to believe that it was possible to manipulate atoms and to 'design' molecules, it now has broad applications in the development and manufacture of new materials and new devices, including, for example, nanocapsules, solar cells, energy storage devices and advanced polymers.
In pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, materials science, and energy, molecular engineering has a crucial and increasingly important role to play. Although the words 'cutting edge' are often overused, molecular engineering is truly a cutting edge field of inquiry.
Applications of nuclear science are key, of course, in the development of nuclear energy, but also in major breakthroughs in medical diagnostics and treatment; in sensing devices like smoke detectors for the home and environmental monitoring devices for chemical production facilities; in materials science; in important security activities like mine detection and de-mining, and explosives detection at airports; and in food safety measures, to cite just a few examples.
From chipmaking to food processing, from petrochemicals to metallurgy, and from biotechnology to pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, chemical engineers design and manage the processes that convert raw materials into useful products.
Process engineers truly do keep the world moving and supplied, but in a world in which resources are sometimes 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. TU Delft's Process Engineering track equips chemical engineers to work in the real world, solving real-world problems to ensure that our technology-dependent society can continue to exist over the long term.
A. A good university BSc degree with good grades on the key courses in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying.
Exceptions: Management of Technology, Engineering and Policy Analysis and Science Education & Communication, to which all students holding a technology or science degree may be admitted.
B. A proof that you have nearly completed a BSc programme whose main subject is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying.
A BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, or, when included, the specific requirements defined for the country in which you obtained (or are in the process of obtaining) your Bachelors degree
Proof of English language proficiency (certificates older than two years are not accepted):
As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.
It is allowed to send us a copy of your test results, please check the application documents for detailed information.
A clear and relevant essay in English (2,000 - 3,000 words) addressing the following:
Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:
If you have not yet graduated, please provide two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.
An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.
Proof of identity
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No work experience is required.
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