Track: Process Engineering
Chemical engineers design and manage the processes which convert raw materials into useful products, in disciplines ranging from chip making to food processing, from petrochemicals to metallurgy and from biotechnology to pharmaceuticals.
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.
Process Engineering requires a systematic approach to multidisciplinary problem-solving, so the programme emphasises these skills both in its academic coursework and in practical activities such as the industrial internships and the thesis project. The programme trains students to be aware of and familiar with all aspects of the work of a process engineer, not least its ethical, economic, social and environmental implications.
Without doubt, as long as our society remains an industrial one, there will always be a demand for skilled and responsible process engineers.