MSc Chemical Engineering

Society depends on products like foods, cosmetics and electronic equipment, as well as essential processes like the production of useful chemicals from renewable resources, energy production and storage and good waste management. People often take these everyday products and processes for granted and are unaware of the fact that fundamental molecular knowledge and outstanding engineering skills are of pivotal importance to them.

Chemical Engineering is the key discipline in the development of chemical products and processes to fulfil society’s current and future needs, and covers a wide range of subjects from the molecular level to large-scale chemical manufacturing processes.


Degree: Master of Science /  Chemical Engineering

Accreditation: Accredited by the NVAO

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Type: Regular study programme

Mode: Full-time

Start: September

Language of instruction: English

% international students: 50%

Our aim

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. Chemical Engineering at Delft aims for the highest quality standards in teaching and research and has a rich heritage spanning 125 years. 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.

What you will learn

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 with a strong emphasis on innovative thinking. The programme stresses a systematic approach to solving multidisciplinary problems, in which sustainability, economics and social welfare are important aspects.

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.

Programme tracks

Chemical Engineering offers two tracks:

  • Chemical Product Engineering:
    Chemical Product Engineering involves the design and synthesis of products ranging from pharmaceuticals to construction materials.
  • Process Engineering:
    Process Engineering involves the design and operation of manufacturing processes essential for our industrialised, technology-dependent society.