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. Also think of medication and drug delivery.

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 such chemical products and processes to fulfil societyā€™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%

Why studying Chemical Engineering in Delft?

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.

With a degree of MSc Chemical Engineering in Delft you can be classified as a general Chemical Engineer. However with the different Science & Engineering Orientations (Health, Nuclear, Energy and Circularity) you can give more focus to your study.

The advantages of a Master of Chemical Engineering are:

  • Multidisciplinary teaching methods; The programme stresses a systematic approach to solving multidisciplinary problems, in which sustainability, economics and social welfare are important aspects.
  • More than 125 years of excellent research and education;
  • A high demand for CE alumni by companies and the field of academia;
  • Conducting independent and responsible research;
  • Broaden your network with Chemical Engineering Alumni and fellow students from all over the world;
  • The Masters Chemical Engineering programme is structured such that students are free to select any combination of elective units (subject to scheduling limitations). Currently we offer 4 Science & Engineering Orientations which are aligned with the research within the department.