Chemical engineers play an important role in solving societal problems. For instance, by developing cleaner forms of energy, or new materials with specific properties like super strong fibers; by designing new molecules capable of administering a certain dose of a drug or converting light into electricity. There is always great demand for well-educated and trained chemical engineers.
Education and research
In the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Bachelor's program, education and research are strongly interwoven, so you are always kept updated on the latest developments in your field. Our department researches a wide spectrum of subjects like solar cell development, regulated drug release, and intelligent textile fibers.
We also carry out research into production process optimization to enable maximum yield with minimal environmental load, consumption of energy, and resources. The department undertakes a lot of application-focused research, often in close collaboration with the chemical industry.
In this program you learn about the disciplines chemistry, material science and process technology. The research is broad and stretches into other fields. This is evident in the study program where several societal themes are key, for example Sustainable Energy and Health & Life Sciences.
Some themes have their own design-based learning project in which you apply your learning of theory to possible applications, such as the use of organic chemistry in the medical world. You complete your bachelor's program with a major project, choosing the theme yourself. This is also excellent preparation for a master's program.
As a TU/e graduate you will have a powerful analytical capacity, will be innovative and a problem-solver, and be able to work with people from all over the world.
Demonstrating that our program is academically sound and industrially relevant, the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry bachelor’s program is awarded the 'Internationally Accredited Degree' by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Our bachelor's degree program in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry is once again awarded 'Top Rated Program' in the Universities Guide (Keuzegids Universiteiten) 2018, placing it among the best in the Netherlands.
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