ECTS points
Education type
Bachelor program
Three years
Bachelor of Science

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry plays 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 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. 


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Major Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

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 subject 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. 


IChemE accreditation

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).

Top Rated Program

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.

Study in figures

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  • 4,2

    Student satisfaction

  • 104

    Number of first-year students

  • 18-24

    Contact hours in first year

  • 76%

    Advancement to second year

  • 53%

    Degree obtained within 4 years

  • 92%

    Follow-up education

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Study association T.S.V. 'Jan Pieter Minckelers' (Japie)

The study association represent the interests of the students at the faculty of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.

NVAO Accreditation

The independent judgment by the NVAO strengthens higher education institutions in their quality culture. On the basis of the judgments of NVAO higher education programmes are recognized and students receive a legally recognized degree. In the Netherlands, NVAO assesses the internal quality assurance pursued by universities and the quality of the programmes they provide.


  • How are you admissible for the bachelor Chemical Engineering

    If you want to apply for the bachelor Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, the following conditions should be succeed:

    • VWO diploma with the following courses: Mathematics B, Physics and Chemistry.
    • We recommend you to follow Mathematics D or NLT

    Do you want to apply with a HBO propedeuse degree? Click here for more information.

    There is also more information available if you have a foreign degree.

  • How do I enroll myself for a program?

    First of all, check whether you satisfy the conditions for your chosen program. You can enroll yourself on the site of studielink.

    Some programs will have a selection procedure for the 2019-2020 study year. Check whether your program is having a selection procedure. The enrollment will close on January 15th 2019. More information about selection is given on this page.