After graduation

After graduating, you can look for a job. However, many students continue on to a master's program to prepare them for a varied career that can take all manner of directions in industry and government, or design and patents. You could start off as a researcher, research leader, process/product engineer, environmental consultant, policy assistant or maybe even a teacher or lecturer. Many managers in the chemical industry also have a chemical engineering background.

Entry to a Master's program

After your Bachelor's program at TU/e, you can take a variety of paths. There are two ways of continuing your study for a Master: unhindered continuation or continuation through a deficiency program.

After the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Bachelor's program you can continue to a Master's program. Check the various possibilities in the Doorstroommatrix.

Tracks of the Master Chemical Engineering

After the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Bachelor's program you can continue to Master's program at TU/e or another university. 

Stories of our alumni

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"It’s a great job because it combines chemistry and technology, and experimental research and practical applications"

dr.ir. Mark van den Brink, alumnus

"My industrial internship in the USA was a real top experience for me: I had a fantastic time, and discovered the specialized field I like best - polymer chemistry. I gained my PhD in that subject in 2000, and now I’m still working in this field.

I’m manager for Process & Analytical Support at BASF in Heerenveen. It’s a great job because it combines chemistry and technology, and experimental research and practical applications. I’m still as happy as a child if I can think up a smart solution to something. Although I don’t do that alone; it’s the teamwork that makes it such fun. Making good and useful products together, that’s something I really like doing. And talking about teamwork: I met most of my friends at TU/e. That’s another important side of studying, as far as I’m concerned.”

"You never know what the day will bring, because a process is always to some extent unpredictable"

ir. Marijn Kappers, alumnus

"My main reason for studying Chemical Engineering and Chemistry in Eindhoven was my interest in the plastics industry. That’s why TU/e was a good choice, because of its partnership with the Dutch Polymer Institute.

Right from day one it was exactly what I wanted to do. It’s hard work, there’s no doubt about that, but you get intensive support in a closely knit team. And even though I’m now working in the Botlek in Rotterdam, and not in the ‘Eindhoven Brainport’ region, my time at TU/e was certainly a big help in my career. I’ve been working for ExxonMobil for five years, and now I’m just about to start work as process engineer at the refinery in Singapore. What I like most about my job? You never know what the day will bring, because a process is always to some extent unpredictable."

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