During your study program in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, you gain knowledge by taking various courses. The theory is explained in lectures and during guided self-study you practice the theory by doing exercises. You also learn practical skills in the practicals. You apply the knowledge you gained from the courses and the practicals in Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) projects, where you work on a case together with your group. During these practicals and projects, you use the same advanced equipment as our researchers. Every week, a few hours are scheduled for guided self-study. During the guided self-study, you can use the rooms specially designated for this purpose, equipped with modern facilities. The lecturer will be present, so you can easily ask questions. Thanks to these self-study hours, you can spend your off time on other things, for instance sports, student life or a side job. In total, the study program will demand approximately 40 hours of your time a week.
The first year has a relatively large amount of mathematics and physics, the foundation of your study program. Besides this, you take courses in chemistry, materials science and process technology. These courses can be theoretical, but also practical or project-based. For instance, you work on a Challenge-Based Learning project together with other students. In the CBL projects you find solutions for problems that are relevant for society by applying your knowledge and skills in practice. An example of this is Team CORE. This student team is working on a process called elementary retraction. This process breaks down waste materials to such small components that all of it can be reused as raw materials.
In the second year you build upon the foundation that you created in the first year. During the bachelor's program you take more courses in the different disciplines chemistry, materials science and process technology. From the second year, you also get more freedom to design your own study program.
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In the last months of your bachelor's program, you will work independently on your Bachelor Final Project in one of the department’s research groups. This is a good preparation for your research project during your master's program.
Do you want to know more about the curriculum of the Bachelor's program of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry? Check out the education guide*.
*Note: The education guide is a document used by current students as a source of information. It contains detailed, practical information that is important during the entire program. Pre-university students can consult this for additional information.