Degree structure

The main structure of the Master's program is shown in the following table. The structure of the master’s program is identical for both specializations. The core program is compulsory for all students within the specialization.

Core Program (specialization specific)

20 EC

Specialization Elective Program

20 EC

Free Elective Program

15 EC


20 EC

Graduation Project

45 EC

Elective courses

In consultation with a professional coach, which can be a (associate) professor of one of the research groups within this specialization, you will choose a specialization elective program as well as a free elective program, with subjects that link up with your own specific knowledge and interests. The specialization elective program is linked up with the research field you will work on during your graduation project. For this reason, up to three courses from the specialization program need te be approved by the graduation supervisor. For the composition of the free elective program there are no restrictions other than that there should be no overlap with the study components within the Master’s program. Besides a sufficient number of elective courses within the chosen specialization, you can choose courses from the other specialization, from other departments or even from other universities to add to this set of electives.

Industrial internship

The industrial internship of 3 months (20 ECTS) will offer you the opportunity to see how Chemical Engineering works in everyday practice. You will also experience a real-life working environment with different people, different backgrounds, different facilities and sometimes a different organization. The industrial internship can take place at a research institute or company in or even out of the Netherlands.

Graduation project

During your graduation project, which lasts eight months, you will further develop the expertise and skills you have developed during the Master's program. You will demonstrate your ability to carry out a research project independently. This project will be carried out in one of the research laboratories at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The topic of the graduation project will lie within the field of research of the section concerned under supervision of the responsible professor.


In the education guide you can find more information about the curriculum of the two master tracks: Chemical and Process Technology and Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry.

Be aware: The education guide is used as a source of information by current TU/e students. It contains detailed, practical information that is important during the program. Prospective students can consult this for additional information.


Research Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows

Over the years the research group Multi-scale Modeling of Multiphase Flows has made seminal contributions to the fundamentals of chemical…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Self-Organizing Soft Matter

We study self-assembly processes in (biological) soft matter and translate fundamental insights into rational design strategies for novel…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Inorganic Materials & Catalysis

Establishing fundamental insight into structure-performance relations for heterogeneous catalysts relevant to a sustainable economy.

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Using molecular self-assembly we build supramolecular polymers that derive their functionality from responsivity to molecular or mechanical…

Departments of Applied Physics / Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Molecular Materials and Nanosystems

The Molecular Materials and Nanosystems (M2N) group is active in both the department of Applied Physics and the department of Chemical…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry / Biomedical Engineering

Bio-Organic Chemistry

In our research we combine techniques from protein engineering, polymer chemistry and bioconjugation approaches to create particles with…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Chemical Process Intensification

Promoting a safe, efficient and clean chemical industry by developing advanced intensified reactor concepts, through state-of-the-art…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Macro-Organic Chemistry

How far can we push chemical self-assembly? Bridging the gap between life sciences and materials science, using organic chemistry and…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Polymer Performance Materials

Our research revolves around macromolecular chemistry and polymer materials, including the development of new polymerization strategies and…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Membrane Materials and Processes

The chair Membrane Materials and Processes of Eindhoven University of Technology focuses on the multidisciplinary topic of the design and…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Research at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry focuses on relating macroscopic phenomena - such as phase behaviour, morphology formation…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials & Devices

We  develop polymers with new responsive functionalities and integrate them into devices, to meet industrial and societal challenges in the…

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Sustainable Process Engineering

We develop new processes based on improved mass and heat transfer rates for a more efficient, environmentally friendly, circular, and…