Degree structure

The main structure of the Master's programis shown in the following table. The structure of the master’s programis 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 master track Chemical and Process Technology.

Be aware: The eduaction 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 groups Chemical and Process Technology