Degree structure

The main structure of the Master's program is 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 study guide you can find more information about the curriculum of the master track Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry.

Be aware: The study 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 Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry

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

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

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

Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

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

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 / Biomedical Engineering

Bio-Organic Chemistry

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

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

Self-Organizing Soft Matter

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