At a certain point you learn to study and to organize

Stéphanie Bex, student

Chemical Engineering is not just about grinding away but also about doing. You soon fill up your week with study and projects. Lectures and classes are not compulsory but if you attend them, then you’ll save yourself a lot of work. Use your free hours sensibly and the evenings are yours.

At a certain point you learn to study and to organize. At Sabic in Limburg were given an assignment with a broken pressure meter. Great, because I love solving problems. This is the kind of assignment you get in Design-Based Learning (DBL). You get six such projects during your bachelor’s and a lot of skills training in the first two years.

I live in a student house in the city and play for the TU/e handball team, Oktopus. A whole of other activities are organized by Japie, our study association, like trips to the Bavaria brewery and paddling a canoe along the Dommel river. I am a student information officer at the department and work for the Technology Promotion Foundation, visiting primary schools with our Chemistry Show and Magic Lab. We show how great chemistry is with all kinds of tests. We make toothpaste, gel and slime. Do a bit of magic with milk powder, make Bengal fire and burst hydrogen balloons. It’s spectacular.