Summary curricular component

During the first year the students are learning new technologies and broadening and deepening their existing knowledge. They will mainly be involved in applying technologies by working on industrial assignments: the same kind of reallife projects that our dedicated lecturers from industry work on themselves. Most of our lecturers have several decades of worldwide design experience with international chemical or food companies.

We use a group assignment format because people in industry also work in teams. This teamwork is supported by non-technical courses and professional development.

Curriculum components:

  •     Plant Design and Operation
  •     Product Design
  •     Process Control
  •     Chemical Thermodynamics
  •     Process Thermodynamics
  •     Physical Transport Phenomena
  •     Chemical Reactor Development and Process Intensification
  •     Modeling and Simulation
  •     Process Synthesis
  •     Applied Statistics
  •     Process Economics
  •     Numerical Fluid Mechanics


Next to the technical courses in the common component, a number of non-technical courses are taught, like:

  •     Methods and Techniques for Design
  •     Professional Development
  •     Technical Writing and Editing
  •     Project Management


Total common component 42 weeks of study.

For foreign course participants, intensive courses in Dutch are provided outside the common program.