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Chemical and Materials Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
2500 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
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Focus on ‘Process Technology’ or ‘Materials’, and enjoy the perks of becoming a graduate in high demand. Career opportunities await you in various sectors. Highly qualified staff awaits you as the programme is jointly organised by the two largest educational institutions of engineering in Brussels.

Overview

The Chemical and Materials Engineering programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) encompasses two distinct profiles: Process Technology and Materials. 

In the Process Technology profile, the student is trained to operate in production units, consultant engineering firms and the environmental sector. The Materials profile covers production and development facilities for different types of materials. 

The master’s programme has a common core of 56 ECTS, ensuring a strong mutual interaction and integration between both profiles. 

The development of environmentally friendly and safe production processes for materials, the shaping and processing of materials into intermediate or finished products, and the optimal integration of materials in other disciplines are strongly related to the optimisation of environmenally friendly chemical processes in general.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes describe the intended knowledge and understanding, skills and attitudes that you must master after completing your studies. Do you want to know more about the specific learning outcomes of this programme?

Process Technology

The Process Technology profile prepares you to become an engineer who can be employed in, for example, production units (operation and optimisation of production facilities). Alternatively, you could work in an engineering group, where you’d develop new production processes that meet performance specifications. The profile mainly focuses on the chemical industry, but also looks at biotechnology and the food industry. You’ll be trained to identify, solve and avoid environmental problems.

First steps on the job market

Materials and chemical commodities are essential in many technological sectors. Graduates of our department are in high demand in various industrial sectors, and the alumni are making an impact around the world in research, manufacturing, business management and education.

Graduates are found in the biomedical biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials for energy, electronic, optical, (in) organic and metallic materials, the pharmaceutical industry, government positions and teaching.

The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!

Accreditation

All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Electrochemistry
  • Microstructural design and characterization of inorganic materials
  • Molecular structural caracterization and analysis 
  • Parameter Estimation and Modelling
  • Surface Treatment: Processing and Analisys
  • Unit operations
  • Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Having successfully completed at least one year of secondary education with English as language of instruction, or having successfully completed secondary school in a Belgian institution;
  • Having successfully completed programme units in higher education with a minimum of 54 ECTS-credits where English was the language of instruction.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT with minimum level: 79;
  • IELTS with minimum level: academic module 6.5;
  • ITACE with minimum level: B2;
  • Cambridge English Qualification Scale with the following minimal level: 170

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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