Chemical and Materials Engineering, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) | Brussels, Belgium
24 months
2782 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
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As a chemical and materials engineer you'll learn all the skills to manage resources, energy and the environment in order to develop and produce novel materials and chemical commodities. Start building the future now!

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This programme encompasses two distinct profiles: Process Technology and Materials. The master’s programme has a common core of 56 ECTS, ensuring a strong mutual interaction and integration between both profiles.

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.


The Materials profile thoroughly prepares you for a job in the materials technology sector of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. You’ll be trained to become a creative engineer, capable of designing sustainable and multi-functional materials for specific applications. You’ll also develop skills to engineer intermediate or finished products with these materials, using environmentally friendly and safe production processes.


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:

  • Molecular structural characterization and analysis
  • Electrochemistry
  •  Parameter Estimation and Modelling
  • Microstructural design and characterization of inorganic materials
  • Surface treatment: Processing and Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
  • Polymer Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have or will soon have a Bachelor's degree in engineering sciences of at least three years, or consisting of at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent (such as 130 US credits or semester contact hours)
  • You have an overall degree above average, which in the US grading means level B or a GPA of minimum 3 out of 4. For conversion to the US grading system please consult this page.
  • You have obtained a minimum of 20 ECTS credits or equivalent in athematics courses, and 15 ECTS or equivalent in other fundamental science courses such as chemistry, physics and mechanics.
  • You have obtained a score above average for the mathematics courses, which means a score of minimum 3 out of 4, 14 out of 20 or equivalent B level.
  • You can or will be able to prove your knowledge of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2782 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2782 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 835 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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