Membrane Engineering

University of Montpellier

Master On Campus
24 months
8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering for a Sustainable World, EM3E-4SW (before EM3E master) at University of Montpellier, offers an advanced education programme related to membrane science and engineering at the interface between material science and chemical engineering and focused on specific applicative fields.


Environmental considerations like massive scale air or water pollution and also the gradual rarefaction of the fossil energy resources gave rise to the concept of sustainable growth and to related strategies like process intensification, reuse of water and solvents at their point of use, hydrogen as energetic vector (requiring H2 production and using fuel cells as electric generators) or CO2 capture and storage.

Membranes have a key role to play in the new technologies and in the separation operations associated with these strategies.

Learning outcomes

Moreover a lot of separation operations are currently performed at University of Montpellier using membranes in industrial processes. Among the Membrane Engineering major applications for liquids, it can be mentioned the water desalination, the preparation of food, beverage, dairy or pharmaceutical products or the treatment and the recycling of industrial effluents, the production of tap or ultrapure water, the dehydration of ethanol, the dialysis of blood (kidney machine)… For gas separation, some examples of current applications are the removal of hydrogen from ammonia synthesis gas, the removal of carbon dioxide from natural gas and the air separation. Intensive efforts of R&D are now engaged over the world to develop high performance membranes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Energy and Environment
  • Food, Health and Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnologies and Microdevices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a Bologna 1st cycle degree or a bachelor degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bio-chemical Engineering, or equivalent degrees in one of the previous domains, from a College, University or Technical School with a recognised standing or alternatively, a recognised professional experience in these areas. 
  • Excellent academic background. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic grades, professional experience, and motivation letter explaining their education and professional objectives and letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Programme country student: 4 000 €/year
  • Partner country student: 8 000 €/year


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