The Master of Chemical Engineering from KU Leuven guarantees you a solid chemical engineering background while also opting for a contemporary view on product intensification, energy-efficient processing routes, product engineering and biochemical processes. You will learn to think in a process-oriented way and be prepared to grasp the complexity of physicochemical systems. Furthermore, you will learn of processes at the nano and micro scale, which are increasingly fundamental for the development of new products and technologies.
The master’s programme in chemical engineering is primarily aimed at applying chemical engineering principles to develop technical products and to design, control, and improve industrial processes. While the underlying chemistry of the elements and components, their properties and mutual reactions, are important, these are not the main focal points of the programme. In contrast, you focus predominantly on taking these chemistry principles to a higher (industrial production) level by integrating and exploiting engineering and technology aspects.
You also learn to take environmental and safety issues into account during all phases of the process (research, development, design, and operation). Two guiding principles of sustainable development – the rational exploitation of resources and energy, and the application of the best available technology – are emphasised, as well as the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle”.
As a chemical engineer you will predominantly work in industrial branches involved in (the production of) bulk and specialty chemicals, oil and natural gas (petrochemical companies and refineries), nonferrometallurgics, energy, waste(water) treatment, food, cosmetics, pharmacy, and biotechnology.
Apart from the traditional career options as project, process, product, or R&D engineer, your insight into complex processes will also be much appreciated in jobs in the financial and governmental sector, where chemical engineers are often employed to supervise industrial activities, to deliver permissions, and to compose regulations with respect to safety and environmental issues. As self-employed persons, chemical engineers work in engineering offices, as consultants or as entrepreneurs.
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- Transport Phenomena: Chemical Engineering Applications
- Applied Physical Chemistry
- Systems Analysis of Chemical Processes
- Advanced Separation Processes
- Chemical Process Design
- Analytical Chemistry
- Process Control in the Chemical Industry
- Biochemical Process Engineering
- Chemical Process Design: Practical Chemical Engineering Design Problem
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- 24 months
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Academic background: holders of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with either a major in Chemical Technology, or a major in Mechanical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering and minor in Chemical Technology can apply directly. All students with a similar academic bachelor’s degree are eligible: their application file will be reviewed by the exchange coordinator and/or the programme director.
- GRE test results: in order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score (at the moment, there is no minimum requirement for GRE scores).
- English language proficiency: students should have a good command of English, both spoken and written.
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International6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA980 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.
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