This Master of Chemical Engineering Technology (Leuven) programme covers a wide variety of disciplines. On graduation, you will be equipped with the skills to lead and coordinate industrial production units as well as research, analysis and screening laboratories in technical-commercial, administrative and educational environments.
In addition to fundamental chemical-scientific course units, the curriculum includes the fields of socio-economics (company management, economics) and chemical technology (engineering, separation techniques, chemical process technology, industrial process technology, surface chemistry, environmental technology, etc.).
A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals.
In the Sustainable Process and Materials Engineering option emphasis is placed on reliable technology that meets today's needs without jeopardising the welfare of future generations. This implies that materials and energy must be used efficiently, taking into account their impact on the environment. Thus, on the one hand this option is aimed at sustainable designing, development, and manufacturing of products and systems, and on the other it is aimed at development, properties, characterisation, production and processing of (new) materials.
Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master
You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. This programme is carried out in a team setting, and has a distinct international dimension. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is the cross-fertilisation between company and classroom that makes this programma unique.
The broad and fascinating field of the chemical industry includes employment opportunities in petrochemical, synthetic, and pharmaceutical areas. On completion of this master’s programme, you will be fully trained and highly skilled, ready to enter the professional workplace.
Besides employment by the government, private and not for profit organisations and institutions you may also set up an applied research and design activities on a self-employed basis.
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Programme StructureCommon part
- Applied Sustainability Assessment
- Materials and Surfaces Characterization
- Separation Process Principles II
- Electrical Engineering
- Management and Communication
- Pathways to Sustainability: Core Issues and Challenges
- Master's Thesis
Option Sustainable Process and Materials Engineering
- Advanced Materials Technology
- Reactor and Process Technology
- Elective Courses
Multicampus Modules (Group T Leuven Campus)
- Sustainable Energy Production
- The Use of Molecular Biology and Ecology in Industrial Processes
- Trends and Innovations in the Biomedical Sector
Short International Course
- International module master of engineering technology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesChemical Engineering View 9 other Masters in Chemical Engineering in Belgium
Applicants who have a bachelor's degree that was not issued by an institute of the Flemish Community, must apply for admission first and follow the application instructions on www.kuleuven.be/application/
Applicants with the following can be granted admission subject to successful completion of a preparatory programme (possibly already including some master courses):
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a different specialisation
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a different specialisation
- Bachelor of Science in a related field
For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.
International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA938 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 938 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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