Chemical engineering and bioengineering inhabit an exclusive position at the interface between engineering and molecular science. Intimately connected to the basic sciences such as chemistry, biology and physics – and in association with engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering and computer science – chemical engineering and bioengineering aim to develop new processes and methods for the design, production, transformation and application of existing and novel materials.
Students of the Chemical and Bioengineering programme offered by ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology usually complete their studies in three semesters. Compulsory lectures are offered in the core subject areas of Biochemical engineering, Product and Materials, Process Design, Catalysis and Separation. Core lectures are supplemented by an extensive variety of elective lecture courses. In addition to lectures, a significant amount of time is spent in the laboratory where theoretical concepts are applied to real-world problems in the form of both experiments and simulations. First hand experience of world-leading research is obtained through a seven-week research project or an industry internship, case studies in process design and a five-month Master's thesis. Each are performed in one of the various research groups that reside within the Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering. A significant number of our graduating students continue their studies towards a doctoral degree, with the vast majority of those remaining taking up industrial positions (mainly in the chemical and biotechnology sectors).
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- Biochemical Engineering
- Products and Material
- Process Design
- Catalysis and Separation
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Chemistry View 19 other Masters in Chemistry in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For admission to the degree programme one of the following is required:
- a university Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering comprising at least 180 ECTS(1 credits (credits) or an equivalent university degree in Chemical Engineering
- a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from a Swiss university of applied sciences(2 comprising 180 credits
- a university Bachelor’s degree comprising at least 180 credits, an equivalent university degree, or a Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences comprising at least 180 credits in a discipline of the Natural Sciences or Engineering (in particular Biochemical or Process Engineering) which – also with regard to any additional academic requirements within the given framework
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
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