|Master of Science (MSc)
|Chemical and Materials Engineering
|Annual tuition (EEA)
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)
Keen on playing a crucial role in the world of tomorrow? 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!
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.
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.
As a cooperation of VUB and ULB, BRUFACE (Brussels Faculty of Engineering) offers you the best of both institutions, the opportunity to study in an international context and the advantage of the best expertise and facilities of both universities. You get high-level education at a reasonable tuition fee, and even leave with a joint degree from VUB and ULB.
Materials and chemical commodities are essential in many technological sectors. As a graduate of our department you'll be in great demand in diverse industrial sectors, and our alumni are already making an impact around the world in research, manufacturing, business management and education.
Opportunities lie in the following fields: biomedical, biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials for energy, electronic, optical, (in)organic and metallic materials, the pharmaceutical industry, government positions and teaching.
VUB will help you with your first steps in employment, with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips and tricks for job interviews. In other words: with all an ambitious student needs!