BSc in Chemical Engineering

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BSc in Chemical Engineering

University of Groningen
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  • 180
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  • Bachelor
  • 3 years


Chemical engineers work on the production of chemicals at industrial scale. The Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Groningen will prepare you towards this profession. You will learn to deal with chemical processes on a large scale, to develop new chemical products and to design improved catalysts for the targeted reactions. At the same time you will learn to evaluate and improve the safety and sustainability of chemical processes. Along the way you will be also stimulated to develop your critical thinking skills and your problem-solving attitude.

The fascinating thing about Chemical Engineering is that you will be involved in the development of new products but you will also think about the production process and about the catalyst that is needed to promote the reaction. A Chemical Engineer is concerned with the entire development of a new product or processes, from A to Z. This means you will learn much more than just how chemical reactions work. Chemical Engineers at the University of Groningen, for example, have developed a new process for the production of biodiesels as well as new polymeric products for the oil industry and for high- tech applications.

Admission Requirements

Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

Proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English-taught degree programmes.

Courses Units

You need to complete 180 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at!programme

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The first part of Year 1 is designed to give you a broad introduction to the three Chemistry specializations and the Chemical Engineering programme. You will folow classes such as Inorganic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry and Product Technology, alongside laboratory practicals.

Further on in the Chemical Engineering programme you will do course units like Single-Phase Reactors, Macromolecular Chemistry and Separation Process. You will complete your Bachelor's degree programme with a research project in Year 3.

Career Opportunities

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