KU Leuven

Faculty of Engineering Science

Chemical Engineering

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is primarily aimed at applying chemical engineering principles to develop technical products and to design, control and improve industrial processes. Students 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 is the mantra "reduce, reuse, recycle". As a chemical engineering student, you will learn to think in a process-oriented manner and grasp the complexity of physico-chemical systems. Even more than other specialists, you will be asked to solve problems of a very diverse nature. Insights into processes at the nano and micro scale are fundamental for the development of new products and/or (mega-scale) technologies. While students should have a foundational knowledge of chemistry, the underlying chemistry of the elements and components, their properties and mutual reactions are not the main focal points of the programme. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. An increased tuition fee of 6000 EUR is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA).

Accreditation:

120 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Direct access:- Bachelor in de ingenieurswetenschappen, major subject chemische technologie; - Bachelor in de ingenieurswetenschappen, major subject werktuigkunde or materiaalkunde, with subprogramme chemische technologie. After a preparatory programme to be determined by the programme director: - Bachelor in de ingenieurswetenschappen; - Master in de industriële wetenschappen, after admission. After a preparatory programme (60 credit points): - Bachelor in de industriële wetenschappen (related discipline), after admission; - Master in de industriële wetenschappen (direct access, after admission). Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file: - Bachelor of Engineering: Chemical Engineering (or equivalent diploma).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 120 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 6000 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+