TU Delft
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Year 2017/2018
Organization Applied Sciences
Education Master Chemical Engineering

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Code Master Chemical Engineering 2017

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Director of Studies
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. J.H. van Esch    J.H.vanEsch@tudelft.nl
Program Coordinator
Name E-mail
Ir. A.J.W. Haket    A.J.W.Haket@tudelft.nl
Program Title
Chemical Engineering
In association with the Faculty of
ECTS Program
The Chemical Engineering programme is a two-year master programme and comprises 120 EC.

The study load of modules is expressed in European Credits (EC). This is a result of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which encourages acknowledgement of study results between higher education institutions within the European Union. EC's give an indication of the weight of a certain part of the programme. One EC involves approximately 28 hours of study. It includes all time spent on the course: lectures, self-study, assignments, examinations, etc.
Introduction 1
Note: use the menu at the left for information on each subset of the programme.
Program Structure 1
The programme comprises the following tracks:
- Chemical Product Engineering,
- Process Engineering,
- Nuclear Science & Engineering.

The core programme of each track comprises 90 credits and is the same for each student:
- Obligatory core modules (15 credits),
- Obligatory track modules (15 credits),
- Obligatory design modules and design project(20 credits),
- MSc thesis project (40 credits).

Combining the core programme with 30 credits Scientific and Social Orientation (elective part) completes the master programme. The Scientific and Social Orientation allows for a broadening of knowledge or for additional depth. The student may opt for:
- Research and Development,
- Management of Technology,
- Education,
- Study Abroad.

Chemical Engineering electives are listed under Scientific and Social Orientation 'Research & Development'.


- Honours track: This is an individual programme of at least 20 EC on top of the full Chemical Engineering programme, which contains specially developed modules for all TU Delft honours track students. The full Chemical Engineering programme including the additional honours track (140 EC in total) should be completed within 2 years. Approval of the course director is needed.

- Double degree programme: This is a three year programme Chemical Engineering & Management of Technology of the Faculties of Applied Sciences and Technology, Policy and Management. FORMAL PERMISSION TO START A DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE !!


See http://students.tudelft.nl/tnw (or Blackboard) for the official regulations of the programme:
- Teaching and Examination Regulations 2017-2018 ("OER")
- Implementation Regulations 2017-2018 ("UR")
- Rules and Guidelines of the Board of Examiners 2017-2018 ("RRvE")
Fail or Pass Regulation
The student meets the requirements for the degree audit once the following have been met:
a. a result has been earned for all required modules: a mark, a pass (v) or an exemption (vr);
b. none of the marks may be lower than 6.0.
With Honours Regulation
The designation ‘with distinction’ for Master’s degree audits.

1. A student can receive the designation ‘with distinction’ for the Master’s degree audit if the Board of Examiners decides to grant this distinction and the following requirements have been met:
a. the weighted average of the results of the courses not including the MSc final project is at least 8.0; passes (v) and exemptions (vr) will not be taken into consideration;
b. the number of credits for the courses for which a pass (v) has been earned or for which an exemption (vr) has been granted may not exceed 30 credits in total;
c. The result for the MSc final project is at least 9.0;
d. None of the marks may be lower than 7.0;
e. The student’s degree programme has not taken longer than two years, calculated from the date of the first examination, taking into account any study delay that falls under the Graduation Support Scheme.

2. In special cases the Board of Examiners may decide to grant the designation ‘with distinction’ to a student who does not meet the requirements referred to in subsection 1 if the student in question has shown exceptional skills in the degree programme.