BSc Chemical Engineering
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. The basic mission of chemical and bioengineers is to develop new applications of molecules and biomolecules that will improve the quality of life, and to produce them in quantities and at a cost that allows them to be accessible to all.
The first two years of the Bachelor programme provide students with a strong foundation in the chemical sciences. This not only involves core lectures in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and analytical chemistry but additional instruction in mathematics, physics and biology. In addition to lectures, students receive substantial training in experimental methods and spend significant amounts of time in the laboratory, where theoretical concepts are applied to real-world problems. In the third year of the Bachelor programme students are formally exposed to the core engineering disciplines and confronted with problems related to the design and development of industrial processes and products. Importantly, technological, economic and ecological themes are accounted for using an integrated approach. Experimental work in the teaching laboratories is complemented with the construction of a tool-box of simulation models personalized for each student and their research areas of interest.