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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 10900

All study options

About Chemical engineering at University of Groningen

How can you produce plastics on a large scale? How can you ensure clean, safe and efficient factories? Can you generate electricity with the human body?

Chemical engineers work on the production of chemicals at industrial scale. The Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at theUniversity 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.

Choose Groningen and you can't go wrong!

Groningen is the only University where you can study bothChemistry and Chemical Engineering. If you find it hard to choose between a Bachelor's degree programme in chemistry or in chemical engineering, Groningen is the place to be. The first year of both programmes is identical so you don't have to make a definite choice until your second year. It's very likely that you don't yet know which specialization to choose, so you won't have to decide until the second year.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Groningen are the home of2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize inChemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

How can you produce plastics on a large scale? How can you ensure clean, safe and efficient factories? Can you generate electricity with the human body?

Chemical engineers work on the production of chemicals at industrial scale. The Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at theUniversity 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.


Choose Groningen and you can't go wrong!

Groningen is the only University where you can study bothChemistry and Chemical Engineering. If you find it hard to choose between a Bachelor's degree programme in chemistry or in chemical engineering, Groningen is the place to be. The first year of both programmes is identical so you don't have to make a definite choice until your second year. It's very likely that you don't yet know which specialization to choose, so you won't have to decide until the second year.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Groningen are the home of2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize inChemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

After your studies

Job prospects

After the three-year Bachelor's programme, you will be able to continue your study with our attractive Master's degree programme,but you will also have the option to look immediately for a job. Asa graduate in the bachelor chemical engineer, you are qualified for a range of attractive positions, mainly in the business sector: for example, Chemical Engineers can find employment in advisory,control, R&D and management positions.


You may be involved in setting up a new factory, optimising existing processes or developing new products and materials.

After the three-year Bachelor's programme, you will be able to continue your study with our attractive Master's degree programme,but you will also have the option to look immediately for a job. Asa graduate in the bachelor chemical engineer, you are qualified for a range of attractive positions, mainly in the business sector: for example, Chemical Engineers can find employment in advisory,control, R&D and management positions.

You may be involved in setting up a new factory, optimising existing processes or developing new products and materials.

Job examples

  • Researcher - industrial or academic
  • Commercial functions
  • Management functions
  • Advanced technical functions
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 10900

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 10900 per year

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

  • CM

    wiskunde B + natuurkunde + scheikunde

  • EM

    wiskunde B + natuurkunde + scheikunde

  • NG

    wiskunde B + natuurkunde

  • NT

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

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.

knowledge minimumNo further information
language test

Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92,a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/(...)issions/bsc/languagefor all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc ApplicationProcedure' pages at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)lor-degree-programme

other admission requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/bsc/for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Een voldoende op je eindexamen Engels is aan te bevelen omdat deopleiding Engelstalig is.

other admission requirements

Heb je een andere vooropleiding, zoals een HBO-propedeuse of eenniet-toereikend vwo-diploma? Kijk dan voor meer informatie over detoelatingsprocedure via de Toelatingscommissie BSc opleidingen FSEop:

http://www.rug.nl/(...)lating-inschrijving/

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

  • There is an online questionnaire.
  • The degree programme may invite the prospective student for an additional interview.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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