Monday, December 14, 2009

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Courses - Netherlands

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (Scheikundige Technologie; ST) of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven provides education and carries out research in the fields of chemistry, materials sciences and process technology. The engineer of the future must be able to get acquainted quickly with new areas of the field that will be subject to change faster than before. This requires a programme that not only provides students with a sound scientific and practical foundation, but also gives insight into the social context in which the work is carried out. The programme, which during a recent external assessment of education has been judged one of the best in the Netherlands, is international in scope and follows the newest developments with respect to the Bachelor and Master structure.
The Department in Chemiical Engineering and Chemistry aims to create an academic atmosphere in which its students feel comfortable and can develop themselves in every aspect. It hopes that most of them will later look back on their time spent here as some of the best years of their lives.
The Bachelor and Master Programs
The general objective of the programs leading to BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering is:
To educate a chemical engineer who has a broad knowledge with sufficient depth. On completion of the programme, the engineer will have mastered and be able to apply the fundamentals of chemical engineering. He or she will be able to come with technical solutions for problems that have arisen, in the process of which he or she will always take into account the economical and social aspects involved. In the course of his or her study, he or she has had ample opportunity to get acquainted with the ethical aspects of science and technology.
The chemical engineer is suited for work in three sectors of industry:
In the sector related to his or her field of study (chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science), both in industry and in government institutions;
In a post-masters program: a four-year PhD study, a two-year design programme, or a university program for a grade-one teaching qualification;
In a sector unrelated to his or her field of study, for instance in the commercial or policy-making sectors.
The department considers it of high importance that the education is embedded in the research that is carried out in the department. Thus, the desired depth and innovation are brought about that befit an academic education. Analogous to the research projects, the units of study can be ranged under three headings: Molecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Process Engineering, which will be supported by units of study from the fields of Mathematics, Applied Physics, and Technology Management. The department not only has high demands on the contents of the programme, but also on educational matters. We therefore have an intensive system of quality control, ranging from polls of the students to didactical courses for the lecturers. Within this system of quality control, the students play an important role. Through their delegates in the Curriculum Committee and the Quality Control Committee, all students at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry can give their view on the program. Read more about: www.study-netherlands.info

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