• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The process industry demands an integrated approach to chemical and physical processes. In the Process and Product Design programme offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), designers learn to build bridges between theory and practice. As a result, final projects in industry often lead to significant process and/or product improvements.


Since its start, over 300 certified design engineers have graduated from the two-year post-master's program Process and Product Design.

One of the main features of the Process and Product Design programme offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is expressed in its name: besides attention to process design much attention is paid to the relation between the process and the structure and functionality of the product. This leads to the integration of process and product related disciplines in the development, design, and operationalization of processes. More and more, process engineers are finding employment in the performance products manufacturing industry.

In the first year of the program, attention is mainly focused on deepening and broadening of knowledge. Special post-master's courses are offered in study blocks. The second year focuses on the design project.

Each year, a selection of about twenty graduates is admitted to the program. 


This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applications can be sent in at any given time and even well in advance of graduation. 
    • The application procedure will take about 2 to 3 months.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Plant Design and Operation
  • Product Design
  • Process Control
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Process Thermodynamics
  • Physical Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Reactor Development and Process Intensification
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Process Synthesis
  • Applied Statistics
  • Process Economics
  • Numerical Fluid Mechanics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Candidates must have an academic degree (MSc) with a technological or similar background. Foreign course participants must have a firm background in chemical engineering. In addition to the common program, Dutch and English courses are provided for the foreign students. The Dutch course is not compulsory for foreign students.

Applicants are requested to send:

  • a well-motivated application
  • an extensive curriculum vitae
  • translated certificates certified by their University
  • certified lists of marks
  • two letters of recommendations from two professors
  • a copy of your passport
  • a passport photograph
  • the address of the website of the university and department where they received their certificate.

Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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