Discover the latest green technologies for renewable processes

  • Minor
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Renewable Energy, Materials and Processing

Start: September
  • Science and Engineering
  • Exact and Information Sciences
  • Environment

Does a career in renewable energy appeal to you? Would you like to apply chemical engineering to the improvement of rapidly expanding green technologies such as biomass digester and biogas upgrading systems? Then the minor Renewable Energy, Materials and Processing is the right choice for you!

About this minor

The programme Renewable Energy, Materials and Processing covers various aspects of renewable energy. The main focus is on biogas production, and together with your fellow students you will work on projects in this field. In the previous years, students worked on, for example, evaluating and optimising a Swill (restaurant waste) digester or on a biogas upgrading process based on a gas absorption in pressurised water. These projects are set up in cooperation with leading institutes and companies, which will give you a good insight into the work field. The project groups will be of mixed internationalities and backgrounds, mimicing the situation of a Engineering company working for a client.

During two theoretical modules focussed on Chemical Engineering you will learn competencies like development and consultancy that are directly applicable to your project. An overview of the different modules can be found below.

Title ECTS Credit Course Code
Analysis of Complex Systems 4


Renewable Energy, Materials and Processing 1 11 CTVH2THD13
Dutch Culture and Language 1 ICTX8DCL1
Bioprocess Engineering 3 CTV21BIOPROCESS
Renewable Energy, Materials and Processing 2 11 CTVH2THD14

We offer you

  • A semester chemical engineering, fully taught in English by experienced lecturers in chemical engineering and bioprocess technology
  • Theoretical courses and project work in the field of renewable energy, materials and processing
  • Projects carried out in cooperation with companies and institutes that are leading in the field
  • Participation in an international atmosphere, consisting of students from different countries and cultural backgrounds, including The Netherlands

Before you can start

This exchange programme is open to students who have completed two or three years of a bachelor's programme in the field of Chemical Engineering or Bioprocess Technology. We also require a CEFR level of B2 or higher.

For questions about the content of this exchange programme, please contact the coordinator via the 'Contact & FAQ' tab above.

Admission & application

Are you a student at Hanze University of Applied Sciences? The minor is accessible for students from the Chemical Engineering programme who have aquired 60 EC from the propaedeutic phase and 48 EC from the main phase. You can sign up via Osiris, up to 4 weeks before the start of the minor.

Third year students from a programme in chemical engineering from another university or university of applied sciences can apply for this minor via the website Kies op Maat:

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Fields of interest

  • Environment
  • Exact and Information Sciences
  • Science and Engineering