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Process and Product Design

The Process and Product Design programme prepares trainees for leading functions in the broad field of process design and knowledge-intensive product development.

The objective is to develop their ability to define feasible targets, to identify and acquire the available means, and to synthesize these skills in the form of a completed result within the time agreed on. Linked to this all is the ability to work in and lead a usually multidisciplinary team. These are characteristic qualities for the profession of design engineer in the process and product industry.

One of the main features of the program is expressed in its name: besides attention to process design, much attention is paid to the relationship 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.

EngD degree

When you successfully complete the Designer’s programme, you will receive a certified diploma. You are entitled to use the academic degree Engineering Doctorate (EngD).


A certified Process and Product designer has in-depth knowledge of design processes, theoretical as well as practical, which clearly distinguishes him/her from a ‘normal’ MSc. Most of the graduates find excellent positions in the chemical and performance products manufacturing industry, often within the company where the final design project was carried out.


The programme starts with a year of advanced education, followed by a major technological design project of eight to twelve months in a company. The programme consists of the following courses:

First year:

Technical courses:

More information

Learn more about this programme and how to apply by visiting the Process and Product Design website.