Chemistry and Chemical Engineering education

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Students in the Chemistry building
Students and open spaces in the Chemistry building.
Students and open spaces in the Chemistry building.
Students and open spaces in the Chemistry building. Photo. Henrik Sandsjö

The field for work within chemistry is very wide. Chemists are important for several of our big societal challenges, for example the transition to green energy and industry. The job market for educated chemists looks good, both now and in the future.

Undergraduate education

Chalmers undergraduate  programmes are conducted in Swedish only. Read more about the programmes on the page "Hitta program". 

Master's programmes

Biotechnology, MSc

Studying this master’s programme, you will focus on the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine, with engineering as the common thread. You will learn to use engineering principles in the analysis and manipulation of biological systems to solve problems across a wide spectrum of vital applications and cover a broad base, from genetics to process engineering. 

Innovative and sustainable chemical engineering, MSc

In a rapid and ever-changing world, the role and impact of modern chemical processes have never been more important. But to ensure sustainability and economic viability in commercial products and processes, efficiency, flexibility, safety, and minimal environmental impact are of the utmost importance. This master’s programme will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to refine these processes and streamline the conversion of commodities into finished products.

Materials engineering, MSc

As far back as the Stone Age, materials have played a significant and defining role in human development — central to contemporary prosperity and the keys to future social evolution. Material engineers, therefore, have an essential role to play in developing and refining the materials of today and tomorrow, exploring their limits and taking their potential to the next level.When you study this master’s programme, you will gain the knowledge and skills to drive innovation, handle the complexity of materials problems and to find solutions within the entire lifecycle of products and processes, from design and manufacturing to end use, and recycling.

Doctoral studies

One of Chalmers' most important tasks is to carry on research on a very high international level and to inform society about this research.

At the Department of of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering there are four graduate schools which cover all the research activities: the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering graduate schools and the graduate schools which are common to the whole of Chalmers Bioscience and Material Science.


Do you want to develop methods for a better strategy for our health and environment? Then you should apply for a doctoral degree in Biosciences after your Master's degree. 


Do you want to research a substance that deals with the structure and reactions of molecules? As a doctoral student in chemistry, you get the opportunity to develop knowledge that is central to understanding the composition, structure, and properties of substances.

Chemical Engineering

Do you want to do research concerning renewable fuels, energy efficiency, product and process optimization, sustainable processes/system, virtual process design, reduction of waste/pollution, and much more? 

Materials Science

Do you have an interest in an interdisciplinary subject area that describes the relationships between a solid material's composition, structure, properties and performance, and how these relationships may be controlled through different parameters in the fabrication process? Then you may apply to a doctoral student position within the graduate school in of Materials Science when you have received your master's degree.

Bachelor and Master's thesis projects

Bachelor projects

The bachelor's thesis is the first really big piece of work you do as a student during your education. In addition to applying your knowledge in mathematics, science and technology, you will get to work in project form and present the results both orally and in writing.

The bachelor's projects offered at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering as well as at the Department of Life Sciences, are presented in the learning platform Canvas:

BTX11 & KBTX16 Bachelor thesis selection 2023

Master thesis projects

Available Master's thesis projects at the Department for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.