Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)
  1. Master and apply advanced knowledge in the own engineering discipline in solving complex problems.
  2. Apply Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools and advanced communication instruments in a creative and purposeful way.
  3. Innovative use of expert-knowledge in all parts of chemical installations and the processes taking place in them.
  4. Creative use of expert-knowledge for design and optimisation of chemical installations.
  5. Original, constructive and innovative use of different and supporting engineering-disciplines during design and research.
  6. Apply knowledge of basic chemistry to chemical installations, especially during development of chemical-analytical ways of thinking.
  7. Apply knowledge of basic mathematics to chemical installations, especially during the development of mathematical-analytical ways of thinking.
  8. Apply knowledge of chemistry and process technology to arrive at a solution-focused approach of reactor design and choice of materials.
  9. Apply knowledge of physics and process technology to arrive at a solution-focused choice of apparatus.
Competence field 2: Scientific competences
  1. Analyse complex problems and formulate them into concrete research questions.
  2. Consult the scientific literature as part of the own research.
  3. Select and apply the appropriate models, methods and techniques.
  4. Develop and validate mathematical models and methods.
  5. Interpret research findings in an objective and critical manner.
  6. Be able to handle lack of data for multidisciplinary formulations of problems.
  7. Compose experimental schemata in view of design and optimisation of models.
  8. Perform result-focused scientific research and design.
  9. Be prepared to identify, evaluate and eliminate shortcomings in own research and design.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competences
  1. Independently form an opinion complex situations and problems, and defend this point of view.
  2. Apply knowledge in a creative, purposeful and innovative way to research, conceptual design and production.
  3. Critically reflect on one’s own way of thinking and acting, and understand the limits of one’s competences.
  4. Stay up‐to‐date with the evolutions in the discipline to elevate the own competences to expert level.
  5. Readily adapt to changing professional circumstances.
  6. Problem-avoiding, problem-solving and system-oriented scientific thinking.
  7. Critically analyse scientific and industrial problems in the domain of chemical technology and compare own analysis to that of others.
  8. Independently extend the own area of research, taking into account the constant evolution of the area of expertise.
Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication
  1. Have the ability to communicate in English about the own field of specialisation.
  2. Project management: have the ability to formulate objectives, report efficiently, keep track of targets, progress of the project,...
  3. Have the ability to work as a member of a team in a multi‐disciplinary working‐environment, as well as being capable of taking on supervisory responsibilities.
  4. Report on technical or scientific subjects verbally, in writing and using graphics.
Competence field 5: Societal competences
  1. Act in an ethical, professional and social way.
  2. Recognize the most important business and legal aspects of the own engineering discipline.
  3. Understand the historical evolution of the own engineering discipline and its social relevance.
Competence field 6: Profession-specific competence
  1. Master the complexity of technical systems by using system and process models.
  2. Reconcile conflicting specifications and prior conditions in a high‐quality and innovative concept or process.
  3. Synthesize incomplete, contradictory or redundant data into useful information.
  4. Possess sufficient ready knowledge and understanding to evaluate the results of complex calculations, or make approximate estimates.
  5. Pay attention to entire life cycles of systems, machines, and processes.
  6. Pay attention to energy‐efficiency, environmental cost, use of raw materials and labour costs.
  7. Pay attention to all aspects of reliability, safety, and ergonomics.
  8. Have insight into and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship.
  9. Show perseverance, innovativeness, and an aptitude for creating added value.