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Industrial Chemistry

Semester7 Semester
Winter semester
With admission restriction.


Whether medicine, food or cosmetics: Many everyday products are unthinkable without chemical process engineering. Engineers in technical chemistry help to ensure that such products have the best possible application-specific properties and, above all are produced sustainably. They also design and monitor the efficient and safe operation of production plants. As operational specialists and managers, they not only keep an eye on production and personnel costs, but also think sustainably from raw materials to disposal. The Bachelor's programme in Industrial Chemistry provides students with the tools for their future fields of work. In an application-oriented manner, they deal with scientific and technical fundamentals and come into contact with typical focal points of professional practice in modern laboratories and in cooperation with industrial partners. More detailed information on the degree programme can be found on the website of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology.



Technical chemists have a wide range of job and career prospects in research and development, production and operations management in the following sectors:

  • Chemical industry, here both in large corporations and in small and medium-sized companies
  • Consumer goods industry, for example in the food, plastics or automotive industries
  • Environmental technology and plant construction companies, engineering offices and authorities
  • In the field of research and science.

Building on the Bachelor's degree, the following Master's programmes are possible:

Chemical and Biotechnology - Master of Science


After the basic scientific-technical training including handling data in the chemical-technical field, subjects in process engineering follow. In the compulsory elective area, students can specialise in "Safety and Environment" and "Organisation and Management", for example. The practical phase and the subsequent Bachelor's thesis usually take place in cooperation with an industrial or service company. A detailed description of the study contents can be found in the module manual (German).



The degree programme in Industrial Chemistry (B. Sc.) is admission restricted (NC). These school-leaving qualifications, among others, are considered to be admission requirements:


  • General higher education entrance qualification
  • Subject-related higher education entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification

A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)


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