Institute of Chemistry

Chemistry Engineering, Bachelor of Science

In all of our degree programs, students receive a broad foundation of general principles before acquiring advanced know-how and skills in all sub-areas of their specific disciplines. Students also have the opportunity to tailor their studies and create their own profile through compulsory elective and elective modules.

General information

Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Faculty III – Process Sciences at TU Berlin have offered the bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering since winter semester 2011/12.

The standard period of study, including writing the bachelor’s thesis, is six semesters. Upon successful completion of all exams, which you take over the course of your studies, you will receive the academic degree Bachelor of Science or B.Sc.

Graduates of this program possess the expertise to work as engineers at the interface of chemistry and process sciences as well as know-how about material properties, reaction mechanisms, and analysis methods. They also have an understanding of thermodynamic behavior, the structure and operation of instruments for processing, their design, layout and control. Graduates of this degree program develop future products and procedures of all specifications.

Chemical engineers guide processes from the lab to industrial scale. Their work is often key in determining whether a desired product can be manufactured and implemented. For this reason, a product design module is a key component of the degree program. Here, practical examples are used to develop processes with the aim of ensuring the manufacture of products with predetermined chemical and physical properties, taking into account all boundary conditions.

Students learn advanced basic principles in math, physics, and chemistry during the first semesters. They also complete an internship to acquire practical experience.

Students can expect a broad-based study program that is multi-faceted and future-oriented. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to take up master’s studies in a chemistry or process science discipline or begin working directly. Graduates can find work in a variety of fields not only at major global chemistry companies such as BASF and Bayer AG, but also in biotechnology, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, medical technology, plant construction, environmental engineering, and energy engineering.

Chemical engineers are in high demand and can typically begin working after successfully completing a master's degree - even without a doctorate.

Further information

The curriculum is organized into learning/qualification units called modules. Each module is completed with either an oral or written module exam or exam-equivalent coursework. Some exams are not graded but instead are taken on a pass/fail basis. The bachelor's examination consists of all module examinations and the bachelor’s thesis in the last semester.

Students receive credit for completing coursework and exams. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the basis for calculating how many credit points are awarded. The number of credit points indicates the average quantitative workload required to meet the study and exam requirements. This includes attending class, preparing for class and studying on your own time, completing coursework, preparing for exams as well as taking exams. One credit point is equivalent to 30 hours. You generally need to acquire 30 credit points each semester. A total of 180 credit points (=5,400 hours) are required for the bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering, including 168 credit points (=5,040 hours) for modules and 12 credits (=360 hours) for your bachelor’s thesis.

After graduating from our bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering, you can continue your studies in the following master’s programs at our institute:

  • Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Chemistry, M.Sc.

Further information is available on the Academic Advising Service’s pages about the Chemical Engineering bachelor’s program.

Information about the current study and examination regulations

In winter semester 2019/20, new study and examination regulations took effect. Both the current and previous version can be found in the general degree program profile.

TU Berlin’s General Study and Examination Regulations (AllgStuPO) also apply in addition to the subject-specific regulations. The Academic Advising Service has published the AllgStuPO and all currently valid study and examination regulations.

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Applying and enrolling

The Chemical Engineering bachelor’s program has restricted admission. You only need a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. However, the Statutes of TU Berlin Governing University Selection Procedures apply to the selection procedure. Past selection cut-off criteria are published on the Academic Advising Service website.

Regardless of whether you are starting your studies or transferring degree programs, you can find full details about applying and enrolling on the Academic Advising Service website.