Institute of Chemistry

Chemical Engineering, Master 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 master’s program in Chemical Engineering since winter semester 2014/15.

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

General information

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, control, and safety. Chemical engineers develop future products and production processes and often play a key role in determining whether a desired product can be manufactured and implemented. Building on the bachelor’s program, students delve further into reaction engineering, process engineering, and materials science with numerous options to pursue a specialization. Students also complete a research internship, gaining a close look at current research projects as well as conducting their own projects.

They also complete an industry internship to apply and further their know-how and skills. The program is design to equip graduates with a broad understanding of relevant fields and subjects while also completing a specialization. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to continue their academic career through a doctorate in a chemistry or process science discipline or begin working directly.

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 master's examination consists of all module examinations and the master’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 120 credit points (=3,600 hours) are required for the master’s program in Chemical Engineering, including 90 credit points (=2,700 hours) for modules and 30 credits (=900 hours) for your bachelor’s thesis.

Completion of the master’s program qualifies you to pursue a doctoral degree, particularly in a natural science or technical discipline

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

Information about the current study and examination regulations

In summer semester 2021, 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 master’s program in Chemical Engineering is open admission. To apply, you only require proof of successful completion of one of the bachelor’s programs listed in the application regulations 

Regardless of whether you are starting master’s studies or transferring degree programs, you can find detailed information about applying and enrolling on the Academic Advising Service website. 

If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree at the time of application and enrollment in the master’s program, you can still apply under certain conditions. All details, including information about applying within the re-registration deadline, can be found at "Applying and Enrolling for a Master’s Program Without a Completed Bachelor’s Degree."