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Chemical Engineering, B.Sc.

Program overview

Chemical engineering is the science of using chemical, physical, and biological processes to transform natural resources into products with new, tailored properties. Examples of this are plastics, paints, and cosmetics. The Chemical Engineering bachelor’s study program is highly application oriented, reflecting the reality of the field. Students acquire expertise at the interface of chemistry and process sciences. This knowledge enables you to develop products and contribute to their production and use. To achieve this, you learn not only fundamentals of mathematics, physics, and chemistry, but also specialized knowledge in the fields of energy, momentum, and materials transport and process engineering. Additionally, you learn how equipment works, is constructed, and used to process natural resources and how to construct these devices.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission

Admission requirements

Like every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Chemical Engineering program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

You can find further information about the application and admissions requirements here.

The Chemical Engineering bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. As some courses/modules are also offered in English, a knowledge of English is useful. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Chemical Engineering consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic. A module includes various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the transfer system (MTS). In the module database you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

To module database

Internships

Students are required to a complete a non-university industry internship lasting at least 12 weeks, with the pre-internship making up 6-8 weeks. We strongly recommend completing the pre-internship before beginning your studies. Further information can be found in the degree program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. General information about stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internship abroad).

Acquired skills

As a graduate of the Chemical Engineering bachelor’s program, you have combined expertise from chemistry and process engineering and understand the phenomena that occur in chemical reactions and process engineering applications. You have a firm grasp of advanced natural science content and possess basic methodological skills from mathematics, physics, and chemistry. You know the basic principles of chemical and process engineering for modeling and simulating chemical reactions; of energy, materials, and momentum transport processes; as well as of separation processes at a micro, meso, and macro-scale. You are able to systematically break down, analyze, and master complex processes and substance systems. You have also learned how molecular structures influence material properties. By working on the redevelopment and further development of technical processes, you contribute to the manufacture of market-viable products with defined administration forms and applications.

After your studies

Completion of this program opens the door to different possibilities: a master’s program in which you can further your knowledge of the subject and specialize or direct employment. Graduates find work in a variety of fields, such as plant construction, analytics, product development, or quality control or marketing in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Additional typical fields of work can be found in functions at the interfaces of the process-oriented industry, for example in research and development, process engineering, production, patent engineering, knowledge management, or in education. Graduates can pursue their studies at TU Berlin in the consecutive Chemical Engineering master’s program and other master’s programs, for instance in business administration or patent engineering.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board