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Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.

Program overview

The interdisciplinary master’s program in Chemical Engineering trains students to independently work on experimental and theoretical aspects of topics in chemistry and engineering, specifically at the interface of chemistry and process engineering. The program provides students with a broad overview, culminating in their specialization. Students further their learning in the fields of reaction technology, process engineering, and materials science, specifically on substance properties, reaction mechanisms, analysis methods, construction, and the functionality and design of devices used to process natural resources. Students can choose a specialization in technical chemistry, process and safety engineering, materials science, and in related scientific disciplines. The curriculum also includes a research internship where students are directly integrated into current research work and complete their own project.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other master’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work. Further information is available in the degree program’s study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

The Chemical Engineering master’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 taught in English, a knowledge of English is useful. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Note: Please find the rules for admission under the link for "Study and examination regulations" below.

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 four 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.

Content and modules

The Chemical Engineering master’s degree program consists of modules which combine curriculum content on a specific topic and often include various study and teaching formats. You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module 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.

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The master's program requires students to complete an industry internship worth 6 LP. You can find further details in the study 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. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internship abroad).

Acquired skills

Due to its broad scientific training, the master’s program enables you to independently work on problems from a range of areas within chemical engineering and its surrounding disciplines. As a graduate you have in-depth knowledge from the fields of reaction technology, industrial processes and technical catalysis, multi-fuel thermodynamics, materials and material analysis, as well as multiphase systems and equipment use. Additionally, our graduates have expertise in their chosen specialization in technical chemistry, process and safety engineering, or materials science. You also have specialized interdisciplinary and professional skills in the discipline in which you specialized. The skills you have acquired enable you to develop need-based products and the processes needed to manufacture them.

After your studies

Completion of this program allows graduates to pursue a number of possibilities: a doctorate, enabling you to pursue an academic career focused on chemistry or process engineering or direct employment. Our master’s graduates work in a wide range of different fields. These range from basic and industry research to application-oriented development and technical operations to planning, inspection, and management tasks in industry and administration. Globally active chemical companies and mid-sized companies in plant construction, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, and medical, environmental and energy engineering are all typical employers of chemical engineers.

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 - Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board