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Chemistry, B.Sc.

Program overview

New materials, energy and mobility, investigation of the active mechanisms in medications - the Chemistry bachelor’s program teaches students the basic principles needed for modern and future-oriented work in a diverse range of socially relevant fields of application. Chemistry is the science of composition, properties, and the transformation of substances. It is the foundation for the sustainable and resource-efficient development of new reusable materials and active agents and of industrial processes. The bachelor’s curriculum reflects this offering a variety of topics and modules. In this program students acquire scientific knowledge and practical skills in different chemical fields, including analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, technical chemistry, and theoretical chemistry. This also extends beyond the subject to other disciplines such as biological chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Like every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. 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 Chemistry 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 Chemistry 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.

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A non-university internship (work experience placement) is not required.

Stays abroad

The proposed course structure offers the opportunity to complete a study-related 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

In the Chemistry bachelor’s study program you will acquire a firm technical understanding of this science along with practical skills. Students learn, for example, the fundamentals of physical chemistry, synthesis chemistry and instrumental analytics; specialized knowledge of classical methods in analytical chemistry, complex and structural chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry; as well as fundamentals of mathematics and physics for chemists and food chemists. Further, they become familiar with methods used to obtain scientific findings and are both capable of arguing and defending the value of scientific methods and developing solution strategies for problems in chemistry and natural science. They are aware of the central role chemistry plays in future society, particularly with regards to sustainability, resource efficiency, nutrition, and maintaining good health. The program also focuses on teaching students transferable key skills. These include independent scientific work, critical thinking, impact analysis, acting with social responsibility, and social skills and knowledge in the field of gender matters.

After your studies

As a graduate of the Chemistry bachelor’s program, you can either directly enter the workforce or pursue a consecutive master’s program. Generally our chemistry students choose to pursue a master’s program to further their knowledge and specialize as most students in this subject ultimately earn a doctorate. 80-85% of master’s graduates acquire a doctorate.

Students graduating from the chemistry program at TU Berlin are eligible to apply for the University’s consecutive master's program in Chemistry or the Biological Chemistry program.

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