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Master's Degree Programme Chemical and Process Engineering

In the master's programme Chemical and Process Engineering at TU Graz, you gain a more in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of chemical and process engineering, and specialise in either systems and process technology or biobased materials and fibre technology. In addition, you have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of pharmaceutical process engineering, environmental technology and biorefinery or economics. You use innovative technology in small groups during practical laboratory courses.


  • You learn about current theories, principles and methods in chemical and process engineering, and engineering.
  • You consider ecological, economical and legal aspects of chemical and process engineering.
  • You focus on topics such as industrial separation processes, process technology, particle process technology, applied analytics and industrial environmental protection, and you develop system concepts for different industry sectors.

You choose from one of the two following specialisations

  • Systems engineering and process technology: Unit operation in chemical and process engineering Design, operation and optimisation of facilities and processes
  • Biobased materials and fiber technology: Technology of the production, processing and recycling of biobased materials and fiber technology basics with a focus on pulp and paper engineering.

You choose courses from the 5 catalogues of electives

  • Systems engineering and process technology
  • Paper, pulp and fibre technology
  • Pharmaceutical process technology
  • Environmental technology and biorefinery
  • Economics
Source: Lunghammer – NAWI Graz

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan


Martin Landfahrer, Source: Kappacher
Martin Landfahrer, master's degree student in Chemical and Process Engineering

I would definitely recommend this degree programme! Particularly if you are good at thinking laterally and are interesting in technology. Graduates of this programme have good job chances. You can work in many different fields such as in the chemicals industry, pharmaceuticals industry, plastics industry, or in plant engineering or mechanical engineering.

Career Options

Chemical and process engineers work in

  • research and development
  • planning and construction
  • logistics and production
  • customer service and sales
  • technical monitoring
  • industrial facilities, establishing and running the facilities

Chemical and process engineers are employed in the following fields:

  • petrochemistry
  • plastics industry
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • biobased industry
  • biotechnology
  • paper and pulp industry
  • production of chemicals
  • food industry and luxury food industry
  • metallurgy
  • fuel cell technology
  • electronics sector

They work in companies and public authorities as environmental specialists.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students