In the broadest sense, chemical and process engineering involves all material transformations that take place in mechanical, thermal, or chemical processes on an industrial scale. For this reason, the Master's degree programme covers a broad range of content, including complementary technical and economic subjects and placing a focus on how this knowledge can be applied in practice.
During your studies, you will learn more about the theoretical and practical aspects of current topics in industry:
In order to provide you with opportunities to pursue an international career, some of the courses are held in English.
Curriculum (in German)
You will deepen your knowledge of chemical and process engineering in the following three compulsory modules:
From the 1st semester and on, you will specialize in one of two areas of specialization. You can choose from among the following industrial topics:
To broaden your studies, you will select in-depth courses from two out of a total of five elective catalogues.
The large number of electives offered in the Master's programme allow students to pursue their individual interests and explore various aspects of chemical and process engineering. A chemical and process engineer’s career field is correspondingly versatile and offers a lot of room for innovation. Industrial environmental protection will play an especially large role in the future, and this is what led me to choose this degree programme.
I’ve always been a curious person. I’ve always been fascinated by how things work and how processes occur. Chemical and Process Engineering offers the best foundation for satisfying this curiosity and gives me the opportunity to use the knowledge I gain to help shape and optimise processes sustainably.
Aspects of engineering and the natural sciences are optimally combined, opening up a wide range of career opportunities for our graduates.
Chemical and process engineering will be needed to solve many of the challenges society will face in the next decades. These range from creating production processes for new, ecologically sustainable materials to the development of closed-loop processes for materials and goods and on to integrated energy use and storage.
During your studies, you will have access to the first-class research infrastructure at TU Graz.
Among other things, you will have the opportunity to work on pilot plants and conduct research, for example, at the RCPE (Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering), the CEET pilot plant (Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering), or the CEET fuel cell and hydrogen laboratory.
Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Chemical and Process Engineering at TU Graz are admitted without needing to fulfil further requirements.
Graduates of other bachelor's degree programmes can obtain information and apply for admission by contacting studynoSpam@tugraz.at.
As a chemical and process engineer, you will plan, design and optimize plants to meet industrial production requirements. You can enter any and all economic sectors that involve the processing of raw materials on an industrial scale. Frequent employers of graduates include the following industrial sectors:
Chemical and Process Engineering is a degree programme that emphasizes versatility. Although basic principles are also taught at an upper academic level, chemic and process engineers can make decisive contributions to almost all areas of industry and society. This can be in environmental protection, automotive engineering, microelectronics, chemistry, battery research, or pharmacy – chemical and process engineers are important and in demand everywhere.
I can recommend chemical and process engineering to anyone who likes to spice up their professional life with a little variety. In the bachelor's degree programme, you have the chance to immerse yourself in numerous subject areas. I’m currently pursuing a master's degree: In this programme, you deepen your basic knowledge and learn how to combine the topics. The great thing about it is how many different career options it gives you. You can work directly at the production site, in research, or in the area of simulation and programming.