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English Language Master's Degree Programme Technical Chemistry

In the Master's Degree Programme Technical Chemistry, offered in the English language, you will learn how to use innovative technologies and become familiar with their practical application in the production process. The modular structure of the course allows you to choose your own specialisation. Whether you work on further developing fuel cells or batteries, optimising functional polymers, or exploring the chemistry of renewable raw materials – the master's degree programme opens the door to countless career opportunities both at home and abroad.

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Quick Facts

  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English

The Master's Programme

In the Master's Degree Programme Technical Chemistry, you will expand your knowledge of physical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and technology and specialise in a particular field of technical chemistry. The unique feature of the programme is its focus on technologies that will be used in the future, namely, energy conversion and storage, electrochemical, and materials science technologies. It is possible to specialise in the individual fields of renewable resources, macromolecular chemistry and technology, inorganic materials, and electrochemistry.

You will carry out experiments in well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art infrastructure. An analysis centre at which magnetic resonance techniques, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis can be conducted is available for this purpose. In the Soft Matter Application Lab (SOMAPP Lab), you will learn how to apply analytical methods in the field of soft matter analysis. A cooperation with ELETTRA-Sincrotrone Trieste enables the use of scattering and nanoanalysis methods.

In project laboratories, you will have an opportunity to see the work being conducted by the individual research groups. You will carry out tasks related to current research topics.

Curriculum

Semester plan

Verena Theußl, Source: Kanizaj - TU Graz
Verena Theußl, master's degree student in Technical Chemistry

I study technical cemistry because I can use chemistry to understand the world better.

Experimenting with chemicals while wearing a lab coat is absolutely fantastic... that's what I particularly like about my studies, because I can use practice experience to understand the theories presented in the lectures better. You can describe virtually all the processes that take place in nature with chemistry.

Focus Areas

You can specialise in the following areas:

Renewable Resources: You will conduct practical work on the chemistry of renewable resources and learn about renewable materials and substances. In addition, you will acquire knowledge about energy sources and storage, biobased compounds, biomass, and solid and liquid biofuels.

Macromolecular Chemistry and Plastics Technology: You will learn concepts used in the production of materials and synthesise various compounds. In addition, you will develop new technological methods and apply theoretical models.

Inorganic Materials and Electrochemistry: You will work on basic and applied aspects of organometallic chemistry. You will carry out experimental work in the subject areas of catalysis, interface chemistry, and electrochemistry.

Collaborations and Networks

As part of the Austrian Chemical Society lecture series, guest lectures are given by internationally renowned lecturers from academia and industry.

The strong, established network with industrial partners such as AVL, Hilti, and Allnex provides students with practical insights and support while carrying out research projects.

The positive cooperation with the Christian Doppler Laboratories often yields topics for master theses or dissertations.

Admission

The prerequisite for admission is a completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.

Additionally, you need to provide evidence of competence in the English language.

1. Admission Procedure

Academic year 2020/21

The admission procedure has already been completed.

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme Chemistry offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure.

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz can apply for admission at the Registrar's Office without an admission procedure.

Academic year 2021/22

There will be no admission procedure. You can go directly to the next step (2. Admission).

Academic year 2022/23

There will be no admission procedure. You can go directly to the next step (2. Admission).

2. Admission

If you have already been admitted to a degree programme at TU Graz, or have studied at TU Graz before, please come to the Registrar's Office in person to complete your admission during the admission period.

Information and Advice

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Career Prospects

Professional Fields

Technical chemists work in the chemical industry and in branches of industry where chemical processes are important, e.g. in materials development, water management, environmental technology, or waste management.

Graduates of this master’s degree programme:

  • develop and test new substances and materials for accumulators and fuel cells.
  • work on new innovations in the field of environmental technology, e.g. in recycling, plastics technology, or pollution control.
  • develop organic conductors and semiconductors for microelectronics and photovoltaics.
  • coordinate and manage technical research projects in industry and business.