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Study Chemical Engineering, Process Technology in Germany

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Chemical engineering and process technology deal with the industrial conversion of materials and energy via physical, chemical, or biological processes. In other words, in this field of study, you are looking for ways to manufacture products such as fuel, foodstuff, medicine, and cosmetics. As energy efficiency, conservation of resources, and environmental protection are becoming ever more significant, the problems faced by professionals in this field become ever more challenging.


75 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Diplom

German, English

3-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

Chemical engineering and process technology can be found in virtually all industry sectors – in the production of foodstuffs or medicine, the treatment of wastewater and exhaust air, or even in the utilisation of agricultural waste materials. Courses of study in this field combine perspectives from the natural sciences and engineering. You should have basic knowledge of the natural sciences, especially in chemistry, as well as a basic technical understanding. The programme will build on this knowledge, and you will learn about the areas of, e.g., reaction and process technology, plant engineering, and apparatus construction. It is possible to specialise in biotechnology, reaction technology, or numerous other subject areas later on in your studies. Modern computer aided methods are used throughout your education.

Internships in the industry enable you to gain first experience working with large-scale production facilities. They can also help you evaluate which of the diverse occupational profiles in industry and research you might like to consider for your future career.

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