The total number of 90 credits necessary to obtain the Master’s degree must be acquired within three years.
Categories of course units
Students have to obtain credits in the following categories:
- Core subjects: 28 credits
- Compulsory elective subjects: 17 credits
- Laboratory courses, research projects, case studies: 23 credits
- Master thesis: 20 credits
- Science in Perspective (SiP): 2 credits
Description of the categories
Core subjects areas are «Bioengineering», «Polymers», «Process Design», and «Catalysis». Students have to take at least one course from each area.
Compulsory elective subjects
Compulsory elective subjects include a broad spectrum of advanced topics in chemical and bioengineering, process engineering and as well as topics from related areas. Students may also take as compulsory elective subjects core subjects as long as they have not taken them as such.
Laboratory courses and research projects
Students have to carry out a laboratory course in chemical engineering, as well as a research project in a core subject area or in a elective subject. Students are free to choose the area.
Case studies in process design
Investigation of an industrial process in a teamwork project. The project involves the use of simulation programmes, cost calculations, sensitivity analyses and optimizations are conducted considering technical and in particular economic criteria.
The Master's thesis is carried out under the supervision of a professor in a research group of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, usually at the Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering. Students are free to choose the area. The duration of the Master's thesis is 16 weeks.
Electives in humanities, social and political sciences - Science in Perspective (SiP)
All students must collect credits in courses offered by the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences.