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Master (1 Subject)

Chemical Engineering


Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Engineering
Language German
Standard program duration 3 semesters
Admission restrictions None
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Module Handbook (German only)

Short profile

The Master’s program in Chemical Engineering is research-oriented and enables students to work in research and development as well as to lead larger projects and working groups. The degree program offers the opportunity to deepen knowledge and skills in the field of chemical process engineering in all sub-disciplines represented at TU Dortmund University.

Graduates are prepared to independently develop new or improved chemical and biochemical products, production plants, or production processes. They typically work, for example, on making the chemical industry more environmentally friendly or on improving its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and profitability.

The English-language specialization Process Systems Engineering provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of the basics of chemical process engineering. In particular, they acquire the ability to design and operate complex chemical and biochemical production plants, using mathematical models and computer software for simulation and optimization in accordance with the state of the art. This includes advanced methods of process control and production planning as well as techniques for the analysis and description of experimental data. Graduates understand the mathematical foundations of the computer programs used for simulation and optimization and are equipped to assess the limits of the tools and algorithms used.

Knowledge and skills

Candidates with an academic degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering in accordance with ECTS regulations or a comparable course are admitted to the Master’s degree program in Chemical Engineering. For students who have completed a six-semester course (180 credits), the study duration in the Master’s program is four semesters. Students from other universities usually have to attend additional required courses. Foreign students who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree that is not in accordance with the ECTS regulations can also be admitted. Details on admission can be found in the admission regulations.

Professional fields

The Master’s program is particularly suitable for candidates who are interested in product- and process-related research and development.

Examples of career options:

  • scientifically oriented jobs in industry, administration, and research institutions
  • management positions in industry, administration, and research institutions
  • research work aimed at obtaining a doctorate doctoral qualification degree
  • further scientific work at other universities in Germany and abroad.

Further information

The Master’s program can be started in the winter or summer semester. Students of TU Dortmund University can enroll in the Master’s program all year round. For external students, the following deadlines apply:

Summer semester:
Online application on the TU Dortmund University website is possible from mid-January to the last Friday before the start of the lecture period.

Winter semester:
Online application on the TU Dortmund University website is possible from mid-June to the last Friday before the start of the lecture period. The admission test can take about 2 weeks.


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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