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Chemical Engineering - Process Systems Engineering, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen

Kurzportrait des Studienganges
Berufs- und Tätigkeitsfelder
Warum dieses Fach an der TU Dortmund?
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Steckbrief / Brief data

Name Chemical Engineering - Process Systems Engineering Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Fakultät Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen
Studienbeginn Wintersemester
Regelstudienzeit 4 Semester
Zulassungsbeschränkung nein
Besondere Einschreibungsvoraussetzungen ja (http://www.tu-dortmund.de/einschreibungsvoraussetzungen)



Kurzportrait des Studienganges / In a nutshell

pse1_verkleinertThe education in the specialisation process systems engineering enables the students to work on the design and operation of complex chemical and biochemical production systems using mathematical models and modern computer tools for simulation and optimisation. This comprises advanced control and production scheduling methods and the analysis and description of experimental data. Process Systems Engineering has a great demand in the market as it enables a chemical engineer to acquire all the knowledge necessary not just for designing a chemical plant but also for its simulation and optimization.

It is a well-planned course in which students will not be studying the core chemical engineering subjects like thermodynamics, mass transfer or heat transfer etc. once again. Instead students will have the opportunity to learn subjects like Process Control, Industrial Automation etc. which will enable them to be at par with the electronics involved in a chemical plant. Also, students will have the opportunity to learn to operate softwares like Aspen, GProms etc.

Students learn in a truly international class and work together with fellows from other countries, cultures and backgrounds. Joint work in tutorials, labs and project groups will broaden the horizon and enable to interact respectfully in international teams and organisations.




Berufs- und Tätigkeitsfelder / Job perspectives

Chemical engineering represents the branch of the engineering sciences which is concerned with the chemical conversion of materials and the related technical processes and equipment. Chemical engineers find employment in chemical and process technology, in food processing and beverages industries, in pharmaceutical industry, oil industry, automotive industry, in the energy sector and in the ever-increasing environmental sector. Increasingly complicated plant and advancing automation lead to a continual need for graduates in chemical engineering. Chemical engineers are active in the fields of research and development, plant design, plant construction, plant operation, production, sales and service, in the official approval and monitoring of plant and processes.

Chemical engineers participate in major industrial corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and the civil service. Due to a broadly based training, chemical engineers very well match the needs of the modern job market. Professional activity is not restricted to the chemical industry, but extends to many associated industries. The Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (BCI) in Dortmund and its degrees enjoy a high reputation in German industry, resulting in a wide range of industrial placements and an excellent employment situation.



Studieninhalte/Studienverlauf / Layout of the master programme and curriculum

The programme starts in October with a preparatory semester for students having passed a bachelor's programme of less than 7 semesters or a non-ECTS* (European Credit Transfer System) Bachelor's programme. Consequently, the course lasts two years for all these students. Being obligatory for these candidates the presemester is strongly recommended also for all others, too.

However, other students could start with semester 2 in the summer semester and pass a programme of at least three semesters.

The programme is intended for students having a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or an equivalent degree. All courses are given in English.


Studienverlaufsplan Master




Praktika / Interns

As the Master’s degree programme does not include a vocational component, an engineer-related activity (internship) of at least 9 weeks (which is equal to the practical training of the Bachelor’s degree programmes in chemical or biochemical engineering at the Technische Universität Dortmund) has to be proven. The internship office of the Faculty Biochemical und Chemical Engineering shall decide on the equivalence.



Warum dieses Fach an der TU Dortmund? / Why should I study this in Dortmund?

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