Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
The bachelor's program in Chemical Engineering traverses the interface between the natural sciences and engineering.Department of Chemistry
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
The central task of chemical engineering is to use physical, chemical, and biological processes to produce useful products such as fuels, synthetic materials, foods, and medicines. The program in Chemical Engineering therefore combines the foundations of the natural sciences and engineering so as to provide the discipline-specific basis to take on this challenge.
The bachelor's program in Chemical Engineering comprises required modules in the areas of mathematics and chemistry. These are expanded upon with the introduction of engineering fundamentals from the discipline of civil engineering.
To round out their profiles, students can in addition choose from a broad offering of extradisciplinary modules – so as, for example, to broaden their language skills, acquire a grounding in patent law, or to enhance their knowledge of business administration.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
How is the program structured?
The bachelor's program in Chemical Engineering focuses on the cultivation of discipline-specific and methodological competencies from the core areas of chemistry as well as engineering. These are complemented by mathematical fundamentals and an internship.
The program concludes with the bachelor’s thesis in the sixth semester.
What is the language of instruction?
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.
This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.
Language of instruction:
The language of instruction for this program is German.
Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?
As a graduate, you possess a broad basic knowledge of the natural sciences that serves as a basis for further specialization. Furthermore, you can call upon deeper knowledge of the central disciplines of chemistry and engineering.
Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?
For graduates of the bachelor's program in Chemical Engineering, diverse professional opportunities arise: in industry, at research institutes or institutions of higher education, and also in public services.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
How do I apply?
How does the application process work? [Bachelor]
Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.
Generally, applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.
Which documents do I need to submit during the online application?
- Application for Admission (upload - signed)
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé
- if applicable: Proof of Internships or Professional Experience
- Proof of German Language Proficiency
- Preliminary Documentation (VPD) by uni-assist - for international applicants only
We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin. Complete the online application to receive a comprehensive list of the required documents.
Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?
- Application for Enrollment (signed)
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification (certified copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.
What application deadlines do I need to meet?
Application period for the winter semester: 15.05. – 15.07.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher subject semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.
We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.
We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.
You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.
On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?
Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure evaluating your ability to successfully manage the particular qualitative requirements of the bachelor’s program.
In the first stage, your overall secondary school grades, your grades in subject-specific courses, and any relevant practical experience or additional qualifications will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview.
Students who earned their higher education entrance qualification in a non-German language school in another country and whose native language is not German must take part in an admissions interview to assess their subject-specific language skills.
Where can I find the online application portal?
Do I have to complete an internship?
You must complete a an internship as part of the degree program requirements.
What are my options after earning this degree?
After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program.