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? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.
You must apply through the application portal at TUMonline. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.
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? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
- Online Application Print-out (signed)
- Final Secondary-School Examinations (certified copy)
- Complete and Current Résumé (CV)
- Letter of Motivation
- Confirmations of Apprenticeships, Internships or Other Qualifications where Appropriate
- Passport (copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
- Proof of German Language Proficiency (certified copy) - international applicants only
- Preliminary Documentation by uni-assist (copy) - international applicants only
We may require additional documents depending on the type of secondary school diploma you earned and your country of origin (e.g. GRE, GATE, APS). After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.
What application deadlines do I need to meet? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.
Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.
Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollmentas soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.
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.
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.