Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The master's program in Chemical Engineering offers a unique combination of the natural sciences and engineering. It also offers you the opportunity to select your own specialty.Department of Chemistry
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
The master's program in Chemical Engineering is an interdisciplinary program run by the Departments of Chemistry and of Mechanical Engineering. A Master's in Chemical Engineering is a professional qualification that is much sought after in industry. It combines the application-based procedures of engineering with the perspective of the natural sciences, which is oriented more towards fundamentals. In the context of the master's program you can decide whether to specialize in chemical process engineering, biotechnology, or catalysis and reaction engineering.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
How is the program structured?
The master's program in Chemical Engineering is international and interdisciplinary in outlook. The degree is therefore accompanied by a foreign exchange program.
The substantial weighting given to the research internship further characterizes the program, which paves the way to working in an independent, scientific, and experimental manner.
You can significantly determine the content of the master's program through your choice of specialization. Areas on offer range from process engineering to aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering.
The program concludes with the master’s thesis in the forth 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?
Graduates possess advanced knowledge of the natural sciences and of engineering. You can therefore independently analyze and deal with interdisciplinary questions on the interfaces between disciplines. Your choice of specialties determines which further qualifications you acquire during the course of the program.
Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?
For graduates of the master's program in Chemical Engineering, diverse 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)
Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.
You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. 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.
- Applying for a master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more
Which documents do I need to submit? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
- Online Application Print-out (signed)
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date (certified copy)
- Curriculum (e.g. module description)
- Analysis of Curricula
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé (CV)
- Passport (copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
- Proof of German Language Proficiency (certified copy) - international applicants only
- Preliminary evaluation by uni-assist for graduate certificates (i.e. a bachelor's degree) obtained in a country outside of the EU/EEA
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background 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: 01.04. - 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.10. - 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 after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.
In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, 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.
Where can I find the online application portal?
The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline
Do I have to complete an internship?
A period of practical occupational training of 5 weeks is to be completed as a pass/fail credit requirement.
What are my options after earning this degree?
You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.