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Industrial Chemistry

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Der Masterstudiengang Industrial Chemistry bereitet Studierende auf eine Führungsposition in der Chemiebranche und der Pharmaindustrie vor. Das Studium findet am Campus von TUM Asia in Singapur statt, die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

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Art des Studiums
  • Vollzeit
  • Weiterbildender Studiengang
Erforderlicher Sprachnachweis Unterrichtssprache
  • Englisch
Art der Zulassung Beginn des Studiums
  • Sonstiges
Regelstudienzeit (in Semestern)
  • 3 Semester (Vollzeit)
Credits Kosten

Infos zum Studium

Worum geht es in diesem Studiengang?

The Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry is a joint degree by Technische Universität München (TUM) and National University of Singapore (NUS) and is offered by TUM Asia since 2002. It is a full time program which is held in Singapore and administrated by TUM Asia, Singapore. TUM Asia is a full subsidiary of TUM and is an international extension of TUM, to provide TUM degrees in Asia, in cooperation with top Asian universities like NUS.

This program is an enriching postgraduate course for specialist engineers in the fine and specialty chemical industries as well as in the pharmaceutical area. The course aims to groom future leaders in the fields of pure and applied chemistry. The focus of the Industrial Chemistry Master’s program is on the specialized fields of organometallic and coordination chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and chemical reaction engineering combined to other specific chemistry related or technology-focused business and interdisciplinary management skills to support their individual interests.

The Master’s program is taught by TUM professors involved in the home campus, together with support from the local NUS professors, whereat freelance lecturers from industry and research are also involved. Lectures will be held across TUM Asia‘s and NUS campuses in Singapore. Moreover, students are given the opportunity to complete their internship and Master thesis at TUM main campus in Germany, at NUS or even in companies in Germany/Singapore.

This programme makes it possible for students to obtain a degree with both Asian and European perspectives, creating graduates that are ready for the global-ready and globally employable.

Wie ist das Studium aufgebaut?

Pre Essential Modules ( Compulsory)

  • Business and Technical English

Essential Core Modules

  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Business Administration

Specialisation areas:

  • Petroleum and Petrochemistry (Area 1)
  • Biochemistry ( Area 2 )
  • General ( free choice from Area 1 or Area 2 or from Electives Modules )

Elective Modules

  • Building Chemistry & Construction Chemicals
  • Water Chemistry & Industrial Requirements
  • Industrial Chemical Marketing
  • Production Planning in Chemical Industry
  • Material Chemistry and Engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals
  • Advance Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy
  • Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Trace Analysis
  • Advance Organic Synthesis
  • Topics in Supra molecular Chemistry
  • Modern Analytical Techniques
  • Biomaterials

Cross Discipline Modules (Compulsory)

  • Legal Aspects in Chemical Industry
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Free choice of cross-discipline module offered in GIST-TUM Asia MSc programmes

In welcher Sprache wird der Studiengang unterrichtet?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English 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 English 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 English.

Welche Kompetenzen und Fertigkeiten erwerbe ich?

Graduates from the joint TUM-NUS Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry programme:

  • Graduates will not only obtain knowledge and understanding in both chemistry and chemical engineering, but also the ability to apply the acquired knowledge, learning and research skills to receive an appropriate qualification to work for leading chemical or chemical-related companies or to proceed for an academic career after their graduation.
  • Graduates will understand the major principles and processes of the chemical industry and the options and limits of adjusting chemical reaction conditions and to develop improved or alternative reaction routes.
  • Graduates will handle the standard lab techniques and are able to analyze chemical compounds with standard analytic methods.
  • Beside the in depth knowledge and practical skills acquired, graduates are also equipped with basic soft skills and management skills through compulsory modules such as Chemical Business Administration or Legal Aspects in Chemical Industry and selected topics in Industrial Chemical Marketing. The graduates understand the intercultural aspects, government structures and differences in European and Asian regions in business and private environment.
  • The internship and thesis work allow students to handle a project by themselves, apply and practice the research and project management skills in order to solve a real research-based problem.
  • Graduates can choose to enter the industry to work as Chemists, Research Engineers, Project Engineers, Research Scientists or take up management roles in chemical industries.

Welche beruflichen Möglichkeiten habe ich mit diesem Abschluss?

Graduates typically obtain employment in countries like Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and China, with others opting to return to their home countries to work. They can also continue in research institutes as Research Associates/Doctoral Candidate (for PhD).

Bewerbung und Zulassung

Wie bewerbe ich mich?

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. 

Visit TUM Asia to find out more about admission requirements.

Welche Dokumente muss ich bei der Onlinebewerbung einreichen?

Welche Dokumente muss ich für die Einschreibung einreichen?

    For more information on the application procedure and required documents, please visit TUM Asia.

    Welche Bewerbungsfristen muss ich beachten?

    Application period: 01.11. - 31.03.

    Students are required to meet the Admissions Requirements after which they can submit their Online Application via www.tum-asia.edu.sg and then send TUM Asia their hardcopy documents, together with the application fee. Once the result is released, TUM Asia will release the result via email to the student. If the student is offered a place, he/she will receive a Letter of Offer. 

    Wie wählt die TUM die Studierenden aus?

    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.

    Wo geht's zur Onlinebewerbung?

    The online application takes place through the TUM Asia online application portal.

    Muss ich ein Praktikum absolvieren?

    The 2 months internship and 6 months master thesis may be undertaken either at NTU, TUM or in a company in Singapore/Germany.

    Wie kann es nach dem Studiengang weitergehen?

    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.

    Weiterführende Informationen

    There are separate tuition fees for this master’s degree program. For more information, please visit TUM Asia.