As a chemical engineer, you will develop, implement and operate manufacturing processes in which chemical, biological and physical processes are used to produce high-quality products with the desired properties from raw materials. The objectives of product quality, cost-effectiveness, safety and environmental protection must be taken into account in equal measure. Based on your understanding of the processes that take place, you will also be interested in the apparatus and plants used to manufacture these products. The study of chemical engineering is therefore an engineering degree with a focus on mechanical engineering and very strong scientific parts from physics and chemistry. As a chemical engineer, you will work at the interface between the disciplines and have a wide range of development opportunities. In a highly specialized industry, which develops rapidly, there is a great need for engineers who have a solid and broad basic education. It is not the factual and specialist knowledge, which has to be renewed in everyday professional life anyway, but the understanding of the basics and their application that is necessary in order to act sustainably and successfully in a rapidly changing environment. In professional life, your ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is almost always in demand. The course of study is therefore interdisciplinary in nature. Early on you will learn about the different ways of thinking and concepts of the different disciplines (natural sciences and mechanical engineering).
With the selection of a topic of the Bachelor thesis as well as of a project seminar and in the elective area you can create an individual profile directly. These areas are:
- Plastics technology
- Energy technology
- Process technology
- Apparatus engineering