Chemical Engineering - Master of Science (MSc)
Chemical engineers participate in major industrial corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and the civil service. Due to broadly based training, chemical engineers match the multifaceted needs of the modern job market. Professional activity is not restricted to the chemical industry, but extends to many associated industries.
Master of Science (MSc)Type of study
- next summer semester: 01.04.2020
- no restriction
120Standard period of study (semester)
More about the course
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering focuses on
- chemical conversion of materials and the related technical processes and equipment.
- modern methodological procedures like mathematical modelling of chemical processes.
- chemical reaction engineering techniques for energy storage and conversion and related technologies.
- Scope of the program: Scientific principles, experimental research, analytical methods and applications in the interdisciplinary fields of chemical engineering and energy technology
- Emphasis on lab work: Students get trained in conducting scientific experiments, recording and analyzing experimental data.
- Independent research project: For completion of the program students work independently on an experimental master´s thesis project in an area/institute of their choice.
- Multidisciplinarity: The master program aims at getting together students, teachers and researchers from different disciplines in natural sciences and engineering science.
Educational requirements to be met by future students:
- Solid undergraduate education in mathematics and physics and chemical engineering
- Willingness to close potential gaps in basic knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences quickly. Students will attend demanding intensive courses that summarize basics and lead to advanced topics fast.
- Willingness to actively participate in classes, labs and seminars.
- Social skills to live and study in a multicultural, scientifically and personally stimulating environment.
Aims and Syllabus
- The master’s programme in Chemical Engineering is a research-oriented programme. It aims to deepen and complement the scientific and methodological qualifications acquired in the bachelor’s programme. The programme objective is to convey knowledge and skills to the students that enable them to independently work on complex problems in chemical and process engineering applying scientific methods and to thus qualify them for work in research, science, development and application in the industry, higher education and research institutes. In particular, the master’s degree qualifies graduates for doctoral studies.
Pre-Master`s Course - Faculty of Natural Sciences
Pre Master`s Course for Master programmes – Faculty of Natural Sciences
The Ulm University focuses on life sciences, bio- and nanotechnologies as well as on energy conversion and storage. It has constantly obtained a high ranking for its academic research and quality of teaching. To improve the academic formation of its future graduates, our university offers a preparatory course for international students seeking admission in one the following English-taught master programmes: Advanced Materials, Biology, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering and Energy Science & Technology.
Each year we bring together very motivated and talented international students from different areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering. We want to ensure that all students start our programmes at the same level and will complete their master programme successfully. The pre-master course is for exceptional students wishing to get admission to one of our programmes, but appearing to have insufficient knowledge or skills in some particular areas. You would like to join an interdisciplinary master and have a deep knowledge in a particular subject but you are still missing the basics of another one? This preparatory course is designed to give you confidence and enough academic skills to ensure that you will hit the ground running and make the most of your master.
Purpose and Objectives
During the premaster course you enhance your knowledge in physics, biology, chemistry and/or mathematics depending on the programme you applied for. Your practical training starts in physics, chemistry or biology in a state-of-the-art lab environment. Moreover, you will have enough time to get used to the life in a foreign country, before starting the full-time master programme. Parallel to the pre-master course there will be some intercultural activities intended to help you with the new environment and integration.
Start of Pre Master`s course: September 2nd , 2018
Duration: 5 weeks
Language of instruction: English
Application: included in your application for degree programme
Positions in industry
A wide range of careers are open to chemical engineers given their scientific and analytic training:
- Research and development positions in government-funded labs and private research industries
- Scientific and technological areas and industry : chemical and pharmaceutical industry, material science, computer programming, automotive and aerospace research, manufacturing and technology-based areas, healthcare sector
- Specialized applications such development, testing and implementation of new products and processes
- Sales and Marketing positions: identification of potential customers and information about new products technical aspects
Career in Academia
- PhD in Germany and all over the world
Tuition Fees are only applicable for second degree and international students (non-EU students). Further infomation can be found here.
Additionally the university and the students union (Studierendenwerk Ulm) currently charge administrative fees approximately amounting to 165 € each semester. Students admitted to the "Chemical Engineering" programme will be asked to pay these fees for the following term immediately after they accepted admission.
A student at Ulm University will face the following living expenses :
• University/students union administrative fee: ~165 € each semester
• Health insurance: 80 € each month
• Rent: approximately 300 € each month
• Public transportation (semester ticket): 115 € each semester
• General cost of living (depending on the lifestyle): approx. 300 € each month
Expenses per year: approx. 8700 €
Expenses for the regular duration of the programme (2 years): approx. 17 400 €
Non-EU students have to pay tuition fees: 1500 € each semester
Information on scholarship programs can be found at the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD). Typically, students will have to apply for a scholarship one year ahead of time. Ulm University does not offer any additional scholarships for incoming students.
Proof of Financial Resources
Typically, proof of financial resources of at least 700 € per month will be necessary to obtain a student visa. Additionally, many German embassies require students to prove that they dispose of a specific amount of money (approx. 8000 €) on a German bank account before a visa will be issued. Please inquire at the German embassy in your country for specific requirements.
Students admitted to the programme are advised to book a room in a student dormitory. This request is a part of our Acceptance letter.
There are four dorms downtown (25 min bus drive to the campus) and one near the campus (walking distance). All rooms are one person rooms and fully furnished. You share kitchen (with all cooking facilities) and bathroom with a few persons; according to the type of dorm this can be 2 to 12 persons. There are no dorms exclusively for men or women, however some appartments may be women only.
Student Dormitories in Ulm
- The main dormitories are the dormitory complexes "Heilmeyersteige" and "Manfred-Börner-Straße" at walking distance from the University and the dormitory "Gutenbergstraße" downtown.
- overview of student dormitories run by the Studierendenwerk Ulm (students housing office)
Monthly rent: between 240 and 400 Euro .
Helpful Links - Student`s life
Working as a student
- We recommend that students do not work during 1st semester.
- There is a limited number of student assistant positions (HiWi) available at the institutes participating in the MSc programme "Chemical Engineering”.
- There is no financial compensation for master´s thesis work done at University of Ulm.
- Info Work Regulations for Students (International Office, University of Ulm)