Master's Programme Chemical Engineering

Curriculum (2019W)

Diplomingenieurin/Diplomingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. oder DI)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0711 Chemistry and Process Engineering

Study Code
UC 066 654

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The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Chemical Engineering gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Chemical Engineering, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2019W curriculum currently applies to the Master's Programme Chemical Engineering.

Information on the Curriculum (2019W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 10 ECTS-Credits in the core area Mathematics/Physics
  • 20 ECTS-Credits in the core area General Chemistry/Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10 ECTS-Credits in the core area Analytical Chemistry
  • 20 ECTS-Credits in the core area Organic Chemistry
  • 20 ECTS-Credits in the core area Physical Chemistry
  • 15 ECTS-Credits in the core area Biochemistry/Macromolecular Chemistry/Theoretical Chemistry
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Chemical Reaction Technology I
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Thermal Process Engineering I
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Heat and Mass Transfer
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Solids Process Technology
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Polymer Materials
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Out of the Elective Modules 1 - 15

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Chemical Reaction Technology II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Reactor Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Thermal Process Engineering II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Thermal Process Engineering Laboratory
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Biochemical Process Engineering
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Conceptual Process Design
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Out of the Elective Modules 1 - 15

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Chemical Reaction Technology Laboratory
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Applied Fluid Mechanics
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Measurement and Control Technology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Computerised Process Engineering
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Out of the Elective Modules 1 - 15

30.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defense

MA Chemieingenieurwissenschaften_Studienverlauf_Stand 01.10.2019_en

Course Sequence

Extension Programme ​

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 60.3= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 28.3
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 9.1
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 2.3
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

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