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Master's Programme Chemical Engineering

Faculty Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Diplomingenieurin/Diplomingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. oder DI)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0711 Chemistry and Process Engineering
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 654
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2019W) *
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates


* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


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

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).

First Semester »

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 

Second Semester »

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 

Third Semester »

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 

Fourth Semester »

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

Graphic chart »

MA Chemieingenieurwissenschaften_Studienverlauf_Stand 01.10.2019_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master’s Programme Chemical Engineering is grouped among the natural science studies.

The Master’s Programme Chemical Engineering is aimed at vocational training in chemical engineering. The programme imparts the subject-specific competences and methods for scientific research as well as for responsible action as a chemical engineer. The master’s programme is the basis for starting a career as chemical engineer in research, technology, industry, as well as in environment and chemical engineering-relevant fields in authorities.

The Master’s Programme Chemical Engineering is the basis for a subject-related doctoral programme.

The Master’s Programme Chemical Engineering has been designed with a focus on current procedural research fields in close connection of theoretical training and experimental/practical competences. Graduates of the Master’s Programme Chemical Engineering have a comprehensive thematical education and at the same time a specialised or advanced knowledge in fields of their interest. Besides of acquiring advanced up-to-date knowledge in chemical engineering, the master’s programme also imparts interdisciplinary key competences and a sense of responsibility with regards to the benefits and risk of natural science research and applications.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates have a highly-specialised knowledge in the field of chemical process engineering. They are able to demonstrate their competences in chemical engineering as well as at the interfaces to related sciences through scientific correct analysis, argumentation and innovative problem-solving.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The graduates of the study programme are able to carry out scientific research in chemical engineering independently and in a leading role, and to use these acquired competences in an interdisciplinary way to solve issues in process engineering.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary 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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
Outstanding performance

= 100%


Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum criteria
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).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Kai Olaf Langenbach

Dean of Studies
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller

Information for students with disabilities 

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