Chemical process engineering and the establishment of process facilities and energy installations have traditionally been held in very high esteem in Germany. The increasingly stringent requirements with regard to energy efficiency, preservation of resources and environmental protection are making process engineering tasks ever more demanding.

Alongside project and management skills, the Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology master’s degree programme will broaden your knowledge of core subjects in the fields of process engineering and energy technology and will increase your level of expertise by means of multidisciplinary subjects and electives with a view to equipping you with the expertise you will need in order to find solutions for interdisciplinary assignments in your future professional career.
The Master of Engineering, which follows on from a bachelor’s or Diplom programme, is an internationally recognized qualification that will allow you to take on management or senior civil service roles (qualification level 4) or to go on to complete a doctorate at a German or international university. 

Master of Engineering
Program duration
3 Semester
Admission restrictions
Special features

Unlike many other degree programs in this field, the Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology master’s degree programme is based on a broad basic education in process engineering, energy process engineering, or technical chemistry. No matter where your strengths lie – in mechanical, thermal, or chemical process engineering or in specialist fields such as environmental technology, energy process engineering, or even biological process engineering – we offer an interesting professional development programme for every interest. A basic prerequisite is a solid foundation in the basic technical subjects.

Possible specializations: Chemical engineering and energy process engineering.

Interesting numbers and statistics

Number of first-year students per semester: approx. 10-15

Proportion of female students: approx. 20%

Success rate: approx. 90% with average results being good or very good

Number of students per professor within the VT Faculty: approx. 40

Number of graduates per professor within the VT Faculty: approx. 3

Admission semester
Winter semester or Summer semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 30.06.2024
For the summer semester: 15.11.2024 to 15.01.2025
Dual system options
Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology - dual format
Process Engineering

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Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

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For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

Information on admission

To be able to study the Chemical Process Engineering/Process Technology master’s degree programme at Nuremberg Tech, you must meet the following requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Process Engineering or Energy Process Engineering (as of WS 2016/17) or Technical Chemistry (or comparable degrees in each case) with 210 ECTS (equivalent to 7 semesters of study including one practical semester). For applicants with a completed university degree or an equivalent degree for which between 180 and 210 credits were awarded, the conditions specified in the Study and Examination Regulations (in German) under Section 3 (3) apply.

Your bachelor’s degree must have been awarded a grade of 2.5 or higher, or you must have graduated among the top 50% of your bachelor’s programme, according to your comparative cohort. If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree programme at the time of applying, special conditions apply to your provisional grade, which can be found in theStudy and Examination Regulations

For applicants with at least two years of post-bachelor’s work experience, your bachelor’s degree grade must be 3.0 or higher, or you must have graduated in the top 65% of your bachelor’s degree cohort.

Required language certificates:

The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

  • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

  • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
  • Telc German C1 University

Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

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