Process Engineering

Process engineering involves the manufacturing of consumer goods and mass-produced products, such as food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and construction materials and is one of the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary areas of engineering. It focuses on procedures for the conversion of materials and energy, i.e. the performance of mechanical, chemical, biological, and thermal processes in which the composition, properties, and/or the physical state of the raw material is changed.

During the course of this degree programme, we address the diverse nature of the profession of process engineer via a hands-on approach to learning the scientific and engineering foundations and the basic methodology behind designing processes, equipment, and systems. State-of-the-art computer-aided processes are also used for this.
From the fifth semester onwards, you will deepen your knowledge in one of the three specializations: general process engineering, computer-aided process engineering, or bioprocess engineering. During the sixth semester, known as the practical semester, you will apply your knowledge in an industrial setting for the first time.



Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:


Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics and natural sciences (14.0%), foundation in process engineering (15.0%), equipment and installations (12.0%), processes and basic operations (19.0%), process engineering applications and specialization (17.0%), semester placement and internship seminar (14.0%), non-technical subjects (2.0%), bachelor’s thesis (7.0%)
Special features:
  • The Process Engineering bachelor's degree programme at Nuremberg Tech has a long history.
  • Our campus offers state-of-the-art laboratories and computer rooms for the purposes of completing research tasks and exercises. Here you will gain a direct and practical insight into the world of process engineering.
  • We also maintain a large number of partnerships with businesses and research projects, in which you will be able to actively participate.
  • The Faculty of Process Engineering maintains close contact with a diverse range of foreign universities, companies, and institutions, both within Europe and further afield. These links are maintained by means of research partnerships and student and lecturer exchanges. This means that students studying within the Faculty can complete a semester placement or their bachelor's thesis abroad.
  • The degree programme was reaccredited by ASIIN in 2016.
  • In the 2019/2020 CHE University Ranking, the Faculty of Process Engineering was placed in the top group in the following categories, among others:
  1. Contact with professional practice during bachelor’s degree programme
  2. Student support
  3. Laboratory equipment
  4. IT infrastructure
Facts and figures:At present, around 500 students are studying within the Faculty; they are looked after by 13 professors.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Process Engineering
Faculty:Process Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology (M. Eng.)


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Process Engineering is the right degree programme for you.


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