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.

Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
A subject-specific degree programme test is compulsory for the application. The result will not impact your admission. (page in German)
Subject distribution
Special features
  • The Process Engineering bachelor’s degree programme at Nuremberg Tech has a long history.

  • Our campus has state-of-the-art laboratories and computer rooms for research work and exercises, where you will gain a direct and practical insight into the world of process engineering.

  • We are also involved in 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 re-accredited 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:

    • Contact with professional practice during bachelor’s degree programme
    • Student support
    • Laboratory equipment
    • IT infrastructure
Interesting numbers and statistics

At present, some 500 students are attending courses offered by the Faculty; they are supervised by 13 professors.

Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov - 15 Jan)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.08.2024
Dual system options
Dual Process Engineering
Process Engineering
Prospective degree programs
Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology (M.Eng.)

More information

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

More information

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.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • General admission requirements (e.g. Abitur, vocational qualification, or foreign educational certificate)
  • It is required to complete the subject-specific Online Self Assessment (page in German - the test result is not relevant for admission, but is solely intended as a means of self-assessment so that you can make the right decision about your course of study)

Overview of all recognised language proficiency documentation (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Genuine curiosity and serious interest in technical, engineering and scientific issues
  • Motivational skills
  • Perseverance and stamina
  • Independent learning
  • Teamwork and communication skills

Common stumbling blocks

  • Mathematics requirements: A good knowledge of mathematics is required for calculations.
  • Computer applications: Programming is a part of the degree programme.
  • Necessary stamina: In laboratory experiments and design work, for example, it is necessary to engage with a task over a long period of time and be able to deal with setbacks.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Are you unsure whether Process Engineering is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.

Inside view from students

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Testimonials at (in German)


You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Process Engineering degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

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