Our study programmes
In biochemical and chemical engineering, people are in demand who seek technical (engineering) solutions for the small and large problems of our lives: It is about clean laundry, clean water and clean air, but also about the production of paint, cosmetics, medicine, fertiliser or new forms of energy.
Biochemical engineering is a technically oriented degree programme that focuses on translating the findings of the life sciences into technical applications. Mathematics, chemistry, thermodynamics and process engineering are comprehensively treated scientifically and linked with knowledge of genetic engineering, bioprocess engineering, molecular and cell biology.
The theoretical knowledge acquired in the lectures and exercises is consolidated in laboratory practicals and practically tested in a project work for planning a production plant.
The research-oriented Master's degree programme qualifies students to work independently as process engineers with a focus on biotechnological fields.
It provides the ability to develop, analyse and optimise new processes for the production of low and high molecular weight products.
The focus of the study programme is on mastering modern technologies of molecular genetic engineering and biochemistry, bioreaction technology, microbial process engineering and product processing.
Chemical engineering is a course of study with a strong emphasis on process engineering. Subjects such as mathematics, chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials science, process-, apparatus- or automation-technology are dealt with in a comprehensive scientific manner.
The demanding Bachelor's programme lays the foundations that can later be deepened in the Master's programme. The theoretical knowledge acquired in the lectures and exercises is consolidated in laboratory practicals and practically tested in a project work for planning a production plant.
The theoretical knowledge acquired in the lectures and exercises is consolidated in laboratory practicals
and practically tested in a project work for planning a production plant.
The Master's degree programme is research-oriented and qualifies students to work in research and development and to lead larger projects and working groups. The degree programme offers the opportunity to deepen knowledge and skills in the field of chemical engineering in all sub-disciplines represented in Dortmund.
Graduates are prepared to develop independent new or improved chemical and biotechnological products, production plants or production processes. They work, for example, on improving the environmental friendliness or economic efficiency of the chemical industry.
The English-language specialisation Process Systems Engineering provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of chemical process engineering. In particular, they acquire the ability to design and operate complex chemical and biotechnological production plants using mathematical models and computer software for simulation and optimisation according to the state of the art. This includes advanced methods of process control and production planning as well as techniques for the analysis and description of experimental data. Graduates understand the mathematical principles of the computer programmes used for simulation and optimisation and are able to assess the limits of the tools and the algorithms used.