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Applied Chemistry

Applied Chemistry

Who we are and what we do

The Faculty of Applied Chemistry is currently the only one within Bavaria. Around 420 students are enrolled in Applied Chemistry programs and are supervised by 13 professors, all having several years of practical experience. In addition, an adjunct staff of 25 external lecturers offer seminars addressing real-life applications and skills.
Nuremberg Tech maintains a network of cooperative projects with manufacturing companies in Germany. This allows students to take an active role in learning and expanding their professional skills in internships, projects, and final theses during their course work.

What Chemical Engineers do

From the lab to the real world, Chemical Engineers develop, monitor and optimize chemical, biochemical, and physical products and processes for research and business. Their natural science and technical background allows them to work in a wide range of manufacturing environments, analytical laboratories, regulatory agencies, and research institutions. There is a great demand for resourceful and highly skilled experts whose work provides the foundation for our future.

Career opportunities include:

  •     Research and development
  •     Chemical analysis
  •     Manufacturing and pilot plants
  •     Quality control

Degrees we offer

The practical focus of the degree programs in Applied Chemistry is particularly designed to meet these highly varied requirements. After completing program requirements, students are awarded the following degree: 

Bachelor (B.Eng.) in Applied Chemistry

The bachelor’s degree program in Applied Chemistry at Nuremberg Tech can be completed in seven semesters. The first two semesters are devoted to general coursework, providing a foundation in mathematics and the natural sciences as well as English for applied chemistry. During the third semester, students study the basic principles of engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry. This prepares them to select their field of specialization at the end of the third semester. (Folder PDF in German)

After finishing their bachelor's degree, students may choose to enroll in our master's degree program to obtain an even higher level of expertise in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, or chemical engineering.

Career outlook

Chemical products are used in nearly all aspects of our lives. They provide the basis for energy supply, for products used in everyday life, or process and plant equipment. This broad range of applications is reflected in the large number of exciting career opportunities for highly qualified specialists in a variety of industries.

Career opportunities include positions in the

  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • Plastics and paint industry
  • Automotive engineering, electrical, and metal industry
  • Consumer goods industry
  • and in government agencies and service laboratories

In manufacturing companies, chemical engineers work in production, research and development, administration, and sales. Those who are employed by government agencies or service laboratories use their chemical expertise to monitor drinking water and wastewater or to analyze chemicals and products used in daily life. The wide range of industries that require chemical engineers ensures an excellent career outlook.

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