Prepared for the future with a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering or Bioengineering!
Process engineering is in many of our everyday products, because chemical engineers and bioengineers develop, build and operate processes in which chemical, biological and physical processes are used to produce high-quality products with desired properties from raw materials. Examples include the conversion of straw into renewable fuels, the removal of harmful nanoparticles from exhaust gases, the production of peanut flips from peanuts, or the development of processes for new highly effective vaccines or cancer drugs.
With a degree in chemical and process engineering or bioengineering, there are plenty of career opportunities: Highly topical fields of activity are energy and environmental engineering with the areas of sustainability and resource efficiency, water technology and wastewater or exhaust gas treatment, food process engineering or biotechnology. However, there are also job prospects in management, in the public sector, in engineering offices, the consulting industry or in mechanical and plant engineering. Engineers will make a major contribution to the global challenges in climate and environmental protection, the energy transition and the mobility of the future. With the research-based teaching at KIT, we qualify you for a sustainable society!
Therefor, it is important to learn the basics of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering, which are mainly taught in the first semesters. In parallel, students learn the handling of measurement technology and technical plants in practical courses. Once the foundations have been laid, students can specialize in various areas. For that, KIT offers a breadth of profile and specialization subjects that is unique in Germany.
You should have:
- interest in technical issues,
- a basic understanding of scientific and mathematical contexts, and
- the willingness to work in a team.
Advice and information
- Student advisory services (ZSB)
- Website of the students of the KIT-Department (Fachschaft)
- Information brochure of the VDI (The Association of German Engineers)
Application and admission