Process Engineering (BA)

Department Applied Biosciences and Process Engineering

Content

  • Previous math and science education (math, physics, chemistry)
  • Principles of engineering (thermodynamics and fluid mechanics)
  • Electrical engineering, CAD, engineering mechanics, design theory, materials science
  • Chemical, mechanical, and thermal process engineering
  • Apparatus, process, and facility technology, safety and environmental technology

Course content and objectives

Students are taught to transfer new insights from engineering and natural sciences into the industrial sector, environmental and recycling technology, the energy sector, and related areas of industrial and commercial production under consideration of business, ecological, and safety requirements. They learn to plan, manage, and monitor processes in these areas and to develop and operate facilities and equipment. For this, students are taught knowledge and skills in the area of planning, designing, and operating processes and process engineering facilities in a practical way. The knowledge is deepened as processes from the mentioned areas are discussed in detail. The program is characterized by a strong practical focus and a large portion of practical work and projects.

Graduates’ areas of professional activity are as varied as the program objectives. They work in areas in the chemical industry, mechanical engineering and plant construction, communal supply and waste institutions, recycling companies, engineering and planning firms, energy technology, public agencies, and business consulting. The key tasks of process engineers include planning and realizing as well as monitoring and operating processes and facilities in the areas listed above.

Requirements

  • Abitur
  • Qualification for universities of applied science (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Master craftsman
  • Or previous education or vocational training considered equivalent