Bachelor’s Programme Process Engineering

Programme Code

UE 033 273 - Bachelor’s Programme Process Engineering

Duration of Programme

6 semesters


180 ECTS




Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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General information

Process Engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering science with emphasis on the fundamentals and applications of technical chemistry and mechanical engineering. As a result, a broad range of study in both of these disciplines is provided so that students gain a solid foundation in both fields. Furthermore, interdisciplinary partnerships with other subject areas are encouraged so that knowledge of practical requirements (e.g. management, legal aspects) can be broadened. The fundamentals are taught in the bachelor's programme; more in-depth knowledge can be pursued in the Process Engineering master's course, in a related master's course or directly in the working world.

Process Engineering can be studied by anyone who fulfils the formal entry requirements and is interested in technical problems and how they are handled in laboratory facilities and/or industrial plants working in the areas of chemical process technology, environmental technology or energy technology.

Due to the low number of students, the course offers an intimate learning environment with intensive support. Waiting times for laboratory space are unheard of. In the latter part of the course, most students get involved in research work in an area of interest. The laboratories and pilot plant are well equipped with test and demonstration equipment. An application-oriented project is normally undertaken as part of the bachelor's thesis.

TU Wien offers a master's programmes in Process Engineering (E066 473), which is directly based on the bachelor's programme in Process Engineering. There is also the option of taking a related master's course at TU Wien or at other universities in and out of Austria.

Process Engineering is an interdisciplinary course and is jointly offered by the Faculty of Technical Chemistry and Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Because of the solid and interdisciplinary nature of the course, there is no typical career path for someone with a degree in Process Engineering, as graduates can be employed in a broad range of fields. Graduates are frequently employed in the following areas:

  • Research and development
  • Process development
  • Plant engineering (planning, design and project implementation)
  • Operation and production
  • Power and environmental engineering
  • Application engineering, technical acquisition
  • Project and plant management
  • Safety engineering/accident prevention, environmental protection and waste management
  • Repairs and maintenance of chemical engineering systems

Dean of Academic Affairs

Bettina Mihalyi

Senior Scientist Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Peter Gärtner

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

More Information and Contact

Dean's office of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry

Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 15001
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Student Union

Student Union Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering

Getreidemarkt 9
Mechanical Engineering building
1060 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49562 
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Self Assessment Test

To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test, opens an external URL in a new window. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.