Bachelor’s Programme Process Engineering

Course ID

UE 033 273 - Bachelor’s Programme Process Engineering

Duration of course

6 semesters


180 ECTS

Certificate received upon completion

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Course programme
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TU Wien attempts to support prospective students in their decision making phase for their studies, while ensuring the high and internationally recognized quality of their studies and teaching.

As of the winter semester 2019/20, there will be either admission or selection procedures (for bachelor's programmes with limited places) for all bachelor's programmes at TU Wien or a study preparation and reflection phase (PRe phase) for bachelor's programmes without place restrictions.

Details on the PRe phase can be found here, opens an external URL in a new window.

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.

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.

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 Studies

Bettina Mihalyi

Senior Scientist Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Studies

Peter Gärtner

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

More Information and Contact

Dekanat der Fakultät für Technische Chemie
Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Wien

T +43-1-58801-15001

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Student Association

Student Association Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering

Getreidemarkt 9
Mechanical Engineering building
1060 Wien

T +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.