Bachelor's Programme Technical Chemistry
In the bachelor's program you will acquire basic chemical knowledge, practical skills for working in a chemical laboratory, an understanding of the implementation of chemical processes on an industrial scale and of the applicable framework conditions, and general scientific and technical knowledge and skills that can be applied beyond the field of chemistry.
Graduates are familiar with the practical work in the chemical laboratory as well as with the theoretical principles and basic chemical concepts. They are familiar with the terminology specific to the field and know the important methods of this subject. They understand the fundamental properties of matter and how it can be transformed. They can develop, apply and evaluate methods for the synthesis and characterization of substances and also know how chemical reactions and equilibria can be specifically influenced.
You should be interested in and enjoy creating and analysing substances and materials, as well as experimental work. Technical skill and knowledge of computers and foreign languages are advantageous. We are offering a three-day orientation course for new students, including 2 full days in the laboratory, starting on 1 October.
Before enrolment, a three-step orientation phase consisting of online self-assessment, EChemTest and counseling interview must be completed.
This obligatory procedure is not an admission procedure, but is merely a support for the choice of a study program. Further information about the procedure and registration can be found at www.tuwien.at/chemie-vor-phase , opens an external URL in a new window
The facilities have been and continue to be constantly adapted to meet the requirements of modern, practical training. The course is not oversubscribed and there are plenty of free places. A sufficient number of professors and assistants guarantees that students enjoy an excellent level of supervision throughout their courses. In special lectures, experts from industry provide an insight into the practice.
The Faculty of Technical Chemistry is a member of the European Chemistry Exchange Network (ECEN) for student exchanges, which means that it is possible to spend fully recognised semesters studying abroad. It is also possible to do work placements or theses at partner institutes abroad. The course is accredited as a "Chemistry Eurobachelor“, which makes it easier to pursue further study abroad. Twelve practical hours per week every semester provide practical training in fields in which the faculty is conducting modern innovative research. This practical work may also be done as a work placement in the chemical industry.
There are almost 4000 chemistry graduates working in Austria. The number increases by 2–3% every year. Unemployment rates are very low. Around half of our graduates work in application-oriented roles, one quarter in the sciences (research and development) and one quarter in multidisciplinary roles, which require other relevant knowledge in addition to knowledge of chemistry. There are therefore good career prospects not only in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, but also in the metal-processing and ceramics industries, the energy and environmental industry, as well as in the public sector.
Dean of Academic Affairs
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
Senior Scientist Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Student Union Technical Chemistry
Geniegebäude, ground floor
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.