Bachelor's Programme Technical Chemistry
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.
The bachelor's programme in Technical Chemistry teaches:
- basic chemical principles,
- practical skills for working in chemical laboratories,
- an understanding of how chemical processes are used in large-scale technical industrial applications and the general conditions that apply to such use, as well as general scientific technical knowledge and skills that can be used throughout the field of chemistry.
Graduates are equally familiar with practical laboratory work and theoretical principles and basic concepts of chemistry: they have an excellent command of technical terminology and are familiar with important methods specific to the field. They understand the fundamental properties of materials and their conversion. They are capable of developing and using methods for synthesising and characterising materials and also know how to control the speed of reactions and influence chemical balances. Our bachelor’s programme is recognised as a Eurobachelor.
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.
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.
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.
Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Vice Dean of Studies
Senior Scientist Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Self Assessment Test
To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.