Process Engineering Offers Opportunities
Process engineering is the engineering discipline that conducts research into, develops, and realizes material change processes. It deals as a cross-sectional science with the conversion of materials in their nature, their properties, or their composition by means of physical, chemical, and biological processes with a view to producing usable intermediate or end products such as fuels, sugar, synthetics, proteins, cosmetics, dyestuffs, alcohols, plant protection products, or medications.
To achieve these targets the process engineering study program aims to enable students to recognize and formulate laws by means of which apparatus, machinery, and entire manufacturing plants can be planned, calculated, designed, built, and operated. The product qualities required are to be achieved by means of safe and environmentally compatible processes and a rational use of energy and raw materials.
At a Glance
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration of Study: 6 semesters
If you are interested in greater detail we recommend you study the curriculum and the module manual as sources of information. To prepare for a successful study program we also recommend the online math bridge course.
Students are required to serve a ten-week career-related placement. The best time to do so is before starting their studies. We urgently recommend you to do so. Practical work may be divided into several sections or different companies. Placements/internships count as education in the tertiary sector and qualify for BAföG student loans. Please read the Internship Regulations before taking up your internship. You will find them here.
After Your B.Sc.
Further Study Programs
The following master’s study programs are available for further studies. The study duration is four semesters.
- Process Engineering (M.Sc.)
- Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (M.Sc.) (an internationally oriented study program taught mainly in English)
- Joint European Master in Environmental Studies (JEMES) (an internationally oriented study program taught mainly in English and supported by the EU’s Erasmus Mundus excellence program)
Information on Study Program
The Infothek is where to go for detailed information on study programs and extensive information material. If required you can register for talks with prospective students or arrange for an interview with a faculty counselor in your subject. Here is how to contact Mrs. Preuß and Mrs. zur Borg at the Infothek:
Tel.: 040 428 78-2232, e-mail
Contact with Students
In addition to the AStA, or Students’ Union, the Process Engineering Student Council (Fachschaftsrat) is happy to provide information from the student’s viewpoint at www.tu-harburg.de/fsrv.
International Students – Studying Abroad
The International Office advises and looks after international students. The International Office’s website also contains information about studying abroad for TUHH students. The TUHH welcomes and promotes student exchange. If you have any queries, please contact the International Office.
All admission modalities are laid down in the Satzung über das Studium (Statutes on Studying at the TUHH).
One precondition is a ten-week pre-study placement, the details of which are dealt with in the Internship Regulations. Proof of this internship is not finally required until you register for your thesis, but you are urgently recommended, for reasons of both content and organization, to serve it before taking up your studies.
The module manuals describe the details and learning objectives of the modules prescribed in the study plan. They also provide information about content, recommended previous knowledge, and preparatory literature.