Master in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Program Description

Master in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)


The master´s degree programme in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering offers an interdisciplinary curriculum at the intersection between the natural sciences chemistry and pharmacy and the engineering science chemical and process engineering. A fundamental understanding of engineering and associated skills is provided, enabling students to carry out high-quality research and to develop innovative systems based on scientific principles. Within the master’s programme students have the opportunity to specialize either in chemical or pharmaceutical engineering. “Intelligent“ pharmaceutical products can be tailored to the age, gender and lifestyle of individual patient. Modern drugs will be produced and delivered in a personalized way, revolutionizing medical care. In this context, shorter development times and reduced production costs are critically needed, which is addressed by the field of pharmaceutical engineering. Also the future chemical industry requires cleaner, highly sustainable and more economical chemical processes, which is addressed by the field of chemical engineering. Career Opportunities Knowledge of computer science can be used in almost every aspect of life – from industry and the services sector to public administration, teaching and research. Graduates specifically deal with support in modelling, design, implementation, assessment and application of complex software systems. Required abilities range from diverse programming tasks and developing modern multimedia solutions to dealing with new media.

Career Opportunities

The interdisciplinary qualification profile of this master´s degree enables graduates to work in a wide range of positions in the field of chemical and pharmaceutical engineering as well as in environmental technology. Possible areas of employment include:

■ Research, development, process planning and production in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

■ Environmental management positions in industry and with government authorities

■ Research and teaching at universities and research institutes

NAWI Graz – Expertise to the Power of Two

“Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering” is offered as a joint programme shared between Graz University of Technology and Karl-Franzens-University in the framework of NAWI Graz. For students, this means profiting from the top performances and expertise of two universities – an opportunity unique in Austria!


■ Study duration: 4 Semesters

■ ECTS Credits: 120

■ Final degree “Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) which is equivalent to a Master of Science degree.

All Lectures are held in English


For the master´s degree programmes, a registration process is required. To get more information on the process including the required documents, deadlines, cost, etc. please follow the link below: The regulations concerning the admission procedure shall not apply to students who have completed the bachelor’s programme in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Engineering or the diploma programme in Pharmacology at Graz University of Technology or the University of Graz.


TU Graz offers scholarships for the best two international students admitted to the master´s degree programme (€ 10.000 plus tuition fee). No additional application needed, candidates will be selected on the basis of their application for the master´s degree programme.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 4, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
4 semesters
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Start date Oct. 2017
Austria Graz
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