Sustainable Chemistry and Digital Processing* master degree programme
*Subject to approval by AQ Austria Sustainable chemistry is driving the transformation in the industrial production of chemicals and materials, always aiming for resource efficiency and minimal environmental impact. Expertise in this field positions you for success in an evolving landscape!
Our master degree programme in Sustainable Chemistry and Digital Processing responds to this trend with a novel study offering in the field of applied chemistry. Upon completion of your studies, you will be qualified to develop innovative projects at the intersection of chemistry, sustainability and digitalisation, lead multiprofessional teams and tackle complex interdisciplinary challenges.
Courses normally take place from Friday at 2pm to Saturday. There is also 1 block week per semester.
You will complete your degree in 4 semesters, or 2 years. During this time, your workload will be 120 ECTS credits.
The degree programme: Master of Science (MSc)
Sustainability meets digital solutions
In modern chemistry, sustainability aspects and the increased use of information technologies are gaining in importance, leading to innovative solutions and new perspectives.
In the field of sustainable chemistry, your studies will involve exploring topics such as Green Chemistry, the utilisation of renewable resources, the implementation of efficient chemical recycling processes and the promotion of the circular economy. Additionally, regulatory and legal aspects are integrated into the curriculum.
In your studies, you will also learn how to optimally support and enhance your chemical projects through digitalisation and new technologies, as digitalisation is revolutionising the modern chemical industry and enabling a more sustainable circular economy. The focus is on the utilisation of chemistry-specific software solutions, artificial intelligence (AI), and computer-aided process planning. Additionally, you will gain insights into how major chemical corporations employ AI and powerful supercomputers – such as BASF’s Quriosity – to optimise their processes.
In this interplay between chemistry, sustainability and digitalisation, specialised expertise is highly sought after in the industry, contributing significantly to enhancing efficiency, conserving resources, and fostering innovation.
Unique in Austria
The English-language master degree programme in Sustainable Chemistry and Digital Processing spans 4 semesters and aims to educate future experts in chemistry with a focus on sustainability and digitalisation – a combination unparalleled throughout Austria.
The international study environment prepares you effectively for an increasingly globalised market.
At IMC Campus Krems, Wing U, our students enjoy an excellent learning and research environment facilitated by the newly established laboratory infrastructure.
Close collaboration with the professional association of the chemical industry
The master degree programme is tailored to the needs of the chemical industry. To ensure this, the programme was developed in collaboration with experts from the chemical industry and the professional association of the chemical industry in Austria, among others.
As a graduate, you can, therefore, make a sustainable and practice-oriented contribution to the industry, ensuring that the chemical industry continually evolves through innovations.
Likewise, you will benefit from excellent connections to the chemical industry and numerous opportunities for collaboration during your studies and beyond.
Exceptional opportunities for career advancement and PhD pursuits
Upon completion of the programme, numerous avenues will be available to you. Due to the international focus of the course, job opportunities arise in both the domestic and global chemical industry, as well as in various PhD programmes at home and abroad.
" The chemical industry is currently facing significant challenges and changes. Our master degree programme in Sustainable Chemistry and Digital Processing equips you optimally for the future demands of this sector. "
Programme director Uwe Rinner
As a graduate of the master degree programme in Sustainable Chemistry and Digital Processing, you can explore a range of diverse career opportunities.
With your core competencies of chemistry, sustainability and digitalisation, you always have your finger on the pulse.
After completing the programme, you also have the option to pursue a PhD at an Austrian or international university.
- The professional areas open to graduates include
- Polymer chemistry: The integration of expertise and methods in organic chemistry, chemical process engineering, quality management and computer-assisted methods opens up diverse perspectives in the field of polymer chemistry.
- Basic materials industry: Expertise in organic and analytical chemistry, as well as chemical regulations, qualifies you for roles in the basic materials industry.
- Pharmaceutical industry: With comprehensive knowledge in organic and analytical chemistry, regulatory affairs, quality management and computer-based methods, you can pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry after completing the programme.
- Environmental agencies: As a graduate, you can work in environmental agencies, applying your in-depth knowledge and expertise in ecotoxicology, chemical law and regulatory affairs.
- Research institutions: Universities, universities of applied sciences and research facilities dedicated to chemical research and data analysis also present themselves as exciting workplaces after completing the programme.
Get to know the core team of our master degree programme Sustainable Chemistry and Digital Processing.