Bachelor degree programme

Full-time

The study programme

The bachelor degree programme Applied Chemistry is the direct answer to the changing demand profile towards professionals in the chemical field. The practical focus of the study programme caters for the emerging needs of the industry.

Rapid technological advances and the advent of Industry 4.0 mean that today’s chemical industry professionals require additional skills. An in-depth knowledge of chemistry is still essential, but employers also expect expertise in process analysis and process management due to the wider application of networked IT systems.

Chemometrics and related computer-assisted analysis of large volumes of data (big data analysis) are becoming key aspects of quality assurance and online process optimisation (online analytics). In the pharmaceuticals industry, API synthesis, in silico studies and molecular modelling are crucial for efficient drug design.

The Applied Chemistry degree programme is a direct response to the changing skills profile of chemical industry professionals and satisfies the new requirements faced by the industry by means of practical training.

By linking specialist fields of chemistry with computer-based methods, students acquire the competences for which industry demand will be stronger in the future.

Key competencies

Graduates of the Applied Chemistry degree programme will be able to:

  • generate, visualise and interpret process data and big data, and use this as a basis for developing chemometric models
  • work in computer-based process control and modelling
  • implement scale-up processes using their process-engineering experience
  • perform analysis in laboratories (e.g. in the basic chemical sector, pharmaceuticals industry, food chemistry, and environmental analysis) and for forensics/forensic science or pharmaceutical (incl. doping) organisations
  • synthesise drugs in the pharmaceuticals industry and manufacture basic chemicals for polymer production and the design of smart materials
  • develop production and testing processes in order to ensure product quality