In the first semester, in-depth courses on analytical measurement technology in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry as well as modern drug forms are offered.

Two of the four compulsory elective modules (see curriculum) must be chosen:

  • Selected chapters of pharmaceutical / chemical technology
  • Combinatorial Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Materials Science
  • Modern spectroscopic methods

In the second semester, existing knowledge in the biochemical field is expanded with the subjects of microbiology, biochemistry and hygiene.

Technical-chemical questions and methods of solving them are dealt with in the chemical process engineering module.

In the Scientific Working Techniques module, applied statistics and the basics of scientific work are learned, which are required for the master's thesis to be completed in the third semester. In this semester, a project work will be prepared as part of the module of the same name and two freely selectable general study subjects must be taken.


Various modules of the master’s course are divided into seminar lessons and associated internships or exercises, in which the solution of issues dealt with in the classroom is practiced and worked out experimentally or on the computer.

In the course project work and the master's thesis to be carried out independently, innovative solutions to problems are sought - based on practice-relevant, partly interdisciplinary questions and under scientific supervision.

Topics for master's theses can come from all of the issues addressed in the course, e. B .:

  • Synthesis of pharmaceutically active substances
  • Process for the production of drugs and other substances
  • Development and validation of analytical methods
  • Investigation of chemically reacting systems
  • Computer-aided simulation of process engineering processes

The master's thesis is preferably carried out in industrial companies or in public research institutions.


Current research work in the field of pharmaceutical and chemical technology at Beuth University deals with problems in pharmaceutical technology, natural product chemistry / pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis.

With the help of various third-party funds, pharmaceutical technology is well equipped for teaching and research. Research is carried out in the field of drug delivery into biomaterials for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products such as tablets, emulsions and liposomes, also in cooperation with small and medium-sized companies.

Another focus is the development of modern testing methods for pharmaceutical products using rheometers, laser light scattering, X-ray scattering.

The good equipment for analysis, which includes gas chromatography and liquid chromatography with mass spectroscopy, is used in various cooperation projects with small and medium-sized companies. An important area of ??work is the biotransformation of hydrophobic substances with high enantioselectivity.

Another focus is the investigation of dyes for photodynamic cancer therapy (PDT). This work takes place on the basis of collaborations in the university and industrial sectors.

Investigations of biological materials by means of gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC / MS) as well as by means of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) are an additional topic.


1st semester

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
M01 Inorganic-Analytical Chemistry 2 2 5 P. II
M02 Organic-analytical chemistry 2 2 5 P. II
M03 Physico-chemical measurement methods 2 2 5 P. II
M04 Modern dosage forms 2 2 5 P. II
M05 Elective module I 4th   5 WP II
M06 Elective module II 4th   5 WP II
  Elective modules          
WP01 Selected chapters pharm./chem. technology 4th   5 WP II
WP02 Combinatorial Organic Chemistry 4th   5 WP II
WP03 Inorganic Materials Science 4th   5 WP II
WP04 Modern spectroscopic methods 4th   5 WP II 

2 semesters

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
M07 biochemistry 3rd   5 P. V.
M08 Microbiology and hygiene 3rd   5 P. V.
M09 Project work 1 3rd 5 P. II
M10 Chemical process engineering 2 2 5 P. II
M11 Scientific working techniques     5 P. II
M11.1 Applied Statistics 2     P. II
M11.2 Basics of scientific work   1   P. II
M12 Studium Generale I 2   2.5 WP I.
M13 Studium Generale II   2 2.5 WP I.

3rd semester

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
M14 final exam       P. II
M14.1 master thesis     25th P. II
M14.2 Oral exam     5 P. II



  • For admission, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in pharmaceutical and chemical engineering, acquired at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, or a comparable degree is required.



The consecutive and accredited master’s course in pharmaceutical and chemical engineering complements the engineering knowledge acquired in the bachelor’s course of the same name at Beuth University with theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

It opens up a wide range of career opportunities for its graduates in pharmaceutical and chemical engineering as well as in related areas.

The content of the course also offers the possibility of finding a job in pharmaceutically-oriented biotechnology.

Potential occupational fields in industry:

  • Wholesale, petrochemical and building materials chemicals
  • Pharmacy, cosmetics, medical products, natural products, textiles, food industries
  • Process technology, environmental technology, supply technology,
  • Surface technology, electroplating, plastics technology, materials and materials
  • Recycling technology, waste disposal

Potential occupational fields in the service sector:

  • Analytical laboratories, quality assurance
  • Air, water and soil remediation
  • Security services
  • Non-life insurer, risk management
  • Consulting offices, law
  • Marketing, sales, technical service

Potential occupational fields in the public service (higher service):

  • Universities, education sector in general
  • Federal agencies and large research institutions
  • Supervisory and licensing authorities
  • Patent offices and information systems
  • International organizations

The Master of Science degree (M. Sc.) Qualifies for higher service and is usually required in order to do a doctorate at a university.

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