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In the “Technical Chemistry” field of activity, the students critically deal with the transfer of chemical reactions and processes into industrial processes, usually on a pilot plant scale, but with a view to large-scale application. They use their specific knowledge in the field of technical chemistry to translate experimental data into process-relevant parameters, as well as to take into account the requirements of technical processes in developments on a laboratory scale and are thus able to work alongside chemists in research and development on the one hand Page and engineers with core competencies in the design, planning and operation of technical production facilities to communicate on an equal footing and to work cooperatively on joint projects.

The field of action “material chemistry” is particularly well represented at the Leverkusen site and in the cities of the region with (potential) cooperation partners and future employers. Through the in-depth development of competencies in the areas of inorganic and organic (polymeric) as well as colloidal materials and also in the area of ??surface and interfacial chemistry, the students are best prepared for this field of activity, which is central to the chemical industry as a whole and especially in the Rhineland and Ruhr area .

With the field of activity "Sustainable Chemistry", the graduates of the course round off their profile, because the chemical companies in Germany - from pharmaceutical to plastics processing companies - are key industries for socially sustainable development with the aim of providing a growing world population with a better quality of life to enable.

In order to achieve this, modern chemists include the entire life cycle - from the extraction of raw materials, the manufacture of basic and specialty chemicals and products to their use and disposal. This also applies to the specific resource requirements in terms of energy, climate, raw and auxiliary materials, the production yield, emissions to air, water and soil, and, last but not least, the amount of waste water and waste. The students of the Applied Chemistry course are sensitized to the above-mentioned topics by deepening and discussing the various aspects of sustainable chemistry and are enabled to include them in their decision-making processes, to weight them accordingly and to act accordingly.

With the Applied Chemistry course, students acquire all the skills they need to be able to operate successfully in the fundamentally internationally oriented field of activity of the chemical industry as well as academic networks and cooperation groups. An intensification of internationally oriented learning processes is being promoted at different levels.


The bachelor's degree in Applied Chemistry (B.Sc.), with its central fields of activity: materials chemistry, sustainable chemistry and technical chemistry, leads to a first professional university degree, which enables you to take up a professional position in the chemical industry and related branches of industry as well as in an academic environment.

The course is both practice-oriented and strongly interdisciplinary.

At a glance

category description
Course of study applied Chemistry 
graduation Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 
Type of study Full-time course and dual course 
Start of studies Winter semester  
Normal period Full-time:
6 semesters (without an extension semester) or
7 semesters (with an extension semester)

8 semesters (without an extension
semester ) or 9 semesters (with an extension semester)  
Scope of study 180 ECTS (without an extension semester), 210 ECTS (with an extension semester) 
classroom language German 
Place of study Leverkusen campus 
Restricted admission No (free allocation) 
Notes on the dual course of study The course is offered according to the 'cooperative (dual) model' (studies with in-company training to become a "chemical laboratory technician", a "chemical technician" or something similar to a "paint laboratory technician")  
Accreditation program accredited until 09/30/2024 
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Through the early technical practical training in laboratory internships and the processing of practical problems with research-based learning scenarios that increase in importance, scope and depth over the course of the curriculum, the students develop skills for planning, practical processing and scientific evaluation of complex technical tasks and problems as well as for independent control of Processes for changing material in sub-areas of your subject or your future professional field of activity.

As part of their studies, graduates of the Applied Chemistry bachelor's program acquire, in addition to broad and essential specialist competencies in chemistry laboratories, technical centers and chemical production, relevant interface competencies, which enable them to perform a variety of different activities in the areas of research and development, process development and production up to for marketing. Thanks to their interdisciplinary and solution-oriented approach, they are able to exchange information on all relevant issues in the chemical-industrial value chain with the various disciplines and departments involved in relevant companies.

Students who want to gain practical and / or international experience in addition to a practical project and bachelor thesis have the opportunity in the sixth semester to either complete a practical semester in a company in the chemical or related industry or a semester in a related course at a university abroad to visit. The internship or semester abroad complements the graduate profile of the course, which is then studied as a regular 7-semester course. You will be supported and actively supported by the faculty in choosing suitable companies or foreign universities.

 Supervision of chemical, scientific or technical laboratories and groups in companies, institutes, universities and comparable facilities

- Operation of technical systems in the chemical and chemical-related industries

- Optimization of existing and development of new chemical and process engineering processes

- Customer-oriented development of chemical products and materials (product developer or application technician) - Quality management / quality control

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