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Topics such as climate protection, reduction of green house gas and sustainable generation of energy have now impact not only on the economy and politics but also on everyone of us. When it comes to the reduction of environmental impact and the ensuring of the energy supply, processes and concepts, which help protect the environment and resources, are indispensible. Therefore, the process and energy technology has become more important because it develops processes that transform materials chemically, physically or biologically into serviceable intermediate or end products.

In the practice-oriented Master’s programme process engineering and energy technology (peet) the students enter into an interdisciplinary knowledge domain extending from engineering (machinery construction, electrical technology and informatics) to natural sciences (chemistry, physics and biology). Answers to lots of urgent questions of everyday life can be found here: How does crude oil become gasoline? How to make seawater drinkable? How do hazardous exhaust gases become environmentally compatible waste air?

The engineers learn here to develop and optimize unified systems. What is needed here is not only the brilliant technological solution, but also its feasibility in the actual economic and political landscape. In addition to the simulation of process engineering systems, communal and industrial environmental technology as well as planning, installation and cost analysis, there are also simulation of process control, innovation management and production of regenerative energies in the curriculum. Due to the international orientation, the study course has even more qualifications: All courses are held in English, and because of the high proportion of international students, the students can get access to other cultures.

The study course is designed as a consecutive course lasting three semesters or as a non-consecutive course lasting four semesters. Applicants from other universities can begin with a preparatory semester before starting the Master’s study.

Thanks to the well-equipped laboratories and institutes, the students have the possibility to put the theoretical knowledge into practice. In the “Institute of Mechanical and Thermal Operations”, for example, modern process simulation programmes and other standard software products are introduced in-depth.

Graduates from the study course PEET are faced with fascinating tasks in this very promising sector. Whenever it comes to constructing environmental and safe installations in a resource saving manner to produce marketable products, the students can take up senior positions in public service or in business as production manager, product manager or head of the department of development.

Objectives and special features

Process Engineering encompasses a very wide knowledge domain which in future will gain even more in breadth. Since process engineering occupies a central position between mechanical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering and biology, it demands a high degree of interdisciplinary comprehension. Like in scarcely any other engineering discipline, in process engineering there is a continuous need to voyage into uncharted waters. About 100.000 publications and 15.000 patents every year – a volume no longer possible for an individual to digest – bear witness to this development. The number of technically manufactured materials has also become conspicuously large. Practice has shown that environmental protection and safety can only be optimally developed on the basis of thorough knowledge in the area of process engineering. Accordingly, holistic and system engineering considerations are being increasingly integrated into research which are also communicated in teaching. Not only is the optimisation of an individual stage to the forefront, but also the optimisation of the entire system: Apart from the natural science/technical dimension, the processes and products also feature an economic dimension and incorporate themselves in a socio-political framework. What is sought after is therefore not just the technically brilliant solution, but also its feasibility in the given economic and political landscape.

Employment opportunities for graduates

An ongoing increase in the requirement for variety, quality and quantity of process engineering products and the necessity for ever greater economy in manufacturing processes has led, over the last decades, to the tempestuous development of special processes, apparatus and plant components, and bestowed process engineering with interesting engineering tasks in research and practice. Process engineering will be faced with fascinating challenges in the future too when it is a matter, more so than in the past, of constructing nvironmentally friendly and safe installations which make efficient use of resources to manufacture marketable products. The Process Engineer, who is working more and more in an international environment, will confront these challenges and, in co-operation with engineers from other disciplines, natural scientists, economists and ecologists in an interdisciplinary team, have to solve highly interesting tasks of great future importance. The international Master course in PEET at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences does justice to all these criteria. The Master qualification from this course permits graduates to enter the higher levels of the civil service or to take up a senior position in business as:

  • Production Manager or
  • Product Manager or
  • Head of Development

Structure of the course

The master course ”Process Engineering and Energy Technology” (PEET) is

  • practice-oriented;
  • lasting three terms and 90 ECTS;
  • designed as a consecutive course, based on our bachelor course 'NEU' (210 ECTS)
  • at Bremerhaven University of Applied Science.

Internationality as well as modern teaching methods we consider to be important, as soft skills are required for a future qualified management position in a company. Our special focus is on teaching key competencies.

  • 100% teaching and communication in English.
  • Practical exercises in our labs to complement the theoretical lectures.
  • Teaching of interdisciplinary qualifications (e.g. sales & maketing).
  • Student exchange with universities abroad.
  • Master thesis undertaken in an industrial environment and/or abroad.

Additional qualifications, such as in simulation and management, are taught.

The fields of energy and environmental process engineering technologies are studied in depth.

Successfully completing the PEET master course with the degree of  ”Master of Science” entitles the graduate to study for a doctorate (”PhD”).

Practical and research focus

Internationalisation is a key qualification feature of the practice-oriented ”Process Engineering and Energy Technology (PEET)” Master course. The international focus is reflected in the fact that 100 % of the syllabus is held in English. At the same time, the international dimensions of the topic in question – as far as is relevant – are tackled in all lectures, seminars etc. In addition, the course aims to have about 50 % foreign students. This was supported in the launch phase by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Internationalisation also means that students are encouraged to undertake international exchanges. This is possible, for example, in the framework of a term spent abroad or of the practical term. Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences maintains partnerships with the International School of Economics in Rotterdam (Netherlands), with the Mikkeli Institute of Business Studies in Mikkeli (Finland), with the Universidade de Vigo (Spain), with Satakunta Polytechnic in Rauma (Finland), with the Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Empresarials in Barcelona (Spain), with the Akademia Morska Gdynia (Poland), with the University of Teesside (England) and with the Université du Havre (France), amongst others.

Institutes and networks

Special features of the PEET Master course are its variety and the different parties involved. Excellently equipped technical laboratories and institutes make sure the Master course maintains a practical focus. The following laboratories facilitate practical training which complements the lecture programme: Applied Chemistry/Chemical Process Engineering, Process Automation and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Process Engineering and Thermal Process Engineering/Energy Technology. In this way, theoretical know-how is consolidated through practical examples. In the ”Institute of Mechanical and Thermal Operations”, for example, modern process simulation programmes (Aspen, Hysis, etc.) and other standard software products (Fluent, Mathcad, etc.) are tackled at a very high level. Another platform is an association at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences which promotes and supports its process engineering courses (”Förderkreis zur Förderung verfahrenstechnischer Studiengänge an der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V.”). It is run by former and current students, professors and enterprises, as well as sponsors, and regards itself as a living process engineering network (


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