Master's Degree in Management in Chemical Technologies (MCT).

The Master’s degree program “Management in Chemical Technologies (MCT)" is an extension of the Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Chemistry, providing academic, hands-on business education for chemists who have a keen interest in engineering and natural sciences.

(formerly Industrial Engineering Technical Chemistry - WITECH)

The program conveys broad expert knowledge on an advanced academic level in various areas of chemistry, chemical technologies, process engineering and management, including in-depth studies in engineering and business education. A high number of internships and programs ensure that students can apply learned academic theories to real-world problems. The program has been designed to prepare students to qualify for demanding jobs in research, development and company management where chemically relevant academic knowledge and business methods in management are required.


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Master's Degree in
Management in Chemical Technologies (MCT)


Diplom-IngenieurIn (DI)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


English (Level B2)

Your Benefits

  • Actively take part in research projects
  • Solve problems creatively and independently
  • Hone skills to apply interdisciplinary approaches
  • Expertly and critically assess the impact of new technologies

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The Master’s degree program “Management in Chemical Technologies” is an extension of the Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Chemistry at the interface between engineering and chemistry and designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of process engineering. Students have the opportunity to specialize in selected areas of chemistry, supplemented by active involvement in research projects that can also be part of a Master’s thesis. In addition to applying an acquired skill set to develop and improve chemical syntheses and processes, graduates will also have the ability to critically assess how new technologies will impact society and the environment. Students not only take in-depth engineering courses, but also advanced business education courses focusing on management, marketing, and finance. Graduates can hone their skills in both chemistry and business and meet the high demand in today’s job market for positions requiring an academic background in both engineering and business.

The program is broad in nature, giving graduates a high degree of flexibility that is highly sought-after in today’s job market. Graduates can pursue a variety of professions:

  • Management positions in research & development, production in the chemical industry or related sectors such at pharmaceutical and food industries, biotechnology, metallurgy, energy technology, etc.
  • Production in the chemical industry or related sectors
    Operational management and technical management positions
  • Expert at insurance companies and public agencies
  • Strategic planning and development in support of environmental protection and occupational safety

On average, graduates in this field find a job 1 month after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 4.189.

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Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Semester  S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4
Introduction to Management 12 - - -
Advanced Chemical Technology and Process
11 11 11 -
Electives: Advanced Chemistry, Analytics,
Technologies, Patents, Engineering, Soft Skills
8.2 - 5.2 -
Advanced Management - 15 - -
Electives Management and Law - - 3 -
Advanced Chemical and Process Engineering - - 3.2  
Autonomous Coursework - 6 6 -
Master's Thesis - - - 25
Master's Seminar/Final Master's Examination - - - 3.4
ECTS Credits (Total: 120 credits) 31.2 32 28.4 28.4

Admission Requirements

  • BA Chemistry (JKU, previously BA Technical Chemistry) or an undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope.

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

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