Information for HTL graduates.

HTL graduates

Information for HTL graduates

The following information applies to graduates from a HTL with a special focus on chemistry (e.g. Wels, Wien) as well as students who have completed a traineeship to become a certified chemical laboratory technician and who are starting one of the following studies: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Biological Chemistry, NawiTec.


At the JKU you have the opportunity to have the experimental part of the following lab courses fully or partially credited based on your previous training:

    Introductory Lab Course / Introductory internship in chemistry (credit for all experimental work)

    Lab Course in General Chemistry (credit for all experimental work)

    Lab Course in Analytical Chemistry (credit for the following experiments: gravimetric analysis, acid/base titration, UV-spectroscopy, thin layer chromatography, AAS (for BC only))

If you want to benefit from this crediting system please bring copies of your HTL / training certificates to the office of Ms. Birgit Sammer (5th floor, room KG 505) in October.

You register for the respective lab course in KUSSS as normal, but you are not assigned to a group for the experimental work and you do not have to write protocols (you also do not have to attend the preliminary meeting). You only have to pass the final exam for the lab course; the grade achieved in the final exam is then granted for the whole lab course.

In the Lab Course in Analytical Chemistry, the following experiments/exams have to be passed:

  • Redox titrations
  • Complexometric titrations
  • Precipitation titration
  • Final oral exam (covering all experiments in the lab course – also those not conducted experimentally)

Chemical Calculations

Since we have made the experience that HTL graduates already have significant prior knowledge in chemical calculation, we offer a Chemical Calculations group that is specially designed for these students. The exercise slips and exams are the same as in the regular groups, but the pace in the exercise lessons is much faster and there is less focus on already known basics and more on in depth discussion and special cases. Therefore, please register for this group: LVA-Nr: 345.216, Monday 4:15-5:45 pm. This group will only take place if there are enough students interested (otherwise you have to join a regular group).

You are of course free to register for one of the other exercise groups, but we require everyone to find really step-by-step solutions. Individual steps (such as calculating a molar mass of a compound from the masses of the individual atoms) will look too simple and not worth mentioning for some of these students, but these as these topics are completely new for many other students they are accordingly discussed in detail. In the group for HTL graduates, several steps can be combined, provided that the calculation method remains clear for everyone or can be briefly explained if necessary (or to stick with the previous example: you do not have to write the calculation of the molar mass as an extra step) .

Starting the curriculum CCT in the summer semester

By crediting the practical work in the Introductory and the General Chemistry Lab Course, HTL graduates can also start CCT in the summer semester, so that a semester can be "skipped". This is intended to provide an opportunity for those who can only start their studies at the beginning of the summer semester after completing their military service after graduation.

Requirements for this are:

    German language skills

    Willingness to take a little more exams in the first 2-3 semesters (therefore only recommended for students with good previous knowledge)

    Organizational ability (because the courses (some of which are mandatory) from the first semester have to be caught up and the schedule for the curricula are not considerate of these special cases, i.e. you have to find out what is feasible and when)

As this is only an option to German speaking students at the moment (as you need to pass two exams of a lecture given only in german from the NawiTec curriculum), we refer to the german page for further information.