Institute of Process Engineering

Study of the engineering science of process engineering at the JKU.

Process engineering is an independent engineering science. It deals with the transformation of materials through mechanical, chemical or thermal processes. Process engineering is the discipline that translates the findings of natural scientists, in this case of chemists at JKU, into realizable technical concepts. In process engineering, for example, a chemical experiment becomes a process that can be applied in industry and production.

Curious? about process engineering?  Find here an insight of the "Young Process Engineers" - sorry, at the moment only in German available.
Interested? - then decide to do your Bachelor or Master in process engineering. Just contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hlawitschka!

At JKU, the teaching of process engineering includes all basic methods of material conversion in the bachelor program, both theoretical and practical.

In the master's degree program, students specialize in process engineering and process technology, and are taught how to design plants and carry out chemical apparatus engineering for process plants.

By the way, the short name for our institute is IVT!



Institute of Process Engineering


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz



Opening hours secretariat

Tue-Fri: 09:00 - 15:00


+43 732 2468 9740


Process engineering is exciting!

Scheme of a plant for desalination with membrane destillation. Scheme of a plant for desalination with membrane destillation.
grafische Darstellung von Stofftrennung mit einer Membran, Darstellung der Separation der kleineren Teilchen durch die Membran blau/rot, Membran grau

Membrane seminar

September 2021 - Membrane Technology in Theory and Practice

„The advantages of the city of Linz and yet in the middle of nature, plus the extensive range of natural science courses - that makes JKU the perfect place to study for me.“
Magdalena Freudenthaler
Graduate Mathematics and Physics Teacher