The diploma program in chemistry, which is unique in Germany, comprises a particularly broad and research-oriented education. Here you get the opportunity, even more than in the bachelor's or master's degree programs, to link different subfields of chemistry with each other.
Experimental lectures are an essential part of the program. The lectures take place in comparatively small groups, practical problems are solved in teams. Online offers support your individual learning. The proportion of laboratory work in the courses is very high at around 50 percent. There is a very good supervisor-student ratio and there are no waiting periods for the basic practicals. Especially in the first semesters you will be individually supervised by professors, scientific and technical staff as well as students.
In the first four semesters you will learn the most important basics in physics and mathematics, in inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and technical chemistry, and you will acquire further general knowledge, including the technical language English. In oral exams you show the professors that you have paid attention well in the lectures, exercises and practical courses and that you can reproduce and apply your knowledge.
From the fifth semester onwards, you can decide which in-depth modules you would like to take and are thus introduced to the research work of the different institutes. In the sixth semester you will complete your student research project. In this project you deal with an interesting research topic, inform yourself about the topic, do experiments in the laboratory (or on the PC) and then present your results to other members of the institute.
The classical study of chemistry can be complemented by a wide range of electives according to your own interests, including modules on current topics such as "Energy Conversion and Storage" and "Organic Supramolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry". Modules such as "Environmental and Raw Materials Chemistry", "Semiconductor Chemistry", "Silicon Chemistry" or "Chemistry of Salts, Minerals and Building Materials" are not offered at any other Saxon university.
After a preparatory project study in the ninth semester, you complete your diploma studies with the diploma exams and a six-month diploma thesis.
Please note that the language of the program is german. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programmes taught in English language.
Faculty of Chemistry, Physics and Bioscience (Faculty 2)
- Standard period of study
- Part-time possible
- Start of studies
Winter semesterSummer semester
- Admission requirement
Abitur (German secondary school leaving certificate) or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a recognized equivalent access authorization
- Course language
- in the chemical industry: e.g. in research, production development and application technology, process engineering, management, chemical analysis, environmental protection, marketing, patenting, public relations and communications
- in companies: e.g. in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and agricultural industries, in the automotive and transport sectors, in the electrical, electronics and building materials industries, as well as in companies involved in energy and raw materials extraction and recycling
- at universities and research institutes
- in the public sector: e.g. in federal, state and local authorities as well as trade supervisory offices and patent offices
- as a freelance chemist