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Master's Degree Programme Process Engineering (MPE) • Offenburg University of Applied Sciences •

Master of Science

In cooperation with
University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn, []

Joint Degree/Double

Course language(s)
Language of instruction: English
At Offenburg University, a voluntary German summer
language course is offered in September and additional
German courses are offered during the semester.

Admission semester
Winter semester only

Winter semester - October
Optional preparatory German language course in

Programme duration
Hochschule Offenburg
The programme takes one and a half years, i.e., three
Graduate School
semesters. The lectures and laboratories of each
winter semester (October to February) are held in
Izabela Sosnik
Offenburg, and those of each summer semester
Badstraße 24
(March to June) are held in Olsztyn. The third semester
77652 Offenburg
is reserved for the completion of the Master's thesis.
Tel. +49 (0) 7 81-2 05 46 27
Application deadline
31 March E-mail [] »
Course website [
Course content

The objectives of the course are the imparting of
application-oriented, advanced process engineering
and natural sciences, as well as the promotion of team-
oriented work and intercultural competences. In
Offenburg, the emphasis lies in the area of chemical,
biological, and renewable energy conversion. The
education in Olsztyn deepens knowledge in the areas Submit application to
of environmental techniques and bioanalytics. The Step 1: Online application system OASIS, access via
of environmental techniques and bioanalytics. The Step 1: Online application system OASIS, access via
lectures and seminars are accompanied and []
supplemented by extensive laboratory work and
training in scientific work methods.
Step 2: Only when invited, please send full paper-based
In accordance with personal interests, you can choose application to
elective modules in the areas of biotechnical process
engineering and renewable energy conversion. In this (Ms) Izabela Sosnik
way, in addition to the compulsory modules, most of Coordinator Master of Process Engineering
the important fields in process engineering are Graduate School
covered, namely, in the areas of chemical, Hochschule Offenburg
environmental and bioengineering. Badstraße 24
77652 Offenburg
For more details, please check the Study and Germany
Examination Regulations (StuPO) for MPE. See: [http://www.hs-offenbu]

Educational organisation
In the winter semester, the curriculum of the Master's
degree programme offers specialisation in either
Biotechnical Processes (including Design of
Fermenters, Fermentation and Fluid Mechanics) or
Renewable Energy Conversion (including Biomass
Combustion, Renewable Energies, Thermal Treatment
and Sustainable Process Engineering). In addition, you
will attend compulsory modules on Chemical
Engineering, Water Processing, Process Control
Engineering, Biotechnical Conversion Processes and
Public Relations.

During the summer semester at the University of
Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn in Poland,
students can choose between two modules:
Environmental Science and Biotechnology (including
Analytical Training, Biotechnology in Environmental
Protection, Water and Wastewater Treatment,
Toxicology, Techniques of Genetic Engineering) and
Food Engineering (including Basics of Nutrition, Food
Physics and Rheology, Technical Microbiology,
Enzymology, Technological Equipment in Food
Processing, Food Quality).

The degree programme will conclude with the Master's
thesis, a complementary presentation and a final
examination. The Master's thesis can be completed
either at a university or a research facility, or at a
research and development-oriented industrial

Study abroad unit(s)
The summer semester (March to June) in Olsztyn is an
integral and compulsory part of the programme.

None, but applicants are supposed to have some
practical experience resulting either from an industrial
internship completed during their Bachelor's
internship completed during their Bachelor's
programme or from a job.

Forms of assessment
Written and/or oral exams, graded lab reports, reports
following scientific excursions, seminar presentations,
completion and defence of thesis. For details, see the
Study and Examination Regulations (StuPO) at [http://www.hs-offenbu]

ECTS credits

Diploma supplement

Funding of the joint
degree / double degree
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Course-related German
language courses

Course-related English
language courses

Course objectives
The programme's objectives are to deepen students'
technical knowledge and to strengthen their
intercultural and interdisciplinary competence. The
programme prepares graduates for executive positions
in research and management worldwide.

Tuition fees
Fees per semester:
1,500 EUR state tuition fee for non-EU citizens (for
exemptions please see:
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650 EUR state tuition fee for a second degree (only
for EU citizens who have already obtained a Master's
degree from a German university)
150 EUR service contribution (only for EU citizens
and students exempt from the state tuition fees)

Enrolment fees
134 EUR administration fee per semester
Costs of living
Approx. 750 EUR per month to cover personal
expenses. This includes accommodation at a cost of
250-350 EUR per month.

Job opportunities
On-campus: A limited number of student assistant
positions and tutoring jobs are available. Knowledge of
English is usually sufficient for these positions.
Off-campus: Students are allowed to hold off-campus
jobs for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the
lecture period and to work a maximum of 240 half days
per year (according to regulations for foreign students
requiring a visa). At least a basic knowledge of German
is usually required for off-campus positions.

Funding opportunities
within the university
Partial scholarships from various sources (DAAD,
STIBET, among others) are available. Proposals and
decisions will be made individually, depending on
students' performance within the curriculum and social
engagement outside of classes.

Language requirements
Applicants must provide proof of their English skills.
English: TOEFL (minimum 550/79), IELTS (minimum
6.0) or comparable tests. Exemptions can be made if
you can prove that your previous academic education
was in English.

Academic requirements
A first, job-qualifying degree of at least three and a half
years of study, such as a Bachelor of Science or
Bachelor of Engineering, is required.
The programme is primarily directed at graduates of
Bachelor's courses such as process, chemical,
environmental, and biotechnical engineering, or
comparable engineering programmes.
It is less suitable for biologists, chemists, agricultural
engineers, etc., and not suitable at all for mechanical,
electrical, civil engineers, and so on.

Where to apply
Step 1: Online application system OASIS, access via [http://hs-]

Step 2: Only when invited, please send full paper-
based application to

(Ms) Izabela Sosnik
Coordinator Master of Process Engineering
Graduate School
Hochschule Offenburg
Badstraße 24
77652 Offenburg

Arrival support
In the International Student Barometer 2011, the
largest survey of international students worldwide,
Offenburg University was rated number one among
German universities for its arrival assistance for
international students.

Before your arrival, we can arrange accommodation for
you and put you in contact with a mentor ("Senior
Buddy"). He/she will assist you in making preparations
before you leave your home country, pick you up at the
railway station, show you around, and help you on an
individual basis during the first few weeks so that you
can familiarise yourself with important aspects of life in

Each Master's degree programme of the Graduate
School has a dedicated coordinator who will provide
you with all necessary information for your studies in
Offenburg. A preparatory German language course is
offered in September. At the beginning of October, a
special introduction day for international students is
organised. Additionally, each programme has its own
orientation weekend.

Offenburg is located about 200 km south of Frankfurt,
Germany's main airport. There are hourly train
connections to Offenburg throughout the day from the
airport railway station; some are direct, and others
involve one simple change of train.

Services and support for
international students
The Graduate School's staff offers ongoing support
throughout the programme:
extensive assistance in finding accommodation
Senior Buddy system (personal mentor for the first
few weeks)
assistance with immigration services and authorities
guided tours of Offenburg and Gengenbach
individual support and advice by the coordinators of
each programme
individual academic advising
German language course in September and ongoing
language courses during the lecture period
cultural and social programme (excursions, get-
togethers, company visits, etc.)
Senior Service (an initiative bringing together local
senior citizens and international students)

The Graduate School team can arrange
accommodation for new students (student residence
hall or private accommodation). The rent usually
ranges from 250-350 EUR per month.
ranges from 250-350 EUR per month.

Course website [

About the university
Offenburg University is a state-owned university in
Baden-Württemberg offering Bachelor's and Master's
degree programmes in the fields of engineering,
business, and media.

Around 4,500 students study at its two campuses.
International students account for 12% of the student
body. They benefit from the advantages of a smaller
institution with an excellent student-teacher ratio and
personal attention from instructors. State-of-the-art
media, electronic, and mechanical laboratories and
facilities help students put their ideas into practice. WiFi
access is provided throughout the campus.

The university is known for its emphasis on practical
skills and applied research. Its close ties to the regional
business community include many world-renowned
companies. It is also strongly committed to providing
an internationally oriented education. The English-
taught Master's programmes of the Graduate School,
in particular, have won a number of awards, including
the DAAD's quality label "TOP 10 International
Master's Degree Courses Made in Germany".

International students from all five continents choose to
study at Offenburg knowing that their cultures will be
respected and appreciated.

Total number of students

Total percentage of
international students
12 %

About the city
The friendly and safe town of Offenburg, pop. 60,000,
is at the centre of the beautiful Ortenau region, situated
between the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest and
characterised by a comfortable climate with
temperatures rarely below zero. With almost 900 years
of history, Offenburg offers a historical centre with a
baroque scenery, a variety of cultural events, hiking
and cycling trails along the river Kinzig and the
surrounding vineyards, and typical Baden gastronomy.

Nearby cities include Strasbourg (France), 25 km,
capital of the European Union and seat of the
European Parliament; Freiburg, 65 km; Karlsruhe, 75
km; Heidelberg, 110 km; Basel (Switzerland), 120 km;
km; Heidelberg, 110 km; Basel (Switzerland), 120 km;
Stuttgart, 140 km; and Frankfurt, 200 km.

Offenburg is close (35/50/130 km) to the international
airports of Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, and Basel-Mulhouse,
which are mainly served by low-cost carriers (AirBerlin,
easyjet, Ryanair, among others). The main German
airport hub in Frankfurt can be reached by high-speed
train in only around 90 minutes.

More information on Offenburg can be found at [].

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