M. Sc. in Process Engineering (MPE)

German-Polish Double-Degree Program

Department of Process Engineering in Offenburg

Offenburg University enjoys an excellent reputation and consistently high ratings in nationwide rankings. Offenburg is a smaller university, and hence students benefit from the advantages of a manageable educational facility with personal attention from instructors. Offenburg University also offers comprehensive services and close integration with the regional economy.

The Master's program Process Engineering (MPE) is a double-degree program, organized jointly by Offenburg University and the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn - a traditional university with a strong focus on research in Poland.

In three semesters, the MPE program equips students with advanced knowledge in chemical and thermal process engineering, biotechnology or food technology. Additionally, they receive training in the intercultural competencies that are essential qualifications in process engineering's increasingly multicultural environment.

The winter semester takes place in Offenburg and the summer semester in Olsztyn/Poland. The Master's Thesis can be written either at one of the participating universities or externally in a suitable company or institute. 

  • Department of Environmental Biotechnology in Olsztyn
  • Department of Food Engineering in Olsztyn

Program at a Glance

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction English
Duration of program 3 Semesters
Beginning of study program Winter semester (October)
Application Deadline March 31
Tuition and fees Fees per semester:
€ 1500 state tuition fee for non-EU citizens (exemptions see below)
€ 650 state tuition fee for a second degree (only for EU citizens who already obtained a master's degree from a German university)
€ 150 service contribution for EU citizens and other students exempted from the state tuition fees
€ 134 administration fees
Requirements Above-average Bachelor’s degree in process engineering or related area, such as biotechnology, environmental engineering, or chemical engineering, TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.0, APS (only for applicants from China and Vietnam)
Internship Professional experience preferred
Selection procedure Yes
Accreditation Yes
ECTS 90 credits

* You are exempted from the tuition fees (EUR 1500) if:

  • You have received your qualification of university entrance from the state of Germany
  • You are a citizen of the EU and/or the EEA
  • Your spouse or one of your parent is citizen of the EU and/or the EEA
  • You are officially recognized as a refugee in Germany
  • You are an exchange student from one of Offenburg University's partner universities, or
  • You were already enrolled at Offenburg University before the 2017/2018 winter semester

This information is supplied without liability. The jurisdiction on the exemption from tuition lies with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. For more information please see: https://www.bw-studyguide.de/en/studying/finance-and-funding