Engineering in Paper Technology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: May 2, 2024
StudyQA ranking:4768 Duration:3 semestrs
Total duration of study is either three semesters (consecutive) or four semesters (further education).
All lectures are either related to areas of paper technology/chemistry or specific knowledge necessary for a career in the board and paper industry. Specific information may be found on the Internet ( or by e-mail (

Overview of courses within the further education Master's:

First semester:
Introduction to Paper Technology, Pulp Technology, Stock Preparation, Paper Testing, Minerals, Project Management and Intercultural Communication, General and Technical Electives

Second semester:
Board and Paper Technology, Chemical Engineering, Automation, Statistics and Design of Experiments, Coating, General and Technical Electives

Third semester:
Automation, Coating, Paper Chemistry, Coating, General Management, Project, General and Technical Electives

Fourth semester:
Master's thesis

Possible electives include: Specialty Papers, Clothing, Patent Law and Intellectual Property, Sustainable Development, etc.

Educational organisation

Lectures are given in seminar style with integrated exercises. Questions and discussions are encouraged.
Some lectures contain built-in laboratory work, presentations, project work, excursions, and company visits.

The Master's programme can be carried out part time since many of the activities are offered in blocks. The programme duration, normally four semesters, can be extended for part time studies.

Study abroad unit(s)

Possible, but not obligatory


Support in finding industry internship positions will be provided by the programme coordinators.

Forms of assessment

Mainly written examinations
Additionally, presentations, reports, laboratory work, work assignments, projects and/or oral examinations

Course objectives

The Paper Technology programme aims to provide graduates with improved management skills and deeper technological understanding related to paper industry processes. These are essential for resolving engineering, technological and organisational issues in the area of complex systems widely found in business and industry.
The consecutive programme is intended for people with basic knowledge in paper technology (Bachelor's level) and the further education programme is intended for project managers, engineers and scientists who wish to broaden their career prospects.
The programme is set up to qualify students to plan, design and integrate complex system solutions, teaching an effective combination of knowledge and skills in various technical, economic and scientific disciplines.
Students will learn how to analyse, design and test paper technology related systems and become familiar with general methods and tools such as project management, quality management and work techniques. In addition, economic aspects will be covered.
In combination with their previous studies, graduates will be able to manage processes and solve system problems of high complexity related to the paper industry.

Language requirements

Proof of good knowledge of spoken and written English. This can be provided by the attainment of above-average results in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), corresponding to a current minimum of 80 points in the internet-based test, or by passing the IELTS corresponding to a current minimum of 6.0 points. This condition for admission is considered fulfilled if the applicant has successfully completed a degree or course of study taught in English at a college of higher education or a university, or if English is his or her native language.

Academic requirements

At least Bachelor's level in Engineering or Science.
For the further education course: proof of at least one year or more of professional experience after the first (Bachelor) degree.
A grade point average of at least 2.5 (equivalent to the German grading system)
Proof of English language skills

Enrolment fees

Total of 114.50 EUR per semester (52 EUR student union fee and 62.50 EUR semester public transport ticket fee for the Munich metropolitan area)

Costs of living

600-800 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Job opportunities

In many cases, jobs are available at institutes located nearby (IVP or PTS München) and sometimes directly within the department for paper technology.

Funding opportunities within the university

For students with a non-paper technology related background, a support grant of 50% of the first semester fees will be available through the "IVP - Institut für Verfahrenstechnik Papier e.V." upon application and as long as funds last. Applications must be sent to:

Arrival support

Arrival support (Orientation session) and airport pick-up service will be provided.

Services and support for international students

Service and support for international students will be provided by the programme coordinators.


Support in finding accommodation will be provided by the programme coordinators.
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