Industrial Chemistry

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 semestrs
Local:$ 224 Foreign:$ 224 Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
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Core Modules

  • Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Business Administration
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Organo-metallic and Coordination Chemistry

Students will be able to choose from three specialisations: "Petroleum and Petrochemistry", "Biochemistry", and "General":

Specialisation 1: Petroleum and Petrochemistry

  • Molecular and Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Petroleum and Petrochemistry Processes
  • Unit Operations

Specialisation 2: Biochemistry


  • Biochemistry for Industrial Chemists
  • Bioprocessing/Bioengineering
  • Cell Biology

Specialisation 3: General



  • Free choice Specialisation 1
  • Free choice Specialisation 2
  • Free choice Specialisation 1 or 2 from the list Elective Modules

Elective Modules



  • Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • Advanced Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Building Chemistry and Construction Chemicals
  • Industrial Chemical Marketing
  • Material Chemistry and Engineering
  • Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Modern Analytical Techniques
  • Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals
  • Production Planning in Chemical Industry
  • Topics in Supra-molecular Chemistry
  • Trace Analysis
  • Water Chemistry & Industrial Requirements
  • Subject to addition/modification

List of modules are subject to changes by NUS and TUM.

Cross-Discipline Modules (Compulsory)



  • Free choice of cross-discipline module offered in TUM Asia MSc programmes
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Aspects in Chemical Industry


Educational organisation

The first two semesters (10 months) comprise all theoretical modules and will be held in Singapore together with the partner university National University of Singapore (NUS). The third semester includes a mandatory internship with an industrial partner and six months for the Master's thesis. Internship and Master's thesis can be done either in Singapore or in Germany.

Study abroad unit(s)

Programme overview:

  • Months 1-10: lectures, laboratory work and industry excursions in Singapore
  • Months 11-12: two-month internship at a company (in Singapore, Europe, etc.)
  • Months 13-18: six-month Master's thesis in Singapore or Germany, at TUM or in a company


Two to three months for students in Germany / Europe or Singapore

Forms of assessment

Each module has continuous assessment and a final exam. We use a credit point system. Final transcripts contain international and German grading.

Course objectives

In addition to a sound and industry-relevant education of practical use for a professional career, one of our ambitions is to immerse students from all over the world in foreign cultures, languages, history, and way of life. This is why our programme places its emphasis on:

  • The spirit of international relations
  • Leadership in multinational teams
  • Courses in business administration, management, law, culture, ancient and modern history of both Asia and Europe
  • Exchange programmes to Europe/Germany and Asia
  • An intercultural ambience
  • Optional language courses to learn the German language

Joint degree awarded by TUM and National University of Singapore

Language requirements

Applicants whose native language or medium of instruction from previous studies (e.g., Bachelor's programme) is not English must submit at least one of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum 605 for paper-based test, 234 for computer-based test, 88 for Internet-based test
  • IELTS: overall IELTS results of at least 6.5

Academic requirements

  • Hold a minimum three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering or an equivalent degree in another relevant discipline
  • A written test and/or interview with the Joint Admission Board of the Faculties of Chemistry of NUS and TUM

Enrolment fees

Approx. 115 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Around 1,000 SGD per month in Singapore and around 800 EUR per month in Munich for accommodation, living, health insurance, books, and miscellaneous expenses

Job opportunities

The programme is too intensive for part-time jobs.

Funding opportunities within the university

Industrial scholarships and TUM Asia scholarships are provided for outstanding students.

Arrival support

We provide information upon arrival in Singapore and Munich and assist with visa issues. We also offer an orientation week for new students with information on residence permits, insurance, etc.


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With high rents and not enough rooms in halls of residence, the Munich rental market is one of the most competitive in Germany - especially for students. The city boasts over 1.4 million inhabitants, with more people moving to Munich every year - many of them attracted by the excellent study opportunities that Munich has to offer.
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