Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German
The B.Sc. Chemistry programme at the TU Darmstadt is designed as a broad basic study programme. The aim here is first and foremost to acquire fundamental theoretical and experimental knowledge and the associated skills. The curriculum includes modules from general, analytical, inorganic, physical, organic, technical, macromolecular and theoretical chemistry as well as biochemistry, completed by courses from the fields of mathematics, physics, hazardous substances and methods.
As Chemistry is a predominantly practice-oriented science, a large part of the studies takes place directly in a lab where the students learn how to handle chemicals and equipment, or techniques in the area of chemical synthesis and analytics.
Apart from acquiring field-specific knowledge, the key objective at the Department of Chemistry is to enable students to think independently and act responsibly.
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At first hand: A student's perspective
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The education of chemists usually leads to an occupation in research for the chemical industry or at a university. It is therefore advisable to complement the Bachelor’s degree with a consecutive Master’s degree. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science programme Chemistry also have the option of joining the workforce directly. Although there is no distinct job description so far, there is a tendency towards employment in rather application-oriented areas such as chemical production, product development, or technical field service. During their first semesters, Chemistry students acquire broad fundamental scientific knowledge and are confronted with interdisciplinary problems. Therefore, it may be appropriate to get a Master’s degree in a related subject.
For this reason, it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. This way, students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.