The Degree Programme


The Internationally Oriented Studies programme at FH Aachen, Jülich Campus, specialises in teaching students technical abilities and skills as well as soft skills. All modules emphasise that

  • professional expertise means more than theoretical knowledge: application of professional knowledge is crucial
  • priorities include technical and professional expertise based on mathematics, natural sciences and technical skills
  • soft skills, including social competence and the ability to work in a team, are equally necessary for the students' future employment.

You get the tools to become an engineer in the first four semesters: You learn all mathematical and scientific as well as academic basics of Applied Chemistry. In the fourth semester you get the specific basics in environmental chemisty, life sciences and nuclear chemisty.

In the fifth semester you decide in which area of specialisation you want to become an expert. You can decide in the fields of environmental technology, food and consumer protection or nuclear chemisty.

The first half of the sixth semester is devoted to a practical subject. The Bachelor thesis is the completion of your studies. Afterwards you start your working life or continue with a Master's degree programme.

Degree Programme: Applied Chemistry
 Bachelor of Science
Access to Further Studies: corresponding Master Programmes 
Standard Period of Study: 6 semesters (180 credits)
Admission: each winter semester 
Application: direct at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences
Study Location:
Language of Instruction: The language of instruction in the IOS Bachelor's degree programmes is German starting in the first semester. Some tutorials may be taught in other languages, including, but not necessarily limited to, English.

Career Prospects

The flexibility of the programme allows students to choose electives and specialisation courses according to their individual aptitudes and interests. Consequently, many of our graduates find employment in these and related fields:

  • environmental analysis
  • environmental technologies
  • life sciences
  • analytical methods in life sciences
  • process engineering.

Our graduates have found careers in:

  • large and medium sized chemical companies
  • plastics manufacturing and processing
  • food industry
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • automobile and aviation industry
  • rubber industry
  • adhesives industry
  • analytical institutes
  • construction chemistry
  • cosmetic industry
  • air and water filtration
  • waste and recycling
  • paper industry


Katherine Stone M.Sc.
Heinrich-Mußmann-Straße 1
52428 Jülich
Room 00A45
T: +49.241.6009 53270

Chair of the Examination Board