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Technical University of Darmstadt
The TU Darmstadt's "Paper Science and Technology" master's degree course is addressed to graduates of a discovery-led bachelor's degree course in an engineering science subject or natural scientific subject.
Paper companies with their modern manufacturing plants require highly skilled technical employees. As technical development advances at an increasing pace, ever higher requirements are being placed on the technical skills of paper engineers. You will acquire this knowledge in line with the "Paper Science and Technology" master's degree course at the Technical University of Darmstadt. The mechanical engineering faculty in particular enjoys a high reputation both nationally and internationally and the offered degree courses come in at the top of ranking lists and contests regularly.
This clears the way not only for finding a job, but also for finding practical trainings abroad. The PMV faculty's excellent contacts allow for the integration of semesters abroad. Specific field trips at home and abroad provide an insight into family businesses and enterprises, production facilities, research facilities and engineering companies, machine and plant manufacturing companies, paper mills, paper converters and the chemical industry. Besides, the diversified procedural training discloses the entire sector of process engineering as scope of duties. Particularly interesting is that paper more and more is being used as fully biobased and renewable raw material for previously unknown applications and new types of materials, i.e. innovative composite materials, filters for high-performance engines or in construction materials – that means excellent future prospects.
Technical University Dresden
Paper technology has a long tradition at the TU Dresden. This field of study is continued within the newly founded Institute of Natural Materials Technology. Technically and organisationally, paper technology is assigned to the professorship for wood and fibre material technology.
The undergraduate program in process engineering and natural materials technology may be expanded in the advanced study period with emphasis on wood technology and fibre material technology.
University of Applied Sciences Munich
Today, paper and packaging belong to our workaday life as a matter of course. However, it is rarely realised that there are globally operating high-tech industries behind versatile paper products and packaging material! With innovative capacity, corporations continuously refine well-known products and processes and invent new solutions. The key aspects are environmental sustainability, potential savings of resources and energy efficiency. To meet these diverse challenges, the paper industry and the packaging industry need highly skilled and highly motivated engineers in their teams.
Bachelor Paper Technology
You should bring:
Interest in scientific-technical contexts and their implementation in practice
Interest in product paper in the variety of its manufacture and application
The field of study Paper Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Munich is one of the largest educational institutions for paper technology within Europe at university level. The students come from all over Germany and also from nearby foreign countries. Small study groups and a personal relationship with the professors, who have all industrial experience themselves, contribute to the overall good study conditions. The pronounced practice orientation through the practice-oriented teaching, a practical semester in the industry, a high practical part such. Laboratory experiments, excursions and intensive industry contacts through expert lectures provide a good insight into the later professional activity. During the practical semester in the 5th semester, students learn directly in a company.
The practical semester will be supplemented by a seminar in block instruction and safety training as well as staff management. The bachelor thesis is usually done in companies at the end of the studies. In addition to the "normal" Bachelor, the study of paper technology is also offered as a "dual study", in which both the bachelor's degree and the vocational training as a paper technologist take place in parallel. With this combined training course, you get a close bond to the training paper company and at the same time there is a considerable financial support for the study until the full cost recovery. The study offers excellent career prospects - interesting positions with above-average starting salary and opportunities for advancement in responsible positions.
Engineers of paper technology are extremely sought after. For over 25 years, vacancies have always outweighed the number of graduates. Last but not least, this industry interest is reflected in annual scholarships and prizes of up to € 2,000 for the best degrees.
You have international career and promotion opportunities open to you
Mechanical and plant engineering
Suppliers: Mechanical engineering, chemicals, plastics / clothing industry ....
in the fields of:
Research and Development
sales and marketing
after an appropriate career in plant management and corporate management
Master of Engineering in Paper Technology
International Master of Engineering Program
The Department of Paper Science and Technology at the Munich University of Applied Sciences offers the only fully English taught international Master Program in Paper Technology since summer 2004. The program starts from B.Sc. level and leads to the Master of Engineering within 1,5-2 years (part time: 3-4 years) depending on starting level and knowledge. All lectures in major subjects are given in English making it especially suitable for foreign students. Students will receive up-to-date know-how in all relevant areas of paper making and in depth knowledge into subjects such as minerals and coating or process control and automation in paper technology. They may choose between optional subjects such as paper machine fabrics, project management, specialty papers, international patent law and intellectual property and others. The laboratories are well equipped with latest technology and teaching is carried out in small groups.
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University / Karlsruhe Campus Gernsbach
Work-integrated education enables students to apply academic content learnt in class to practice immediately and vice versa bring in new ideas from their placements back to the classroom. As a result, the students are provided with an access to sought-after academic qualifications while being able to gain extensive practical experience. Thus, the graduates of DHBW are able to face challenging tasks early in their professional career and launch successful careers directly upon graduation.
Students of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University are financially independent from the very start. As employees of partner companies that provide their workplace training, the students receive a monthly remuneration for the duration of their studies at the university.
Bachelor of Engineering Paper Technology
The program Paper Technology was developed in close cooperation with the paper industry, in particular with the Paper Center Gernsbach and the Institute for Paper Production and Mechanical Process Engineering of the TU Darmstadt. The aim is to meet the needs of the paper and packaging industry as well as the supplier industry for practically oriented engineers in the future.
The German paper industry is by far the number one in Europe in terms of quality, quantity and variety. As a highly technological industry, it requires a great deal of highly trained staff.