Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)Chemical Engineering / Colour and Coatings
Do you want to design products to make them last longer but still look attractive? Do you want to make an important contribution to sustainability and help shape the important shift from fossil to renewable raw materials? Then the degree programme in Chemical Engineering/Colour and Coatings will be just right: You will develop environmentally friendly and modern coatings for products from all areas of life.
With the Bachelor’s degree programme “Chemical Engineering/Colour and Coatings” you will lay the foundation for a promising and future-safe career.
There are many options open to you in the industry, because coating engineers are specialists in high demand. Exciting tasks await you in research and development, in application technology, in analytics and quality control, in technical marketing and many other areas.
Start professional life straight away with your Bachelor’s degree
with manufacturers of coating raw materials, coatings and printing inks
in the plastics, adhesives and sealants industry
in application operations (e.g. car industry)
in the painter trade
at vocational schools or in the public sector, e.g. historical preservation institute
in the colour design studios of the large architectural paint or pigment manufacturers.
There are no admission restrictions for this degree programme. You enrol and secure your place on the degree programme for the upcoming semester.
Degree programme with enhanced phases of practical experience: study with financial security and gain practical experience at one of our partner companies....more
Check the requirements Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany, or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement.
Apply to enrol When you have uploaded all your documents and certificates by the deadline specified and paid the mandatory fees and subscriptions, you must confirm your details and submit them to us. This automatically submits your enrolment application. You are then enrolled for the upcoming semester at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. You will receive an email welcoming you to Esslingen and providing you with some initial information.
Is my university place guaranteed when I enrol for this degree programme?
Yes, for degree programmes which have no admission restrictions (no NC), there is no prior selection procedure. All applicants will be awarded a university place directly when all necessary documents have been submitted by the enrolment deadline, the documents have been examined and the administration fees have been paid.
Can I enrol although I have not yet received my final certificate?
Unfortunately not. We require your certificate by the enrolment deadline at the latest.
What are the advantages of the degree programme with enhanced phases of practical experience?
You receive financial support and acquire a thorough knowledge of a company while you are still studying, because you enter into an agreement with one of our partner companies to complete all the practical phases of your programme in that company and work there during the semester break. In return, the company supports you financially while you are studying.
Where do I apply for the “degree programme with enhanced phases of practical experience”?
You must enrol for the chemical engineering/ colour and coatings degree programme for the next semester and at the same time apply to one of our partner companies. Alternatively, you can apply to a company of your choice and ask specifically about this study model.
The degree programme in Chemical Engineering/Colour and Coatings will suit you if you:
Want to make an important contribution towards product sustainability.
You are passionate about aesthetics and product design.
You are interested in paint, lacquers, coatings and their innovative applications.
You enjoy scientific and technical contexts and issues.
Have analytical skills and an interest in chemistry
Colour / coatings specialisation
After leaving high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do at all. On the one hand, I was interested in the manual work and, on the other, in natural sciences. I then decided to train as a vehicle painter. Immediately afterwards, I moved to Esslingen and started studying chemical engineering, specialising in colours and coatings.
Kathy Panienski, student of Chemical Engineering/Colour and Coatings
Many areas of application
Coatings are pretty exciting really. To this day, I find it fascinating to learn what is actually coated. In our everyday lives, we come into contact with “coatings” every day. Be it glazed wood, a soft-feel coating on a high-quality PC mouse or the highly scratch-resistant car paint. This demonstrates that despite a high degree of specialisation, there are many areas in which coatings engineers can work.