18 months
1390 EUR/year
1390 EUR/year
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The Master program in Process Engineering at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology integrates in-​depth knowledge of core areas of process engineering such as biotechnology, particle technology, separations, transport and reaction processes with mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, and biology. 


The Master in Process Engineering at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology prepares students to play a key role in the development of new materials, sustainable energy systems, technologies to mitigate climate change and to reduce pollution and processes for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Engineers must be able to address the challenges of society and to respond to its evolving demands in creative and responsible ways. Process engineers have a broad education, firmly rooted in the fundamentals of natural sciences and engineering, which provides them with the ideal profile to enable them to play a key role in addressing issues such as new materials and production technologies, sustainable energy systems, technologies to investigate climate change, pollution prevention, and processes for the food and pharmacological industries.

The Master’s Program in Process Engineering (PE) is a consecutive master, i.e. students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich are admitted automatically without any additional requirements and formalities. The qualification profile is based on both academic backgrounds.

Programme Structure

You will study: 

  • Advanced Materials
  • Micro and Nanosystems and Processes
  • Particle Technology
  • Separation Processes
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Transport Processes and Reactions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master’s Degree Program in Process Engineering is a consecutive Master and provides a direct continuation to the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering or Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at ETH Zurich. D-MAVT students are automatically admitted without going through the admission process.
  • Candidates with a degree in other fields of study or from other universities must apply according to the application terms and deadlines and provide the documents as listed by the Academic Services.
  • Candidates for the Master’s Program must present proof of specialized and sound knowledge, abilities in the field of mechanical engineering or chemical engineering and very good study performance in the fundamental disciplines. The program’s requirements are based upon skills and knowledge taught in the ETH Bachelor’s Programs and are listed in the Appendix to the Program Regulations of the Master’s Degree Program in Process Engineering.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1390 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 695 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1390 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 695 EUR per semester during 18 months.
    • tuition fee: CHF 730 per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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