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Brewing and Beverage Technology

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

The content of the degree program Brewing and Beverage Technology includes organizing the production of beverages and the quality management in a brewery, as well as understanding and monitoring the production processes of beverages in a technological, procedural, biological and biochemical way. Another focus in the program is the general production engineering and the bottling- and packaging. Besides these tasks, the planning and the design of production plants is very important. This broad education offers eligible qualifications with a basis of natural scientific, engineering and subject-specific knowledge. Possible fields of activity are not only jobs in breweries or beverage production plants, there are also many possibilities in laboratories, research institutes and companies, which are part of the whole value creation chain of the production of beverages.

Qualification profile (of the graduate)
For the preparation of the prospective profession, the students are led systematically from the basics to the specialization. Based on the natural scientific fundamentals, the main fields are both the process engineering and the brewing technology. The contents of the fields are:

Process Engineering
  • The understanding of unit operations
  • Utilities of production plants
  • Process steps of beverage production
  • Planning and realization of brewing plants
  • Production, bottling and packaging processes
  • Protection of the product against environmental influences
Brewing Technology
  • Characterization and production of Beverages
  • Microbiological, chemical-technical and sensorical evaluation of products
  • Application of fermentation technologies
  • Monitoring of the brewing process
  • Economics of beverage production processes

Major fields of study

The degree program lasts 6 semesters (180 Credits). Most of the modules are compulsory modules (140 Credits). In general the program is divided into the following two parts:
  • Fundamentals and Orientation Examination: The aim of this part is to create profound knowledge in natural sciences, which is necessary for the understanding of complex processes in engineering, biochemical correlations and scientific questions.
  • Bachelor’s examinations: specification in brewing technology, engineering and process engineering



The Bachelor’s program requires 12 weeks of professional practical internship. The first six weeks of professional practical internship have to be completed before the beginning of the studies. To prove an professional practical internship, an certificate of employment showing the details of your tasks and activities as well as the duration has to be presented at our study office before October 31st. The proof of completion of the entire internship is a prerequisite for the issuance of your graduation document.

More information concerning internships and possible companies and activities can be found here:http://www.studienfakultaet.de/content/BerufspraktikumAllgemeines

Internship (Link)


Internship´s office (Link)


Application and admission


Online-application: http://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/

Application period for winter semester : 15.05. - 15.09.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters.

Our online application portal will create a checklist with documents you have to hand in.

You must submit the signed application form and – if possible – all documents before the application deadline, i.e. before 15.09. for winter semester and before 15.03. for summer semester If individual documents are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any questions concerning your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

Winter semester

Application Period

Winter semester: 15.05.- 15.09
Summer semester: 15.11 - 15.01 (for higher semester only)

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

Higher education entrance qualification (certificate copy), identification card (copy), curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form, passport size photo
Attention! You´ll get a check list of all required papers after filling the online-application.

Application documents (International students)

Preliminary inspection documentation Higher education entrance qualification (certified copy), identification card (copy), curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form, passport size photo, proof of German language proficiency (certified copy)
Attention! You´ll get a check list of all required papers after filling the online-application.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Dr. Meike Meißner ; Manuela Stöberl

General student counseling (Link)




Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board.

Examination Board (link)


Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


Student´s representatives (link)


Gender Equality Officer


Study abroad program coordinator

Apl. Prof. Dr. Ludwig M. Niessen

Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

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Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs