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Bachelor´s Degree in Paper Technology

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Nowadays, organic fibres in the form of paper are a natural part of everyday life but hardly anyone knows that behind these diverse products there is a globally operating high-tech industry. New paper machines are larger, more expensive and even more complex than a jumbo jet. They produce paper at a speed of over 2,000 metres per minute with a paper width of up to 10 metres and a thickness of less than 0.1 mm. One such machine can produce more paper in just one minute than it would take to cover two football fields, and a paper web length of 2,450 km in one day. This length more or less corresponds to the distance between Stockholm and the southern tip of Sicily.


The use of recycled paper as a raw material is steadily increasing and Germany is the worldwide leader with a recycling rate of over 70%. It also provides the global paper industry with the necessary technology to produce high-quality paper from 100% recycled organic fibre


The highly innovative companies in this industry are constantly striving to refine and develop familiar products and processes and to invent new solutions for the more than 3,000 different types of paper. As one of the most sustainable industries in the world, their focus is always on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.


With its Paper Technology course, Munich is one of the largest training centres for the area of organic fibres and papermaking at a university level in Europe and is the only course available at a German-speaking university of applied sciences. The students, who come from all over Germany and also from abroad, represent more than 50% of all Bachelor’s degree graduates in Paper Technology for all of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


The pronounced practical focus achieved through application-based teaching, a practical training semester, a large amount of practical components, excursions and close contact with the industry all help to give students a good insight into their future professional life. The aim in this is always: ‘not just to know how to do it, but also to be able to do it’.


In the first two semesters, all students will learn the fundamentals of natural sciences and technology together. The course will then divide starting in the third semester. Students can choose between Paper Technology or Packaging Technology.


The third and fourth semesters include the subjects of process technology in paper production, paper chemistry, pulp and organic fibres, finishing, quality assurance and measurement, control and regulation technology.


The fifth semester is a practical training semester with a project and a practical training seminar which students have the option of completing abroad. Students will learn directly in a company. The practical training semester will be supplemented by a seminar at the end in the form of block classes with courses in safety issues as well as presentation technology and rhetoric.


The sixth semester includes technical and general scientific elective modules. Here, each student can choose their own areas of focus based on what is offered.


In the seventh and final semester, the Bachelor's dissertation is the main focus. It will predominantly be completed in a company. In addition, several elective and compulsory modules will be offered in the seventh semester.


Large investments by the paper industry in the available equipment as well as the state-of-the-art pilot paper machine at the university’s affiliated institute show the students what is possible today. In addition, small class sizes and a personal relationship with the comparatively numerous professors, who all have industry experience, contribute to the excellent academic conditions.


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Bachelor´s Degree in Paper Technology

More information on the course of study

Nowadays, organic fibres in the form of paper are a natural part of everyday life but hardly anyone knows that behind these diverse products there is a globally operating high-tech industry. New paper machines are larger, more expensive and even more complex than a jumbo jet. They produce paper at a speed of over 2,000 metres per minute with a paper width of up to 10 metres and a thickness of less than 0.1 mm. One such machine can produce more paper in just one minute than it would take to cover two football fields, and a paper web length of 2,450 km in one day. This length more or less corresponds to the distance between Stockholm and the southern tip of Sicily.


The use of recycled paper as a raw material is steadily increasing and Germany is the worldwide leader with a recycling rate of over 70%. It also provides the global paper industry with the necessary technology to produce high-quality paper from 100% recycled organic fibre


The highly innovative companies in this industry are constantly striving to refine and develop familiar products and processes and to invent new solutions for the more than 3,000 different types of paper. As one of the most sustainable industries in the world, their focus is always on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.


With its Paper Technology course, Munich is one of the largest training centres for the area of organic fibres and papermaking at a university level in Europe and is the only course available at a German-speaking university of applied sciences. The students, who come from all over Germany and also from abroad, represent more than 50% of all Bachelor’s degree graduates in Paper Technology for all of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


The pronounced practical focus achieved through application-based teaching, a practical training semester, a large amount of practical components, excursions and close contact with the industry all help to give students a good insight into their future professional life. The aim in this is always: ‘not just to know how to do it, but also to be able to do it’.


In the first two semesters, all students will learn the fundamentals of natural sciences and technology together. The course will then divide starting in the third semester. Students can choose between Paper Technology or Packaging Technology.


The third and fourth semesters include the subjects of process technology in paper production, paper chemistry, pulp and organic fibres, finishing, quality assurance and measurement, control and regulation technology.


The fifth semester is a practical training semester with a project and a practical training seminar which students have the option of completing abroad. Students will learn directly in a company. The practical training semester will be supplemented by a seminar at the end in the form of block classes with courses in safety issues as well as presentation technology and rhetoric.


The sixth semester includes technical and general scientific elective modules. Here, each student can choose their own areas of focus based on what is offered.


In the seventh and final semester, the Bachelor's dissertation is the main focus. It will predominantly be completed in a company. In addition, several elective and compulsory modules will be offered in the seventh semester.


Large investments by the paper industry in the available equipment as well as the state-of-the-art pilot paper machine at the university’s affiliated institute show the students what is possible today. In addition, small class sizes and a personal relationship with the comparatively numerous professors, who all have industry experience, contribute to the excellent academic conditions.


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