Career profile

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Process Engineering and Sustainability
  6. Career profile

What tasks might you be expected to perform as a graduate in this field?

Developing ideas

  • How can we reach the target of zero emissions?
  • Which processes are sustainable and cost-effective?

Product development

  • How do you manufacture sustainable products?
  • What raw materials can be replaced with replenishable alternatives?
  • How do newly developed products behave when they’re manufactured industrially?
  • How can a marketing brief be translated into a development brief?
  • How do you make a success of development projects?
  • Will products decompose after use without harm to the environment?


  • How can you cut costs by selecting appropriate packaging materials?
  • How can you ensure a consistent price-performance ratio with seasonally fluctuating raw materials?
  • How does the quality of raw goods affect manufacturing processes and the quality of end products?


  • How can you optimise processes and workflows to make them as resource and energy-efficient as possible?
  • How can I increase throughput while maintaining consistent quality?
  • How does machinability vary between different products?
  • What syntheses need to be used to maximise the input ratio of original material into the product and minimise the modification of molecules?
  • How can processes be changed to minimise the volume of residues and waste?


  • How do you sell new kinds of machinery or measuring devices?
  • What do you need to bear in mind when selling such new products?
  • How can you analyse customer satisfaction?

Technology/ planning

  • How do you organise projects for plants and process lines?
  • How do you optimise plant performance by modifying process parameters?
  • How do systems need organising with regard to production volumes and hygienic design?
  • How can systems be usefully networked or individual process stages better arranged?

Quality assurance

  • How are the specified product properties checked in the laboratory?
  • What are specifications, and what data do they contain?
  • How is the quality of standard manufactured products monitored and ensured?

Disposal/ recovery

  • What challenges arise in designing sustainable packaging?
  • How can we increase recycling rates?
  • How can we avoid waste?

[Graphic] – tasks within the product lifecycle


We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us –

whether they’re about the degree programme, applying or anything else.
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure.

Professor Wolfgang Mayer, Dr.-Ing.

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-9528
 email: wolfgang.mayer(at)
Building S, Room 1.10


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