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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Cosmetics and detergents technology

The scientific and technological content of the Cosmetics and detergents technology program classifies it as an engineering application of colloid chemistry. The program focuses on the development and production of cosmetic products, detergents and cleaning agents on an industrial scale, as well as on quality assurance and performance testing for these products.

The degree program teaches knowledge and skills that allow students to efficiently handle practical tasks in the cosmetics and detergents industry. To do so, students gain detailed expertise on a broad range of products and on a large number of new raw materials and technologies. Students can then build on this knowledge and use their creative skills to complete practical projects during the degree program itself. The chemical structure and associated technical properties of materials used in different recipes play a key role in all of these different sub-areas. Finally, the program also includes learning about process engineering procedures, creating an overall package of content students can use to develop and sell products in line with market demands in their later careers.


Graduates will be qualified for careers in the following areas:

  • Research and development of innovative products for consumer goods manufacturers
  • Providing support for scale-up and large-scale manufacturing
  • Quality management in production companies
  • Inspecting product quality and effectiveness through laboratory testing
  • Customer advising in application engineering
  • Technical marketing and developing attractive marketing concepts

Entry requirements

Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)


Students may complete an internship semester.


The standard program length is six semesters, or seven semesters including an internship semester (210 credit points)


Topics: Engineering sciences, Cosmetics and Detergents, Technology and Engineering
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Credit points: 180 ECTS
Mode of study: Full-time
Acceptance: Non-restricted
Dual study program: Possible
Location: Lemgo
Department: Life Science Technologies
Course language: German
Foreign semester: Not required
Accredited by: AQAS e.V.
Preparatory course: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English

Enrollment Period

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible

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