Bachelor of Science
Languages of Instruction/Examination: German
Qualification Profile of the Graduate: Learning is based on a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The aims are to provide students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge base, professional DS BB Page 2 of 5 awareness, critical faculty, interpretative and communicative skills and ethical responsibility expected of informed professionals working within specialist. The Biotechnology programme provides the student with a wide range of specialist knowledge and skills in biotechnology and related interdisciplinary fields. Roughly 27% of the programme content aims to provide the student with a solid foundation of scientific knowledge and skills (Maths, Physics and Chemistry). This is followed by bioscientific modules (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology), which are more specialized in nature and account for 24-29% of the content, depending on the elective chosen. In comparison to other natural sciences study courses, the programme has a more specialized profile with 17-19% of the content (depending on the elective chosen) given over to engineering modules (Process Engineering, Measurement and Control, Bioreaction Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering).
The programme qualifies the graduate for jobs in a wide range of fields, from bioprocess development to biotechnological production. A work experience semester further develops the student’s skills, while the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills enable the graduates to understand complex biotechnological questions and to develop solutions and strategies. The programme lays special emphasis on internationality. This includes some courses being taught in English and maintaining a wide range of cooperative agreements with foreign universities and research centers, encouraging students to work or study abroad.