At a glance
|Degree||Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)|
|Length of course||7 semesters|
|No. of places available|
Winter semester: 30
|Start of course||Winter semester and Summer semester|
|How to apply||Hochschule Mannheim |
online via www.hs-mannheim.de
For the winter semester: 15. July
|Admission requirements||General or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education|
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Prof. Dr. Wiedemann
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An applied science
Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary, applied science that interfaces to classic natural sciences and engineering subjects in various ways.
Insights from these disciplines are interwoven to create biological systems for manufacturing products or for employing in services in:
- medicine (red biotechnology),
- modern plant cultivation (green biotechnology),
- environmental engineering (grey biotechnology), as well as
- in the chemical industry in a resource-efficient and environmentally-friendly way (white biotechnology).
Graduates of the Biological Chemistry degree programme undergo production and process-oriented training and find employment in the following sectors:
Industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech.): Research and development, analytics and quality control, production and technology, customer service and sales, management
Research institutions: Institutes at universities, Max-Planck institutes, Fraunhofer institutes, Helmholtz research centres (DKFZ, KIT, etc.), other major research centres (EMBL Heidelberg, etc.)
Other career options include chemical-analytical laboratories, clinics and local authorities.
The Hochschule Mannheim bachelor's degree programme features a high level of practical relevance and offers contact to industry at an early stage. Practically-oriented teaching is guaranteed, for instance by a high percentage of laboratory exercises in the foundation and main part of the degree course, as well as an integrated internship semester.
Hochschule Mannheim's close ties to companies and research organisations in the region (e.g. the DKFZ research centres, EMBL, MPI or major companies such as ABBVIE, BASF, MERCK, ROCHE) ensure that the course has a high degree of practical relevance and optimal career prospects.
|1. + 2. semesters|
|MAIN PART OF COURSE|
|3. + 4. semesters||Biotechnological contents|
Biostatistics, Physical and Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Process, Measurement and Control Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering
|6. + 7. semesters|
Options for advanced study
A three-semester master's degree programme builds on the bachelor's degree. The course has an international outlook and is conducted entirely in English, its focus is on:
- Bioprocess Development
Why study Biotechnology in Mannheim?
Our degree programme offers practical knowledge and skills, small class sizes and applied research.
Additionally, our teaching of key qualifications fosters the objective of already providing degrees with professional relevance at the bachelor’s stage.
A special feature of our Department is the number of lasting, regional business contacts that we have built up, and which offer our students a unique learning environment.