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Master's degree programme Biotechnology

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. The core areas are molecular biotechnology, biocatalysis, and environmental, food, enzyme and bioprocess technology. Students benefit from access to the excellently equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure.

Content

  • You learn working and analytical methods used in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and gene, enzyme and fermentation technology.
  • You independently perform cutting-edge scientific and technological experiments.
  • You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions.
  • You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings.
  • You use modern information technology in bioinformatics.
  • You work in teams and present results.

Core areas

  • Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Environmental and Food Biotechnology

Specialisation subjects

You may choose 2 of the following areas of specialisation:

  • Enzyme and Protein Technology
  • Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Environmental and Food Biotechnology

For the individual courses, please see the semester plan.

Source: Grumet - BioTechMed
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements

Curriculum

Semester plan

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.


All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2018/19:
15 October to 15 December 2017

Registration and admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2017/18:

10 July to 30 November 2017

Summer semester 2018:

8 January to 30 April 2018


Please note:
You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Graduates are employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences in academia and industry. Biotechnologists plan experiments and analyses, implement these, and examine existing solutions. Their problem-solving skills are needed for research and technological development.

Graduates work in the following areas:

  • industrial biotechnology,
  • chemical manufacturing using biocatalytic processes,
  • pharmaceutical research,
  • food technology,
  • environmental biotechnology,
  • agricultural research,
  • in relevant university and non-university research institutions, and
  • with public authorities or in public offices.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students