The master study programme in biotechnology (taught in English) builds on a bachelor study programme in a suitable subject (for instance chemistry or molecular biology). A key discipline of our century, Biotechnology is concerned with the utilization of biosystems required for realization of applications in industry, agriculture, environment and medicine.
Main focus of the programme is the development of interdisciplinary competences for the technological treatment of biosystems. By the same token, the education communicates process-technical expertise for the development and operation of biotechnological applications and methods. Current and future-oriented fields of molecular biotechnology, environmental and food technology, enzyme technology and biocatalysis as well as bioprocess engineering make up a part of this course of studies.
Graduates are awarded the academic degree "DiplomingenieurIn", abbreviated "Dipl.-Ing." or “DI”. This degree is equivalent to a “Master of Science”, abbreviated “MSc.”.