The bioengineering degree programme combines engineering and natural sciences. At the beginning, the foundations are laid in mathematics, chemistry and biology as well as technical mechanics, numerics and apparatus engineering. In-depth knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, etc. enables the understanding of technological processes. Not only biotechnology, but all operations of process engineering are learned. In addition to the lectures, the contents are also taught in laboratory practicals. At the end of the programme, students choose one of 11 profile subjects in which they write their first small research paper. The Bachelor's thesis is another opportunity to deepen one's own interest. A professional internship is not required.

Bioengineers develop and improve processes with which innovative products are manufactured on the basis of biological raw materials and organisms. In doing so, they participate in the implementation of biological, chemical and physical research results into new production processes.
They are involved in the implementation of biological, chemical and physical research results into new production processes, design and construct technical equipment or drive forward the development of product ideas. They improve processes in terms of sustainability, safety and product quality. The job description is correspondingly diverse. Bioengineers work in many sectors of industry. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, the proportion of biotechnologically produced active ingredients and thus the need for bioengineers is constantly increasing. But other areas, such as life science or the development of sustainable, regenerative energy sources, are also becoming increasingly important.

At a glance


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)


6 Semester (Vollzeitstudium)

Leistungspunkte (ECTS):

180 Leistungspunkte



1. Fachsemester: zulassungsbeschränkt
Höheres Fachsemester: nicht zulassungsbeschränkt
1. Fachsemester: zum Wintersemester
Höheres Fachsemester: zum Winter- und Sommersemester
1. Fachsemester: 15. Juli
Höheres Fachsemester: 15. September für das Wintersemester, 15. März für das Sommersemester

From KIT to the University of Hohenheim

Helena and Viktoria are studying bioengineering in the master's program at KIT. As part of the cooperation with the University of Hohenheim, they took two lectures for the specialization "Sustainable Production of Renewable Resources" in Hohenheim. In this video, they talk about their experiences – take a look!

Award for internship report – Prix Bartholdi 2023

Johannes Marburger is studying bioengineering at KIT. He completed his internship at Becton Dickinson and LMGP (cooperation between company and university) near Grenoble and had exciting experiences abroad. Take a look and be inspired! The internship report was awarded the Prix Bartholdi 2023.

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