Bioengineering

Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary engineering science. The main object is the utilization and conversion of raw materials, mainly from living matter, and the design of products for humans considering the aspects of health and sustainable management. Chemistry, physics, and biology provide the basics for bioengineering. Bioengineers must have knowledge about enzymes and microorganisms so they can use them as producers and precisely assess their effects.

Study contents:

Basics

  • Mathematics and natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)

  • Engineering (mechanics, design of machines, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics) 

Biotechnology

  • Enzyme technology, bioprocess engineering, reprocessing

Unit operations, methods and processes

  • Mechanical processes: crushing, separating, mixing, etc.

  • Thermal processes: distillation, extraction, drying, etc.

  • Chemical processes: chemical reactions, catalysis, etc.

Bachelor curriculum

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What does a bioengineer do?
  • works in research, development and production in the chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the areas of food engineering, agricultural engineering, and energy and environmental engineering
  • works in other branches of production which are also partly based on biotechnological and chemical-technical issues (cosmetics industry, paper and textile industry, water supply)
  • works for engineering consultancies
  • develops new products using renewable resources and/or imitations of naturally occurring mechanisms and principles
  • plans and designs apparatuses and laboratory equipment for biotechnology
  • offers services for and promotes biotechnological and environmental equipment
  • plans and optimizes biotechnological production processes
  • works in public administration, technical monitoring (approval and supervision), patent system, public relations, etc.