Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary engineering science. The main object is the utilization and conversion of raw materials, mainly from living matter (e.g. microorganisms, fungi, algae), and the design of products for humans considering the aspects of health and sustainable management. Chemistry, physics, and biology provide the basics for bioengineering.

Study contents:


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

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


  • 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?

Basically, the professional field is multifaceted and very broad. Bioengineers

  • work 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
  • work in other branches of production which are also partly based on biotechnological and chemical-technical issues (cosmetics industry, paper and textile industry, water supply)
  • work for engineering consultancies
  • develop new products using renewable resources and/or imitations of naturally occurring mechanisms and principles
  • plan and design apparatuses and laboratory equipment for biotechnology
  • offer services for and promotes biotechnological and environmental equipment
  • plan and optimize biotechnological production processes
  • work in public administration, technical monitoring (approval and supervision), patent system, public relations, etc.