Bachelor

Bioengineering

part-time

The path from gene to product: biotechnology or bioengineering is the engineering discipline of biotechnology. It concerns optimizing and developing biotechnological methods for efficient production in the industry. The degree program is tailored specifically to the needs of industrial applications: pharmaceutical production, the chemical industry and brewing and fermentation technology. A bio-industrial pilot plant at the university provides unique opportunities for a practical and application oriented education.

Department
Applied Life Sciences
Topic
Technologies

Highlights

  • Applied research to optimize biotechnological methods for economical production in industry

  • Main areas of application: medical and industrial biotechnology as well as brewing and fermentation technology

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    1st January to 31st May 2023

    Study places

    40

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    2 for additional study expenses (currently up to €83,- depending on degree program and year)

    New study location from winter semester 2022/23: The Department of Applied Life Sciences will move to the new building at Favoritenstraße 222, 1100 Vienna in the summer of 2022.


    Before the studies

    You are interested in the practical application of biology and technology in the industry. Mathematics is one of your strengths. You also have good knowledge of natural sciences. You enjoy working in a team and on projects. You are a process-oriented and analytical thinker and are highly conscious of quality. You find a career in the industry attractive. Average English skills are expected. Language of instruction is German.

    Why you should study with us

    Study place = lab place

    Sharing is good, however, not your lab space, please. You are guaranteed your own.

    Highly sought-after knowledge

    What you learn here is crucial to solving global problems.

    International network

    Going abroad for an internship or a job: this is the next logical step when studying with us.

    Do you still have questions about the study?

    Make an appointment with Elisabeth Holzmann (Secretary's office) elisabeth.holzmann@fh-campuswien.ac.at for a a personal consultation via Zoom.

    • Higher education entrance qualification:
      • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
      • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
      • Equivalent certificate from abroad
        Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
      • For more information about which university entrance qualification examinations are recognized, please contact the secretary's office
    • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
    • Chemistry lab technology, chemical process technology, pharmaceutical technology, brewing and fermentation technology, food technology. For further information about the auxiliary examinations contact the Secretary's office.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    There are 40 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Bioengineering each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:3.

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Proof of identity (copy of passport or copy of identity card)
    • In case German is not your first language: Proof of German language skills at level C1
    • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination / verification of professional qualifications
    • Certificates from abroad as well as a description of the courses and exemplary documents from the applicant must be submitted as certified translations. Letters of recommendation from teachers from the institute abroad will help the head of the academic section to assess whether the admission requirements have been fulfilled.
    • Letter of motivation
    • CV in table form

    Please note:
    It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

    The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.

    • Aim
      The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
    • Procedure
      The written admission test includes questions from biology, physics, mathematics and chemistry. Applicants then undergo an admission interview on the same day to provide a first impression of their personal aptitude. The qualities interviewers are looking for include professional motivation, an understanding of the profession, performance, time management. Points are assigned to each section of the test.
    • Criteria
      The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the admission decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
      • Written admission test (60%)
      • Admission interview (40%)

      The study places are awarded at the latest in mid-July based on this ranking. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

    Written test and interview
    May and June

    Planned start of the first semester
    Mid of August


    During the studies

    Your education and research benefit from our close partnerships with well-known biotech companies as well as the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), who share the campus with us. The partnership enables you to take advantage of the BOKU's excellent infrastructure. In addition to the laboratories, this includes an industrial pilot plant with which production processes can be developed on a laboratory scale and applied on a pilot scale. This provides you with a practice-oriented education, because in the industry the lab and pilot scale is only followed by the production scale in which the product is manufactured in commercially viable quantities. The simulation of the processes on a pilot scale helps determine deviations in each process step and develop process parameters for the commercial evaluation of the production processes. Numerous R&D projects in the degree program offer you the opportunity to work with cutting-edge applications and to make valuable contacts for your future career. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

    The practically oriented degree program has established itself in applied research and development. It concerns optimizing bioengineering methods for industrial production. The degree program focuses on three industrial applications: red and white biotechnology as well as brewing and fermentation technology. The red biotechnology includes medical and pharmaceutical applications. The white biotechnology plays an increasingly important role in the chemical industry and other industries.

    The benefits of biotechnology are that fewer natural resources are used, energy efficiency is higher, CO ² emissions are lower and production costs are also lower. The fact that the degree program is particularly application oriented can also be seen within the context of R&D projects. For example, the Department of Bioengineering together with the biotech company Vogelbusch developed a process improvement that helps to replace petroleum as the basis for chemicals with less expensive renewable raw materials.

    With Bioengineering you have chosen an intensive technical and scientific education. Technology, biology and chemistry are the foundation of the degree program.

    • You will acquire knowledge and skills in engineering, microbiology and molecular biology, chemical analysis and quality management.
    • The three main focuses of the degree program are the production of pharmaceuticals, which is called red biotechnology, the brewing and fermentation technology, which belongs to the yellow biotechnology, and the manufacture of chemicals, called white biotechnology.
    • Starting with the fifth semester you will specialize in either bioinformatics or bioprocess technology.
    • During your time in the degree program you will complete an internship in which you will apply your theoretical knowledge and acquire first-hand professional experience. For those working in a relevant profession it is possible to receive credit towards your coursework.
    • Your degree will provide you with the necessary tools for scientific work. You will train your ability to work well in a team during the course of your bachelor's thesis which you will write as part of a class project.

    Curriculum

    General Microbiology VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    General Microbiology VO

    Lector: Prof. Mag. rer. nat. Karl Rumbold, PhD

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction into microbiology, microbial diversity, microbial growth und cultivation, phenotype and genotype, as well as microbial taxonomy. Selected groups and species with importance to biotechnological production will be discussed in detail.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final exam, written

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    General and Inorganic Chemistry VO
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    General and Inorganic Chemistry VO

    Lector: Ao. Prof. Dr. Matthias Weil, Associate Professor DI Dr.techn. Peter Weinberger

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    1. element and compound
    2. atomic structure and periodic table
    3. chemical bond
    4. molecular geometry
    5. gases, liquids and solids
    6. conservation of mass and energy
    7. chemical equilibrium I
    8. chemical equilibrium II
    9. oxidation and reduction
    10. coordination compounds
    11. basics of chemical thermodynamics
    12. main group chemistry I (hydrogen, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, noble gases)
    13. main group chemistry II (boron group)
    14. main group chemistry III (carbon group)
    15. main group chemistry IV (nitrogen group)
    16. main group chemistry V (oxygen group)
    17. main group chemistry VI (halogens)
    18. transition metals
    19. environmental problems
    20. important aspects of general and inorganic chemistry in biological systems

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with exercises

    Language

    German

    Analytical and Physical Chemistry VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Analytical and Physical Chemistry VO

    Lector: Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction to Analytical Chemistry - Fundamentals and Methods; Validation.
    Classical quantitative analysis: gravimetry, dimensional analysis (acid-base titrations, precipitation titrations, complexometric titrations, redox titrations).Spectroscopic methods: AAS, AES, RFA, REM; UV/VIS, IR, MS, XPS, NMR.
    Electrochemical methods: electrogravimetry, coulometry, conductometry, potentiometry, polarography.
    Introduction to separation techniques (chromatography, electrophoresis).

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    This course goes beyond the concept of pure instructional learning (frontal lecture) and expects active listening, i.e. interaction between teacher and student is highly encouraged as time permits.
    face-to-face teaching as well as distance learning by means of "zoom
    small work assignments between the individual units
    presentations by students in small groups

    Language

    German

    General Chemistry I (Practical Course) UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    General Chemistry I (Practical Course) UE

    Lector: Alexandra Hofinger, Thomas Schmidt, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction to chemical laboratory techniques; qualitative determination of inorganic ions by wet chemical methods; titrations.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written work and the assessment of practical work

    Teaching methods

    Practices; on-the-job training

    Language

    German

    Introduction to Organic Chemistry VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Introduction to Organic Chemistry VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Daniel Dangl

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Organic Bonds
    - Basic concepts of organic chemistry
    - Introduction to organic compounds
    - Overview of functional groups, classes of substances and compounds
    - Basics of organic reactions

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Mathematics ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Mathematics ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Calculating with potencies and logarithms, sinus functions (oriented to electrical engineering), functions with variables, series and sequences, limit functions, numerical integral and differential calculus (derivation of differential equations, solution of simple differential and integral equations, especially oriented to first-order chemical reaction or microbial growth, representation and analysis of functions, especially exponential and polynomial functions and oriented to curve fitting.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent performance assessment and final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating, problem-based learning elements.

    Language

    German

    Microbiological Microscopy (Practical Course) UE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Microbiological Microscopy (Practical Course) UE

    Lector: Laurentius Orsolic, BSc, Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christine Prenner, Prof. Mag. rer. nat. Karl Rumbold, PhD, Johanna Schilcher, Ass. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Matthias Steiger

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction into light microscopy.
    Organization, content and function of simple cellular systems. Cellular organization of microorganisms (yeast, bacteria), and plants. Cell wall and organells for higher eukaryotic organisms. Function of plasmatic and non-plasmatic components.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Exam, written
    Laboratory protocol

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Physics VO
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Physics VO

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Christian Rupp

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Measures and measurement systems, measurement errors, forms and mass of energy and power, the basics of mechanics (force, power, momentum, power transmission, measurement of work, electrical engineering (electric voltage and current, conduction, electric power), heat (basic thermodynamic concepts, measurement of thermal power, main theorems) and optics (geometrical optics, photometry, optics of microscopy).

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written Exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Statistics for Chemical Analysis ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Statistics for Chemical Analysis ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Alexandra Posekany

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Data description for a characteristic:
    Population and sample, measures, boxplot, frequency distributions, empirical density curves.
    Random variable:
    Probability theory (probability axioms, addition rule, conditional probability, multiplication rule); discrete random variable (binomial distribution, hypergeometric distribution); continuous random variable (normal distribution).
    Parameter estimation:
    Estimators, confidence intervals (mean, standard deviation, probability).
    Hypothesis testing:
    Introduction (alternative, null hypothesis, 1- and 2-sided hypotheses, error, test goodness); 1-sample comparisons ( t-test, binomial test); testing normal distribution assumption (QQ plot, Shapiro-Wilk test); 2-sample comparisons (t-test, F-test); sample size planning (t-test).
    Linear regression:
    2-dimensional normal distribution, product moment correlation; simple linear regression (least squares estimation, dependence test, coefficient of determination, regression through zero, scale transformations); linear calibration functions.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture and exercise

    Language

    German

    Stoichiometry and Quantitative Chemical Analysis VO
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Stoichiometry and Quantitative Chemical Analysis VO

    Lector: DI Petra Viehauser

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Molar mass / amount of substance, basic laws of stoichiometry, chemical reaction equations, redox reactions, solutions / concentration data / standard solutions, chemical equilibrium / ionic equilibria, gas laws / pH value calculations (acids, alkalis, buffers) / solubilities - solubility product
    Volumetry/ Calibration procedures and validation of analytical methods/ Dilutions (ratios)/ Buffers/ Calculations for nutrient media preparation/ Photometric determinations and exercise examples with calibration curves

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Three written intermediate tests

    Teaching methods

    lecture
    Lecture on the blackboard and with slides with active involvement of the students, exercises in the lecture, homework, practice examples for independent perfecting.

    Language

    German

    Tutorial in Mathematics UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Tutorial in Mathematics UE

    Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Bettina Stidl, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Repetition and strengthening of fundamental mathematical concepts and methods.
    In particular, we will focus on the following items.
    1. terms, formulas, variables
    2. quantities and units
    3. exponential functions, logarithm
    4. geometry
    5. basic linear algebra (vectors, matrices)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written assignments

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    General Chemistry II (Practical Course) UE
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    General Chemistry II (Practical Course) UE

    Lector: Thomas Schmidt, Dipl.-Ing. Georg Schütz, PhD, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Within the framework of the chemical-analytical laboratory practical course II, you will carry out quantitative determinations. You will acquire important fundamentals of general and analytical chemistry and basic practical knowledge.
    Introduction part (+5 samples)
    1st sample: titration and measurement uncertainty
    2nd sample: weak acid, alkalimetric
    3rd sample: Gravimetric determination of iron
    4th sample: Water analysis - determination of water hardness
    5th sample: Nitrogen determination according to Parnas-Wagner

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final testing and assessment of performance in the laboratory

    Teaching methods

    practical course
    The tasks set are to be processed independently. The "analyses" are to be carried out according to the work instructions. The keeping of laboratory journals and the preparation of reports is practiced. In addition to the work instructions, a script is available in which the theory is also covered.

    Language

    German

    General Chemistry III (Practical Course) UE
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS

    General Chemistry III (Practical Course) UE

    Lector: Thomas Schmidt, Dipl.-Ing. Georg Schütz, PhD, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

    3 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    1st sample: Conductometric determination of a salt solution
    2nd sample: Potentiometric determination of the equivalent weight of an amino acid (2 students together)
    3rd sample: Determination by means of ion-selective electrodes (Cl- next to I-) (2 students together)
    4th sample: Photometric determination of iron
    5th sample: Photometric determination of the pK value of an indicator (2 students together)
    6th sample: Redox titration - vitamin C iodometric
    7th sample: Ion chromatographic determination of chloride, nitrate and sulfate (group work)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written examination and assessment of practical work

    Teaching methods

    practical course

    Language

    German

    Electrical Engineering VO
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Electrical Engineering VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic concepts of electrical engineering, basic electrical quantities, Ohm's law, electrical switching of loads.
    Types of current, line network and electrical connection, electrical installation and connections, protective measures for electrical equipment.
    Pictograms on electrical equipment and machines
    Electrical drive machines in chemical plants:
    Electric motors
    Three-phase squirrel-cage motors
    Direct current motors
    Motor protection types

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written Exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Kahler

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Properties and behavior of fluids, especially aqueous fluids (especially viscosity and surface tension), fundamentals of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics (conservation equations and pipe hydraulics), rheology (sinking velocity of particles, stirrer design) and pump design.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and exercises

    Language

    German

    Microbiologic Methods ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Microbiologic Methods ILV

    Lector: Prof. Mag. rer. nat. Karl Rumbold, PhD

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Overview on methods in microbiology as a detailed preparation for the practical courses ('Laborpraktikum')
    The methods discussed are: Aseptic techniques, Cultivation of MO, Identification of MO, Determination of growth kinetics, Antibiotics

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final exam, written

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods

    Language

    German

    Organic Chemistry VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Organic Chemistry VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Daniel Dangl

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    1. structural elements of organic compounds (hybrid orbitals, molecular orbitals)
    2. reaction mechanisms
    3. alkanes (properties, introduction to nomenclature, reactions, preparation, occurrence, representatives)
    4. alkenes (isomerism, reactions, representatives)
    5. alkynes (representatives, properties, occurrences, reactions)
    6. halogen compounds (properties, preparation, reactions)
    7. alcohols (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives of monohydric and polyhydric alcohols)
    8. ethers (properties, preparation, reactions)
    9. sulfur compounds
    10. amines (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives), other N- and P-compounds
    11. aldehydes and ketones (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives)
    12. carboxylic acids (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives)
    13. carboxylic acid derivatives (acid halides, esters, amides, anhydrides)
    14. amino acids and peptides
    15. aromatic compounds (aromaticity, properties, reactions, representatives)
    16. dicarboxylic acids
    17. hydroxycarboxylic acids
    18. organometallic compounds
    19. natural products (carbohydrates, fats, oils, waxes, terpenes, nucleic acids)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written test at the end

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Specific Microbiology VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Specific Microbiology VO

    Lector: Prof. Mag. rer. nat. Karl Rumbold, PhD

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Features of selected production strains (e.g. yeast: Pichia/Saccharomyces; mold: Penicillium/Aspergillus; and bacteria: Bacillus/Lactobacillus) and of important contanminants will be discussed.
    This course will present the following aspects of applied microbiology based on selected examples: Microoorganisms in association with Foods; microorganisms in the environment; pharmaceutical indicator organisms; production strains for biopharmaceuticals

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final exam, written

    Teaching methods

    Lecture
    Distance learning tasks with feedback

    Language

    German

    Technical Mathematics ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Technical Mathematics ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Kahler, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Mathematical methods play an important role in the applied
    Sciences, in particular the following...
    - Solving systems of linear equations
    - error estimations
    - Numerical solution of (nonlinear) equations, zero search
    - Interpolation, numerical differentiation
    - Integral calculus and numerical integration
    The techniques learned are applied manually, but also mechanically (in Python), to solve numerically more complex problems.
    In particular, theory from fluid mechanics and hydraulics is used to address applied problems.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    immanent performance assessment and final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and exercises

    Language

    German

    Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering ILV

    Lector: Markus Pichler, MSc

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    As a basic course of Mechanical Engineering, the following content has to be conveyed:
    1) instrcution to technical drawing
    2) descriptive geometry (2D, 3D, sectional views, dimensioning)
    3) details for manufacturing (tolerances, fits, connections, surface processing, welding symbols)
    4) process flowcharts (basic flow chart, process flow diagram, P&ID)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture and practise

    Language

    German

    Materials science and manufacturing engineering VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Materials science and manufacturing engineering VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Herbert Braun

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course content covers the materials science of the most important metallic (ferrous materials, non-ferrous metals) and non-metallic materials such as ceramic materials, glass, plastics, composites. This area is supplemented by the explanation of corrosion and corrosion protection.
    Furthermore, manufacturing processes are taught such as casting and sintering, forging, rolling, pressing, turning, milling, drilling, sawing and grinding, as well as welding, soldering and bonding.
    The most important machine elements are taught to complement the material.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    General Microbiology (practical course) UE
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS

    General Microbiology (practical course) UE

    3 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction into microbiological techniques:
    Working under sterile conditions
    Different cultivation techniques (surface cultures, liquid cultures)
    Cell number determination (according to Koch, Thoma chamber)
    Preparation of microbial media
    Morphology:
    Microscopic imaging of bacteria, yeast and filamentous fungi
    Staining techniques. Gram, capsule and spore staining
    Physiology:
    Growth of yeast on different carbon sources (C-auxanogram)
    Antibiotics testing (diffusion test, commercial test stripes, dilution method)
    Api test (physiological identification of bacteria with different biochemical tests)
    Growth kinetics:
    Growth characteristics of E. coli

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Practical course

    Language

    German

    Biochemistry VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Biochemistry VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Material bases of biochemistry (short review from SS): carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleotides; isomerism, electrolytes.
    - Peptides and Proteins: Structure, function
    - Protein methods at a glance
    - Hemoglobin
    - Enzymes: basics, catalysis, mechanisms, kinetics, inhibition, regulation
    - Intermediary metabolism: basics, energetic considerations
    - Major metabolic pathways:
    - Carbohydrate metabolism: glycolysis, fermentations, citrate cycle, Calvin cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen
    - Lipid metabolism: fatty acids, cholesterol
    - Biological membranes
    - Respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation
    - Amino acid and nucleotide metabolism in overview; cata- and anaplerotic reactions
    - Nitrogen metabolism, urea cycle
    - Photosynthesis
    - DNA and RNA: structure and function
    - Replication, transcription
    - Translation, posttranslational modifications
    - Regulation of gene expression
    - Optional: molecular machines, intracellular sorting of proteins, signal transduction, immune system

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Intermediate written test and final written exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Introduction to the Biochemical Exercises ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Introduction to the Biochemical Exercises ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Superordinate topics
    - Introduction of the UAS laboratory and the equipment in it (precautions and behavior in this regard)
    - Structure of scientific texts
    - Evaluation of the quality of scientific content
    - Scientific literature search
    Laboratory methods
    - total protein determinations
    - Electrophoresis (SDSPAGE)
    - Western blot
    - ELISA
    - Michaelis Menten

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture; The evaluation of various bioanalytical analyses will be practiced, as well as the assessment of biopharmaceutical development processes.

    Language

    German

    Mechanical Engineering VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Mechanical Engineering VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Overview of basic operations, machines and machine parts used in food and biotechnology, in particular:
    Piping and fittings,
    pipe connections;
    Elements of rotary motion (bearings, seals, joining parts, lid closures, welded and brazed joints),
    Materials: steel, plastics, glass, lubricants; machine science.
    Machines
    - pumps
    - Stirrers, mixers
    - homogenizers
    - centrifuges
    - Machine safety
    Apparatus
    - pressure vessels
    - filter housings
    - heat exchangers
    Water treatment
    - pretreatment
    - filtration process
    - Distillation

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    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Thermo-mechanical Process Engineering VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Thermo-mechanical Process Engineering VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Fundamental operations of mechanical-thermal Process Engineering are discussed in ths lecture. Energy Management and technical Thermodynamics, applied Thermodynamics, mixing & stirring, oxigen transfer, mechanical separating processes, thermal separating processes, physico-chemical separating processes.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Measurement, Control and Sensor Technology ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Measurement, Control and Sensor Technology ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic concepts of measurement, principles of electrical measurement of quantities with significance in biotechnological processes.
    Basics of sensor elements.
    Fundamentals of process automation, process control, in particular, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and field bus systems.
    Introduction to the fundamentals of control theory, types of control systems, analysis, design and simulation of control loops.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    wirtten exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating elements

    Language

    German

    Tutorial for Calculations in Process Engineering ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Tutorial for Calculations in Process Engineering ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Autonomous solving of problems related to the lecture Mechanical-Thermal Process Engineering

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    immanent performance assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practice

    Language

    German

    Calculations in Process Engineering ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Calculations in Process Engineering ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Calculation operations of the mechanical-thermal process engineering:
    Basic operations of mechanical-thermal process engineering; applied thermodynamics, mass and heat balance, heat transfer, extraction and absorption.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Pratice

    Language

    German

    Cell Biology VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Cell Biology VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge of cell biology in terms of cellular composition and function. The production (starting from the genetic code) and function of proteins that are essential for proper function of cells and tissue will be discussed in detail. In this respect, an overview of cellular metabolism and energy production as well as storage will be given.
    Overall, students that pass this course will have a good understanding of cell biology and molecular biology to succeed in further cell biology and molecular biology classes during their studies.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Applied Statistics ILV
    2 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Applied Statistics ILV

    2 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Review of elementary concepts and methods (confidence intervals and tests, acceptance sampling, control charts, simulation experiments, design of experiments, regression, calibration experiments, inter laboratory tests.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final exam, written

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, problem based learning

    Language

    German

    Bioanalytics VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Bioanalytics VO

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Total protein determination, immunological detection methods (ELISA, bead based array, protein arrays, Western blot, ...) interaction analyses (SPR, BLI, ...) proteomics (mass spectrometry, 2 D gel electrophoresis) electrophoresis (SDS PAGE, Blue Native, ...), chromatography, enzymatic analyses, ...
    In-depth knowledge of physico-chemical, methodological and instrumental basics of bioanalysis; limits of analytics; data evaluation;

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam; presentation with oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Flipped classroom and problem-based learning in face-to-face unit

    Language

    German

    Biochemistry (Practical Course) UE
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Biochemistry (Practical Course) UE

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Includes as needed and practical: biochemical separation methods, immunochemical and enzymatic methods (e.g. ELISA, Western blot, enzyme analysis), protein analysis, carbohydrate analysis.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Submission of a scientific protocol

    Teaching methods

    practical exercise

    Language

    German

    Calculations in Bioprocess Engineering ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Calculations in Bioprocess Engineering ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Examples from bioprocess engineering are calculated:
    - Growth rates
    - Substrate consumption/product formation kinetics
    - Mass balances for the description of processes
    - Evaluation of raw data from the process types batch, fedbatch and chemostat

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    immanent performance assessment and final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Practise

    Language

    German

    Brewing and Fermentation Technology VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Brewing and Fermentation Technology VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Brewing Technology:
    Raw materials in brewing. Enzymatic processes during malting, mashing, boiling and fermentation&storage of beer. Filling technology in beverage industry.
    Analyses and assessment of quality control in breweries. beer design.
    beer tasting.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture series by several experts, excursion

    Language

    German

    Biochemical engineering VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Biochemical engineering VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Bioprocess engineering includes production systems (cells) and their preservation, support processes such as CIP, sterilization of equipment and media preparation, process types (batch to perfusion), bioreactors and their automation, material and energy transfer (mass and energy transfer).

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    witten exam

    Teaching methods

    Blended Learing
    immanent performance assessment and final written examination

    Language

    German

    Molecular Biology VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Molecular Biology VO

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Historical context
    Genome, transcriptome and proteome
    Differences between eukaryotes, prokaryotes, archaea and viruses.
    Replication - Transcription - Translation
    Mutations and recombination
    structure of DNA; DNA bases; DNA base changes; DNA damage and repair
    other methods of DNA analysis
    Sequencing technology
    Agarose gel electrophoresis
    DNA extractions
    Nucleic acid quantification
    PCR / qPCR
    micro arrays
    FISH
    Blotting Techniques
    Transfection, transduction (methods)
    Genome Editing (CRISPR, Zn Finger, ...)
    Plasmid component assembly...
    Expression Hosts
    Cell lineage development
    Practical examples
    Primer design, mass calculations analytical restriction digestion

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Tests at the end

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Programming and Bioinformatics ILV
    1 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Programming and Bioinformatics ILV

    1 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction to the field of Bioinformatics and its applications, specific topics will be discussed in detail, and with practical excercises. Basic concepts of programming will be discussed and illustrated with hands on exercises.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Case study and MC-test

    Teaching methods

    Lecutre, discussion and problem based learning

    Language

    German

    Technical Microbiology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Technical Microbiology VO

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Industrial application of microorganisms and Industrial Bio-Products
    Primary and secondary metabolites
    Antibiotics
    Enzymes and other products
    Betalaktams
    Biosynthesis of Penicillin and Cephalosporin and strains
    Early development
    Mould-based Production Technology, productivity and economic constraints
    Selected process control parameters
    Aspects of Scale-Up
    Downstream Processing
    Regulatory framework and Summary

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    English

    Brewing laboratory with QC focus UE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Brewing laboratory with QC focus UE

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Content is the brewing process including in-process controls and documentation:
    - Recipe design and layout of the brewing process.
    - raw material selection
    - Execution of the brewing process including documentation
    - fermentation monitoring
    - Filling, labeling
    - IPK (raw materials, chemical and microbial analyses)
    - Industrial hygiene and equipment cleaning

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written test and protocol

    Teaching methods

    Pratice

    Language

    German

    Digital transformation of processes VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Digital transformation of processes VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Digitalization is something we encounter more and more often in our daily lives, so the following content will be taught:
    Definition and nomenclature of digitization
    Tools in digitalization
    Project planning for digital processes
    The goal of the course is that students learn to know processes with potential for digitization, define the problem in the context of digitization and develop a project plan to convert the process into a digital solution.
    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation, project delivery

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods

    Language

    German

    Introduction to GMP and Quality Management VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Introduction to GMP and Quality Management VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Terms, principles, concepts and practice of today´s Quality Management and in particular of good manufacturing practice;
    processes and operating procedures, manufacturing documents;
    models and Standards;
    the concept of error and its general relevance;
    GMP: legal Framework and purpose;
    selected subjects and aspects of GMP.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with discussion

    Language

    German

    Molecular Biology (Practical Course) UE
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Molecular Biology (Practical Course) UE

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Construction of an expression vector to produce l-lactic acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    1.) Isolation of the l-lactat-dehydrogenase gen form Lactobacillus plantarum
    2.) Construction and amplification of the expression vector in E. coli
    3.) Transferring the expression vector in the target organism S. cerevisiae and measurement of the LDH activity

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Submission of a scientific protocol

    Teaching methods

    practical course

    Language

    German

    QM for quality representatives ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    QM for quality representatives ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Structure of the ISO 9000ff standards-family
    Aim and benefit of quality management systems
    Contents of ISO 9001 and the associated standard requirements in detail
    Terms related to ISO 9001
    Certification of quality management systems based on ISO 9001

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    performance evaluation group work, individual oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and group work, self-study

    Language

    German

    Quality Control VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Quality Control VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This course is aiming two major goals:
    First of all to develope a common understanding in quality-control-systems concerning the differences to general analytics. Secondly, to deepen the knowledge and background of quality relevant principles and requirements. Methods in breweries quality control, representative for food essentiell quality control will be addressed. Main topics are dealing with laboratory organization, equipment management, Method development and error analysis.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    immanent performance assessment and final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and discussion

    Language

    German

    Virtual Exchange ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Virtual Exchange ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Interactive tasks for students to work on in internationally mixed teams - "Students engage in collaborative online work with students from other universities as part of their studies at their local institution".

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation

    Teaching methods

    Seminar, immanent performance assessment

    Language

    English

    Scientific Work in Molecular Biology - Project Preparation ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Scientific Work in Molecular Biology - Project Preparation ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Task:
    Create a plan for the production of a lactic acid producing yeast strain.
    Create an appropriate concept and present this concept with all relevant key data.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation and submission of a concept

    Teaching methods

    Practical course / seminar

    Language

    English

    Specialization Specialization Bioinformatics

    Bioinformatics and Bioinformatic Data Analysis ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Bioinformatics and Bioinformatic Data Analysis ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction to data analysis with R. The lecture goes through data types and programming structures in R. The implementation of simple algorithms will be explained as well as the basic packages for data science with R.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Homework

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, homework with feedback

    Language

    German

    Programming ILV
    1.5 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Programming ILV

    1.5 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This course is the first course for a student planning to study computer programming. The course content introduces the student mainly to both procedure-oriented and with basics on object-oriented programming languages.
    Structured programs will be written with a computer programming language (Python) with an emphasis on procedure-oriented programming. Topics will include basic computer hardware architecture constructs, flowcharting, pseudocode, top down design, logic structures, data structures and types, decisions, subroutines, looping, sequential file processing, data collection types and building basic graphical user interfaces.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    MC-test, homework

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, work assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Specialization Specialization Bioprocess Engineering

    Biotechnological Plant Engineering and Automation VO
    2 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Biotechnological Plant Engineering and Automation VO

    2 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Biotechnological plants are planned, built and operated according to product, organism and manufacturing process in various sizes.
    Multidisciplinary thinking and the ability to network diverse technical knowledge are taught in the VO biotechnological plant engineering. For example, mechanical, process and thermodynamic conditions, as well as cell and product characteristics can be considered in the selection and design of process equipment. In addition, local, legal, quality-related and customer-specific conditions must be observed during design and planning.
    Essential aspects of the lecture are equipment specification, system components:
    General Piping and Connections (Piping, Fittings, Flexible Connections, Welded and Brazed Joints)
    Valves and Armatures
    Instrumentation (coordination with LV Instrumentation and Control);
    Support Systems
    Pharmaceutical Water Systems
    Cleaning of Process Equipment
    Sterilization of Process Equipment
    Further Utilities for Biotechnology Production Plants
    Planning processing of apparatus, piping, electrical engineering and MSR (drawing, specifications and data sheets, FAT, procurement)
    Plant construction
    Building construction and completion
    Assembly and validation
    Planning and execution
    Validation program and plant acceptance (brief explanation)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    wirtten exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    GMP seminar ILV
    1 SWS
    4 ECTS

    GMP seminar ILV

    1 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In-depth introduction to GMP based on selected chapters of the EU GMP Guide and the AMBO. Supplementary lecture and exercises to the course Introduction to GMP and Quality Management, in particular on selected GMP topics such as documentation and validation.
    Exercise on the preparation of the process instruction, the specifications (URS, FS) and the master batch record.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    written exam, assignements (written work)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with exercise and discussion

    Language

    English

    Animal Cell Technology VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Animal Cell Technology VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    1. isolation of cells
    2. hayflicklimit, telomeres and telomerase
    3. specialized cells
    4. establishment of continuously growing cell lines (immortalization)
    5. tissue engineering, organ culture
    6. cell culture laboratory, sterile technique and cryopreservation
    7. cultivation methods, cell number, media and additives
    8. cell line characterization
    9. applications of animal cell lines and development of recombinant cell lines

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written test at the end

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    English

    Aseptic Filling VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Aseptic Filling VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course addresses the technology of GMP-compliant manufacturing aseptically prepared sterile liquid pharmaceutical products and methods to assess the process performance.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Exam 60% and blended learning tasks 40%

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and "blended learning" tasks

    Language

    German

    Bachelor exam AP
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Bachelor exam AP

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Presentation of the final thesis
    Examination talk about the final thesis carried out, as well as its cross-references to relevant subjects of the curriculum or a practice-related question and its cross-references to the subjects of the curriculum in the bachelor's degree program.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    commission examination

    Teaching methods

    Self-study

    Language

    German

    Practical Training PR
    0 SWS
    7.5 ECTS

    Practical Training PR

    0 SWS   7.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The completion of an internship in a company is planned as part of the course of studies.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written work (written report)

    Teaching methods

    practical application in a professional context

    Language

    German

    Plant Hygiene VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Plant Hygiene VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This lecture highlights the process elements of pharmaceutical manufacturing namely personnel, equipment, materials and premises of pharmaceutical manufacturing from the perspective of pharmaceutical process hygiene and contamination.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Exam 60% and blended learning tasks 40%

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and "blended learning" tasks

    Language

    German

    Bioprocessing Laboratory UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Bioprocessing Laboratory UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Design of a fermentation process
    Operation of an automated fermentation plant under aseptic conditions
    Practical execution of a fedbatch with E.coli for the production of a recombinant protein
    Process evaluation / assessment
    Preparation of a protocol

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Protocol and collaboration

    Teaching methods

    Groupwork

    Language

    English

    Downstream-Processing, Proteins VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Downstream-Processing, Proteins VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Aligned to proteins:
    - Chromatography,
    - adsorption;
    - Formulation of proteins as active pharmaceutical ingredients;
    - Lyophilization;
    - Reconstitution

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written test at the end

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Practical Training - Reflection UE
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Practical Training - Reflection UE

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students describe their activities and experiences during the professional internship they completed.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written work (written report)

    Teaching methods

    Practical exercise

    Language

    German

    Specialization Specialization Bioinformatics

    Bachelor'sThesis Seminar - BIF SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Bachelor'sThesis Seminar - BIF SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In the lecture students will be supported in the research into the biological topic of their bachelor thesis in bioinformatics. The written format of the bachelor's thesis will be explained and the scientific process of writing a thesis will be introduced.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, peer-feedback

    Language

    German

    Linux-based Systems and Data Bases ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Linux-based Systems and Data Bases ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The operating system Linux is essential in bioinformatics. This lecture and exercise provides an introduction to Linux in general and the usage of the operating system in particular

    Data base systems:
    In this part students will learn the basics of relational data base systems and SQL. In a small MySQL use case with they will gain practical experience with databases.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written final exam and homework

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with practical exercises

    Language

    English

    Programme Design, Automation, Bachelor Thesis SE
    5 SWS
    10 ECTS

    Programme Design, Automation, Bachelor Thesis SE

    5 SWS   10 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The seminar is meant to support the students in their bachelor thesis, the content is dependent on the topic the student has selected.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    This seminar forms the basis for the bachelor thesis and will be appraised together with it.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, tasks with feedback

    Language

    German

    Specialization Specialization Bioprocess Engineering

    Facility Design, GMP-Project, Bachelor's Thesis SE
    5 SWS
    10 ECTS

    Facility Design, GMP-Project, Bachelor's Thesis SE

    5 SWS   10 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Plant design, process design, group work with an individual part. Starting from basic data for the production of biomass or a product, a process is to be designed, the equipment is to be specified. Each student has to create a P&I scheme on site as a part coordinated with the overall plan.
    Project work on Good Manufacturing Practice in the context of bioprocess plant; In the project work plant design, a coordinated manufacturing specification, a site master file, separate process instructions, an overall resource planning and calculation are prepared by the individual participants. The manufacturing specification, as well as the Site Master File (SMF), are distributed among the group. The group has to create a unified concept for the manufacturing specification and the procedural instructions. Each student has to create a part of the entire manufacturing specification as well as at least one relevant process instruction, coordinated with the entire QM documentation concept and the uniform format. The respective parts of the manufacturing specifications and process instructions are assigned during the course. Furthermore, an entire SMF is created in the group.
    WORKING IN THE GROUP (Teamwork)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written work and presentation

    Teaching methods

    Problem-based learning, group work and individual work

    Language

    German

    Bachelor's Thesis Seminar - BVT SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Bachelor's Thesis Seminar - BVT SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Supervision of bachelor thesis in bioprocess engineering

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written composition

    Teaching methods

    Prcatice, Individual work

    Language

    German

    Downstream Processing Laboratory UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Downstream Processing Laboratory UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Purification of a recombinant protein produced with E.coli:
    - Cell disruption by homogenization
    - Biomass separation with centrifuge
    - Affinity chromatography (IMAC - Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography)
    - Packing and characterization of a column
    - Size exclusion chromatography
    - Protein analysis for balancing the purification steps

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Protocol and collaboration

    Teaching methods

    Practice

    Language

    English

    Semester dates
    Winter semester: Mid of August to end of January
    Summer semester: Beginning of February to mid of July

    Number of teaching weeks
    20 per Semester

    Times
    6.00 p.m.-9.20 p.m. four times from Monday to Friday
    Saturday approximately every 2 weeks from 8.30 a.m. (all-day)

    Electives
    Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    Your will receive an education for a growth market. Biotechnology is a key technology of the 21st century that is booming internationally as well as in Austria. Right here in Vienna, a dynamic life science cluster has developed that has also created many jobs in the industry. You will be qualified for a wide range of fields from traditional biotech companies that manufacture pharmaceuticals, to various industries in which bioengineering methods are used in the production of foods, industrial chemicals, other biotechnology products or in brewing and beverage production.

    With your expertise as a bioengineer you will work primarily on optimizing and further developing biotechnological production processes and methods that already work in the lab so that they are also suitable for the commercially viable production in the industry. Quality control and quality assurance play an important role in the production. In the medium term, you will be able to head the production, laboratory or project management.

    • Biopharmaceutical industry

    • Industrial biotechnology

    • Chemicals and plastics

    • Food industry

      • Environmental technology

      • Research institutions

      • Hospitals

      • Authorities

        Master's degree programs

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        Master

        Biotechnological Quality Management

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        Master

        Bioprocess Technology

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        Master

        Molecular Biotechnology

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