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Bioengineering

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

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.

Contact us

Contact us!

Elisabeth Beck
Elisabeth Holzmann, Bakk.techn.
Johanna Bauer

Mag.a Susanne Polansky
Muthgasse 62
1190 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3600
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3609
bioengineering@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during semester
Mon. to Thu. 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

By appointment
Mon. to Thu. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)
40Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

1st November 2017 to 15th June 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

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

What you can offer

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

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

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

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Microbiology VO

General Microbiology VO

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Abreviated contents:
The Cell: General properties, systematics, Growth
Prokaryotes, Fungi and Algae
Microbial Habitats

For contents see above.

Assessment methods

Written Exam

Teaching methods

Combination of lectured course and film presentations

Language

German

2 4
General and inorganic Chemistry VO

General and inorganic Chemistry VO

Lector: Ao. Prof. Dr. Matthias Weil, Priv.Doz.DI Dr.techn. Peter Weinberger

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Elements and compounds; atoms and the periodic table of the elements; the chemical bond; molecular geometries; gases, liquids and solid state; preservation of mass and energy; chemical equilibrium; oxidation and reduction; coordination compounds; basics of chemical thermodynamic; main group and transition metal chemistry; environmental problems; important aspects of general and inorganic chemistry in biological systems.

Assessment methods

At the end of the lecture there will be a written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture with exercises

Language

German

2.5 5
Analytical and physical Chemistry VO

Analytical and physical Chemistry VO

Lector: Ing. DI (FH) Dr. Harald Kühnel, MSc, Regina Schlager, MSc, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction into Analytical Chemistry - Basics and Methods; validation
Spectroscopic methods: AAS, AES, RFA, REM; UV/VIS, IR, MS, XPS, NMR.
Classical quantitative analysis: gravimetry, titrimetry (Acid-base titrations, precipitation titrations, titrations based on complexation reactions, titrations based on redox reactions).
Electrochemical methods of analysis: electrogravimetry, coulometry, conductometry, potentiometry, polarography.
Introduction to chromatography

Assessment methods

oral presentation followed by short written essay in small groupswritten exam at end of semester

Teaching methods

interactive class lecture

Language

German

2 3
General Chemistry I (practical Course) LB

General Chemistry I (practical Course) LB

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The focus is gaining experience in important basic principles and physical-chemical procedures of analytic and quantitative chemistry as well as chemical basic operations.

Introductory part ( 7 exercises)

Assessment methods

An examination will be held after the finalisation of the introductory part.The results of the written examination and the practices will be taken as basis for assessment.

Teaching methods

Practices; on-the-job training

Language

German

1 1
Introduction to organic Chemistry VO

Introduction to organic Chemistry VO

Lector: DI Dr. Daniel Dangl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- chemical bonds in organic chemistry
- basic concepts of organic chemistry
- introduction to organic compounds
- overview on functional groups
- basics of organic reactions

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

oral lecture

Language

German

1 2
Mathematics VO

Mathematics VO

Lector: a.o.Univ. Prof. Dr. Mag. Manfred Kühleitner

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

equations
functions in one variable
differential and integral calculus
ordinary differential equations

Assessment methods

1. Active participation2. Weekly homeworks 3. A final examination

Teaching methods

Lecture + Excersise

2 4
Microbiological Microscopy (practical Course) LB

Microbiological Microscopy (practical Course) LB

Lector: Dr. Jutta Mattanovich, DI Beatrix Mayer-Reinprecht, Ao Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Paul Messner, Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christine Prenner, Johanna Schilcher

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction into light microscopy / Structure and function of simple cellular systems.
- Cellular organization of microorganisms (yeast, bacteria) and plants / cell wall, typical organelles of higher organisms (e.g. nucleus, vacuole(s), ER, etc.) / Function of plasmatic and non-plasmatic components (e.g. osmosis, permeability, nutrient uptake, storage, etc).

Assessment methods

- After the course written examination about theoretical aspects and assessment of the graphical documentation (workbook) of the microscopy work / active participation

Teaching methods

- Powerpoint presentations / practical experiments in the microbiology laboratory

Language

German

0.5 1
Physics VO

Physics VO

Lector: Dr. Christian Rupp

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Units and quantities
2. Mechanics
3. Thermodynamics
4. Electricity
5. Optics

Assessment methods

Written Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

1.5 3
Statistics for chemical Analysis VO+UE

Statistics for chemical Analysis VO+UE

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Werner Timischl

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

1-dimensional data description:
Population and sample, numerical measures for location and spread, boxplot, absolute and relative frequency, empirical distributions.

Random variables:
Probability (axioms, addition rule, conditional probability, multiplication rule); discrete random variables (binomial distribution, hypergeometric distribution); continuous random variables (normal distribution).

Parameter estimation:
Estimation functions, confidence intervals (mean, standard deviation, probabilty).

Testing of hypotheses:
Introduction (alternative and null hypothesis, 1- and 2-sided hypotheses, types of errors, power);
1-sample problems (t-, binomial-test); test of normality (QQ-plot, Shapiro-Wilk-test); 2-sample problems (t-, F-test); sample size calculations (t-test).

Linear regression:
Bivariate normal distribution, Pearson correlation coefficient; simple linear regression (least squares estimation, test on linear relationship, coefficient of determination, regression through the origin, linearization methods); linear calibration functions.

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture with case studies and exercises; accompanying text to lecture, collection of formulae and simulations programs (in R) for downloading.

1.5 3
Stoichiometry and quantitative chemical Analysis VO

Stoichiometry and quantitative chemical Analysis VO

Lector: DI Petra Viehauser

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Following topics will be presented:

Atomic weight/molecular weight/mole /laws of stoichiometry/balancing chemical reactions/
redox reactions, solutions/units of concentration/Chemical equilibrium/Ideal Gases
Acids and bases and their salts, buffers, the pH-scale, and pH-calculation/Solubility
volumetric analysis/ Calibration Procedure and validation of Analytical Methods/
dilution/ buffer/ calculation of culture medium / exercises in photometric determination with calibration graph

Assessment methods

Four written midterm exams.Some examples have to be calculated. If not, there is the possibility to repeat this examples.Homework.

Teaching methods

Power Point is used to present the theory of the subjects, we calculate many exercises during the lecture, active collaboration is requested. The script, the homework and additional exercises will be available in time on the moodle platform.

Language

German

1.5 2
Tutorial in Mathematics UE

Tutorial in Mathematics UE

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

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Repetition and strengthening of fundamental mathematical concepts and methods.
In particular, we will focus on the following items.

1) terms, factions, complex fractions, equations
2) powers, exponential function, logarithm
3) trigonometric functions
4) basic linear algebra (vectors)

Assessment methods

written tests, written assignments, performance

Teaching methods

lecture, exercises

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bioorganic Chemistry VO

Bioorganic Chemistry VO

Lector: Ao Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Paul Messner

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Bioorganic chemistry combines methods and techniques of organic chemistry and biochemistry to solve problems of biological relevance and it is inspired by biology when new biotechnological processes are developed.

- Introduction into Bioorganic Chemistry
- Description of the essential structural elements: nucleotides, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids
(partly repetition)
- Assembly and structure of peptides, proteins and biomembranes - overview
- Methods for characterization of these components

In the course of the lecture different prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be compared:

- The model bacterial glycoproteins will be used to demonstrate obvious differences to eukaryotic
glycosylation systems and possible biotechnological applications will be discussed
- Description of the orientation system of magnetotactic bacteria
- Biological Self-assembly
- Biomineralization
- Molecular Biomimetics

Assessment methods

One interim test and a final written exam. Single/multiple choice questions and open questions are mixed

Teaching methods

Predominantly lecture style instructions.The slides will be made available to the students within the FH Portal; they are derived from both the suggested text books and the indicated literature references (on the slides).

Language

German-English

1 3
General Chemistry II (practical Course) LB

General Chemistry II (practical Course) LB

Lector: Matthias Kubek, BSc, Thomas Schmidt, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

During this course you will try some quantitative methods. The focus is gaining experience in important basic principles and physical-chemical procedures of analytic and quantitative chemistry as well as chemical basic operations.

Introductory part (+6 samples)
1. Sample: Knowledge Base - titration and uncertainty of measurement
2. Sample: Weak Acid, acidimetric
3. Sample: Gravimetric determination of iron
4. Sample: Water analysis - determination of water hardness
5. Sample: Distillation and determination of nitrogen content (Parnas-Wagner)

Assessment methods

An examination will be held. The results of the written examination and the practices will be taken as basis for assessment.

Teaching methods

Practices; on-the-job training

Language

German

2 2
General Chemistry III (practical Course) LB

General Chemistry III (practical Course) LB

Lector: Matthias Kubek, BSc, Thomas Schmidt, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Sample: Conductometric determination of saltsolution
2. Sample: Potentiometric determination of the molecular weight of an amino acid
3. Sample: Determination of chloride beside jodide with an ion-selective electrode
4. Sample: Photometric determination of iron
5. Sample: Photometric determination of the pK-value of an indicator
6. Sample: Redoxtitration (Vitamin C, jodemetric)
7. Sample: Ion chromatography (chloride, nitrate and sulfat)

Assessment methods

Litte oral test before starting working.An examination will be held at the end of the course.The results of the written examination and the practices will be taken as basis for assessment.

Teaching methods

Practices; on-the-job training

Language

German

3 4
Hydraulics and fluid Mechanics VO

Hydraulics and fluid Mechanics VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Glock, Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Tritthart

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course the theory as well as practical application of the fundamentals and principles of hydraulics will be discussed. General explanations of physical properties of fluids are in the focus of the first part of the course. This is followed by the functioning principles of hydrostatics both in general as well as in terms of application examples. The next part of the course deals with fundamentals and governing equations of hydrodynamics. Based on these foundations, the theory and practical application of pipe hydraulics is presented, with a particular focus on the aspects of laminar and turbulent flows as well as head loss in pipes and the calculation of pipe networks. Finally the functioning principle and dimensioning of hydraulic pumps, followed by the design of impeller type mixers, is discussed.

Assessment methods

Written exam at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

Powerpoint presentation assisted by calculation of practical examples

Language

German

1 2
Mechanical Engineering I VO

Mechanical Engineering I VO

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

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

The first part of the lecture will give an overview of the most important engineering materials as metallic- and no metallic materials as ceramic materials, glass, plastics and composite materials. This part is supplemented by the explanation of corrosion and corrosion protection.
in the second part production processes are discussed - casting and sinter, forging, rolling, milling, drilling, sawing and grinding, welding, soldering and bonding.
in the last part of lecture machine elements are discussed.

Assessment methods

Examination

Teaching methods

lessons

Language

German

2 5
Microbiologic Methods VO+UE

Microbiologic Methods VO+UE

Lector: Dr. Matthias Müllner

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview on methods in microbiology as a detailed preparation for the practical courses ('Laborpraktikum')
1. Aseptic techniques
2. Cultivation of MO
3. Identification of MO
4. Determination of growth kinetics
5. Antibiotics

Assessment methods

Final written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture with practical application examples

Language

German

0.5 1
Organic Chemistry VO

Organic Chemistry VO

Lector: DI Dr. Daniel Dangl

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Structural untis of organic compounds (hybride orbitales, molecular orbitales)
2. Reaction mechanisms
3. Alkanes (characteristics, introduction to nomenclature, reactions, synthesis, sources, representatives)
4. Alkenes (isomerism, reactions, representatives)
5. Alkynes (representatives, characteristics, sources, reactions)
6. Halides (characteristics, synthesis, representatives, reactions)
7. Alcoholes (characteristics, synthesis, reactions, representatives of mono- and polyols)
8. Ethers (characteristics, synthesis, reactions)
9. Sulfor containing compounds
10. Amines (characteristics, synthesis, reactions, representatives), further N- and P-compounds
11. Aldehydes and ketones (characteristics, synthesis, reactions, representatives)
12. Carbonic acids (characteristics, synthesis, reactions, representatives)
13. Derivatives of carbonic acids (halides, esters, amides, anhydrides)
14. Amino acids and peptides
15. Aromatic Compounds (aromaticity, characteristics, reactions, representatives)
16. Dicarbonic acids
17. Hydroxy carbonic acids
18. Organometallic Compounds
19. Natural Compounds (carbohydrates, fats, oils, waxes, terpens, nucleic acids)

Assessment methods

recurring tests and final examination

Teaching methods

oral lecture

Language

German

2 4
Specific Microbiology VO

Specific Microbiology VO

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Werner Timischl

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Written final exam

Teaching methods

Lectured course and distant learning

2 4
Technical Mathematics VO+UE

Technical Mathematics VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Glock, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer, Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Tritthart

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The main focus of this course will be numerical and applied mathematics. The first part will deal with aspects of numerical mathematics with an emphasis on the solution of systems of linear equations. This is followed by interpolation techniques eventually leading to numerical differentiation. Finally, this first part is concluded by an introduction to numerical integration. The second part of the course will deal with applied mathematics where the theory from Hydrodynamics is used to analyze real world examples.

Assessment methods

written exam + practical exercises

Teaching methods

Powerpoint presentation assisted by calculation of practical examples

Language

German

2 4
Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering VO+UE

Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering VO+UE

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

There will be no written exam within this course. The assessment will be based on the level of cooperation and a written home exercise.

Teaching methods

lecture with case studies and partly short exercises.

Language

German

0.5 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Microbiology (practical course) LB

General Microbiology (practical course) LB

Lector: Dr. Matthias Müllner, Johanna Schilcher, Fabian Schneider, Mag. Helga Weisse

3 SWS
3 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

Bonus system for practical courses. Final written examination (joint exam with MiMe)

Teaching methods

Practical course; in the first part, the students perform experiments under guidance of the lecturers; in the second part, the acquired skills have to be applied in order to autonomously identify an exemplary germ

3 3
Biochemistry VO

Biochemistry VO

Lector: Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Erwin Ivessa

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic substances in Biochemistry (Short repetition from SS): Carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleotides; isomerisms, electrolytes
Peptides and proteins: Composition, structure, function
Overview of protein methods
Hemoglobin
Enzymes: Basics, catalysis, mechanisms, kinetics, inhibition, regulation
Intermediary metabolism: Basics, energetic considerations
Important 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
Overview of amino acid and nucleotide metabolism; 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

Two interim tests and a final exam. Single/multiple choice questions and open questions mixed. Details to this matter will be discussed in the lectures.

Teaching methods

Predominantly lecture style instruction. The slides used will be made available to the students within the FH Portal; they are mainly derived from the suggested text books

Language

German

2 4
Introduction to the biochemical Exercises VO+UE

Introduction to the biochemical Exercises VO+UE

Lector: DI Dr. nat. techn. Matthias Hackl

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Methods for Proteins:
- Total protein concentration
- Immunochemistry (ELISA)
- Electrophoresis
- Chromatography
- Mass spectrometry

Enzyme kinetics
- Km-Value
- Reaction rates

Nucleic Acids

Assessment methods

Homework, In-class contribution, Final Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with practical examples, which are done in the form of short projects during lectures or as part of homework

0.5 1
Electrical Engineering VO

Electrical Engineering VO

Lector: Dipl. Ing. Dr. Mohamed Hassan

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Applications of Electricity
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Basic electrical variables
Ohm's law
Electric power, work, efficiency
The electrical circuit of consumers
Measuring electrical variable
Types of current
Power and safe handling of electricity
Pipework and electrical connection
Electrical Installation and Connections
Protective measures for electrical equipment
Possible errors on live equipment
Dangers of Electricity
Safe handling of live wires and machines
Symbols on electrical machines DEVICES AND
Electric drive equipment in chemical plants
electric motors
Three-phase motors
DC motors
Types of motor protection

Assessment methods

Written Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with media support (power point slides). Accompanying Exercises and demonstration material e.g. sketching of circuits sketch and calculations, measuring instruments,..

Language

German

1.5 3
Mechanical Engineering II VO

Mechanical Engineering II VO

Lector: DI Axel Foraschik

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Applied Material Technology
- Characteristics
- Metallics
- Plastics
- Keramisch
- Surface Technology
Machines
- Pumps
- Agitators, Mixer
- Homogenizers
- Centrifuges
- Machine Safety
Equipment
- Pressure Vessels
- Filter Housings
- Heat Exchanger
Water Treatment
- Pretreatment
- Filtration
- Destillation

Assessment methods

Written exam. Oral exam if written test negative.

Teaching methods

Lecture with Powerpoint-presentation (presentation documents will be provided). Focus on presentation of examples out of industrial practice. Discussion and experience exchange of the students under presentation of the lector. Appliance of lecture contents in training examples.

Language

German

2 4
Thermo-mechanical Process Engineering VO

Thermo-mechanical Process Engineering VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rafat Al Afif, Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Frohner, Dipl.-Ing. Denis Soldo

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

written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 4
Molecular Genetics and Straindevelopment VO

Molecular Genetics and Straindevelopment VO

Lector: Dr. Matthias Müllner

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Knowledge on basics of molecular genetics:

What are living organisms made of - in a biochemical sense - what molecules - which compartments and structures?
How are these molecules, compartments and structures passed on to offspring?
How do living organisms function in a chemical and physical sense?
How is this live "steered"?
How identical are offspring to their parents, or how different?
How is genetic and biological relationship explained on the molecular level?

Knowledge on basics recombinant DNA technology:

Enzymatic modification of DNA
Amplification of DNA - Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Gene expression and cloning
Transfer of DNA into host cells
Isolation of genomic and plasmid DNA
Bacteriophages - biology and application
Qualitative and quantitative analytical methods
Expression systems/hosts/vectors
Genomics and Proteomics

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 4
Tutorial for Calculations in Process Engineering UE

Tutorial for Calculations in Process Engineering UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rafat Al Afif, Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Frohner, Dipl.-Ing. Denis Soldo

0.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Participation

Teaching methods

autonomous calculation of exercise examples, supported by tutors

Language

German

0.5 2
Calculations in Process Engineering VO+UE

Calculations in Process Engineering VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rafat Al Afif, Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Frohner, Dipl.-Ing. Denis Soldo

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Mathematical examples for process engineering operations

Assessment methods

Homework, Participation

Teaching methods

demonstration of mathematical examples with student participation, homework, distance learning

Language

German

2 5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bioanalytics VO

Bioanalytics VO

Lector: Ing. DI (FH) Dr. Harald Kühnel, MSc, Dr. Matthias Müllner

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

The lecture Bioanalysis (part 1) will cover the following topics:
Immunological techniques like ELISA, SPR, Western-blot, Protein-arrays, IHC, …
Techniques of cell biology like fluorescence microscopy, FACS, counting of cells, …
Fundamental biochemical techniques like determining the concentration of protein solutions, …
And instrumental analysis-techniques like electrophoresis, capillary-electrophoresis, FPLC, HPLC, Proteome-analysis, … .


Part 2 of this lecture will be held as a seminar. Students are requested to select a recombinant protein independently and should prepare a presentation covering the following aspects:

- Why was the respective host organism chosen?
- Where does the GOI come from?
- How was the recombinant host produced (cloning strategy)?
- How was the recombinant protein expressed/produced and analyzed

Presentations will be held as a mini-symposium and students may select between an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Discussions will further intensify the gained knowledge. In addition every student will have to prepare a one-page handout.

Assessment methods

Part 1: Exam at the end of the lecturePart 2: No exam. In the grade integrated are the results of the presentation, of the active participation in the discussions of other speeches and the quality of the handouts.

Teaching methods

Part 1: LecturePart 2: Presentation done by the students (speech or poster presentation) and discussion

2 3
Biochemistry (practical Course) LB

Biochemistry (practical Course) LB

Lector: Mag. Dr. Martin Dragosits, Barbara Eckmair, Bakk. techn., DI Dr. nat. techn. Matthias Hackl, Ing. DI (FH) Dr. Harald Kühnel, MSc, Thomas Schmidt

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Chemical Calculations, NiNTA Chromatopraphy, Dialysis, Enzyme activity assays, Enzyme kinetic assays, SEC and HPLC, Protein quantification (Bradford, OD280), SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA

Assessment methods

In-class participation and written protocols

Teaching methods

Practical training accompanied by discussion and reflection rounds

Language

German

2.5 3
Calculations in Bioprocess Engineering VO+UE

Calculations in Bioprocess Engineering VO+UE

Lector: DI (FH) Thomas Sterovsky

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Bioprocess Engineering Principles

Assessment methods

Homework, Final Exam

Teaching methods

Practical, presentation

Language

German

1 2
Brewing and Fermentation Technology VO

Brewing and Fermentation Technology VO

Lector: Martin Huber, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer

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

Written exame

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 4
Basics of Bioprocess Engineering VO

Basics of Bioprocess Engineering VO

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Biological Expressionsystems
Cell Banks
Media Development
Sterilisation
Reactor Engineering
Mass Balances
Scale up, Process Design

Assessment methods

Intermediate test and final exame, written

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 4
Measurement, Control -and Sensor Technology VO+UE

Measurement, Control -and Sensor Technology VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Werner Seiler

1.5 SWS
3.5 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

Written test at the end of the lecture.

Teaching methods

Lecture, design and calculation exercises with Excel and simulation programs.

Language

German

1.5 3.5
Programming and Bioinformatics VO+UE

Programming and Bioinformatics VO+UE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Alexandra Graf, Anna Tomaselli, BSc

1 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. In this lecture we talk about what Bioinformatics is and why we need it today.
2. Basic concepts of programming will be discussed and with hands on exercises illustrated.

We will go through specific topics of Bioinformatics and discuss the available applications. The topics include:
- Why did Bioinformatics develop and what is it.
- Human Genome Project and its consequences
- Biological sequences, sequence comparison and database search.
- Pattern search
- Structure of biological sequences and structure prediction
- High throughput technologies and data analysis

Assessment methods

Exercises and short test at end of the lecture

Teaching methods

lecture, powerpoint presentation, discussion and hands on exercises

1 3.5
Technical Microbiology VO

Technical Microbiology VO

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Panuschka

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
Isolation, purification, pharmaceutical tabletting
Regulatory framework and Summary

Assessment methods

Final written examination

Teaching methods

lectured course

Language

German-English

2 3
Cell Biology VO

Cell Biology VO

Lector: DI Dr. nat. techn. Matthias Hackl, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sylvia Weilner

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The cell (Organization, cell compartments, Cytoskeleton); cell membrane (structure, properties, lipid and protein components, transport mechanisms); cell organelles.; cell nucleus, storage and information, gene therapy; proteins and their manifold functions; Bioenergetics; cell Division; Tissues; Cellular components of the immune system, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms to control cellular behavior

Assessment methods

Written Exam

Teaching methods

Powerpoint slidesDiscussion rounds following each chapter, to reflect on the presented information

Language

German-English

2 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Statistics VO

Applied Statistics VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Werner Timischl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Review of elementary concepts and methods;
confidence intervals and tests (confidence intervals for binary variables, robust statistics, outliers, equivalence tests);
acceptance sampling ( sampling plans for attributes and variables);
control charts;
simulation experiments (confidence intervals, bootstrapping, p-value, power);
design of experiments (parallel design, one-way ANOVA, simple linear regression, calibration experiments, inter laboratory tests.

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture combined with exercises

1 2
Introduction to GMP and Quality Management VO

Introduction to GMP and Quality Management VO

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem

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

Written exam + practical exercise

Teaching methods

Lecture with discussionHomework

Language

German

1 2
Molecular Genetics (practical Course) - Project Preparation SE

Molecular Genetics (practical Course) - Project Preparation SE

Lector: Dr. Christian Leitner, Dr. Matthias Müllner, Dr. Matthias Steiger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Goal:
Establish a plan to produce lactic acid in yeast. Develop a concept including all relevant points and present it to your client.

Goal of this seminar is to clone the L-lactat dehydrogenase gene (LDH, EC 1.1.1.27) into a yeast strain. This will lead to a transgenic organism capable of producing lactic acid.
Plan all necessary steps to produce this strain:
Which yeast will you use? From where will you get it?
LDH: From which organism, where/how will you get the gene?
Vector: Which essential part must the vector contain? Where will you get it, buy, construct….?
How can you clone the LDH gene into the vector? REN, cutting sites, primer….
Which transformation method will you use?
How will you screen for positive transformants? Isolation, master cell bank…
How will you prove the correct gene transfer and the production of lactic acid?
The concept can/should be individual and in theory functional. There is no silver bullet (yeast strain, LDH gene, cloning, transfer, vector, detection…). Lively discussion between colleges is encouraged. Identical or recycled concepts from previous year will not be tolerated!
At the end the concept will be presented to your colleges in the frame of a short presentation.
Length of the written presentation: 4 Pages.

Assessment methods

Graded will be the writen concept and the presentation.

Teaching methods

Independent preparation of the concept and the presentationLectures:22.8: Preliminary discussion: Goal of the seminar and recapitulation of importance methods25.9: First Meeting: Q&A, crude concept should already exist10. or 13.10: Second Meeting: one on one discussion, 15 minutes per person to discuss final questions20.11: Presentation

Language

German

1 1
Molecular Genetics (practical Course) LB

Molecular Genetics (practical Course) LB

Lector: Dr. Christian Leitner, Dr. Matthias Steiger

2 SWS
3 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

Writing a scientific lab protocolRecommended language: German or English Rated will be the protocol and the practical work in the lab.

Teaching methods

After a theoretical introduction at the beginning of each lab day the students will conduct the experiments by themselves with help from the protocols.

Language

German

2 3
Practical Course: Fermentation Technology LB

Practical Course: Fermentation Technology LB

Lector: Dr. Christian Leitner, Dr. Nico Lingg, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer, Katharina Seiberl, Dr. Matthias Steiger

3.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course consists of two parts:
1.Brewing technology
2.Characterization of a recombinant yeast strain
In the course of the brewing technology, beer, liquor and vinegar are produced. This includes the process design, QA, filling and labeling.
In the second part, a yeast strain producing lactic acid (outcome of the molecular biological lab) will be characterized in terms of productivity in comparison to the wild type and a mutant strain (PDC neg.)

Assessment methods

Written reports

Teaching methods

Laboratory

Language

German

3.5 5
Quality Control VO

Quality Control VO

Lector: Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christine Prenner, Prof. Dr. Karola Vorauer-Uhl

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 conserning the differences to general analytics. Secondly, to deepen the knowledge and background of methods applied in breweries.

Assessment methods

Homework, presentation and discussion: 30%Final, written examination: 70%

Teaching methods

This course has been established as an interactive workshop:Therefore, each student has to prepare a PowerPoint presentation, which has be presented in course.Based on this presentation, methodological- and quality related aspects will be discussed. The reguired documents for the individual homework are presented on the moodle-plattform. The presentations need to be uploaded prior the presentation. The presentation time is restricted to 10 min.

Language

German

1 2
Statistics (practical Course) UE

Statistics (practical Course) UE

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Werner Timischl

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Case studies from the following subject areas:
Acceptance sampling for attributes and variables in food production, confidence intervals and tests, Monte Carlo simulations, statistical process control, analysis of experiments, inter laboratory tests.

Assessment methods

Presentation and written report.

Teaching methods

Short inputs about the topic of the projects (background, statistical methods, R-specifics). Statistical consulting during the working out of the project.

1 4
Animal Cell Technology VO

Animal Cell Technology VO

Lector: DIin Sarah Kerschbaum, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sylvia Weilner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Dunzinger

1. Isolation of cells
2. Hayflicklimit, telomeres and telomerase
3. Specialised cells
4. Immortalisation of cell lines
5. Tissue engineering, Organkultur

Fliedl
1. Cell culture laboratories, steril technique and cryoconservation
2. Cultivation methods, cell number, media and components
3. Cell line characterisation
4. Application of animal cell lines and development of recombinant cell lines

Assessment methods

written

Teaching methods

Classroom lecture

Language

German-English

1 2

Specialization: Informatik

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bioinformatics VO

Bioinformatics VO

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Alexandra Graf, Anna Tomaselli, BSc

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic concepts of bioinformatics will be discussed and practices.
- Working with Sequences as data type
- phylogenetic trees
- hidden markov models

Assessment methods

practical programming task

Teaching methods

lecture (powerpoint)practical work using computers

Language

German

0.5 1
Bioinformatic Data Analysis (Statistics) UE

Bioinformatic Data Analysis (Statistics) UE

Lector: Dr. Matthias Gerstl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Data types
- R scripts
- Control structures
- Functions
- Packages
- Plots

Assessment methods

Project work with final oral exam

Teaching methods

Lecture and Exercise

Language

German-English

1 2
Programming VO+UE

Programming VO+UE

Lector: DI Norbert Auer, Anna Tomaselli, BSc

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 3) 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

The final exam will consists of 2 parts:1. A multi-choice test on all the arguments covered during the lectures2. A small programming exercise on the PC

Teaching methods

The course will consist of frontal lectures and in-classroom programming on PC using Python 3 as programming language.

Language

English

1.5 6

Specialization: Bioprozesstechnik

Lecture SWS ECTS
Biotechnological Plant Engineering and Automation VO

Biotechnological Plant Engineering and Automation VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Christoph Herwig, Markus Pichler, MSc

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Process equipment for upstream, recovery and downstream process, as well as for process supply and central utilities
Piping, armatures and valves
Building concept / plant layout / hygiene concept
Cleaning and sterilization
Automation
Planning process
Qualification

Assessment methods

- Presence in the lecture- Written final test (positive grading in case of > 60% of possible points)- Oral examination in case of negative test result- Unexcused absences (> 20%) or unexcused no-show to examination equivalent to a negative test result

Teaching methods

Lecture with power point presentation

Language

German

2 5
GMP (practical Course) SE

GMP (practical Course) SE

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course will be held in German - see German description

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment, course work

Teaching methods

The course will be held in German - see German description

1 4

Specialization: Bioprozesstechnik

Lecture SWS ECTS
Facility Design, GMP-Project, Bachelor Thesis SE

Facility Design, GMP-Project, Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer

5 SWS
10 ECTS

Lecture contents

see german description

Assessment methods

See german description

Teaching methods

Seminar, homework

Language

German

5 10
Downstream Processing (Practical Course) LB

Downstream Processing (Practical Course) LB

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Burgstaller, Dr. Nico Lingg

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The recombinant proteins produced in the fermentation laboratory course will be purified with typical unit operation. The course covers homogenization, centrifugation, chromatography and ultra-/diafiltration.

Assessment methods

- Colloquium- Protocol- Participation

Teaching methods

Pactical course in groups

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Aseptic Filling VO

Aseptic Filling VO

Lector: DI(FH) Robert Schwarz

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course addresses the technology of manufacturing aseptically prepared liquida and methodes to assess the process performance.

Assessment methods

Written Exam and participation during lectures

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German-English

0.5 1
Practical Training PR

Practical Training PR

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem

0 SWS
7.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

The completion of an internship is part of the course of studies.

Assessment methods

Further information: see portal downloads (only accessible for students, other people interested can inquire information in the office of the study program)

Teaching methods

Further information: see portal downloads (only accessible for students, other people interested can inquire information in the office of the study program)

0 7.5
Plant Hygiene VO

Plant Hygiene VO

Lector: DI(FH) Robert Schwarz

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) forms a quality framework for the production of pharmaceutical and biotechnological products. Plant Hygiene represents a central pillar of GMP, both in the way of general principles for avoiding adventious product contamination and through specific forms of implementation and instruments.

Assessment methods

Written Exam and participation during lectures

Teaching methods

lectured course and participation

Language

German-English

1 2
Downstream-Processing, Metabolites VO

Downstream-Processing, Metabolites VO

Lector: Florian Bacher, BSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Downstream processing means the treatment or purification of fermentation products.
The lecture explains procedural basic operations as well as the purification and separation processes of metabolites.
Emphasis is placed on mechanical and thermal separation processes, their application areas and their use on the industrial scale.
On the basis of the general methods, special cleaning steps are also shown.

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture and discussion

Language

English

1 2
Downstream-Processing, Proteins VO

Downstream-Processing, Proteins VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Astrid Dürauer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics about downstream processing of proteins including impact factors and quality requirements
Basics about important methods e.g. cell harvest, cell disruption, extraction, chromatography
Calculations of processes

Assessment methods

written exam incl. calculation

Teaching methods

lecture

1 2
Fermentation (practical Course) LB

Fermentation (practical Course) LB

Lector: Frederik Hoppe, BSc MSc, Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Pfeffer, Mag. Karin Pfeffer

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The aim of this course is the design, operation and analysis of a controlled bioprocess. Therefore, the recombinant E. coli strain will be cultivated in a batch fermentation.

Assessment methods

- colloquium- report- active participation

Teaching methods

group work

Language

German

1.5 2
Practical Training - Reflection SE

Practical Training - Reflection SE

Lector: Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Rudolf Friedrich Bliem

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Mentoring during the professional practical training

Assessment methods

written report

Teaching methods

Seminar

0.5 0.5

Specialization: Informatik

Lecture SWS ECTS
Linuxbased Systems and Data Base VO+UE

Linuxbased Systems and Data Base VO+UE

Lector: DI (FH) Anton Grünberg, Ing. DI (FH) Nadine Elpida Tatto

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Lecture part about system softwares:
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:
- Theory:
In this part we will learn the basics of relational data base systems and SQL.

- Training:
The training will take place in small groups. The purpose of the training session will be to set up a small use case with MySQL.

Assessment methods

Lecture part about system softwares:written exam and complete and punctual delivery of exercises. The grade will be calculated from exam and excercises 70%/30%.Data base systems:Written exam. The grade will be calculated from exam and excercises 70%/30%.

Teaching methods

Lecture part about system softwares:Lecture and exercises during lecture time and at homeData base systems:Lecture and exercises during lecture time and at home

Language

German

1 1
Programme Design, Automation, Bachelor Thesis SE

Programme Design, Automation, Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: DI Norbert Auer, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Alexandra Graf, Dr. Ing. Angelo Nuzzo, Anna Tomaselli, BSc

5 SWS
10 ECTS

Lecture contents

Based on the programming lectures so far, this lecture finalizes important programming concepts with Python. Practical examples from different areas, such as functions, class hierarchies, polymorphism, interfaces, exceptions, modules, and file in/output, are presented and practiced.

Assessment methods

This lecture is the basis for the bachelor thesis and will be appraised together with it.

Teaching methods

Presentation and dialogs,interactive work and studies,practice on our notbooks

Language

German

5 10

Semester dates
Winter semester: 16th August 2017 to 27th January 2018
Summer semester: 5th February 2018 to 14th July 2018

Number of teaching weeks
20 per Semester


Times
6.00 p.m.-9.20 p.m. (ca. three times from Mon to Fri)
Sat, ca. every 2 weeks from 8.30 a.m. (allday)

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

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

Bioinformatics

Master, part-time

more

Biotechnological Quality Management

Master, part-time

more

Bioprocess Technology

Master, part-time

more

Molecular Biotechnology

Master, full-time

more

Admission

Admission requirements

  • 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 visit the secretary's office. 

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Chemistry lab technology, chemical process technology, pharmaceutical technology, brewing and fermentation technology, food technology. Further information about the auxiliary examinations is available at the Secretary's office.

Application

There are 40 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Bioengineering each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:1,5.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • 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
  • Proof of residence

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 selection process

The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    The written selection test includes questions from biology, physics, mathematics and chemistry.Applicants then undergo a selection 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 selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:

    • Written selection test (60%)
    • Selection 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 selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.


Secretary's office

Elisabeth Beck
Elisabeth Holzmann, Bakk.techn.
Johanna Bauer

Mag.a Susanne Polansky
Muthgasse 62
1190 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3600
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3609
bioengineering@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during semester
Mon. to Thu. 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

By appointment
Mon. to Thu. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with numerous industrial companies, universities such as the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and the associated Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT) and other research institutes. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It’s well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

Campusnetzwerk