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Bioprocess Technology

Master, part-time

Overview

The unique characteristics of the living cell are what make the process technologies different from others. Bioprocess technology makes it possible to transfer biotechnological methods to technical applications in the industry. Procedures that are already established in the laboratory must be optimized so that they work well for industrial production on a large scale. In addition to process technology know-how, this also requires knowledge about biotechnology, biopharmaceutical technology and laboratory practice. Quality management and quality assurance provide important parameters.

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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
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
18Study places
120ECTS
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 have basic know-how in process technology and natural sciences. You are a process-oriented, system-related and analytical thinker. Innovation excites you. You want to strengthen your research skills in order to further develop and optimize process technologies. You enjoy working on projects in a team and would like to take on management responsibilities. 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 it is possible in a preliminary stage to research production processes on a laboratory scale. Furthermore, 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

Bioprocess technology makes it possible to transfer biotechnological methods to technical applications in the industry. Microorganisms, animal cells or other biological materials can be used in a variety of technical applications to produce individual products, to develop test kits or to plan production plants. A bio-industrial pilot plant at our campus provides us the unique opportunity of being able to develop biotechnological production processes on a laboratory scale and transfer them to the pilot scale in order to precisely research their scalability.

The simulation of the production processes on a pilot scale helps determine deviations in each process step and develop process parameters for the commercial evaluation of the production processes. The results benefit teaching, research and the industry. For example, we use the facility together with the multi-technology company 3M to evaluate the latest filtration systems and applications for the production of medicinal products.


What you will learn in the degree program

The degree program focuses on process technology, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical technology and practical laboratory experience.

  • Process technology covers control technology and plant engineering as well as plant design. In biotechnology you will specialize in bioprocess technology, downstream processing including practical laboratory experience, industrial microbiology and waste management technologies.
  • Within the framework of biopharmaceutical technology you will acquire knowledge about pharmacology, toxicology, company hygiene, process analysis, quality control and validation.
  • Knowledge of patent law, project management and corporate management will round out your portfolio. You will apply the methods of scientific work within the framework of your master's thesis.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Automation Tutorial LB

Automation Tutorial LB

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Werner Seiler

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Construction of various simple control circuits and comparison of different control strategies.
Each student builds her own control circuit using an Arduino starter kit, puts them into operation and studies their behaviour.

Assessment methods

Participation and protocols

Teaching methods

Experiments wit an Arduino starter kit and a laptop.

Language

German

1 2
Biogas Production and Algal Technology VO

Biogas Production and Algal Technology VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Drosg, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Lydia Rachbauer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview on the biogas technology for energy recovery from renewable resources in combination with Algae technology for the develepment of biorefinery concepts.
A focus will be put on process regulation and application fields for both technologies.


Understanding of the specific conditions of providing energy from renewable resources and the pros and cons of these technologies, Communication of technological and microbiological basics of biogas and bioethanol technologyOverview

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

presentations

Language

German

1 2
Bioreactors and Bioprocess Engineering VO+UE

Bioreactors and Bioprocess Engineering VO+UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Wöhrer

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

After the introduction, where the basic concepts and principles of bioprocess engineering are explained, the main bioreactor types and operation modes are presented. In the following section the kinetics of bioprocesses together with the underlying equations and graphs are outlined. Heat and mass transfer correlations, which are essential to be familiar with - especially for the design of bioreactors, are dealt in the following section. The characterization of various bioreactor types including enzyme reactors as weell as the upscaling principles are main topics of this lecture. Finally the basics of the sterilization technology and the design of SIP procedures are elucidated.
The understanding as well as the benefit of the presented model equations for the particular unit operations are shown by some selected examples.

Assessment methods

Two written intermediate exams and a final test.

Teaching methods

The teaching is based on the following concept:First the scientific principles involved in a specific unit operation within biochemical engineering together with their practical application are elucidated. After a thorough discussion on the limitations of the respective Mathematical Model its practical value is shown by some examples.

2 4
Bioprocesses and Products VO

Bioprocesses and Products VO

Lector: Dr. MMag. Agnes Bugajska-Schretter, Dipl.-Ing. Helga Sgardelli, Dr. Martin Spruth

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course will introduce biological and biotechnological manufactured products with the focus on medicinal products (blood products, vaccines, recobinant proteins, biosimilars). Basic knowledge on technological processes and manufacturing methods as well as on genetics, immunology and history of biotechnology will be summarized.
Practical approaches for utilization of the products and for working in the biotech environment will be highlighted (key player in the biotech industry, vaccination programs, biotech company, license).

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

1.5 3
Differential Equations for Bioprocess Engineering VO+UE

Differential Equations for Bioprocess Engineering VO+UE

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

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Part
basic concepts of differential and integral calculus
solution of differential equation
linear differential equations
2.Part
Tutorial

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

lecture

1 2
Energy, Heating and Cooling Technologies I VO+UE

Energy, Heating and Cooling Technologies I VO+UE

Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr. Senad Novalin

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

1 Thermodynamics
1.1Introduction
1.2Change in State
1.3The First Law of Thermodynamics
1.4 Thermal calculations
1.5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
1.6Work - Fluid Systems
1.7 Exergy
2 Technical Heat Transfer

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

1.5 3
Measurement, Control and Automation VO+UE

Measurement, Control and Automation VO+UE

Lector: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Biener

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

introduction to control theory
Controllers (PID-control, two-position control, cascade control,…)
requirement to control loops (performance, stability)
control design, determination of controller paameters
control of bioreactors (temperature, pH, pO2)
practical design of flow and level control

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

lectureexercisespractical training

Language

German

1.5 3
Parenterals VO

Parenterals VO

Lector: O.Univ.-Prof. Mag.pharm. Dr. Helmut Viernstein

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course addresses the technology of manufacturing formulations for the parenteral application as well as methods of quality control according to the rules of the European and international pharmacopeia. In this context, well established formulations and innovative products will be presented and special biopharmacutical aspects will be discussed.

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 2
Platform Chemicals and Biopolymeres VO+UE

Platform Chemicals and Biopolymeres VO+UE

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer, Dipl.-Ing. Eva Sykacek

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Terminology; overview regarding the market situation
- Biotechnological processes for the production of biobased materials and/or their monomeric precursors:
Feedstocks for fermentation and their availability;
Chemical derivatisation/synthesis of bioplastics; processing and moulding (especially thermoplastic moulding, e.g. extrusion and injection moulding); examples for applied moulding processes

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

lecture and practice

Language

German

1.5 3
Technical Risk Analysis VO+UE

Technical Risk Analysis VO+UE

Lector: Dr. Reinhard Preiss

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic considerations in Risk Management
Terminology in the field of risk analysis;
Typical fields of application and legal aspects;
Process safety incidents;
Risk assessment (qualitativ, quantitive, semi-quantitative);
Analysis methodologies:
FMEA
HAZOP
Fault Tree Analysis (Basics)

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Presentation, common acquirement of working examples.

Language

German

1 2
Validation VO+UE

Validation VO+UE

Lector: DI(FH) Robert Schwarz

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course covers the foundation of validation, regulatory requirements and guidelines, equipment qualification (DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ), risk analysis, method validation, process validation, cleaning validation and sterilization/sanitization validation. Focusing of the preparation of associated documentation through validation projects will be included in practical detail.

Assessment methods

Concurrent performance assessment for active participation and permanent review to content already bespoken incl. solving examples to demonstrate the ability to apply the content practically.If at the end of the last lesson before the written test less than 60 % of the required performance were provided in addition, following the written test an oral examination has to be undergone. This will be communicated the students affected in an appropriate manner (in person, by mail).Written Exam (multiple choice, text questions and sample calculations)Weighting of the final grade : Written Exam 50%, active participation and documents 25% each

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussions and examplesThe lecture slides and additionally the comments of the lecturer during the lecture are the basis of the course content.The sum of this all is relevant for the permanent review and the written test.

Language

German-English

2 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Plant Cleaning VO+UE

Plant Cleaning VO+UE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Johannes Leitner, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer, Yannick Weiß

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Cleaning of surfaces, that are touched by products
Matrices of processes and tools
Analysis and planning of cleaning validation
Exercise example for cleaning and cleaning validation at a fermenter or a similar processing unit

Assessment methods

Continous assessments throughout the course

Teaching methods

After an introductory course concerning theory and experience of cleaning, as well as the regulatory framework, an exercise course with a fermentation equipment is following.

Language

German-English

1 2
Selected Subjects in Bioprocess Engineering and Master Thesis Preparation SE

Selected Subjects in Bioprocess Engineering and Master Thesis Preparation SE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Hermann Katinger

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Role of natural IgM antibodies in immune surveillance
Structure and function of natural IgM antibodies
Manufacturing platforms for IgM antibodies
Quality management of natural IgMs
? why are natural IgM antibodies not in use for immuno-therapeutic applications ?

Assessment methods

Written exam at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

Lecture and exercises. The focus lies on independent problem solving.

Language

German-English

1 2
Downstream Processing (Practical Course) LB

Downstream Processing (Practical Course) LB

Lector: DI Michael Dekner, MA, Josef Hofer, BSc, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Julita Panek

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

General aspects of Downstreamprocessing in the environement of a biotechnology production Unit operations of DSP (Centrifugation, precipitation, filtration, ultrafiltration, chromatographic methods). Dimensional analysis of unit operation with simple models.

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture with sample calculation

Language

German

3 6
Downstream Processing, Proteins VO+UE

Downstream Processing, Proteins VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Astrid Dürauer

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Schemes / set up of down stream processes for recombinant proteins
detailed insight into important processes e.g. centrifugation, filtration, extraction, precipitation, chromatography
information about
- continuous processing
- refolding of proteins
- automation and miniaturisation for process development
Process design and dimensioning

Assessment methods

Written exam about theoretical background and calculation of processes

Teaching methods

Lecture optional: home work, telelearning

Language

German

1.5 3
Energy, Heating and Cooling Technologies II VO+UE

Energy, Heating and Cooling Technologies II VO+UE

Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr. Senad Novalin

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

1 Introduction Thermodynamic Processes
1.1 Cycles
1.2 Two-Phase Systems - Steam
2 Refrigeration
3 Technical Energy Systems
3.1 The Heat Pump
3.2 Renewable Energy

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1.5 3
Enzyme Technology VO

Enzyme Technology VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. habil. Roland Ludwig

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Overview and review of enzyme technology and definition of technical terms
2. Biochemical basics: structure and function of proteins
3. Enzyme production (fermentation, purification and formulation)
4. Enzymatic catalysis (enzyme kinetics, reactors, process control)
5. Enzyme modifications (aims, genetic engineering, immobilisation techniques)
6. Enzymes in industry (bulk- and fine chemicals, antibiotics)
7. Enzymes in analytical applications (application in diagnosis, enzyme assays, biosensors,...)

Assessment methods

written examThe written exam of enzyme technology consists of 10 questions (including 1-2 calculations) covering all presented topics, the information on the slide scripts and the calculated examples. The maximum number of achievable points is 100 (the number of points for an individual question is indicated on the questionaire). Correlation of points ad grades: 90+ points: sehr gut (1); 80+ points: gut (2); 65+ points: befriedigend (3); 50+ points: genügend (4); below 50 points: nicht genügend (5).

Teaching methods

Lecture, brainstorming and discussion. Case studies and calculations will be worked out together.Questions are appreciated at any time. A slide scripts for each lecture will uploaded approx. 1 week before the lecture. Please prepare before the lecture for maximum benefit.

Language

German-English

1 2
Bioprocess Engineering (Practical Course) LB

Bioprocess Engineering (Practical Course) LB

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Julita Panek, Dipl.-Ing. Harald Schillinger

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The bioprocess laboratory depicts the production process. It consists of design of the process till harvesting by a disc separator and filtration.
The students will learn the production of the “Green Fluorescent Protein” with E. coli.

Assessment methods

report and presentation

Teaching methods

Practical course

Language

German-English

2 4
Pharmaceutical Technology VO+UE

Pharmaceutical Technology VO+UE

Lector: MMag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Monika Müller, Herbert Sulzbacher, Mag. Dr. Stefan Tögel, O.Univ.-Prof. Mag.pharm. Dr. Helmut Viernstein

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course comprises the manufacturing of well established application forms, e.g. granules, pellets, tablets, capsules or parenterals and inhalants as well as the production and development of innovative products. In addition, biopharmaceutical aspects of the enhancement of efficacy of drugs will be discussed. A main topic of the practical course is the quality control according to the rules of the European Pharmacopoeia.

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

lecture and practical course

Language

German-English

2 4
Specific Statistics VO+UE

Specific Statistics VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Alexandra Posekany

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

General topics of statistics:
statistical modeling, selection of models
generalized models (logistic regression)
bayesian estimate and modeling

Assessment methods

Participation, final examination

Teaching methods

Applied practice with "R"

Language

German

1 2
Statistical Design of Experiments I VO+UE

Statistical Design of Experiments I VO+UE

Lector: Dr. Reinhard Ilk

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Logic and objectives of statistical comparison studies, basic inferential statistics and experimental designs, possible errors in the statistical data assessment, sample size determination, interpretation of P-values, r-squares and residuals, basic variance decomposition methods, regression, etc.

Assessment methods

Test mode:Exercises to be performed within the lecture sequence. Written test after lecture is finished. The test will consist of a combination of multiple-choice questions and application examples with open questions. Working with the software will be part of the exercises, but not part of the test!The grading is based to each one-third on the performance of the exercise and the two parts of the written test. Attendance and contribution is recognized whenever the evaluation decision is marginal. In case the test is failed, the repeat test will always be held as an oral exam.

Teaching methods

Lecture with embedded practical exercises. The content will be taught in training locations enabling access to statistics software provided. Work on exercise examples can be done on individual time management.

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Wastewater Treatment VO+UE

Wastewater Treatment VO+UE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Andreas Franz

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course is held in German. The description is therefore also restricted to German.

Assessment methods

This course is held in German. The description is therefore also restricted to German.

Teaching methods

This course is held in German. The description is therefore also restricted to German.

Language

German

1.5 3
Plant Design and Construction VO+UE

Plant Design and Construction VO+UE

Lector: DI Josef Kriegl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Plant Engineering: Phases of Engineering and Construction of facilities. Explanation of enginering issues and engineering steps. Arrangement of equipments, utilities and site function for ideal material and personal flows, by taking the cleanroom classifications unter consiteration. Dimensioning of rooms sizes and definition of quality standards of rooms. Listing of necessary site functions for utilities.
Mechanical Process Design: Basic needs and quality standards for equipments, pipes, valves and instruments (design, form, materials)

Assessment methods

written examination after the course

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 2
Industrial Facility Hygiene VO

Industrial Facility 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
Biosafety and Biosecurity VO

Biosafety and Biosecurity VO

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

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course willl convey concepts of biological safety, as defined by occupational and health requirements, and biological security.
In this context it will include a discussion on assessment critieria for biological safety and present the biological risk Groups. This will be followed by a discusion of the technical measures as defined by the risk classes. This will complete with a brief view into further aspects of biosafety and a personal work report as medical laboratory analyst in the recent Ebola epidemic in africa.

Assessment methods

Final Exam

Teaching methods

Lectured Course

Language

German-English

1 2
Business Plan and Cost Accounting VO+UE

Business Plan and Cost Accounting VO+UE

Lector: Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Pfeffer, Mag. Karin Pfeffer

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

"hands-on" priciples in business administration
Development of a business plan

Assessment methods

preparation & presentation of a business plan

Teaching methods

lecture, Workshop

Language

German

2 4
Fermentation Practical LB

Fermentation Practical LB

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Michael Maurer, Katharina Seiberl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Brewing at a Craft Beer Brewery:
> Recipe design
> Scale up 50L -> 10hL and comparison
> QA/QC of brewing process
> Filling - KEGs and bottles
> Marketing

Assessment methods

Protocol

Teaching methods

practical course

1 2
Innovation and Entrepreneurship VO+UE

Innovation and Entrepreneurship VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gottfried Himmler

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The Entrepreneur

How do new things develop?
Recipies for success?

What is an enterprise?
Systems theory perspective

What is management?
Entrepreneur versus Manager:
Tasks
Character

The idea
The Business Model
The Business Plan

The ideal Leader.
Basics of Management.
Tasks of Managers.
Management Tools.

Assessment methods

Oral

Teaching methods

Lecture & Workshop

Language

German

1 2
Microbial Production Strains and Strain Development VO

Microbial Production Strains and Strain Development VO

Lector: Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Metzner

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Short introduction: Products, expression systems, markets
Metabolic Engineering: Aims, Prerequisites, Methods
Optimising Product or Production?
Focus Biomedicine: Antibody – Vaccine - Gene therapy vector
Examples from recent publications
Bottlenecks in Production/Upscaling
Mini seminar on Metabolic Engineering on a real-life example: „ Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-Protein Production for VLP vaccines – Assessing different strategies“

Assessment methods

Final Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture - e-learning - mini-seminar - discussion

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Molecular Biology Laboratory Practical LB

Molecular Biology Laboratory Practical LB

Lector: Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Metzner, Katharina Seiberl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to eucaryotic (mammalian) cell culture
Basic Methods: Thawing, Splitting, Seeding, Harvesting, Freezing,
Transfection methods: Co-precipitation and lipofection
Influence of e.g. different plasmid backbones or different host cell lines on product
Analysis: Fluorometric, cytotoxicity, protein content (specific vs. total)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of course work/protocol

Teaching methods

Lecture, experimentation, discussion

Language

German-English

1 2
Patenting VO+UE

Patenting VO+UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Anatol Dietl, Mag. iur. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Stadler

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Protective rights; Reading patent documents; scope of protection; novelty, state of the art; inventive step; further requirements of patentability; patent application procedure; international patent laws and treatys; patent search; patent licensing; biotechnological inventions and patents

Assessment methods

written tests at the beginning of the lecture units; homework problem

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 2
Statistical Design of Experiments II UE

Statistical Design of Experiments II UE

Lector: Dr. Reinhard Ilk

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Structure of statistical designs for more than two factors, differences between individual designs with regard to extent, output and results of various experimental designs. Analysis of experiments by using t-statistics and the General Linear Model (GLM).

Assessment methods

Test mode:Exercises to be performed within the lecture sequence. Written test after lecture is finished. The test will consist of a combination of multiple-choice questions and application examples with open questions. Working with the software will be part of the exercises, but not part of the test!The grading is based to each one-third on the performance of the exercise and the two parts of the written test. Attendance and contribution is recognized whenever the evaluation decision is marginal. In case the test is failed, the repeat test will always be held as an oral exam.

Teaching methods

Lecture with embedded practical exercises. The content will be taught in training locations enabling access to statistics software provided. Work on exercise examples can be done on individual time management.

1 2
Sterilization and Disinfection VO+UE

Sterilization and Disinfection VO+UE

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

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Terms and overview of processes for microbial inactivation
Processes of moist heat inactivation, as well as chemical and thermal disinfection
Predictive calculation models

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Lectured course

Language

German-English

1 2
Technical Project Management VO+UE

Technical Project Management VO+UE

Lector: DI Josef Kriegl

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In addition to the different tasks involved in the project management of biotechnological plants, which include process engineering as well as supply engineering and buildings, topics such as fast track, sustainability or risk prevention are decisive factors for the success of projects.

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

0.5 1
Water and Ventilation Technology VO+UE

Water and Ventilation Technology VO+UE

Lector: Ing. Walter Lintner, Ing. Otmar Pribitzer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Water, Potable Water, Purified Water, Methodes of Purification, Maintenance, Equipment for mesuring parameters

Assessment methods

graduation work

Teaching methods

lecture with slides, lecture notes

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Master Thesis Supervision SE 1 1
Master Thesis MT 0 28
Master Thesis Seminar SE 1 1

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. to 9:20 p.m. (ca. three times from Mon to Fri), Sat ca every two weeks from 8:30 a.m. (all day)

Language of instruction
German


Career opportunities

Bioprocess technology experts with a strong basis in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) are particularly sought after. Your professional spectrum will extend from the planning, development and implementation of biotechnological production processes all the way to the operation of biotechnological plants. You will find a career in the following occupational fields:

  • Biopharmaceutical industry
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Food industry
  • Environmental technology
  • Plant engineering

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree in natural sciences-technology or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits

With at least
> 60 ECTS credits in natural sciences (chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, molecular biology) and
> 13 ECTS credits in technical subjects (process engineering, principals of bioprocess technology, measurement and control technology).
More information is available upon request.

  • Equivalent certification from abroad
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

Application

There are 18 places available in the master’s degree program in Bioprocess Technology each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:1,5.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Bachelor/diploma certificate or equivalent certificate from abroad

Certificates from abroad as well as a description of the courses and exemplary documents 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.

  • List of courses completed or transcript
  • 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 assesses the applicant's knowledge of natural sciences and technology. 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 your professional career 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