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.
Elisabeth BeckElisabeth Holzmann, Bakk.techn. Johanna BauerBarbara Philipp Favoritenstraße 222, E.3.22 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-3600 F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
Office hours during semester Mo to Thur, 4.30 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
Availability by phone Mo to Thur, 10.00 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. Fr, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Application period for academic year 2023/24
1st January to 31st May 2023
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to €83,- depending on degree program and year)
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.
Your education and research benefit from our close partnerships with well-known biotech companies as well as the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), who share the campus with us. The partnership enables you to take advantage of the BOKU's excellent infrastructure. In addition to the laboratories, this includes an industrial pilot plant with which production processes can be developed on a laboratory scale and applied on a pilot scale. This provides you with a practice-oriented education, because in the industry the lab and pilot scale is only followed by the production scale in which the product is manufactured in commercially viable quantities. The simulation of the processes on a pilot scale helps determine deviations in each process step and develop process parameters for the commercial evaluation of the production processes. Numerous R&D projects in the degree program offer you the opportunity to work with cutting-edge applications and to make valuable contacts for your future career. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
The practically oriented degree program has established itself in applied research and development. It concerns optimizing bioengineering methods for industrial production. The degree program focuses on three industrial applications: red and white biotechnology as well as brewing and fermentation technology. The red biotechnology includes medical and pharmaceutical applications. The white biotechnology plays an increasingly important role in the chemical industry and other industries.
The benefits of biotechnology are that fewer natural resources are used, energy efficiency is higher, CO ² emissions are lower and production costs are also lower. The fact that the degree program is particularly application oriented can also be seen within the context of R&D projects. For example, the Department of Bioengineering together with the biotech company Vogelbusch developed a process improvement that helps to replace petroleum as the basis for chemicals with less expensive renewable raw materials.
With Bioengineering you have chosen an intensive technical and scientific education. Technology, biology and chemistry are the foundation of the degree program.
Lector: Mag. Karl Rumbold, PhD
Introduction into microbiology, microbial diversity, microbial growth und cultivation, phenotype and genotype, as well as microbial taxonomy. Selected groups and species with importance to biotechnological production will be discussed in detail.
Final exam Final exam, written
Lector: Ao. Prof. Dr. Matthias Weil, Associate Professor DI Dr.techn. Peter Weinberger
1. element and compound 2. atomic structure and periodic table 3. chemical bond 4. molecular geometry 5. gases, liquids and solids 6. conservation of mass and energy 7. chemical equilibrium I 8. chemical equilibrium II 9. oxidation and reduction 10. coordination compounds 11. basics of chemical thermodynamics 12. main group chemistry I (hydrogen, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, noble gases) 13. main group chemistry II (boron group) 14. main group chemistry III (carbon group) 15. main group chemistry IV (nitrogen group) 16. main group chemistry V (oxygen group) 17. main group chemistry VI (halogens) 18. transition metals 19. environmental problems 20. important aspects of general and inorganic chemistry in biological systems
Final exam written exam
Lecture with exercises
Lector: Dr.in Michaela Zeiner
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry - Fundamentals and Methods; Validation. Classical quantitative analysis: gravimetry, dimensional analysis (acid-base titrations, precipitation titrations, complexometric titrations, redox titrations).Spectroscopic methods: AAS, AES, RFA, REM; UV/VIS, IR, MS, XPS, NMR. Electrochemical methods: electrogravimetry, coulometry, conductometry, potentiometry, polarography. Introduction to separation techniques (chromatography, electrophoresis).
This course goes beyond the concept of pure instructional learning (frontal lecture) and expects active listening, i.e. interaction between teacher and student is highly encouraged as time permits. face-to-face teaching as well as distance learning by means of "zoom small work assignments between the individual units presentations by students in small groups
Lector: Alexandra Hofinger, Thomas Schmidt, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner
Introduction to chemical laboratory techniques; qualitative determination of inorganic ions by wet chemical methods; titrations.
Final exam Written work and the assessment of practical work
Practices; on-the-job training
Lector: DI Dr. Daniel Dangl
- Organic Bonds - Basic concepts of organic chemistry - Introduction to organic compounds - Overview of functional groups, classes of substances and compounds - Basics of organic reactions
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer
Calculating with potencies and logarithms, sinus functions (oriented to electrical engineering), functions with variables, series and sequences, limit functions, numerical integral and differential calculus (derivation of differential equations, solution of simple differential and integral equations, especially oriented to first-order chemical reaction or microbial growth, representation and analysis of functions, especially exponential and polynomial functions and oriented to curve fitting.
Final exam Immanent performance assessment and final written examination
Lecture with activating, problem-based learning elements.
Lector: Laurentius Orsolic, BSc, Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christine Prenner, Mag. Karl Rumbold, PhD, Johanna Schilcher, Ass. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Matthias Steiger
Introduction into light microscopy. Organization, content and function of simple cellular systems. Cellular organization of microorganisms (yeast, bacteria), and plants. Cell wall and organells for higher eukaryotic organisms. Function of plasmatic and non-plasmatic components.
Continuous assessment Exam, written Laboratory protocol
Lecture and practical exercises
Lector: Mag. Dr. Christian Rupp
Measures and measurement systems, measurement errors, forms and mass of energy and power, the basics of mechanics (force, power, momentum, power transmission, measurement of work, electrical engineering (electric voltage and current, conduction, electric power), heat (basic thermodynamic concepts, measurement of thermal power, main theorems) and optics (geometrical optics, photometry, optics of microscopy).
Final exam Written Exam
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Alexandra Posekany
Data description for a characteristic: Population and sample, measures, boxplot, frequency distributions, empirical density curves. Random variable: Probability theory (probability axioms, addition rule, conditional probability, multiplication rule); discrete random variable (binomial distribution, hypergeometric distribution); continuous random variable (normal distribution). Parameter estimation: Estimators, confidence intervals (mean, standard deviation, probability). Hypothesis testing: Introduction (alternative, null hypothesis, 1- and 2-sided hypotheses, error, test goodness); 1-sample comparisons ( t-test, binomial test); testing normal distribution assumption (QQ plot, Shapiro-Wilk test); 2-sample comparisons (t-test, F-test); sample size planning (t-test). Linear regression: 2-dimensional normal distribution, product moment correlation; simple linear regression (least squares estimation, dependence test, coefficient of determination, regression through zero, scale transformations); linear calibration functions.
lecture and exercise
Lector: DI Petra Viehauser
Molar mass / amount of substance, basic laws of stoichiometry, chemical reaction equations, redox reactions, solutions / concentration data / standard solutions, chemical equilibrium / ionic equilibria, gas laws / pH value calculations (acids, alkalis, buffers) / solubilities - solubility product Volumetry/ Calibration procedures and validation of analytical methods/ Dilutions (ratios)/ Buffers/ Calculations for nutrient media preparation/ Photometric determinations and exercise examples with calibration curves
Final exam Three written intermediate tests
lecture Lecture on the blackboard and with slides with active involvement of the students, exercises in the lecture, homework, practice examples for independent perfecting.
Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Bettina Stidl, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer
Repetition and strengthening of fundamental mathematical concepts and methods. In particular, we will focus on the following items. 1. terms, formulas, variables 2. quantities and units 3. exponential functions, logarithm 4. geometry 5. basic linear algebra (vectors, matrices)
Final exam written assignments
Lector: Thomas Schmidt, Dipl.-Ing. Georg Schütz, PhD, DI Petra Viehauser, Martin Viehauser, Dr.in Michaela Zeiner
Within the framework of the chemical-analytical laboratory practical course II, you will carry out quantitative determinations. You will acquire important fundamentals of general and analytical chemistry and basic practical knowledge. Introduction part (+5 samples) 1st sample: titration and measurement uncertainty 2nd sample: weak acid, alkalimetric 3rd sample: Gravimetric determination of iron 4th sample: Water analysis - determination of water hardness 5th sample: Nitrogen determination according to Parnas-Wagner
Final exam Final testing and assessment of performance in the laboratory
practical course The tasks set are to be processed independently. The "analyses" are to be carried out according to the work instructions. The keeping of laboratory journals and the preparation of reports is practiced. In addition to the work instructions, a script is available in which the theory is also covered.
1st sample: Conductometric determination of a salt solution 2nd sample: Potentiometric determination of the equivalent weight of an amino acid (2 students together) 3rd sample: Determination by means of ion-selective electrodes (Cl- next to I-) (2 students together) 4th sample: Photometric determination of iron 5th sample: Photometric determination of the pK value of an indicator (2 students together) 6th sample: Redox titration - vitamin C iodometric 7th sample: Ion chromatographic determination of chloride, nitrate and sulfate (group work)
Final exam Final written examination and assessment of practical work
Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl
Basic concepts of electrical engineering, basic electrical quantities, Ohm's law, electrical switching of loads. Types of current, line network and electrical connection, electrical installation and connections, protective measures for electrical equipment. Pictograms on electrical equipment and machines Electrical drive machines in chemical plants: Electric motors Three-phase squirrel-cage motors Direct current motors Motor protection types
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Kahler
Properties and behavior of fluids, especially aqueous fluids (especially viscosity and surface tension), fundamentals of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics (conservation equations and pipe hydraulics), rheology (sinking velocity of particles, stirrer design) and pump design.
Final exam Written exam
Lecture and exercises
Overview on methods in microbiology as a detailed preparation for the practical courses ('Laborpraktikum') The methods discussed are: Aseptic techniques, Cultivation of MO, Identification of MO, Determination of growth kinetics, Antibiotics
Lecture with activating methods
1. structural elements of organic compounds (hybrid orbitals, molecular orbitals) 2. reaction mechanisms 3. alkanes (properties, introduction to nomenclature, reactions, preparation, occurrence, representatives) 4. alkenes (isomerism, reactions, representatives) 5. alkynes (representatives, properties, occurrences, reactions) 6. halogen compounds (properties, preparation, reactions) 7. alcohols (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives of monohydric and polyhydric alcohols) 8. ethers (properties, preparation, reactions) 9. sulfur compounds 10. amines (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives), other N- and P-compounds 11. aldehydes and ketones (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives) 12. carboxylic acids (properties, preparation, reactions, representatives) 13. carboxylic acid derivatives (acid halides, esters, amides, anhydrides) 14. amino acids and peptides 15. aromatic compounds (aromaticity, properties, reactions, representatives) 16. dicarboxylic acids 17. hydroxycarboxylic acids 18. organometallic compounds 19. natural products (carbohydrates, fats, oils, waxes, terpenes, nucleic acids)
Final exam written test at the end
Features of selected production strains (e.g. yeast: Pichia/Saccharomyces; mold: Penicillium/Aspergillus; and bacteria: Bacillus/Lactobacillus) and of important contanminants will be discussed. This course will present the following aspects of applied microbiology based on selected examples: Microoorganisms in association with Foods; microorganisms in the environment; pharmaceutical indicator organisms; production strains for biopharmaceuticals
Lecture Distance learning tasks with feedback
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Kahler, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Surer
Mathematical methods play an important role in the applied Sciences, in particular the following... - Solving systems of linear equations - error estimations - Numerical solution of (nonlinear) equations, zero search - Interpolation, numerical differentiation - Integral calculus and numerical integration The techniques learned are applied manually, but also mechanically (in Python), to solve numerically more complex problems. In particular, theory from fluid mechanics and hydraulics is used to address applied problems.
Final exam immanent performance assessment and final written examination
Lector: Markus Pichler, MSc
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)
Continuous assessment written exam
lecture and practise
Lector: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Herbert Braun
The course content covers the materials science of the most important metallic (ferrous materials, non-ferrous metals) and non-metallic materials such as ceramic materials, glass, plastics, composites. This area is supplemented by the explanation of corrosion and corrosion protection. Furthermore, manufacturing processes are taught such as casting and sintering, forging, rolling, pressing, turning, milling, drilling, sawing and grinding, as well as welding, soldering and bonding. The most important machine elements are taught to complement the material.
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
- Material bases of biochemistry (short review from SS): carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleotides; isomerism, electrolytes. - Peptides and Proteins: Structure, function - Protein methods at a glance - Hemoglobin - Enzymes: basics, catalysis, mechanisms, kinetics, inhibition, regulation - Intermediary metabolism: basics, energetic considerations - Major metabolic pathways: - Carbohydrate metabolism: glycolysis, fermentations, citrate cycle, Calvin cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen - Lipid metabolism: fatty acids, cholesterol - Biological membranes - Respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation - Amino acid and nucleotide metabolism in overview; cata- and anaplerotic reactions - Nitrogen metabolism, urea cycle - Photosynthesis - DNA and RNA: structure and function - Replication, transcription - Translation, posttranslational modifications - Regulation of gene expression - Optional: molecular machines, intracellular sorting of proteins, signal transduction, immune system
Final exam Intermediate written test and final written exam
Superordinate topics - Introduction of the UAS laboratory and the equipment in it (precautions and behavior in this regard) - Structure of scientific texts - Evaluation of the quality of scientific content - Scientific literature search Laboratory methods - total protein determinations - Electrophoresis (SDSPAGE) - Western blot - ELISA - Michaelis Menten
lecture; The evaluation of various bioanalytical analyses will be practiced, as well as the assessment of biopharmaceutical development processes.
Overview of basic operations, machines and machine parts used in food and biotechnology, in particular: Piping and fittings, pipe connections; Elements of rotary motion (bearings, seals, joining parts, lid closures, welded and brazed joints), Materials: steel, plastics, glass, lubricants; machine science. Machines - pumps - Stirrers, mixers - homogenizers - centrifuges - Machine safety Apparatus - pressure vessels - filter housings - heat exchangers Water treatment - pretreatment - filtration process - Distillation Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
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.
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.
Final exam wirtten exam
Lecture with activating elements
Autonomous solving of problems related to the lecture Mechanical-Thermal Process Engineering
Continuous assessment immanent performance assessment
Calculation operations of the mechanical-thermal process engineering: Basic operations of mechanical-thermal process engineering; applied thermodynamics, mass and heat balance, heat transfer, extraction and absorption.
The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge of cell biology in terms of cellular composition and function. The production (starting from the genetic code) and function of proteins that are essential for proper function of cells and tissue will be discussed in detail. In this respect, an overview of cellular metabolism and energy production as well as storage will be given. Overall, students that pass this course will have a good understanding of cell biology and molecular biology to succeed in further cell biology and molecular biology classes during their studies.
Review of elementary concepts and methods (confidence intervals and tests, acceptance sampling, control charts, simulation experiments, design of experiments, regression, calibration experiments, inter laboratory tests.
Lecture, problem based learning
Total protein determination, immunological detection methods (ELISA, bead based array, protein arrays, Western blot, ...) interaction analyses (SPR, BLI, ...) proteomics (mass spectrometry, 2 D gel electrophoresis) electrophoresis (SDS PAGE, Blue Native, ...), chromatography, enzymatic analyses, ... In-depth knowledge of physico-chemical, methodological and instrumental basics of bioanalysis; limits of analytics; data evaluation;
Final exam written exam; presentation with oral exam
Flipped classroom and problem-based learning in face-to-face unit
Includes as needed and practical: biochemical separation methods, immunochemical and enzymatic methods (e.g. ELISA, Western blot, enzyme analysis), protein analysis, carbohydrate analysis.
Final exam Submission of a scientific protocol
Examples from bioprocess engineering are calculated: - Growth rates - Substrate consumption/product formation kinetics - Mass balances for the description of processes - Evaluation of raw data from the process types batch, fedbatch and chemostat
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.
Lecture series by several experts, excursion
Bioprocess engineering includes production systems (cells) and their preservation, support processes such as CIP, sterilization of equipment and media preparation, process types (batch to perfusion), bioreactors and their automation, material and energy transfer (mass and energy transfer).
Final exam witten exam
Blended Learing immanent performance assessment and final written examination
Historical context Genome, transcriptome and proteome Differences between eukaryotes, prokaryotes, archaea and viruses. Replication - Transcription - Translation Mutations and recombination structure of DNA; DNA bases; DNA base changes; DNA damage and repair other methods of DNA analysis Sequencing technology Agarose gel electrophoresis DNA extractions Nucleic acid quantification PCR / qPCR micro arrays FISH Blotting Techniques Transfection, transduction (methods) Genome Editing (CRISPR, Zn Finger, ...) Plasmid component assembly... Expression Hosts Cell lineage development Practical examples Primer design, mass calculations analytical restriction digestion
Final exam Tests at the end
Introduction to the field of Bioinformatics and its applications, specific topics will be discussed in detail, and with practical excercises. Basic concepts of programming will be discussed and illustrated with hands on exercises.
Continuous assessment Case study and MC-test
Lecutre, discussion and problem based learning
Industrial application of microorganisms and Industrial Bio-Products Primary and secondary metabolites Antibiotics Enzymes and other products Betalaktams Biosynthesis of Penicillin and Cephalosporin and strains Early development Mould-based Production Technology, productivity and economic constraints Selected process control parameters Aspects of Scale-Up Downstream Processing Regulatory framework and Summary
Content is the brewing process including in-process controls and documentation: - Recipe design and layout of the brewing process. - raw material selection - Execution of the brewing process including documentation - fermentation monitoring - Filling, labeling - IPK (raw materials, chemical and microbial analyses) - Industrial hygiene and equipment cleaning
Final exam Final written test and protocol
Digitalization is something we encounter more and more often in our daily lives, so the following content will be taught: Definition and nomenclature of digitization Tools in digitalization Project planning for digital processes The goal of the course is that students learn to know processes with potential for digitization, define the problem in the context of digitization and develop a project plan to convert the process into a digital solution. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Final exam Presentation, project delivery
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.
Lecture with discussion
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
Structure of the ISO 9000ff standards-family Aim and benefit of quality management systems Contents of ISO 9001 and the associated standard requirements in detail Terms related to ISO 9001 Certification of quality management systems based on ISO 9001
Continuous assessment performance evaluation group work, individual oral exam
Lecture and group work, self-study
This course is aiming two major goals: First of all to develope a common understanding in quality-control-systems concerning the differences to general analytics. Secondly, to deepen the knowledge and background of quality relevant principles and requirements. Methods in breweries quality control, representative for food essentiell quality control will be addressed. Main topics are dealing with laboratory organization, equipment management, Method development and error analysis.
Lecture and discussion
Interactive tasks for students to work on in internationally mixed teams - "Students engage in collaborative online work with students from other universities as part of their studies at their local institution".
Final exam Presentation
Seminar, immanent performance assessment
Task: Create a plan for the production of a lactic acid producing yeast strain. Create an appropriate concept and present this concept with all relevant key data.
Final exam Presentation and submission of a concept
Practical course / seminar
Introduction to data analysis with R. The lecture goes through data types and programming structures in R. The implementation of simple algorithms will be explained as well as the basic packages for data science with R.
Continuous assessment Homework
Lecture with activating methods, homework with feedback
This course is the first course for a student planning to study computer programming. The course content introduces the student mainly to both procedure-oriented and with basics on object-oriented programming languages. Structured programs will be written with a computer programming language (Python) with an emphasis on procedure-oriented programming. Topics will include basic computer hardware architecture constructs, flowcharting, pseudocode, top down design, logic structures, data structures and types, decisions, subroutines, looping, sequential file processing, data collection types and building basic graphical user interfaces.
Continuous assessment MC-test, homework
Lecture, work assignments with feedback
Biotechnological plants are planned, built and operated according to product, organism and manufacturing process in various sizes. Multidisciplinary thinking and the ability to network diverse technical knowledge are taught in the VO biotechnological plant engineering. For example, mechanical, process and thermodynamic conditions, as well as cell and product characteristics can be considered in the selection and design of process equipment. In addition, local, legal, quality-related and customer-specific conditions must be observed during design and planning. Essential aspects of the lecture are equipment specification, system components: General Piping and Connections (Piping, Fittings, Flexible Connections, Welded and Brazed Joints) Valves and Armatures Instrumentation (coordination with LV Instrumentation and Control); Support Systems Pharmaceutical Water Systems Cleaning of Process Equipment Sterilization of Process Equipment Further Utilities for Biotechnology Production Plants Planning processing of apparatus, piping, electrical engineering and MSR (drawing, specifications and data sheets, FAT, procurement) Plant construction Building construction and completion Assembly and validation Planning and execution Validation program and plant acceptance (brief explanation)
In-depth introduction to GMP based on selected chapters of the EU GMP Guide and the AMBO. Supplementary lecture and exercises to the course Introduction to GMP and Quality Management, in particular on selected GMP topics such as documentation and validation. Exercise on the preparation of the process instruction, the specifications (URS, FS) and the master batch record.
Continuous assessment written exam, assignements (written work)
Lecture with exercise and discussion
1. isolation of cells 2. hayflicklimit, telomeres and telomerase 3. specialized cells 4. establishment of continuously growing cell lines (immortalization) 5. tissue engineering, organ culture 6. cell culture laboratory, sterile technique and cryopreservation 7. cultivation methods, cell number, media and additives 8. cell line characterization 9. applications of animal cell lines and development of recombinant cell lines
The course addresses the technology of GMP-compliant manufacturing aseptically prepared sterile liquid pharmaceutical products and methods to assess the process performance.
Final exam Final Exam 60% and blended learning tasks 40%
Lecture and "blended learning" tasks
Presentation of the final thesis Examination talk about the final thesis carried out, as well as its cross-references to relevant subjects of the curriculum or a practice-related question and its cross-references to the subjects of the curriculum in the bachelor's degree program.
Final exam commission examination
The completion of an internship in a company is planned as part of the course of studies.
Final exam written work (written report)
practical application in a professional context
This lecture highlights the process elements of pharmaceutical manufacturing namely personnel, equipment, materials and premises of pharmaceutical manufacturing from the perspective of pharmaceutical process hygiene and contamination.
Design of a fermentation process Operation of an automated fermentation plant under aseptic conditions Practical execution of a fedbatch with E.coli for the production of a recombinant protein Process evaluation / assessment Preparation of a protocol
Final exam Protocol and collaboration
Aligned to proteins: - Chromatography, - adsorption; - Formulation of proteins as active pharmaceutical ingredients; - Lyophilization; - Reconstitution
Students describe their activities and experiences during the professional internship they completed.
In the lecture students will be supported in the research into the biological topic of their bachelor thesis in bioinformatics. The written format of the bachelor's thesis will be explained and the scientific process of writing a thesis will be introduced.
The operating system Linux is essential in bioinformatics. This lecture and exercise provides an introduction to Linux in general and the usage of the operating system in particular Data base systems: In this part students will learn the basics of relational data base systems and SQL. In a small MySQL use case with they will gain practical experience with databases.
Final exam Written final exam and homework
Lecture with practical exercises
The seminar is meant to support the students in their bachelor thesis, the content is dependent on the topic the student has selected.
Final exam This seminar forms the basis for the bachelor thesis and will be appraised together with it.
Lecture, tasks with feedback
Plant design, process design, group work with an individual part. Starting from basic data for the production of biomass or a product, a process is to be designed, the equipment is to be specified. Each student has to create a P&I scheme on site as a part coordinated with the overall plan. Project work on Good Manufacturing Practice in the context of bioprocess plant; In the project work plant design, a coordinated manufacturing specification, a site master file, separate process instructions, an overall resource planning and calculation are prepared by the individual participants. The manufacturing specification, as well as the Site Master File (SMF), are distributed among the group. The group has to create a unified concept for the manufacturing specification and the procedural instructions. Each student has to create a part of the entire manufacturing specification as well as at least one relevant process instruction, coordinated with the entire QM documentation concept and the uniform format. The respective parts of the manufacturing specifications and process instructions are assigned during the course. Furthermore, an entire SMF is created in the group. WORKING IN THE GROUP (Teamwork)
Final exam written work and presentation
Problem-based learning, group work and individual work
Supervision of bachelor thesis in bioprocess engineering
Final exam written composition
Prcatice, Individual work
Purification of a recombinant protein produced with E.coli: - Cell disruption by homogenization - Biomass separation with centrifuge - Affinity chromatography (IMAC - Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography) - Packing and characterization of a column - Size exclusion chromatography - Protein analysis for balancing the purification steps
Semester dates Winter semester: Mid of August to end of January Summer semester: Beginning of February to mid of July
Number of teaching weeks 20 per Semester
Times 6.00 p.m.-9.20 p.m. (ca. four times from Mon to Fri) Sat, ca. every 2 weeks from 8.30 a.m. (allday)
Language of instructionGerman
ElectivesSelection and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.
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.
Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)
Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)
Chemistry lab technology, chemical process technology, pharmaceutical technology, brewing and fermentation technology, food technology. For further information about the auxiliary examinations contact the Secretary's office.
There are 40 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Bioengineering each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:3.
To apply you will require the following documents:
Please note: It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.
The study places are awarded at the latest in mid-July based on this ranking. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.
Written test and interview May and June
Planned start of the first semester Mid of August
If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.
Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity ManagementMag.a Ursula Weilenmannbarrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.athttp://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei
Head of Degree Programs Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biotechnological Quality Management, Bioprocess Engineering T: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
New study location from winter semester 2022/23 The Department of Applied Life Sciences will move to the new building at Favoritenstraße 222, 1100 Vienna in the summer of 2022.
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