Bioengineering

 

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

Barbara Philipp
Muthgasse 62
1190 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3600
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3609
bioengineering@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map Muthgasse (Google Maps)

Office hours during semester
Mon to Thu, 4.30 p.m.-6.00 p.m.

By appointment
Mon to Thu, 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
Fri, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

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

Application period for academic year 2022/23

1st January to 15th June 2022

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,361

+ 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)

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

  • Bioprocess Technology at the BOKU campus
  • Applied research to optimize biotechnological methods for economical production in industry
  • Main areas of application: medical and industrial biotechnology as well as brewing and fermentation technology

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

LectureSWSECTS
General Microbiology VO

General Microbiology VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final exam, written

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24
General and Inorganic Chemistry VO

General and Inorganic Chemistry VO

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with exercises

Language

German

2.55
Analytical and Physical Chemistry VO

Analytical and Physical Chemistry VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

24
General Chemistry I (Practical Course) UE

General Chemistry I (Practical Course) UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written work and the assessment of practical work

Teaching methods

Practices; on-the-job training

Language

German

11
Introduction to Organic Chemistry VO

Introduction to Organic Chemistry VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

12
Mathematics ILV

Mathematics ILV

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Immanent performance assessment and final written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating, problem-based learning elements.

Language

German

23
Microbiological Microscopy (Practical Course) UE

Microbiological Microscopy (Practical Course) UE

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Exam, written
Laboratory protocol

Teaching methods

Lecture and practical exercises

Language

German

0.51
Physics VO

Physics VO

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1.53
Statistics for Chemical Analysis ILV

Statistics for Chemical Analysis ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

lecture and exercise

Language

German

1.53
Stoichiometry and Quantitative Chemical Analysis VO

Stoichiometry and Quantitative Chemical Analysis VO

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Three written intermediate tests

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

1.53
Tutorial in Mathematics UE

Tutorial in Mathematics UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written assignments

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
General Chemistry II (Practical Course) UE

General Chemistry II (Practical Course) UE

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final testing and assessment of performance in the laboratory

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

24
General Chemistry III (Practical Course) UE

General Chemistry III (Practical Course) UE

3SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final written examination and assessment of practical work

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

35
Electrical Engineering VO

Electrical Engineering VO

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1.53
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics VO

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture and exercises

Language

German

12
Microbiologic Methods ILV

Microbiologic Methods ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final exam, written

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods

Language

German

0.51
Organic Chemistry VO

Organic Chemistry VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test at the end

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

24
Specific Microbiology VO

Specific Microbiology VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final exam, written

Teaching methods

Lecture
Distance learning tasks with feedback

Language

German

22
Technical Mathematics ILV

Technical Mathematics ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
immanent performance assessment and final written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture and exercises

Language

German

24
Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering ILV

Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
written exam

Teaching methods

lecture and practise

Language

German

0.51
Materials science and manufacturing engineering VO

Materials science and manufacturing engineering VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
General Microbiology (practical course) UE

General Microbiology (practical course) UE

3SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Practical course

Language

German

35
Biochemistry VO

Biochemistry VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Intermediate written test and final written exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

24
Introduction to the Biochemical Exercises ILV

Introduction to the Biochemical Exercises ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

0.51
Mechanical Engineering VO

Mechanical Engineering VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

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Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24
Thermo-mechanical Process Engineering VO

Thermo-mechanical Process Engineering VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24
Measurement, Control and Sensor Technology ILV

Measurement, Control and Sensor Technology ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
wirtten exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating elements

Language

German

1.53
Tutorial for Calculations in Process Engineering ILV

Tutorial for Calculations in Process Engineering ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent performance assessment

Teaching methods

Practice

Language

German

0.51
Calculations in Process Engineering ILV

Calculations in Process Engineering ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Pratice

Language

German

24
Cell Biology VO

Cell Biology VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
Applied Statistics ILV

Applied Statistics ILV

2SWS
3.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final exam, written

Teaching methods

Lecture, problem based learning

Language

German

23.5
Bioanalytics VO

Bioanalytics VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam; presentation with oral exam

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

23
Biochemistry (Practical Course) UE

Biochemistry (Practical Course) UE

2.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Submission of a scientific protocol

Teaching methods

practical exercise

Language

German

2.53
Calculations in Bioprocess Engineering ILV

Calculations in Bioprocess Engineering ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
immanent performance assessment and final written examination

Teaching methods

Practise

Language

German

12
Brewing and Fermentation Technology VO

Brewing and Fermentation Technology VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture series by several experts, excursion

Language

German

24
Biochemical engineering VO

Biochemical engineering VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
witten exam

Teaching methods

Blended Learing
immanent performance assessment and final written examination

Language

German

24
Molecular Biology VO

Molecular Biology VO

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Tests at the end

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

24
Programming and Bioinformatics ILV

Programming and Bioinformatics ILV

1SWS
3.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Case study and MC-test

Teaching methods

Lecutre, discussion and problem based learning

Language

German

13.5
Technical Microbiology VO

Technical Microbiology VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

English

23

LectureSWSECTS
Brewing laboratory with QC focus UE

Brewing laboratory with QC focus UE

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final written test and protocol

Teaching methods

Pratice

Language

German

1.53
Digital transformation of processes VO

Digital transformation of processes VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Final exam
Presentation, project delivery

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods

Language

German

12
Introduction to GMP and Quality Management VO

Introduction to GMP and Quality Management VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with discussion

Language

German

12
Molecular Biology (Practical Course) UE

Molecular Biology (Practical Course) UE

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Submission of a scientific protocol

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

24
QM for quality representatives ILV

QM for quality representatives ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
performance evaluation group work, individual oral exam

Teaching methods

Lecture and group work, self-study

Language

German

24
Quality Control VO

Quality Control VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
immanent performance assessment and final written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture and discussion

Language

German

12
Virtual Exchange ILV

Virtual Exchange ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Presentation

Teaching methods

Seminar, immanent performance assessment

Language

English

12
Scientific Work in Molecular Biology - Project Preparation ILV

Scientific Work in Molecular Biology - Project Preparation ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Presentation and submission of a concept

Teaching methods

Practical course / seminar

Language

English

12

Specialization Specialization Bioinformatics

LectureSWSECTS
Bioinformatics and Bioinformatic Data Analysis ILV

Bioinformatics and Bioinformatic Data Analysis ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Homework

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, homework with feedback

Language

German

1.53
Programming ILV

Programming ILV

1.5SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
MC-test, homework

Teaching methods

Lecture, work assignments with feedback

Language

German

1.56

Specialization Specialization Bioprocess Engineering

LectureSWSECTS
Biotechnological Plant Engineering and Automation VO

Biotechnological Plant Engineering and Automation VO

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
wirtten exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

25
GMP seminar ILV

GMP seminar ILV

1SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
written exam, assignements (written work)

Teaching methods

Lecture with exercise and discussion

Language

English

14

LectureSWSECTS
Animal Cell Technology VO

Animal Cell Technology VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test at the end

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

English

12
Aseptic Filling VO

Aseptic Filling VO

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

Lecture and "blended learning" tasks

Language

German

0.51
Bachelor exam AP

Bachelor exam AP

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
commission examination

Teaching methods

Self-study

Language

German

11
Practical Training PR

Practical Training PR

0SWS
7.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written work (written report)

Teaching methods

practical application in a professional context

Language

German

07.5
Plant Hygiene VO

Plant Hygiene VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

Lecture and "blended learning" tasks

Language

German

12
Bioprocessing Laboratory UE

Bioprocessing Laboratory UE

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Protocol and collaboration

Teaching methods

Groupwork

Language

English

1.52
Downstream-Processing, Proteins VO

Downstream-Processing, Proteins VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test at the end

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

12
Practical Training - Reflection UE

Practical Training - Reflection UE

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written work (written report)

Teaching methods

Practical exercise

Language

German

0.50.5

Specialization Specialization Bioinformatics

LectureSWSECTS
Bachelor'sThesis Seminar - BIF SE

Bachelor'sThesis Seminar - BIF SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Presentation

Teaching methods

Lecture, peer-feedback

Language

German

11
Linux-based Systems and Data Bases ILV

Linux-based Systems and Data Bases ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written final exam and homework

Teaching methods

Lecture with practical exercises

Language

English

11
Programme Design, Automation, Bachelor Thesis SE

Programme Design, Automation, Bachelor Thesis SE

5SWS
10ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

Lecture, tasks with feedback

Language

German

510

Specialization Specialization Bioprocess Engineering

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

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

5SWS
10ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written work and presentation

Teaching methods

Problem-based learning, group work and individual work

Language

German

510
Bachelor's Thesis Seminar - BVT SE

Bachelor's Thesis Seminar - BVT SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Supervision of bachelor thesis in bioprocess engineering

Assessment methods

Final exam
written composition

Teaching methods

Prcatice, Individual work

Language

German

11
Downstream Processing Laboratory UE

Downstream Processing Laboratory UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Protocol and collaboration

Teaching methods

Practice

Language

English

11

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 instruction
German

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


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

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

Written test and interview
May and June

Planned start of the first semester
Mid of August

Studying with disabilities

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 barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

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 Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Elisabeth Beck
Elisabeth Holzmann, Bakk.techn.
Johanna Bauer

Barbara Philipp
Muthgasse 62
1190 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3600
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3609
bioengineering@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during semester
Mon to Thu, 4.30 p.m.-6.00 p.m.

By appointment
Mon to Thu, 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
Fri, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

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.

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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