Applied Life Sciences (M.Eng.)


The Course runs over 3 semesters to a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.). The course, in multiple module blocks, lays the initial biotechnical basis in analysis and processes for all students. In the 2nd semester and in the master thesis (in the 3rd semester), specialization occurs in either the area of applied analytics, or in the area of process development and biotechnology. Within the applied analytics a further specialization is also possible in the field of bioinformatics. The course takes place in cooperation with the University of Oldenburg and other partners. Parts of the lectures will be held in English. 

Focus on "Applied Analytics"

Modern analytics develops and uses methods for the collection of material compositions, whose structure and the smallest material concentrations are partially very complex composite matrices. In addition to the classical chemical analysis they also make use of procedures from physics, biology and other disciplines. Methods of analytics are used diversely, e.g. in quality control (technical products, food), environmental protection and environmental analysis (soil, drinking water and waste water, air, waste), residue analysis (heavy metals, pesticides), medicine (biochemical analysis, medicine), natural material analysis. Outstanding career prospects are on offer in the industry, in analytical laboratories, equipment manufacturers, and research and public authourities. 

Focus on "Sustainable Process Development and Biotechnology" 

The development and optimization of chemical and biotechnological processes combines expertise from the fields of chemistry, biology, process engineering and modelling. Through modules in the area of process development  and process management the students obtain deeper insight into the transmission of chemical synthesis or biotechnological processes in industrial production. Due to the selected current examples (cell culture technology and renewable raw materials), the graduates hold excellent career prospects.Typical employers are researchers and manufacturing companies from the chemical industry, biotechnology and environmental technology, as well as their suppliers, along with consulting companies, authorities and associations.

Admission Requirements

Those who hold a first academic degree (Bachelor, Diplom or at least 7 semesters or 210 CP) in the courses Chemical Engineering/Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology/Bioinformatics, Energy Efficiency, Laser Technology, Photonics or a related course with an attained average grade of at least 2,5 fulfill the requirements of this course.

Applicants from 6 semester courses are offered a special bridging semester to make the necessary credit points possible.

Master Degree and Promotion

Those holding a master degree are entitled to continue on to the doctorate program at a doctorate authorised university.

Course Progression

1. Semester

  • Sustainable Process Development and Beotechnology (10 CP) or
    Instrumental Analytics, Optical and Bioanalytcal Procedures (10 CP)
  • Select modules from various areas (10 CP)
  • Soft skills and optional subjects (10 CP)

2. Semester

Educational focus on Instrumental Analytics (30 CP)
Educational focus on Sustainable Process Development and Biotechnology (30 CP)

3. Semester

Master`s Thesis (30 CP)


Course Schedule (pdf)


  • Abschluss: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Kurzbeschreibung: Das Studium legt zunächst die analytischen sowie die verfahrens- und bioverfahrenstechnischen Grundlagen für alle Studierenden. Später erfolgt die Spezialisierung entweder im Bereich der Angewandten Analytik oder im Bereich der Verfahrensentwicklung und Biotechnologie. Nähere Informationen
  • Typ: Aufbaustudium: setzt einen Hochschulabschluss oder eine spezielle Berufsausbildung voraus und verleiht einen zusätzlichen akademischen Grad (häufig Master-Degree).
    Konsekutiver Masterstudiengang: Unter konsekutiven Studiengängen werden inhaltlich aufeinander aufbauende Bachelor- bzw. Master- Studiengänge verstanden. Laut Hochschulrahmengesetz darf die gesamte Regelstudienzeit (als Vollzeitstudium) dieser Studiengänge fünf Jahre nicht überschreiten (optional).
  • Regelstudienzeit: 3 Semester
  • Studienort: Emden
  • Studienbeginn: Sommer- und Wintersemester
  • Bewerbungsschluss: 15. Januar für das Sommersemester und 15. Juli für das Wintersemester
  • Zulassungsbeschränkung: nein
  • Frühere NC-Werte: -
  • Vorpraktikum: nicht erforderlich
  • Zugangsvoraussetzungen: Die Zugangsvoraussetzung erfüllt, wer einen ersten berufsqualifizierenden Abschluss (Bachelor oder Diplom, mind. 7 Semester oder 210 CP) in den Studiengängen Chemietechnik, Umwelttechnik, Biotechnologie, Bioinformatik, Energieeffizienz oder in einem fachlich geeigneten Studiengang erworben hat.
    Für Bewerber 6-semestriger Studiengänge werden spezielle Brückensemester angeboten, um die erforderlichen Credit Points nachzuholen.
  • Ordnungen (Prüfungs-, Studienordnungen, usw.)
  • Anmerkungen: Der Studiengang ist akkreditiert.