Biotechnology/Bioinformatics (B.Sc.)

General

Our bachelor degree course is based on content and experiences gained from the proven Diplom degree courses Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. You will receive a broad education and specialize in the field of biotechnology or in the field of bioinformatics.

Biotechnology in-depth

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science. It deals with areas of

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Process engineering
  • Computer Science

You apply the knowledge gained from these disciplines to the performance of farmed micro-organisms or parts of micro-organisms for human and for technical purposes. Biology provides knowledge of microbiology, physiology, molecular biology and genetics. The central point of consideration is the metabolism of active organisms. Biochemistry knowledge of the enzymology, molecular chemistry and protein chemistry is required. The laws of biology and biochemistry are applied by the process engineering to the reaction, to the heat and mass transfer and to apparatus engineering. Computer Science is required to quantify the dynamic processes on the basis of suitable mathematical functions and statistical methods.

Bioinformatics in-depth

In the field of Bioinformatics, the areas of Biology, in particular molecular biology and biotechnology are combined with applied informatics and computer linguistics. Bioinformaticians are occupied foremost with the processing of data (material and structure data banks, gene banks, etc.) which are present in ever greater quantities in the biotechnology and adjacent field of study. Furthermore, robots are also programmed by bioinformaticians for the automation of chemical and biological analyses and screening programs. Biological processes e.g. in bioreactors - are being increasingly used in simulation programs shown to process variables to determine or adjusting to intervene in the process. Visualization of biological structures is a further area of application of bioinformaticians.

Course Progression

Compact 7-semester course with an integrated practical phase.  Bachelor thesis may be carried out in the industry or by research institutes both in Germany and abroad. Requirement for entry is a general higher education entrance qualification (allgemeine Hochschulreife), an advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife), a subject-related entrance qualification (fachgebundene Hochschulreife) or a corresponding vocational certificate in practical training with special qualifications.

1-3. Semester:

Scientific basis (inorganic, analytical and organic chemistry, mathematics, physics, physical chemistry) and computer skills

4-6. Semester:

Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Fundamentals of Bioprocess Engineering and Bioinformatics, Instrumental Analysis
According to choice

  • Immersion Biotechnology
    (with two focal points)
  • Immersion Bioinformatics
  • Subjects of choice:
    Food Chemistry, Enzyme Technology, Environmental Engineering, Analytics, Polymer Technology

7. Semester

Practical phase and bachelor thesis


Course Schedule (pdf - in German):

Professional Profile

The bachelor degree in Biotechnology or in Bioinformatics offers you a wide range of professional opportunities in the chemical and biotechnological industry, the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry in application engineering, product development, development of (molecular-)biological analysis methods, quality assurance and other fields.
For distinguished graduates, the way to research is open. You can also attain further qualifications at the University of Applied Sciences in Emden with the  Master Applied Life Sciences. Further on, a doctorate qualification is possible as well.

Further Information


Kurzinfo

  • Abschluss: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Kurzbeschreibung: Das Studium vermittelt zunächst eine breite naturwissenschaftliche Grundausbildung, im höheren Semester erfolgt eine Spezialisierung in den Bereichen Biotechnologie oder Bioinformatik. Der Abschluss eröffnet ein breites Berufsfeld z. B. in der Lebensmittelindustrie, der pharmazeutischen Industrie oder der Entwicklung (molekular-) biologischer Analyseverfahren.
  • Typ: Vollzeitstudium (Standard, grundständig oder konsekutiv): Grundsätzliche Arbeitsbelastung ca. 1800 Stunden pro Jahr. Dabei ist zu berücksichtigen, dass eine Vollzeittätigkeit und ein Vollzeitstudium parallel nicht leistbar sind.
  • Regelstudienzeit: 7 Semester
  • Studienort: Emden
  • Bewerbungsschluss: 15. 7.
  • Zulassungsbeschränkung: ja
  • Studienbeginn: Wintersemester
  • Vorpraktikum: nicht erforderlich
  • Zugangsvoraussetzungen: Fachhochschulreife oder allgemeine Hochschulreife oder fachgebundene Hochschulreife oder eine dem gewählten Studiengang entsprechende praktische Ausbildung mit besonderer Qualifikation.
  • Ordnungen (Prüfungs-, Studienordnungen, usw.) 
  • Anmerkungen: Der Studiengang ist akkreditiert.