Combining natural and engineering sciences: that's Bioprocess engineering
As a graduate in biological process engineering, you will apply your knowledge in the fields of natural and engineering sciences in order to design and utilize biotechnological processes and equipment. You will produce high quality health and nutritional products, such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or food. The production of these items by way of biological systems (bacteria, fungi, cell culture) is defined as ‘life science’.
Biotechnical processes play a key role for the sustainable production of necessary goods and increasingly for the use of residues or by-products. The industry is therefore looking for process engineers with biotechnological skills. As a graduate of this bachelor's degree course, you will apply your competencies in the areas of natural sciences and engineering in order to plan plants and apply process-technical and bioprocess engineering processes. You will work on the development of solutions for the great challenges of the future in the fields of food, environment, energy production and health.
Bioprocess engineering is an interdisciplinary discipline. During your studies you will develop a mindset for different disciplines, such as for instance biology, chemistry, process engineering, and general engineering sciences. As a graduate you will have the ability to communicate and cooperate with colleagues from your field, as well as from related disciplines - in a national and international setting.
The cross Europe accredited degree course bioprocess engineering is an open degree course, which means that you do not have to apply for the first semester but you can come in for direct enrolment into the degree course at our Admissions Office.
Who should enrol in this degree course?
This degree course is right for you if you
- are interested in science and technology
- are looking for a job with interesting projects and creative teamwork
- want to develop technology in an innovative growth industry and
- develop solutions for the great challenges of the future in the fields of food, environment, energy production and health in interdisciplinary teams.
Course of study
The studies are divided into three-semester general studies encompassing basic subjects such as chemistry, mathematics, physics and microbiology. In the three semester-long main courses particular attention is paid to the training in bioprocess engineering and engineering.
The imparted knowledge will be required in a future profession in order to develop new processes and products.
The fourth semester is taught in English and gives you the opportunity to work in an international setting or to complete postgraduate studies abroad. The degree course is completed in the 7th semester with a Bachelor’s thesis, in which you independently implement your acquired knowledge into a practical project.
Students, whose course of study has deviated from the regular course of full-time studies – for whatever reason – can seek personal counseling from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
Goal of the counseling is, while considering personal conditions of an individual course of study, to graduate in an appropriate period of time. In order to reach this goal, we will develop a course plan together with you.
It is also checked whether there are reasons for a formal application of part-time studies. Additional information about the requirements and study organization of part-time studies can be found on the pages of the Admissions office.
The consultation is offered by the degree course counselors or the degree counselor of your degree course. Please schedule an appointment via email.
You possess broad, interdisciplinary knowledge. This allows you to take on highly skilled jobs in development, production and sales in manifold areas, such as for instance in the chemical industry and in process engineering, in the biotechnological and food industry, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, environmental technology and energy production, in companies of apparatus and plant engineering, as well as in engineering and service companies who work in this field and in many other fields. Your are furthermore able to continue your education with a consecutive master's degree in Germany or abroad.
Personal consultation for interested students and transfer students
Are you interested in studying Bioprocess Engineering at the Frankfurt UAS?
The degree course coordinator can be contacted for a personal consultation or more detailed information Prof. Dr. Heike Holthues.