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Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
6 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
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The Biotechnical Chemistry course of study provides key competencies in the field of modern chemistry with a focus on chemical applications in systems development and biotechnology. Biotechnical Chemistry is an interdisciplinary science. The focus is on technical applications using biological and chemical principles that also involve living organisms. The aim is to produce chemical compounds, diagnostic methods and the like by developing new or more efficient processes. The course of chemical and biochemical reactions is analysed and synthetically used depending on various external parameters. With the help of physical investigation methods and experimental observations, model concepts are developed that lead to a qualitative and quantitative understanding of substance properties and processes in organisms.

The career prospects in the life science and nanotechnology sector are excellent in the long term. The demand for specially trained specialists in this field at universities, research institutions and industry will continue to grow in the coming years.


Content of Study

Fundamentals (e.g. cell biology, physical and organic chemistry)

14 %

Chemistry (e.g. experimental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, material chemistry, biochemistry)

32 %

Further scientific technical subjects (e.g. mathematics, electrical engineering, bioengineering, experimental physics, thermodynamics)

34 %

Non-technical subjects / foreign languages (e.g. foreign language, business administration)

4 %

Industrial / research internship and bachelor thesis

16 %
Module List (Curriculum): Biotechnical Chemistry (Module List)

"I found the perfect blend of all the sciences for me in college."

Ann-Marie Dammer


Practice during studies

An essential part of the study programme is a three-month, job-related industrial and research internship in the sixth semester.

Fields of work

  • Research institutions
  • life sciences
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Environmental protection

Natalie studies Biotechnical Chemistry at the TU Ilmenau

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Programme coordinator

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Uwe Ritter

+49 3677 69-3603

Study organisation

Dr. Gregor Schlingloff

+49 3677 69-3763

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