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Graduation
Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
120
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Teaching language
Deutsch
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Application
April 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)

Description

Biotechnical Chemistry is concerned with the chemistry of living nature and its application in biotechnology. The focus is on the discovery, identification, synthesis, metabolism and the mechanism of action of biologically active compounds.

The master's course in Biotechnical Chemistry has a modular structure. The course is divided into a one-year in-depth study phase and a one-year research phase. The first year focuses on in-depth lectures on modern areas of bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry, which introduce students to the state of the art in research. The teaching content is supplemented by corresponding practical courses, which can also be carried out in the working groups. Furthermore, the basics of microreaction technology, nanotechnology and quantum chemistry are taught. It is expected that applicants already have a very good basic knowledge of chemistry and biotechnology and good knowledge of biochemistry and physics.

Building on this, the Master's degree in Biotechnical Chemistry offers a close integration of teaching and research in the working groups of the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology and in those of the classical engineering disciplines.

Application for the winter semester

16 April - 15 October

16 January - 15 July (International students)

Application for the summer semester

16 October - 15 April

16 July - 15 January (International students)

Content of study

Bioinstrumental analytics

5 %

Theoretical Chemistry ( e.g. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Introduction to Quantum Chemistry)

10 %

Advanced biotechnology (e.g. biotechnology, bioorganic chemistry and applied biochemistry)

15 %

Fields of specialisation: Biotechnical chemistry (e.g. medicinal chemistry, natural products chemistry, catalysis and bioinorganic chemistry) or  miniaturised biotechnology (e.g. biomicrosystems technology, biophysics, biomaterials, microreaction technology).

15 %

Research project and Master's thesis

40 %
Detailed subject overview: Modultafel Biotechnische Chemie (Master)

Fields of work

  • Research activities at universities
  • Basic research in large research centres (e.g. Fraunhofer Institute)
  • Development and production in pharmaceutical industry
  • Life Science Industry
  • Molecular diagnostics in e.g. hospitals
  • Scientific career in research and education

Natalie studies Biotechnical Chemistry at the TU Ilmenau

Further information

Contact

Student advisory service

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

+49 3677 69-3603

Study organisation

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Thierfelder

+49 3677 69-3618