Chemical Biotechnology (B.Sc.)

Short profile

Bachelor of Science

admission restriction

standard length of study
6 semester

study start
October 1

preparatory internship

credit points

teaching language

May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


Students acquire the key competences in the field of modern chemistry with the focus on chemical applications in system development and biotechnology in the major Chemical Biotechnology. Chemical Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science. In the foreground are technical applications that are using biological and chemical principles and that also involve living organism. The goal is to produce chemical compounds, diagnostic methods and the like through the development of new and efficient processes. The procedure of chemical and biochemical reactions is analyzed and used synthetically depending on several external parameters. Using physical examination methods and experimental observations, model concepts are developed that lead to a qualitative and quantitative understanding of substance attributes and processes in organisms.

Career prospects in the life science and nanotechnology sector are excellent in the long run. The demand for specially educated professionals in this field in universities, research institutions and industry will continue to grow in the years ahead.

Content of study

14 %
Fundamentals (e.g. cell biology, physical and organic chemistry)
32 %
Chemistry (e.g. experimental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, material chemistry, biochemistry)
34 %
Further scientific technical subjects (e.g. mathematics, electrical engineering, bioengineering, experimental physics, thermodynamics)
4 %
Non-technical subjects / foreign languages (e.g. foreign language, business administration)
16 %
Industrial / research internship and bachelor thesis

Practice during studies

A significant part of the studies is a three-month, job-related industrial and research internship in the sixth semester.


Fields of work

  • Research facilities

  • Life sciences

  • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Nanotechnology

  • Molecular diagnostics

  • Environmentalism

Further information