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Master (1 Subject)

Biochemical Engineering


Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Natural Sciences and Technology
Language German
Standard program duration 3 semesters
Admission restrictions None
Further information Homepage
Module Handbook (German only)

Short profile

The Master's program in Biochemical Engineering is research-oriented. Graduates know and have mastered modern technologies and methods of bioengineering and can apply these to the requirements of industrial practice.

The program develops the student's capability to work independently as a process engineer with a focus on the biochemical field. It imparts the ability to develop, analyze, and optimize new processes for the production of low and high molecular weight products. This includes mastering the modern technologies of molecular genetic engineering and biochemistry, bioreaction technology, microbiological process engineering, and product reprocessing.

Knowledge and skills

Candidates with an academic degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in Biochemical Engineering in accordance with ECTS regulations or a comparable course are admitted to the Master’s degree in Biochemical Engineering. For students who have completed a six-semester course (180 credits), the study duration in the Master's program is four semesters. Students from other universities usually have to attend additional required courses. Foreign students who have obtained a Bachelor's degree that is not in accordance with the ECTS regulations can also be admitted. Details on admission can be found in the admission regulations.

Professional fields

The Master's program is particularly suitable for candidates who are interested in product- and process-related research and development.

Examples of career options:

  • scientifically oriented jobs in industry, administration, and research institutions
  • management positions in industry, administration, and research institutions
  • research work aimed at obtaining a  doctoral degree
  • further scientific work at other universities in Germany and abroad.

On the website of the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, former students report on their experiences after completing the program.

Further information

The Master's program can be started in the winter or summer semester. Students of TU Dortmund University can enroll in the Master's program all year round. For external students, the following deadlines apply:

Summer semester:
Online application on the TU Dortmund University website is possible from mid-January to the last Friday before the start of the lecture period.

Winter semester:
Online application on the TU Dortmund University website is possible from mid-June to the last Friday before the start of the lecture period. Checking and confirming the admission can take about 2 weeks.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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