In the core modules, students acquire in-depth knowledge in the field of Applied Process Engineering. Here, all students of Bio- and Chemical Engineering have a common module in the field of Process Optimization and Simulation as well as two further modules either in the field of Bioengineering (Industrial Bioprocess Engineering and Formulation Technology) or in the field of Chemical Engineering (Computer Aided Process Engineering and Thermodynamics of Mixtures).
The Interdisciplinary Electives serve the much-cited view beyond the horizon. All subjects/modules and courses that are not included in the Master's programme Bio- and Chemical Engineering or the Bachelor's programme Bio-, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering can be taken. As these subjects are part of your transcript, you should use the opportunity to prove in your transcript that you have acquired the relevant competences that will be useful for your later career choice. Graded notes are noted on the certificate.
The final module has a volume of 30 CP and contains the preparation of a written thesis including literature research, the Master's thesis (28 CP), as well as a presentation of the results (2 CP). Both parts must be passed separately. The processing period is 6 months. Only those who have passed all examinations and who have successfully completed the Student Research Project can be admitted to the Master's thesis.
The qualification goal of the final module is the independent, scientifically methodical work of a relevant topic in the field of bio- and chemical engineering. New solutions for a scientific problem are developed, summarized in writing and finally presented.
The Master's thesis can also be written at another faculty or in a company.
Important: The supervisor must be a professor of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The supervisor will issue the topic and review the thesis.