Bachelor degree course

Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

The bachelor degree course Biochemical, Chemical and Pharma-
ceutical Engineering was established in the winter term 2014/2015.

Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering is a course which combines the nature sciences with engineering sciences. The course is based on the training to become a process engineer, which is specialised in biological, chemical and/or pharmaceutical processes.

Some characteristical tasks of a Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineer are the gathering of data from biological, chemical and pharmaceutical processes, the construction of appropriate reactors for production and down-streaming of the product or the transfer of lab results into an application.

The education is very interdisciplinary. Due to that, the absolvents are able to analyse processes not just on yield and capacity but on aspects like sustainability and environmentalism as well.

For interested persons there is the possibility to check if your expectations and skills match with the study contents: Selfassessment Fit4TU

Please note: Please find special documents (MHB, Curriculum, PO) for your study Bachelor Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering on this webpage.

Compulsory modules

Basics on nature and engineering sciences and process engineering.

In the first semesters in the bachelor degree course the basics of nature and engineering sciences are tought as well as the fundamentals of process engineering.

The basics of Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering are:

Mathematics, basics of nature sciences and technology, fundamentals of engineering (mechanics, thermodynamic, construction techniques), process engineering basics( biological processes, fluidical processes, mechanical processesn, chemical processes and pharmaceutical processes)

Specilisation modules

With the begin of the third semester the students can specialize on the areas of biological, chemical or pharmaceutical engineering. In every specialisation there are three obligatory modules, which teach the most important skills of the chosen specialisation:

Biochemical Engineering: Applied Microbiology, Biological process kinetics, Biochemistry

Chemical Engineering: Heat- and mattertransfer, Basics on interface sciences, Technical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Engineering: Basics on anatomy and physiology, Synthesis of drug substances, Biogenical drug substances

Optional modules

 The compulsory modules are complemented by a broad range of different classes of a given catalogue.

Laboratory experiences

Some modules include practicas. Those can take place as a block in the semester or on several different dates. The actual dates are given out at the beginning of each semester. Please inform  yourself before the semester starts on the homepages of the institutes.

Final module

The bachelor degree course ends with a bachelor thesis. This module includes the written draft of a bachelor thesis as well as an oral presentation of the results. Both parts must be passed independent of the other one. The time for preparation is 3 months. You are able to start your bachelor thesis if you got at least 142 credits and passed the project thesis.

In the bachelor thesis a theoretical or practical task has to be solved by yourself and written down in combination with a literature research. Finally it has to be presented. With the passing of this final course the students are enabled to use their theoretical knowledge within real projects.


Consecutive master courses

Based on the bachelor course Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering we are offering two alternative delving master courses:

M.Sc. Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

In the master degree course ‘Biochemical and Chemical Engineering’ the students can choose between several modules of the specialisation fields of biochemical or chemical engineering. Additionally there can be attended various modules of different catalogues.

M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Engineering

In the master degree course ‘Pharmaceutical Engineering ’ the process of production of different pharmaceutical drugs is the central topic. Further there are courses which teach the essential juristical specifications and rules. Additionally there are different compulsory courses in which individual interests and talents can be trained.

Besides those two master degree courses every other master degree course of the faculty of mechanical engineering is open for studying.

Job perspectives

A lot of present topics in industry and research are interdisciplinary. Those include biotechnology, energy and environmental technology, questions on renewable resources, nanotechnology, electromobility, personalised medicine, pharmaceutical technology, agricultural technology…
all those are exciting and interesting jobs to do for an biological, chemical and pharmaceutical Engineer. Due to the continuous developments in sciences the need for interdisciplinary specialists is rising rapidly.

Especially workers who are not only fund in engineering sciences but also are skilled in nature sciences are wanted. Further soft skills in areas like project management in an international environment are required. All of those things are taught in the bachelor degree course Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering in classes and exercises but also in a practical internship or project and bachelor thesis.

Technische Universität Braunschweig 
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Schleinitzstr. 20
38106 Braunschweig

Tel: +49 (0)531 391 4040
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