TU BRAUNSCHWEIG

Master degree course

Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

Begin of study: Each term

Duration: 4 terms

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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The master degree course Biochemical and Chemical Engineering is based upon the basic bachelor degree courses of the faculty of mechanical Engineering. In the best case the bachelor degree course Biological Engineering or Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering was taken. Although it is possible to study this course if the bachelor degree was done in another university course, which also combines nature sciences and engineering sciences.

The new designed master degree Biochemical and Chemical Engineering got a clear focus on biological or chemical engineering. Additionally there is the possibility of a broad and interdisciplinary education due to a wide range of freshly introduce optional courses. Different to the specialisation Process Engineering the students can also choose from different courses of biology/biotechnology, chemistry, food chemistry and environmental sciences of other faculties.

The master degree course Biochemical and Chemical Engineering enables the students to focus on various biochemical and chemical processes.

Compulsory modules

In the compulsory modules the students learn further basics in the area of applied process engineering. All students of the Biochemical and Chemical Engineering have one joint module within the area of process optimization and modelling ans well as two further modules in the areas of biochemical engineering (Industrial biological process engineering and formulation technologies) or in the area of chemical engineering (Computer Aided Process Engineering and thermodynamics of mixtures).

Specialisation modules

In the specialisation modules the students have the possibility to design their studies up to their personal interests and skills. There are no restrictions about the contents of this modules and the students can choose free from modules in the areas of biological, chemical, thermical and mechanical process engineering. Especially the module ‘Neue Technologien’ (engl. New Technologies) should be mentioned, which shows new areas of research. The offered classes contain nature science aspects as well as engineering sciences. Due to that the students have the possibilities to create their very own scientific profile.

Practical courses

Within the area of practical courses the students can chose between the interdisciplinary research modules ‘From the gene to the product’ or ‘Batteries’.

Optional modules

The area of optional modules allows the individual fine tuning of the own study profile. Especially the option to choose modules of other faculties shall be stressed out, i.e. in the area of biology/biotechnology, chemistry, food chemistry and environmental technology. Modules of other specialisation like Airospace Engineering are possible to study as well.

Non-technical classes

Non-technical classes enable the students to think outside the box. Every class and module, which are not part of the master degree course Biochemical and Chemical Engineering or the bachelor degree course Biochemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering can be taken. Because this subjects are part of the degree certificate, you should make use of this possibility to prove different soft skills, which could be useful for your future job. Marked classes will show up with the mark on the certificate.

Student research paper

The student research paper (15 credits) has to be written down (13 credits) after a working duration of about 3 months. It ends with a presentation (2credits) of the worked out results. The student research paper trains the skill to develop own concepts, work them through and present them. You shall show that you are able to define yourself aims within a bigger project. Further you should work interdisciplinary solutions and concepts out. The student research papers can be done at any institute of the faculty of mechanical engineering and is enrolled at the supervising institute. The start and ending time are registered there as well. The student research paper can also be done at another faculty or a company. Thereby it is important to find a professor of the faculty of mechanical engineering to supervise the student research paper. This one is giving you the topic of your work and is grading the paper.

Final module

The final modul ( 30 credits) has a duration of six month and contains a written paper (28 CP) and an oral presentation (2CP) of the results as well as a literature research. The written paper and the presentation has to be passed separately. You can only start your master’s thesis, if you passed all exam from the compulsory, specialisation and optional area and finished your student research paper successfully.

The aim of the final module is the autonomous, scientific and methodical editing of a relevant topic of the area of biological and chemical engineering. New solution ideas for a scientific problem have to be worked out, summarized and finally presented.

The master’s theses can also be done at another faculty or a company. Thereby it is important to find a professor of the faculty of mechanical engineering to supervise the student research paper. This one defines your topic and is grading the thesis.


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