Biomolecular Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Biomolecular Engineering – Molekulare Biotechnologie, B. Sc.


Biomolecular Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science. It has assumed a central role in the field of molecular biosciences as it transfers theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes into practice using engineering principles. In this context, new chemical methods, techniques, and syntheses are developed in order to study biological processes in molecular detail. Furthermore, molecular-biological procedures are implemented in order to design biomolecules and to change biological systems selectively.

The Bachelor’s programme Biomolecular Engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt is a joint course of study offered by the Departments of Chemistry and Biology. It comprises, in particular, the essential methods and skills of modern general, organic, and physical chemistry as well as of the molecular biosciences. The design of molecules and microorganisms to be utilised in the field of bioengineering is in the focus of the programme.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. Therefore it is recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester
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Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship internships within the study programme (see semester course schedule)
Part-time Studies No
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Graduates of the Bachelor of Science programme Biomolecular Engineering have a number of opportunities on the labor market. They can find employment particularly in the field of chemistry (e.g. in the laundry detergent industry; production of special chemicals), in the pharmaceutical industry, and in the field of bioengineering (e.g. in the development and production of alternative fuels or dietary supplements). Due to their broad-based, fundamental, and research-oriented training, they may also be in demand in unrelated occupational fields such as internet and telecommunication, financial and insurance services, or consulting. Apart from subject-specific Master’s degree programmes (e.g. M.Sc. Biomolecular Engineering or M.Sc. Chemistry), it may be appropriate to complete a graduate programme or do further training in the respective fields.

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