Biomolecular Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Biomolecular Engineering 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.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Chemistry

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester
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
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

The foundation for a successful course of study of Biomolecular Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt is an interest in chemistry and biology as well as in interdisciplinary scientific research – this also includes mathematics.

Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.

The motivation to acquire skills in the fields of molecular biology and bioengineering in order to apply these later on is also of great significance. In other words: Prospective student should be willing to concentrate on biological systems down to the level of atoms. They should be interested in theoretical fundamentals as well as in their practical application in a laboratory as the programme consists of equal parts of theoretical and practical laboratory units. The objective is always to design, produce, and characterise new, unprecedented molecules with the acquired skills.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Biomolecular Engineering (M.Sc.)

Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Biology (M.Sc.)

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.