Biomolecular Engineering

Master of Science

Biomolecular Engineering – Molekulare Biotechnologie, M.Sc.


The degree programme Master of Science in Biomolecular Engineering or Molecular Biotechnology offers students the opportunity to target current issues of their own choosing in molecular biosciences and biochemistry.

The Biomolecular Engineering programme conveys theoretical knowledge about chemical and biological processes at the molecular level and creates a technological platform for a targeted structuring of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes. This allows students to gain insight into how biological macro-molecules function and into how innovative products and processes are developed, leading from custom-made enzymes to biomolecular-based analytical methods and drugs.

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Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Chemistry

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German (some lectures in English)
Internship programme-internal internship (see semester course schedule)
Admission Requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomolecular Engineering or an equivalent degree with a major focus in the field of chemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service. Information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Procedure Aptitude Assessment Procedure; further information.
Part-time Studies No
Programme Start winter semester/summer semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features Students may take selected courses at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, which has a joint partnership in the Molecular Biotechnology Master’s programme. Further information may be found here.

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing students with more depth and breadth scientifically and more insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Graduates from Molecular Biotechnology typically go on to research careers in the chemical industry or at a university. For this reason it makes sense for holders of Bachelor’s degrees to go to do a Master’s degree. The Master of Science in Biomolecular Engineering is designed to train bioengineers and molecular biotechnologists who can successfully meet various challenges in their future careers. Graduates may take up careers in industry, for example, or in research institutes (e.g. research, development and production in the pharmaceutical or biotechnological industry, or in the food industry), or engage in research as part of a doctoral program.

Students of Biomolecular Engineering will acquire a broad foundation in the natural sciences in the initial semesters and be confronted with various interdisciplinary issues. It therefore makes sense for Bachelor degree holders to choose to do a Master’s degree in any of the related science departments.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:


Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (Association of German Chemists)

Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin in Deutschland (Association of Biology, Biosciences, and Biomedicine in Germany)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.