Bio-Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German

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The biologisation of technology is advancing more and more. In the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme Bio-Materials Engineering, we thus combine two subject areas for you: biofunctional materials used in medicine for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes on the one hand, and materials made from renewable raw materials, bio-composites or products from bio-refineries on the other. Such materials can be used to produce implants, tissues and bio-based consumer goods (e.g. cellular agriculture, cultured meat) or sustainable technical products such as wind turbines, houses, furniture and paper. Together we will work on finding sustainable solutions for products or processes to further improve our environment and health.

In the degree programme, we teach you the skills of engineering to work on and solve complex problems in a structured way and to apply the basic knowledge from the natural sciences of biology, chemistry and physics as well as mathematics. Constructing, designing products and working together in interdisciplinary teams are also important components of the degree programme, as are the basics of digital technology and artificial intelligence.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Bio-Materials Engineering at TU Darmstadt

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Semesters 6
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in English.
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship ---
Admission requirements Applying with international qualifications:
Language requirements, required documents
Application Application deadlines and online application
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren: Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Minimum requirements by the end of the second semester
Study Abroad
Part-time studies

Related Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering, B.Sc.

Related Teaching Degree Programmes

Metalltechnik – Lehramt an berufichen Schulen, B.Ed.

Master's Programmes

M.Sc. Bio-Materials Engineering (scheduled start: winter semester 2026/27)

Maschinenbau, M.Sc.

The new degree programme was established because organisations and companies from various sectors need engineers with precisely this competence profile. As a graduate, you will be familiar with materials, processes and products at the interface between classical engineering sciences and biology. This ranges from artificial muscles, veins and joints to plant-based lightweight constructions and questions of the circular economy with bio-based products.

Industries such as the paper industry, which is undergoing a transformation into an industry for sustainable lightweight construction solutions, companies in biomedical engineering or regenerative medicine, companies that offer bio-based, technical products and also the pharmaceutical and chemical industries are waiting for our first graduates. There are opportunities for development there, from research to product development and production to technical management.

For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

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