The Degree Programme

Information at a Glance

Degree Programme: Biotechnologie
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Faculty:Chemistry and Biotechnology
Access to Further Study Opportunities: postgraduate Master's degree programmes, e.g. the degree programme Biotechnologie; Master of Sciences, at our faculty
Prescribed Period of Study: 6 semesters (180 credits), 7 semesters with practical semester (210 credits)
Admission: for the winter semester (Numerus Clausus, local admission restrictions)
Application: directly to FH Aachen
Place of Study: Jülich
Language of Instruction: German

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Degree Programme Profile

Our study plan is designed in such a manner that students will receive an education that is appropriate in terms of depth and duration in all important areas of modern biotechnology. 

Biochemistry, microbiology, enzyme technology, genetic engineering, immunology, environmental biotechnology, cell culture and bioprocess engineering - to name only the most important - form the core disciplines.

Just as in chemistry, learning practical and manual skills is an integral part of studying biotechnology. This aspect is particularly important at universities of applied sciences where students are supervised in small groups. In our new Campus Jülich building, which we moved into in summer 2010, we have excellent state-of-the-art laboratories at your disposal. 

A special feature of our 7-semester degree programme is the possibility of completing a semester abroad, for example, through the integration of the practical semester (6th semester). Alternatively, a research project that is ambitious in terms of content and time is often conducted in combination with the final thesis in the 7th semester.

The implementation of application-oriented projects may help you get to know your future employer, and perhaps more importantly, he or she may get to know you!

In summary, we are convinced that we can offer you a high-quality education and good learning conditions with a promising professional perspective. You will be accompanied by a highly committed team of professors and staff whose objective is not only imparting all the required knowledge, skills and competences in biotechnology to you, but also making sure that you feel at home and enjoy your studies with us.

Fields of Activity

Graduates of the degree programme Biotechnologie will find occupational fields

  • in biotechnology and microbiology companies
  • in the chemical industry
  • in the cosmetics industry
  • in the pharmaceutical industry
  • in the food industry
  • in agricultural technology
  • in research institutions, universities and universities of applied sciences
  • at food control authorities and environmental agencies
  • in the field of waste management and recycling

to name just the most important - i.e. generally speaking, in companies that have contact points with life sciences in the broadest sense.

The task of a Bachelor of this study field is the implementation of scientific and research findings in the following fields:

  • production
  • development
  • technical distribution
  • manufacturing
  • monitoring and validation of production processes

Graduates of this degree programme also hold positions in higher-level functions, particularly in quality management, occupational safety as well as the patent system.

In addition to the direct transition into professional life, graduates have the opportunity to start a Master's degree programme. Building on our 7-semester Bachelor's degree programme, we offer a 3-semester Master's degree programme. Alternatively, you can also transfer to other universities for a Master's degree. The Master's degree is the qualification needed if you wish to commence doctoral studies. 

Academic Counselling

Have you got any questions about the course of study? Do you need more information? Would you like some guidance? The team of General Academic Counselling is happy to help you!  
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A Master's degree after a successful Bachelor's course of study? Take a look at our degree programme Biotechnologie M.Sc.! | Go to Master's degree programme