The Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences offers the master's degree programme in Biotechnology/Bioengineering in cooperation with the Department of Applied Sciences and Mechatronics at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Duration of studies
3 semesters (90 ECTS)
Language of instruction
German and English
Weihenstephan and Munich
Programme start date
Winter and summer semester
Information about events for potential students can be found on the German page for the degree programme.
In addition to providing an in-depth understanding of biological processes and their technical applications, this interdisciplinary master’s degree programme in the intersection between natural sciences and engineering also covers a broad spectrum of engineering tools and methods. This will allow graduates to take on challenging tasks in the biotech, pharma, food and chemicals industries, to name just a few.
In the first two semesters, the Biotechnology/Bioengineering master’s degree programme is composed of the following modules:
The third semester is reserved exclusively for the master's thesis.
The large number of required elective modules enables students to choose their own specialisation, for example in 'red' or 'white' biotechnology or in biomedical technology, bioinformatics or biophysics.
Nowadays, biotechnology and bioengineering are an integral part of research and development work in many sectors, but they also play a part in day-to-day production. Whether developing or manufacturing new drugs or diagnostics, plastics or cosmetics, textiles, fuels or plants – our graduates take on demanding specialist and management roles in the biotech, pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.
"By participating in the university partnership between Roche Diagnostics and HSWT, students can start gaining experience and insights into a global biotechnology company. They also have the opportunity to select a field for their master’s thesis from the company’s many different areas of activity."
Janis Brockhaus, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Penzberg, CPS R&D Early Development & Reagent Design Department
"Alongside the opportunity for professional specialisation (e.g. red biotechnology), students are able to select topics from various biotechnology-related subject areas. At Roche Diagnostics in Penzberg I was able to complete my final master’s thesis in the Pharma Research and Early Development department. By establishing a cytotoxicity test with the aim of assessing the functionality of naturally occurring variants of selected synthesis proteins, I was able to focus on expanding my expertise in the fields of cell culture, molecular biology, toxins and protein chemistry."
Anna Schröder, Daiichi-Sankyo Europe GmbH, Pfaffenhofen a. d. Ilm
Prof. Dr. Jörg Kleiber, subject advisor, every Monday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., T +49 157 73 77 680
Second statute for the amendment of the study and examination regulations for the joint master’s degree programme Biotechnology/Bioengineering at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and Munich University of Applied Sciences (SPO-M-BT) (Zweite Satzung zur Änderung der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung)