UH 066 418 Master programme Biotechnology
Biotechnology is the integration of biological sciences, chemistry and process technology. It uses organisms, cells and enzymes to manufacture, process and prepare products from biogenic raw materials for the good of the general public and the environment. The programme (specialization in Medical Biotechnology) is offered in cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna.
In addition students have the possibility to complete one of six optional specializations:
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Medical Biotechnology (in cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna)
- Plant Biotechnology
- Environmental Biotechnology
- Protein Engineering and Technology
Graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Food Science and Biotechnology offered by BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna are eligible for admission provided the necessary requirements for English language proficieny are met.
For graduates of other bachelor's programmes learning outcomes required for admission are defined in the curriculum. In addition, knowledge of English at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.
Graduates of this master's study programme work in the public sector (organizations, interest groups, research- and testing institutions, certification offices, quality management) as well as the private sector (biotech-, chemical- and pharmaceutical industry, start-ups and consulting).
The employment opportunities are diverse, from occupations in scientific research and development, in the planning, control and monitoring of biotechnological processes and applications, to the development of processes in the production of biological substances.