|Study location||Austria, Wels|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€726.72 per semester
plus Austrian Student Union fee EUR 20
|Application fee||€79 one-time
Applicants from non-European Union countries will need to use Uni Assist platform for verification of the required documents.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Completion of at least a 6 semester specialised relevant Bachelor’s degree, or comparable higher education at university level.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Attention: if given preliminary admission, international applicants MUST provide legalised documents translated to German or English for the following documents:
Legalisation confirms the authenticity of documents, signatures and authorities that issued the document. Three scenarios are possible depending on the issuing country:
To see if and what legalisation you would need for your diploma, please refer to this Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education document
B2 level (according to the European Framework of Reference)
Please also attach the following documents:
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please be aware that the visa process can take up to 3 months, therefore you should send your application as early as possible! For more details on the visa application please visit the following webpage: www.oead.at
The master’s degree in biotechnology and environmental technology deals with deepening technical and scientific knowledge in biotechnology and environmental technology by specializing in one of the two subject areas. The focus of the training is on environmental process engineering, environmental biotechnology, bioenergy production, plant planning and technology, bioanalysis of biologically active substances and the determination of the availability of these substances in the human body and quality management. Soft skills such as language skills and personal development as well as academic and economic competencies at university level enable graduates to optimally start their professional careers.
The FH master’s degree in “Biotechnology and Environmental Technology” focuses on the in-depth imparting of technical / scientific knowledge in biotechnology and environmental technology and with specializations in selected areas (compulsory elective modules) in one of the two subject areas. The focus of the training is on environmental process engineering and environmental biotechnology, plant planning and technology and the accompanying (bio) analysis, the technology of food production and quality assurance / management. In terms of the comprehensive professional maturity of the graduates, “soft skills” such as language skills, personality-building, scientific and economic skills are taught at university level.
Graduates are taught the skills to independently, innovatively and efficiently solve original planning, development and optimization tasks in different branches of bio and environmental technology. The courses for the necessary technical / scientific specialist knowledge are supplemented by economic subjects and courses to promote social skills. The curricular concept provides space for reflection, criticism, discussion and the learning of problem-solving skills.
Focus of the training
The students have the opportunity to choose between the elective areas of environmental engineering and biotechnology and then to delve into these in particular. Other important contents of the course are:
Environmental process engineering including plant planning / technology
Environmental biotechnology including plant planning / technology
The master’s course enables graduates to carry out technical planning and development activities. The main tasks of such positions include the planning from the ground up and the further development of existing systems, which are of central importance in biotechnology and environmental technology. Thanks to their well-founded training and their potential for innovative new and further developments, graduates will cover the needs of industry and business.
The area of responsibility of an environmental technician includes the topics of disposal, recycling, improving the ecosphere, designing environmentally friendly production processes and products, using environmentally optimized energy systems as well as bioanalytics and waste avoidance through environmentally friendly syntheses using biocatalysts, as well as the recovery of biological valuable substances from industrial waste.
Tasks and possible areas of application
-Waste management / waste recycling
-Apparatus and plant construction in biotechnology and environmental process engineering
-Biotechnical industry, bio and environmental analysis
-Research, development, inspection and monitoring bodies
-Industrial and chemical process engineering
-Air pollution control
-Food and luxury food industry
-Environmental and disposal technology
-Environmental cleaning technology and environmental remediation technology
-Environmental safety technology
-Water supply and water disposal
Tasks and possible areas of application
-Planning and construction of environmental and process engineering systems
-Development and operation of process engineering components and systems including the necessary measurement technology for bio and environmental process engineering
-Planning and use of eco-efficient energy systems
-Environmentally friendly production
-Project planning of biotechnological systems
-Collaboration in process and device developments for miniaturized routine diagnostics for medical, environmental and biotechnology
-Development of purification techniques in biotechnological production
-Participation in up-scaling processes (laboratory / pilot plant / production scale)
-Activities of an appraiser
-Implementation of production and analytical guidelines in the biomedical field