There are no special prerequisities. You should have an interest in the natural sciences, engineering and biology. Every semester a mathematics bridging course is offered for first semester students, but whether or not it takes place depends on class numbers. If there is enough interest, a chemistry bridging course can also be offered.
The job prospects especially in process engineering in the engineering sector are very good as there is a lack of specialists in this area. You will receive a broad, basic education that will open career pathways in many sectors, e.g. the pharmaceutical industry, the environmental sector, plant and equipment assembly, research institutes, etc.
The following are some of the career areas that our Bio and Process Engineering graduates are working in:
(Source: Information given by alumni on XING concerning their current employment.)
medical technology companies
product development engineer, development engineer, research engineer
process Engineering Factory
sales engineer, process engineer
application specialists, lab manager, researchers
process engineer, outside sales staff, sales coordinator
research institutes (biomedical, medical technology fields)
doctoral candidates, researchers
quality assurance (in various fields)
marketing, product development
The following master's degree programmes offered on the Schwenningen Campus allow you to specialize: Sustainable Bioprocess Technology (M.Sc.), Medical Diagnostic Technologies (M.Sc.) or Technical Physician (M.Sc.).
More information about other master's programmes offered at our university can be found here.
From students for students: in summer semester 2017, we introduced a mentor programme in which first semester students are mentored by students in higher semesters who can answer questions and give tips.
Programme coordinator for Bio and Process Technology programme
Tanja Paatsch B. Sc.
- Academic Counselling for Bio and Process Engineering programme
- Appointments by arrangement
- Room: A 3.07
General Academic Counselling
- BEST trainer (Career and academic study orientation)
- Room: A 2.11, Furtwangen
Prof. Ulrike Salat
- Bafög coordinator on Schwenningen Campus
- Internship semester coordinator for Bio and Process Engineering programme
- Room: C 2.08
- Office hours: Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00