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Master programme Biotechnology (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master's programme in Biotechnology in Graz is offered as a joint degree programme of the Graz University of Technology and the Karl Franzens University Graz. It is one of the key technologies of this century and a strongly interdisciplinary oriented field. Graduates will be able to resolve scientific questions related to biotechnology autonomously and in an interdisciplinary and integrated way. Central to the programme is academic pre-vocational education in basic and applied research and industrial practice of biotechnologically oriented production processes. The focus of this programme is on the imparting of molecular and process engineering skills. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Technische Universität Graz, Universität Graz
Group of fields of study:
Medicine/Healthcare, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Biotechnology (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Diplomingenieur/in, Dipl.-Ing., Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 21,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 23 der Universität Graz und MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 12 a der Technischen Universität Graz

Additional information

Universität Graz gemeinsam mit der Technischen Universität Graz

Definition of the field of studies

Biotechnology deals with the use of biosystems to develop applications in industry, agriculture, environment and medicine.


The master’s programme consists of one stage of study. Courses are held in the form of lectures, exercise courses, seminars and projects. Students have to choose two elective modules and a laboratory project from the whole range of courses in the catalogue of elective subjects. To complete the programme successfully students have to pass a master’s examination, which consists of proof of pass grades on all relevant examination subjects, a pass grade on the master’s thesis and an examination before a committee. Use of the English language in suitable courses and a recommended study period abroad contribute to success in the future professional life.

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations