Pharmaceutical Engineering (MA)

Department Applied Biosciences and Process Engineering

Course content and objectives

The program’s objective is to convey extensive knowledge and skills in the areas of producing and monitoring medicine and cosmetics as well as synthetic and biotechnological ingredients and those produced using genetic engineering. Graduates are able to ensure the quality of starting substances, products, and finished medicinal products according to international standards, apply scientific methods and insights specific to their professional field, and solve cross-sectional problems such as qualifying factories and validating processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Another program objective is to teach basic social, economic, and working competences that enable graduates to work cooperatively and solve management tasks.

The master's degree program in Pharmaceutical Engineering is focused on research. This means that graduates can take on especially tasks in research, development, and management in scientific institutes, research institutions, and businesses in various industries: In the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry as well as in the industrial production of medicinal products or even in environmental protection. With the master’s degree, graduates have the right to start a doctorate, enabling them to gain further scientific qualification. Graduates can also enter into higher civil service (höherer Dienst).

Requirements

  • Completed university degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering or comparable degree programs
  • Overall grades of 2.5 or higher (German grading scale) can be admitted
  • Overall grades between 2.6 - 3.0 (German grading scale) go into the selection process, in some cases with an aptitude interview
  • Overall grades of lower than 3.0 cannot be admitted