FH Campus Wien

Bioprocess Technology

  • Diplom-Ingenieur (DI) comparable to Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 4 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 18 study places
Application period
from 01.01.2024 to 15.06.2024

The unique characteristics of the living cell are what make the process technologies different from others. Bioprocess technology makes it possible to transfer biotechnological methods to technical applications in the industry. Procedures that are already established in the laboratory must be optimized so that they work well for industrial production on a large scale. In addition to process technology know-how, this also requires knowledge about biotechnology, biopharmaceutical technology and laboratory practice. Quality management and quality assurance provide important parameters.

 What we offer you

Your education and research benefit from our close partnerships with well-known biotech companies as well as the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), who share the campus with us. The partnership enables you to take advantage of the BOKU's excellent infrastructure. In addition to the laboratories, this includes an industrial pilot plant with which it is possible in a preliminary stage to research production processes on a laboratory scale. Furthermore, numerous R&D projects in the degree program offer you the opportunity to work with cutting-edge applications and to make valuable contacts for your future career. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

Bioprocess technology makes it possible to transfer biotechnological methods to technical applications in the industry. Microorganisms, animal cells or other biological materials can be used in a variety of technical applications to produce individual products, to develop test kits or to plan production plants. A bio-industrial pilot plant at our campus provides us the unique opportunity of being able to develop biotechnological production processes on a laboratory scale and transfer them to the pilot scale in order to precisely research their scalability.

The simulation of the production processes on a pilot scale helps determine deviations in each process step and develop process parameters for the commercial evaluation of the production processes. The results benefit teaching, research and the industry. For example, we use the facility together with the multi-technology company 3M to evaluate the latest filtration systems and applications for the production of medicinal products.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in natural sciences-technology or similar qualification from an institute of higher education. Equivalent certification from abroad.

Further information can be found on the website FH Campus Vienna.


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:
1 January to 4 July 2023

Admission procedure:
Written test and admissioin interview

Start of studies:
Winter semester

Study information days:
Online-Infosessions for prospective students at https://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/en/studies/online-infosessions.html

Tuition fee:
tuition fee/semester: € 363,36, tuition fee for students from third countries € 727,- per semester + ÖH premium/semester. Additional study expenses currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year

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