Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The Program Biomass Technology is a Joint Degree-Cooperation between TUM (leading university) and the university of soil cultivation in Vienna, BOKU. Sustainability is the main aspect of this program. Main focus of the lecture contents is the challenge to ensure life qualitiy for future generations.
TUM - Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
- Full Time
- 4 semesters (fulltime)
Winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Summer semester: 01.10. – 30.11.
- Possible for both winter and summer semester
Information on Degree Program
The english version of this page is currently under revision. Please refer to the german entry for more information.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
The course is divided into a compulsory area (Master's thesis) and three large elective areas (categories 1 to 3). In the latter, modules can be selected individually and with regard to the desired profile. In Category 1, students must complete 20 CP. The basic core competencies of the qualification profile are taught here. Category 2 serves to develop a competence profile. There is no specialization, but four out of seven fields of interest are determined, in which modules can in turn be individually selected, which leads to a unique competence profile. 48 CP are to be earned in this area, 12 CP in each selected specialization area. Category 3 is divided into subject-specific and general elective modules that individually contribute to sharpening your profile and personal development.
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.
This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.
Language of instruction:
The language of instruction for this program is usually English. This means that most of the modules are offered in English. Some courses may, however, be taught in German. The language of instruction for each module is detailed in the module overview.
To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.
Graduates of the Biomass Technology master's program shine through their wide-ranging education in the fields of biomass technology, economics and business and recycling management. This enables them to interact professionally with and between different areas of the company and to efficiently bridge know-how and communication barriers.
Graduates are open to fields of activity in consulting and planning. Employers in the consulting sector and companies in the fields of energy, industry, transport, structural and urban development, water and the environment are potential employers.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.
Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date
- Transcript of Records
- Proof of English Language Proficiency
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé
- Preliminary Documentation (VPD) if the qualification for graduate studies (e.g. a bachelor's) is obtained outside the EU/EEA
We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin. Complete the online application to receive a comprehensive list of the required documents.
- Application for Enrollment (signed)
- Degree Certificate and Diploma (certified copy)
- Transcript of Records (certified copy)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.
Application period for the winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.10. – 30.11.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.
We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.
We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.
You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.
Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.
In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview.
An internship is not requirement for admission. However, it is recommendable, as a rule, to gain practical experience as soon as possible.
What are my options after earning this degree?
You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.
Questions about application and admission:
Phone: +49 89 289 22245
In Person: Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Central Student Advising
Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Departmental Student Advising
Dr. Alexander Höldrich
Petersgasse 5, Room 00.009
Tel. +49 9421 187166