Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Technology of Biogenic Resources
In the Technology of Biogenic Resources program students will get a combination of special knowledge and interdisciplinary skills in the fields of energy, proces engineering, plant cultivation as well as chemistry, in order to transform our technology and industry onto a sustainable basis.
TUM - Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
- Full Time
- 4 (fulltime)
Winter semester: 01.01. – 31.05.
Summer semester: 01.10. – 15.01.
- Possible for both winter and summer semester
Information on Degree Program
With the compulsory modules (e.g. Mechanical process engineering and Conceptual process design) you will be given the profile of a sustainable energy use, further the ability of a development of products out of biogenic resources. This
This master program covers 4 semester (120 Credit Points). In the first two semester there are 6 compulsory modules (e.g. Mechanical process engineering and Conceptual process design) with together 34 CP. Further on there are Election modules (at least 56 CP). In the fourth semester you can write your master’s thesis (30 CP).
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 English 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.To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.
This depends on the choice of your elective modules. The possibilities are: renewables, Cooperative design project, biomass utilization, leading in the process engineering fields, knowledge of sustainability aspects, etc.
You can develop new methods in processes and in the research of biogenic chain of material value added. For a job in the industry you can develop products, that are built on biogenic resources. The future development of the economy in times of climate change offers you numberless challenges in these fields.
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.
- Applying for a master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date
- Proof of English Language Proficiency
- Curriculum (e.g. module description)
- Letter of Motivation
- Academic Achievement Overview Form
- 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)
- 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: 01.01. – 31.05.
Application period for the summer semester: 01.10. – 15.01.
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.
On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?
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.
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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
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Departmental Student Advising
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Tel. +49 9421 187166