MSc Life Science Engineering (LSE)

MSc Life Science Engineering (LSE)

Life Science Engineering (LSE) refers to a field at the junction between engineering and life sciences. The resulting applications serve to protect human health (e.g. (medical) biotechnology) and their environment.

The Master’s programme offers the opportunity to acquire in-depth expertise in selected core areas of life science engineering: Bioreaction and Bioprocess Engineering, Medical Biotechnology, Bioseparation and Mechanical Process Engineering. An individual orientation enables the choice of compulsory elective modules from a wide range of current, research-oriented topics. Examples of compulsory elective modules are: Immunobiotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Biophysics/Biomechanics, Biocompatible Materials, Environmental Bioprocess Engineering.

Graduates of the degree programme can opt for a career in the pharmaceutical, food and agricultural industry, in biological, medical and environmental process technology, in the waste management industry and water treatment sector, preparing them for complex engineering tasks in these fields. Other possibilities include consulting and auditing, jobs in associations and public corporations or public and private research institutes (project management, fundamental research). Another possibility is to continue one’s education at University by pursuing a PhD.

The programme is accredited. For the application, German and English language skills at level B2 are required.

Life Science Engineering (LSE) – At a glance

Subject group Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Regular duration 4 semesters
Programme start Winter semester, Summer semester
Location Erlangen
Tuition fees No
Teaching language English and German

More information: Degree programme website “Life Science Engineering (LSE)”