Master’s in Molecular Bioengineering (Germany) Deadline: May 31, 2019

Technische Universität Dresden

Application Deadline

May 31, 2019

Program Commencement

Oct. 1, 2019

Duration of the Program

Four Semesters

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Program Details

TU Dresden is one of eleven “Universities of Excellence” in Germany and is among the top universities in Europe: strong in research, it offers first-rate programmes with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry, and society.

The research-oriented, interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Molecular Bioengineering focuses on the potential applications of molecular bioengineering in medicine and technology. It teaches students the fundamentals in biomedicine and bio-nanotechnology, combining biology and technology, which are linked in two ways. On the one hand, biological knowledge of cells is applied to develop the notion of molecular factories. On the other hand, nanotechnology and bioinformatics enable technologies applicable to engineering biomaterials for medical applications.

In the biomedical area, the study programme focuses on the architecture of the genome and mechanisms of its mutation as well as its application in model systems through genome engineering. It also comprises the function of proteins in the cell, in tissue and organisms. The interaction with other proteins is also discussed. Essential aspects to be discussed are the structure of proteins and their dynamic characteristics in cellular functions like cellular signaling processes, cell adhesion, cell movement, and cell division. These processes are based on biochemical reactions and metabolic pathways, the systematic manipulation of which is studied in detail. In the technological area, the study programme contains the basics of biophysics and biophysical methods. Dynamics, interactions, and structure of biological systems are described with the help of physical principles. Furthermore, the methods in bioinformatics enabling to process biological data and investigate their sequence and structure are part of the study programme.

The lectures and lab classes take place primarily during the first three semesters. The lab classes are organized as blocks at the end of each semester. These classes run for several weeks. There are examinations at the end of each semester for each course. Additionally, there is a module on public and economic aspects of bioengineering, which discusses ethical and jurisdictional issues, patenting, and how to found and lead biotechnology companies. Half of the third semester includes the work on a lab project. The fourth and final semester is mainly devoted to the Master’s thesis.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Applicants are required to have:
1. A “Diplom”, Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification in one of the following fields:

  • biology/life sciences
  • biotechnology
  • chemistry/biochemistry
  • computer science
  • materials science
  • medicine
  • physics
  • nanotechnology

2. Proven basic knowledge of biochemistry, cell biology, materials science, physics and mathematics
3. A good command of English (TOEFL: 92 points Internet-based test; IELTS: required level 6.5; certificates of other tests of an equivalent standard are also considered)

Application Process

For application and other details, go to the following link:

Online Application

If you are a (prospective) graduate from a non-German institution of higher education, you MUST also apply via uni-assist.

The Following documents are needed for application

 

  • certified copies of your university degree certificate(s) and certified English or German translations (if the documents have not been issued in one of these languages)
  • latest transcripts of records
  • certified copy of your higher education entrance qualification/school leaving certificate (Abitur, Baccalaureate, School-Leaving Certificate, O- and A-Levels etc.), including list of grades and its certified English or German translation (if the documents are not in one of these languages)
  • CV in English
  • motivation letter in English 
  • two letters of recommendation from professors of your college or university qualified to evaluate your academic achievements and your potential for graduate study
  • proof of English proficiency 
  • applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam must provide the APS certificate by the Akademische Prüfstelle from the German Embassy in Beijing, Ulan Bator or Hanoi.

 

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