Master programme Biorefinery Engineering (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

In the master’s degree programme in “Biorefinery Engineering” at the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) you will acquire all the necessary knowledge in different technological specialisations covered in this programme: This expertise ranges from process engineering to chemistry and biotechnology and energy engineering and environmental engineering. The focus in all of this is on innovation, practical application and the students' international activities. Content: - You will acquire the engineering sciences knowledge and skills necessary for the construction and operation of technical systems for the use of biogenic resources. - You will learn to develop and optimise process engineering methods. - You will be able to evaluate the technical, logistic and economic challenges resulting from the use of biogenic raw materials along the entire value chain. - You will learn to understand and deal with complex problems in scientific and industrial contexts, to formulate these and to develop and present solutions for them. - You will assess regional, economic, social and ecological framework conditions within the context of bioeconomy. - You will learn to recognise trends in the bio-based industry. - You will acquire the scientific and analytical methods needed to evaluate and characterise biogenic resources. - You will carry out high quality and structured research work independently. - You will carry out research-led traineeships at universities or industry partners.

Higher education institution:
Technische Universität Graz
Group of fields of study:
Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Biorefinery Engineering (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc, Diplomingenieur/in, DI
4 Semester / 120 ECTS

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Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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published in the:
MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 11 a (Nr. 194)

Definition of the field of studies

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers will develop, plan and implement innovative technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner.


Within the framework of the optional subject students have the possibility to complete a professionally oriented internship/practice. Each full-time working week corresponds to 1.5 ECTS credits. Active participation in a scientific event is also regarded as practice.

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations