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Bachelor programme Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor's programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology has a strong international focus with an emphasis on fundamental aspects of natural sciences, biomedicine and technology and includes extensive lab work. Specialist subjects: practical work in research and industry, fundamentals of natural sciences, fundamentals of medicine and biology, analytics, biotechnology, bioprocess technology, quality management, business principles, communication and social skills. The bachelor programme is offered in a full-time format. The language of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH
Group of fields of study:
Medicine/Health, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (E)
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, BSc
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 für EU-StaatsbürgerInnen; für Non-EU-StaatsbürgerInnen: EUR 200 Registration fee und EUR 4500 p (Detailed information)
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
University of Applied Sciences
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Definition of the field of studies

This programme consists mainly of courses in natural sciences, biomedicine and technology basics.


The bachelor's programme consists of subjects such as “Chemical calculations“, “General and inorganic chemistry“, “Organic chemistry“, “Applied physics“, “Anatomy and physiology“, “Human genetics“, “Human diseases“, “Immunology and medical microbiology“, “Cell physiology and medical molecular biology“, “Pharmacology“, “Applied microbiology“, “Microbiological working techniques”, “Microbiological monitoring”, “Biochemistry“, “Applied mathematics“, “IT: Software applications“, “Bioinformatics“, “Applied biophysics“, “Instrumental analytics“, “Biochemical analytics“, “Cell biology“, “Cell culture techniques“, “Genetic engineering“, “Technical construction and drawing“, “Pharmaceutical production systems“, “Equipment and production design“, “Introduction into validation“, “Bioprocess technology, theory“, “Bioprocess technology and fermentation“, “Clean room training“, “Introduction into contamination control“, “Introduction to quality management“, “Project management“, “Business administration“, “Marketing“, “Drug regulatory affairs“, “Industrial hygiene“, and “English”. During the programme students have to do an internship and a laboratory placement. To complete the programme students have to write two bachelor theses. A semester abroad during the programme is possible.

Entrance examinations

To qualify for admission to the bachelor programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology you must have an Austrian secondary school leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification. Applications with foreign secondary school leaving certificates will be verified individually for equivalence with the Austrian general university entrance qualification. The admission procedure for the bachelor programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology involves a topic-based admission interview, which will be held in the language of instruction (English).

Supplementary examinations