M.Sc. Bio and Environmental Technology (BUT)

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria | Wels , Austria
This course offers students the unique opportunity to study two growing areas of technology at the same time: biotechnology and environmetal technology. Biotechnology is important in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries (including, for example, identification of gene-modified foods). Environmental technology covers important areas such as cleaning of water, air and earth as well as prevention of pollution in all fields.



Master´s Degree in Bio-and Environmental Technology

The Master´s Degree course in Bio-and Environmental Technology offers the opportunity of specialisation in either Biotechnology or Environmental Engineering. Core subjects are Environmental Process Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Planning and Plant Engineering, Bio-Analytics, Food Production Technology and Quality Management. These subjects are complemented by advanced study of Social Skills, English and relevant aspects of Business Economics: altogether the ideal preparation for a career in this field.

Academic Profile

Graduates of this course can carry out planning, development and optimisation tasks in various branches of the Bio-and Environmental Technology field independently, efficiently and innovatively. They possess the specialist scientific and economics knowledge as well as the required social competence.
The curricular concept also allows time for reflection, criticism, discussion and the acquisition of problem-solving skills.

Essential Information

  • Qualification: Master of Science in Engineering, MSc
  • Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS Credits)
  • Mode of Study: Full-time, division into specialisations: Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering
  • Weekly Lesson Hours: 24
  • Number of new admissions per year: 23
  • Application Deadlines: 31st January, 31st March, 30th June
  • Costs: None: there are currently no tuition fees


Head of Studies:DI Dr. Thomas Eidenberger
Programme Administrator: Elisabeth Wiesbauer, Elke Freimuth

FH OÖ University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Engineering/Enviromental/Sciences
Stelzhamerstraße 23, 4600 Wels/Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)50804-43030 od. -43020
Fax: +43 (0)50804-43166

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Jan 31 / March 31 / June 30
Tuition fee

No tuition fee.

Not specified
Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


Engineering and Science Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy from Biomass
  • Environmental Analytics
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Non-technical Subjects

  • English
  • Communication and Management
  • Business Economics and Law

Project Work

  • Practical
  • Master´s Thesis

Specialisation Option: Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Plant Planning

Specialisation Option: Biotechnology

  • Pharmacology
  • Food- and Bio-Analytics Plant Engineering
  • Quality Assurance

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the German language. Find German courses on Language Learning Portal.


Completed Master´s or Bachelor´s degree with economics and English background.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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