M.Sc. Bionics/Biomimetics

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Application deadline: July 15th; March 15th 2013
Tuition fee:
  • € 466 / Year (EEA)
  • € 466 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: March  2015, September  2015
Duration full-time: 18 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

The word bionics is made up of the terms biology and technics, which means engineering in this context. The approach of combining biology and engineering is often also called biomimetics in English. The basic principle of biomimetics is learning from nature. The idea on bionics/biomimetics is to understand the principles behind nature´s constructions and to transfer them in to technical systems and devices.

One major application of biomimetics is the field of biomaterials. Spider silk, for example, is both light and flexible and three times stronger than steel. Such material properties are of interest for various technical fibers. In robotics animal models such as Geckos are used as inspiration for the development of climbing robots.

Occupational Areas and Fields of activity:

  • Industries and science institutions focusing on micro-/nanotechnology
  • Bio-materials industry
  • Energy technology
  • Bioengineering
  • Engineering offices
  • Research institutions
  • Service providers and experts specializing in biomimetics

Contents

Main points at a glace

Place of Study: Kleve
Duration: 3 Semesters
Degree: Master of Science, M.Sc.
Study language: English
Master thesis: 3rd semester

Requirements

If you apply for a Master degree programme, please send us a copy of your bachelor diploma and of your grade sheets. Please also indicate the grade point average.

For the Master degree programs the C.1. level of the Common European Framework is required (with the exception of the Economics and Finance M.Sc. for which the B2 level is required). The following certificates are accepted.

  • IELTS: 6,5 or higher
  • TOEFL (internet based test): 110-120
  • TOEFL (paper based test): minimum 560
  • TOEFL (computer based test): minimum 220

In order to apply for an English-taught program, a certification of German language proficiency is not necessary.

The TOEFL-code of our university is: 6962.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 560
TOEFL iBT® test: 110

Funding

Financing your studies with a scholarship

Depending on the country you come from and which subject you would like to study in Germany, there are different options for funding. Scholarships are offered by different institutions.

The DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduate students and scientists contains extensive information and a variety of possibilities for those who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions.

Types of support

There are two forms of scholarships financial and non-monetary scholarships both of which are often coupled together:

In the case of financial scholarships, the recipient is awarded a fixed amount, paid out on a monthly basis over a defined funding period. These types of scholarships are often full scholarships, i.e., they generally cover the applicants entire living expenses. Recipients of partial scholarships, however, are required to secure additional financial support to cover their living expenses. When awarded a full scholarship, recipients are generally not permitted to receive funding from other scholarships simultaneously.

Tuition fees in Germany

Every semester you must pay up to 500 Euros of tution fees at universities in Bavaria and Lower Saxony. All other federal states only request a certain amount of money as a semester contribution but no tuition fees.

In addition to financial support, many institutions also offer non-monetary scholarships. Recipients are invited to workshops, lectures and scientific conferences where they also have the opportunity to network with other scholarship holders. In most cases, these non-monetary scholarship programmes aim to create a long-standing relationship between the scholarship holder and the institution well beyond the scholarship period.

Remember: All the programmes have one thing in common, however no one is entitled to a scholarship.

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