Description of Bionics/Biomimetics


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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 15th; March 15th
Tuition fee
  • EUR 466 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 466 Year (EEA)
Start date March  2016, September  2016
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

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

Requirements for Bionics/Biomimetics

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.

The TOEFL-code of our university is: 6962.

Work Experience for Bionics/Biomimetics

No work experience is required.

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