M.Sc. Bionik/ Biomimetics in Energy Systems

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences | Spittal an der Drau , Austria
At the beginning of the 21 century our industrial society is confronted with major challenges in regard to energy and environment. Using new insights from the developing cross-sectional discipline Biomimetics, we can utilize strategies and procedures which have been successfully developed by nature over four billion years of evolution.



The international Master program "Bionik / Biomimetics in Energy Systems" focuses international for the first time on the area of Biomimetics and Energy. As a branch of Biomimetics, it researches energy transformations in living organisms in order to develop similar technical systems and devices for energy production. The following questions are therefore of current relevance:

  • How do natural power systems work?
  • What energy strategies does nature follow and how does it regulate its energy resources?
  • What future technologies and systems can be derived for the benefit of humanity?
  • Which new technical energy systems can you as a future energy expert develop from these findings?
  • How could a solar - industrialised world look like?

Based on natures model what kind of energy future is possible and can a solar bionics strategy for the "energy fate" of future generations be defined?"

If you are interested in these topics and questions, then Bionik / Biomimetics in Energy Systems at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is the right Master program for you!

The wide range of subjects offered provides you as a student a learning environment which is academic and scientific but also closely related to practice. In this respect considerable value is placed on a continual interaction between theoretical basis mediation and active research and development. The integrative approach to teaching ensures that you gain a broad general competence as a future expert in biomimetics. You will also acquire open-mindedness, social competence, planning flexibility and action flexibility, as well as the necessary economic competence which will qualify you in the best way possible for the solution of future challenges and issues in interdisciplinary active Teams.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline EU 31 July ;Non EU April 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 382 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 382 Semester (EEA)

There are tuition fees of about EUR 363,36 /semester at CUAS, including a compulsory contribution for the ÖH the Austrian National Union of Students of EUR 18,50.

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Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS

The international Master program Bionics / Biomimetics in Energy Systems focuses international for the first time on the area of Biomimetics and Energy. As a branch of Biomimetics, it researches energy transformations in living organisms in order to develop similar technical systems and devices for energy production.

Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The standard period of study in the Master's course "Bionics / Biomimetics in Energy Systems" extends over a period of four semesters and starts at the beginning of each winter semester.
As a full-time course, class attendance is a requirement.
The curriculum is modular. Each module extends over one or two semesters and includes professionally related courses, which build on each other for three semesters in the academic plan (to be distributed). The contents of the modules provide both theoretical and practical parts. Projects are largely organized on an inter-modular basis. The fourth semester is set aside for the preparation of the Master's thesis.

Academic Degree "MSc." After passing the final examination of the Master Course "Bionics / Biomimetics in Energy Systems" graduates are awarded the academic degree "Master of Science in Biomimetics".

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In order to be admitted into a master degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • completion of a bachelor of arts/science degree that corresponds to the respective master degree program
  • completion of an equivalent degree program at a recognized Austrian or an international post-secondary institution of higher education

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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