BSc in Biomaterials
This degree course is based on the job description of a material scientist or material expert who is engaged in the development and production of nearly all products of daily life: car, airplane, furniture, leisure time, food industry, medicine and pharmacy, textiles, IT, to mention only a few. Considering costs and environmental safety, for application with predetermined requirement profile, it is the material expert’s responsibility to use the appropriate material for the correct product.
Our degree course considers the fact that crude oil, as the most important raw material base of the past 100 years, is getting more expensive all the time and will steadily be less available in the foreseeable future. This means that alternatives become necessary, for example, materials on the basis of animal or plant resources. During the past 15 years, this basis has been rediscovered and revised after biomaterials such as wool, cotton, natural rubber, horn or shellac had been taken for granted.
Public institutions (EU, Federal Government), as well as industry, are currently spending millions of research funds on the development of basic materials of natural products, just like on the search of alternative sources of energy. This clearly shows that this is a focal point of material development aimed at the future which does not begin within the next 5 or 10 years, but already started 5 years ago. All industrial sectors work on innovative developments.
Examples of developments, processes, and products of basic materials will be presented in the degree course Biomaterials. The University Graduate shall be able to know, apply and further develop the conventional basic materials up to the latest developments in the field of material research.