BSc in Biomaterials


Program Description

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.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and ... Read More

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and Kamp-Lintfort as a second location. In Kleve, until we can move to the new buildings being built at present alongside the Spoy Canal, you can study as an interim solution in our buildings in Landwehr Straße, or in Emmerich at the former Army Barracks. The Kamp-Lintfort location in Südstraße is also an interim solution, where courses are taking place until moving into their own new buildings in the centre of the city. From 2013, a total of 5000 students from Germany and abroad will be able to enjoy both academic sites whilst completing attractive courses in an open, friendly and personal atmosphere. Our teachers, professors and staff and the pleasant environment of our university also contribute significantly to making our students feel really at home. The subjects covered by our courses are scientific and application-oriented, of the highest standards and of high practical relevance, both in instruction and research. We offer degree programmes in natural, economic and engineering sciences, as well as subjects oriented toward the social and health sciences. On 21 September 2009 we commenced with the winter semester 2009 / 2010 offering our first three Bachelor degree programmes: BioScience and Health, B.Sc., Faculty of Life Sciences in Kleve International Business and Social Sciences, B.A., Faculty of Society and Economics in Kleve E-Government, B.Sc., Faculty of Communications and Environment in Kamp-Lintfort In the four Faculties – “Technology and Bionics” (Emmerich), “Life Sciences” (Kleve), “Society and Economics” and "Technology and Bionics" (Emmerich) and “Communications and Environment” in Kamp-Lintfort – a total of 16 courses have been available at Rhine Waal University since the winter semester 2010 / 2011, 70 percent of which are taught in English. And these numbers are growing each year. Read less