|Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences||7 Semesters|
Crude oil, the most important raw material base of the past 100 years, will be less available in the future. Alternatives will soon become necessary, and this is where the Biomaterial Sciences come into play. Based on materials science, examples of developments, processes, and products of basic engineering materials will be presented in this degree course. In addition (and also in contrast to many other Biomaterial Sciences degree courses at other universities), the interface to biological systems is emphasized with courses on natural, biodegradable, and biocompatible materials as well as recycling and ecology aspects.
Some parts of the curriculum are not directly related to materials science. These parts of the curriculum allow the student important insights in economic science, integrated management systems, and cross-cultural competence. The main application fields following graduation include the leisure industry, the environmental industry, the aerospace, and automotive industries, medicine, and more. Successful graduates also qualify for the Bionics/Biomimetics graduate program offered at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.
Altogether, the degree program consists of seven semesters of full-time study. A solid grounding in science and engineering is imparted in the first three semesters.
Following this, your knowledge will be enhanced in key specialist areas in the fourth and fifth semesters. During this time, students also choose elective courses to form a more robust and meaningful study profile. The sixth semester is dedicated to gathering practical work experience at a company or organization in the biomaterials field.
The seventh and last semester is for writing the thesis. Here, we also attach great importance to practical relevance and support collaborative theses with the private sector. Furthermore, the necessary skills for writing a thesis are provided in intense block courses during the seventh semester.
The study program concludes with an oral presentation on the research findings in the thesis.
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences welcomes applicants from all countries.
Please see our website for general admission requirements: https://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/academics/prospective-students/current-application-period/bachelors-programmes
Please note that English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference are required for our Bachelor’s degree programs. Please be aware that all applicants’ test report form numbers will be checked. The following certificates are accepted:
- IELTS: level CEFR B2 or better
- TOEFL: level CEFR B2 or better
The TOEFL code of our university: 6962
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, with two campus locations in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort and over 7,300 students, is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and international university of applied sciences. The university currently offers 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in engineering, the natural and social sciences, technology, design, and more. Our programmes are geared towards your employability, addressing current and future needs of industry by giving you valuable expertise and experience in your field of study. We are unique in that some 75% of our programmes are taught exclusively in English, resulting in a vibrant campus culture and a rich, intercultural exchange of ideas, experience, and knowledge.
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences prides itself on top-notch teaching, excellent research, and a strong network of international partnerships with research institutions and industry. Our team of professors bring a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching and continuously support, encourage, guide, and inspire students. Professors are often on a first-name basis with their students. Teaching takes place in a range of cutting edge facilities, laboratories, work spaces, smart classrooms, and auditoriums.
The result is a memorable and valuable university experience, which will help you grow as a person and set you on the path to your chosen career. We look forward to welcoming you!
All applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester