Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan, and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner.
You will acquire all the knowledge necessary for this from the very wide-ranging technical specialisations covered in the Master’s degree programme Biorefinery Engineering at the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz): This expertise extends from process engineering to chemistry and biotechnology through to energy engineering and environmental engineering. The focus in all of this is on innovation, practical application, and students' international activities.
Biorefinery engineers are in great demand in Europe as interdisciplinary experts for biogenic problems along the entire bio-based industry value chain. The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET) roadmap points out the annual need for around 3000 technical Master’s studies graduates in this field.
- develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes, for using biogenic resources in an economic and ecologically sustainable manner.
- design process plants for the production of bio-based materials and operate them.
- are experts in the implementation of a modern bioeconomy.
- are able to recognise and categorise trends in the bio-based industry and to convert innovations into business models.
- develop innovative systems for the bioeconomy on a scientific basis .
- take on management tasks in an international and interdisciplinary environment.
- work together with experts from other specialist disciplines, they are active along the biogenic resources value creation chain.
- support the change to a sustainable energy and economic system in Europe.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Engineering Basics
- Mass and Heat Transfer
- Chemical and Analytical Aspects of Biorefineries
- Biorefinery Technologies
- Biorefinery and Energy Systems
- 24 months
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DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Environmental Engineering Chemical Engineering View 6 other Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering in Austria
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.
International1452 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA798 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 399 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- 363.36 Euro in the general admission period
- 399.70 Euro in the additional admission period
- 726.72 Euro for non-EU foreign nationals
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