One major application of biomimetics is the field of biomaterials. Spider silk, for example, is both light and flexible and three times stronger than steel. Such material properties are of interest for various technical fibers. In robotics, animal models such as geckos are used as inspiration for the development of climbing robots. Another application is the development of water-repellent, self-cleaning materials, which were inspired by the surface structure of the lotus leaf.
Explore the Bionics - Biomimetics degree at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences!
Experts in bionics/biomimetics work in a highly interdisciplinary field which requires expertise in both engineering and biology. What‘s more, interest in potential uses for bio-inspired materials and machinery continues to grow in many sectors and industries, creating a growing demand for specialists in these fields.
Potential areas of employment for graduates are:
- Industries and research institutions focusing on micro-/nanotechnology
- Bio-materials industry
- Energy technology
- Engineering offices
- Research institutions
- Service providers and experts specialising in biomimetics
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- Bionics of Locomotion and Control
- Energy and Environment
- Bionics of Materials and Structures
- Bionics of Sensing
- 18 months
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DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biology Biotechnology View 61 other Masters in Biology in Germany
A professionally qualifying first degree in the same or a related field to the desired master’s degree programme (required by § 49 section 7 of the Higher Education Act NRW(Hochschulgesetz));
- The final cumulative grade for the professionally qualifying first degree must meet the minimum grade requirement set for the desired programme
- English language certificate
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