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Bionics - Biomimetics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

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!

Career Paths

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
  • Bioengineering
  • Engineering offices
  • Research institutions
  • Service providers and experts specialising in biomimetics

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bionics of Locomotion and Control
  • Energy and Environment
  • Bionics of Materials and Structures
  • Bionics of Sensing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      3 semesters of full-time studies

  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Kleve

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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