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Master Biomass Technology

Cultivation of renewable resources | chemical-material use | energetic use | economics

The Master’s Program Biomass Technology is an interdisciplinary master’s program for qualified students with bachelor’s degrees in natural sciences, engineering and life sciences. It offers the possibility of a broad education in the field of biomass production, use and utilization – from the sustainable production of renewable resources to the technological use and utilization of biomass. The term biomass is understood as the material mass of all living organisms (animals, plants, algae, fungi and bacteria) or parts thereof. The interdisciplinary course of studies teaches the basic and scientific content of the relevant chemical-material, material and energy technologies for the processing and utilization of biomass. In addition, economic issues, ecological and sustainability aspects for the production as well as the use and utilization of biomass production are also dealt with.

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Master Biomass Technology

Key Data

Standard Duration of Studies (Number of Semesters) / Credits


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Start of Degree Program

  • Winter semester
  • Summer semester

Application period

  • Winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
  • Summer semester: 01.10. – 30.11.

Required Language Proficiency

Language of instruction

  • English

Admission requirements

The Biomass Technology Master’s program is aimed at qualified students with a university degree in natural sciences, engineering and economics. In the admission procedure (aptitude test), motivation and suitability for the study program are taken into account in addition to the achievements of the bachelor’s degree.

Admission Category

Costs per semester/financing

Study Structure
Documents for students who started Summer Semester 2023 or later
Documents for students who started before Summer Semester 2023
Competences and Skills

Solving environmental and sustainability problems requires crossing disciplinary boundaries. Sustainability challenges such as climate change or energy supply are transboundary and therefore require international problem-solving strategies, which students of the Master’s program Biomass Technology (Joint Degree) learn to develop. The Master’s program in Biomass Technology is characterized to a high degree by an interdisciplinary approach. Due to their interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of biomass technology, graduates of the Master’s program are able to plan projects independently and are able to take up a correspondingly oriented professional activity in industry and research. Furthermore, they master mathematical and scientific methods in order to be able to abstract problems. They have acquired a holistic problem-solving competence, e.g. the application of new technologies in the environment of renewable energies, taking into account technical, economic, ecological, social and ethical constraints, in order to be able to work on them successfully. Specializations are possible in four sub-areas through appropriate module selection, but are not mandatory.

Job description

A wide range of professional opportunities await graduates of the Biomass Technology master’s degree program as mediators between different areas on the topic of sustainability. There is a demand from energy suppliers, the chemical and processing industries, plant and mechanical engineering, planning and engineering offices, biomass production, environmental protection, public authorities and municipalities, as well as in the fields of consulting, training and research.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber
Andrea Dietl, M.Sc.

Program Manager Biomass Technology

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-166

TUM Campus Straubing
Petersgasse 5
94315 Straubing

PG5, Room: 00.3503.007

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processes in your studies?
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Student Advising Munich

Arcisstraße 21
Room 0144
D-80333 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 289-22245

Phone and opening hours
Appointments only by arrangement

Student Advising Straubing

Petersgasse 5
Room: 00.3503.009
D-94315 Straubing

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-166

More Information

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