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Natural Sciences


BSc Biomaterials

3.5 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

Crude oil, as the most important raw material base of the past 100 years, is getting more expensive all the time and will steadily be less available in the foreseeable future. This means that alternatives become necessary, such as materials based on animal or plant resources. During the past 15 years, similar considerations have been applied in other areas, as wool, cotton, natural rubber, horn or shellac had been taken for granted.

Public institutions and Industry, in all sectors, are currently spending millions of research funds on the development of basic materials of natural products.This programme is based on the job description of a material scientist or material expert who is engaged in the development and production of new consumer, health and lifestyle products. With both cost and environmental safety in mind, it is the material expert"s responsibility to develop the appropriate alternative material for a product.

Programme content

A graduate of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to apply and develop conventional basic materials and processes as cost-efficient and sustainable alternatives to materials currently used.

Focus is put on special areas of application such as leisure, environment, transport [air and road], medicine and textiles. Special groups of basic materials, such as biodegradable materials, will be studied. In addition to knowledge of basic materials, a grounding in natural Sciences, Ecology and Analytics, the curriculum also contains Economic Science, Integrated Management Systems (quality, environment, safety), Legal Aspects and Cross-Cultural understanding.

There is a semester abroad or internship in industry during the 6th semester. The student has to prepare a Bachelor Thesis in the final semester.


The university currently offers a related Masters programme, taught through English in the following area:

- Bionics/Biomimetics

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels, inc Maths and a subject relevant to this programme: Biology and/or Chemistry preferred

IB students must present Higher Level Maths

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate (inc 2 x H5, one of which must be Maths). At least one subject to be relevant to programme you are applying for: Biology and/or Chemistry preferred.

IB students must present Higher Level Maths




Note: there is no tuition fee but a semester fee, to cover admin expenses, of about EUR 250 per semester.

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15 July