Das deutsch-polnische Double-Degree-Programm ist der einzige international kooperative Master-Studiengang in der Biotechnologie in Baden-Württemberg.



Complementary Subjects

Teaching methods Seminar
Learning target / Competences

The students know important trends and ethical issues in biotechnology.

They understand the context of engineering and technology, economy, ecology and ethics, and accept it as a foundation of their future professional conduct. They will gain an understanding of variation and uncertainty and how it affects the performance of business, commerce and manufacturing. They will understand the fundamentals of a learning organization, what influences the way people behave, and appreciate how all of this fits into the systemic whole.


Duration 1
Hours per week 6.0
Classes 90
Individual / Group work: 90
Workload 180
ECTS 6.0
Credits and grades

In addition to the mandatory course (Bioperspectives and Bioethics), students declare which courses with a total of 4 C to be included in the module. The module grade is the product of the individual course grades multiplied by the respective C, divided by the total C of 6 for the module. Additional courses can be listed in the transcript of records, without counting towards the module grade or total grade.

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christiane Zell (Ms.)

Prof. Torsten Schneider, Ph.D. (Mr.)

Maximum number of participants 1
Recommended semester MBT 1
Frequency Annually (ws)

Master MBT


Bioperspectives and Bioethics

Type Seminar
Nr. M+V586
Hours per week 2.0

Part 1: Introduction to bioethics
Basic knowledge about bioethics is presented by the lecturer and completed in group discussions

Part 2: Bioethical case study and acitivity 
Current topics from biotechnology are presented by students/lecturer. Both scientific background and arising ethical issued are discussed. Ethical guidelines will be developed in group discussions.



Beauchamp, T.; Childress, J. (1979): The Principles of Biomedical ethics, 1979, 7th edition. Oxford University Press 

Online Ressources: 

Students are recommended to follow current bioethics media debates, relevant current biotechnological research media ....