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
Requirements for awarding credit points

Bioperspectives and Bioethics: oral presenation; weight of grade within module: 50%

Intercultural competences: oral presentation; weight of grade within module: -

Language skills: grade according to the specifications of the language center; weight of grade within module: 50%

Responsible person

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

Recommended semester 1
Frequency Annually (ws)

Master MBT


Bioperspectives and Bioethics

Type Seminar
Nr. M+V2507
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 ....

Intercultural Competences

Type Seminar
Nr. M+V2508
Hours per week 2.0
  • Culture: relevance, differences in and sharing culture, seeing vs understanding other cultures
  • Values, filters and perspectives, concept of time, code of respect and contact, self-presentation, addressing people
  • Communication training
  • Gudykunst, W.B. (ed.): Bridging Differences - Effective Intergroup Communication; Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications; 2nd ed. 1994
  • Hofstede, G.: Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations, Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications; 2nd ed. 2001
  • Thomas, A., Kinast, E.-U., Schroll-Machl, S. (ed.): Handbuch Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kooperation, volume 1: Grundlagen und Praxisfelder; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 2nd ed. 2005 



Language Skills

Type Seminar
Nr. M+V2509
Hours per week 2.0

Depending on the offers of the language center.


Materials and resources will be provided during the course.