Profession bioengineer

Bioengineers combine state of the art findings in the field of biology with engineering logics in order to develop solutions aimed at improving the well-being of society. They can develop improvement systems for natural resource conservation, agriculture, food production, genetic modification, and economic use.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Genetics

    The study of heredity, genes and variations in living organisms. Genetic science seeks to understand the process of trait inheritance from parents to offspring and the structure and behaviour of genes in living beings.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Biological chemistry

    Biological chemistry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.


  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

Optional knowledge and skills

test samples for pollutants design principles develop pharmaceutical drugs use technical drawing software biotechnology design prototypes evaluate pharmaceutical manufacturing process perform laboratory tests analytical chemistry toxicology execute analytical mathematical calculations assist in clinical trials packaging engineering food storage high-performance liquid chromatography scientific research methodology document analysis results apply scientific methods fermentation processes of food product data management gel permeation chromatography pharmaceutical industry evolutionary biology interpret 2d plans develop biocatalytic processes food materials biomedical engineering examine engineering principles pharmaceutical manufacturing quality systems design scientific equipment advise on nitrate pollution statistical process control run laboratory simulations use chromatography software interpret 3d plans packaging processes ensure compliance with safety legislation pharmaceutical drug development draft design specifications apply statistical analysis techniques assess the feasibility of implementing developments gas chromatography manage chemical testing procedures collect biological data laboratory techniques develop test procedures medical devices materials industrial design test procedures perform toxicological studies advise on manufacturing problems design pharmaceutical manufacturing systems mathematics general medicine develop product design pharmaceutical chemistry gather experimental data ensure compliance with environmental legislation develop food production processes processes of foods and beverages manufacturing good manufacturing practices food science develop biochemical manufacturing training materials apply liquid chromatography