The study programs Biosystems Engineering (Bachelor and Master), Molecular Biosystems (Master) as well as Systems Engineering and Engineering Cybernetics (Bachelor and Master) are an integral part of the CDS training.
The interdisciplinarily structured program Biosystems Engineering combines biological principles with engineering approaches for quantitative description, analysis and manipulation of biological systems. Due to its contentual conception, the program is unique in Germany and hence keeps on being highly demanded (approx. 300 applications followed by 50 admissions per year).
The smaller program Systems Engineering and Engineering Cybernetics attracts between 20 and 30 theoretically oriented students per year.
Notably, more than 40% of the alumni of both programs plan on pursuing a doctorate program. Countless positive feedbacks from supervisors of lab rotations, Bachelor- and Master theses from industry and universities within and outside of Germany acknowledge the outstanding training of the students. Both programs already yielded highly qualified junior scientists, which were involved in the work of the CDS by Bachelor-/Mastertheses and doctorate projects.
Molecular Biosystems, a fairly new program, imparts knowledge in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as Systems Biology, Regulatory Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Theory.
To support the career of PhD students, the IMPRS ProEng International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg for Advanced Methods in Process and Systems Engineering , the DFG-funded Research Training Group 2297 (GRK2297) Mathematical Complexity Reduction - CoRe; as well as the DFG-funded Research Training Group 2408 (GRK2408) Maladaptive processes across physiological barriers in chronic diseases offer professional research training programs.