Starting in this year’s winter term, VLBVersuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) offers in association with the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) a new course of studies with the concluding degree of 'Bachelor of Engineering Brauwesen’ (B. Eng. Brewing).
Already announced a year ago, the new B. Eng. Brewing degree program has been approved in August by the Berlin Senate Chancellery. It closes the gap created by the cessation of the ‘Diplom-Braumeister’ degree program in 2015 at the TU Berlin and complements the degree programs Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) ‘Brewing and beverage technology’, which will continue to be offered.
The Bachelor of Engineering Brewing at the TU Berlin is a practical course of 6 semesters in which basic and applied engineering knowledge is learned. Malting and brewing-relevant modules from raw materials to bottling technology convey the necessary specialist knowledge. A high percentage of electives complete the study profile. The program includes an extended basic and specialist internship with a practical seminar accompanying the internship. This makes the degree program particularly interesting for students who have already completed subject-related vocational training.
Access to the new course of studies is restricted as there are only 20 places available. Lectures will start on the 8th of October and the class will be taught in German.
Similar academic courses are held at the Technical University in Munich-Weihenstephan (Master brewer-Diplom, 7 semesters) and at the Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (Bachelor of Engineering, 7 semesters).
VLB opened last year its new €35 million institute buildings in Berlin (inside.beer, 13.11.2017) and currently is looking to fill the vacancy of an endowed professorship for ‘Brewing and Beverage Technology’. (inside.beer, 5.6.2018)