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Academic Degree:Master of Science in Engineering / MSc or M.Sc.
Use of the academic degree in combination with the brand "MCI" approved

Duration:4 semesters incl. Master thesis and final exams
Prerequisites:Bachelor or equivalent degree in relevant studies or studies comprising a certain level of relevant ECTS points
Next start:Fall 2017


Biotechnology applies natural principles and structures to technical procedures and products. With its enormous potential for growth and professional development, biotechnology is considered a key discipline of the 21st century. This is due to the advancement of biomedical research, on the one hand, which has facilitated the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. On the other hand; also the chemical industry has increasingly drawn on biotechnological processes to improve their methods with respect to sustainability and efficiency. Graduates of the master degree program in Biotechnology situate their work at the interface of technology and natural sciences. 160223 Button connected programs
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They employ biochemical, moleculobiological; and genetic methods alongside methods of engineering. The tasks of biotechnologists include the utilization of cell culture techniques, the operation of bioreactors, and the development of biotechnological procedures. They moreover convert methods developed in the laboratory into full-scale engineering operations, take full responsibility for the smooth running of production processes, or conceptualize and supervise bioprocess engineering systems

Structure 1st – 3rd semester: Core curriculum
4th semester: Master thesis and final exams
Time model Full-time
Academic year Winter semester: October – January
Summer semester: March – June
Contents Biotechnology (47%)
Current Industrial Projects (12,5%)
Scientific Methods & Master Thesis (33%)
General Management (7,5%)
Admission requirements Graduates of relevant Bachelor programs
Graduates of post secondary courses pertaining to the intended studies
(i.e. process engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology)
Selection process
Career background (30%)
Written exam (20%)
Interview (50%)
Application Online. Please consider the indicated deadlines
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