Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Biotechnology (CBIOT), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 30/11/2017
Approved: 30/11/2017

Knowledge and understanding

To receive a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Biotechnology, the student should show:

  • skills and understanding of fundamental, scientific and technical aspects, of biotechnology

  • advanced knowledge and insight into the state-of-the-art research and development in biotechnology

  • a broad knowledge in life sciences including mathematics, chemistry and physics

  • in-depth knowledge on advanced technical processes or biological systems in selected areas of biotechnology

Skills and abilities

To receive a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering Degree Programme in Biotechnology, the students should demonstrate their ability to:

  • solve, create, develop, analyze, or evaluate complex biotechnical systems, processes or challenges in an independent and critical manner.

  • plan, implement and evaluate experiments with a scientific approach and analytical thinking

  • design products, processes and systems with regard to human and societal pre-requisites and needs, and a sustainable development of the economy, society and environment.

  • communicate ideas, results and conclusions, orally and in writing, to scientific as well as public recipients with knowledge-based, precise and adequate arguments and terminology.

  • work in teams and skills in project management

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

To receive a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering in Biotechnology, Degree Programme in Biotechnology, the students should demonstrate an ability to: 

  • take a stand on issues of ethical nature in biotechnology, including areas of research and innovation.

  • make scientific judgments that are responsible with regard to ethics, economy, the nature and environment, and the society.

  • insightfully consider the possibilities and shortcomings of technologies in biotech applications, including their use in the society and aspects of economy, environment, and work environment.

  • identify ones own need for continued education and competence development