Last edit: 12/11/2020
Approved: 12/11/2020

Knowledge and understanding

For a Master of science in engineering degree in Biotechnology, the student should:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis and proven experience of biotechnology and insight into current research and developmental work
  • show both broad knowledge in biotechnology, including knowledge in mathematics and science, as well as significant in-depth knowledge in certain parts of the field

Skills and abilities

For a Master of science in engineering degree in Biotechnology, the student should:

  • demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and manage complex issues with a holistic approach and to participate in research and developmental work and thereby contribute to the development of knowledge;
  • demonstrate the ability to create, analyze and critically evaluate various technical solutions;
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and execute, using appropriate methods, complex tasks within a given framework;
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge
  • demonstrate the ability to model, simulate, predict and evaluate events even with limited information;
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and design products, processes and systems with regard to people's conditions and needs and society's goals for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development;
  • show ability for teamwork and collaboration in groups with different compositions
  • demonstrate the ability, both in writing and orally, both in national and international contexts, to clearly explain and discuss in dialogue with various groups their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments that underlie them.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For a Master of science in engineering in Biotechnology, the student should be able to

  • demonstrate the ability to make judgments with regard to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects as well as show awareness of ethical aspects in research and developmental work;
  • show insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and people's responsibility for its use, including social and economic aspects, as well as environmental and work environment aspects, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify their need for additional knowledge and to continuously develop their skills.