BSc minor Biotechnology (WUBIT)

Biotechnology is a fast developing field of science and technology with impact on many disciplines. Public discussions on biotechnology are often controversial.

Continue to an overview of the courses in this minor

Students following a Bachelor with major in engineering or life science other than BSc Biotechnology will learn more about the exciting developments in biotechnology when following this BSc minor.

NOTE: This minor contains courses with a maximum number of students participants. If you want to follow this minor as a "Bijvak or "exchange" student make sure you also choose alternative courses (and register this course in the form). That way you have an alternative if you cannot participate in this course. The information on if a course has a maximum number of participants can be found via the overview of the courses in the minor.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this minor students are expected to be able to:

  • explain basic principles of genetic engineering, enzymology and process engineering;
  • apply recombinant DNA and biochemical techniques;
  • apply (mathematic) tools for process engineering and modelling;
  • apply basic regulations when working with genetically modified micro-organisms;
  • understand basics in process engineering.

Target groups

This minor is interesting for:

  • BBI Biology
  • BAS Animal Sciences
  • BFT Food Technology
  • BES Environmental Sciences
  • BPW Plant Sciences
  • BVG Nutrition and Health
  • The Bachelor Chemical Engineering

Assumed knowledge

For all bèta BSc programmes.

Overlapping courses or content with

BBT Biotechnology, BML Molecular Life Sciences. Both cannot join this minor due to overlap with their programme.




Second semester (period 4, 5 and 6)

Programme or thematic

Programme minor