Specialisation Environmental and Biobased Technology

Focus on biotechnological application during degradation of waste and production of valuable products or energy from renewable resources.

Students will follow one year of courses, some compulsory and other optional. In the second year of the MSc students will perform 2 research projects: one major thesis and one internship or 2nd thesis.


Compulsory courses:
BPE60312 Bioprocess Design
BCT32306 Advanced Biorefinery
ETE30306 Biological Processes for Resource Recovery

Optional Courses
Choose at least 6 credits from the following courses (RO-1)
BCT20306 Modelling Dynamic Systems
ETE21306 Water Treatment
FPE31306 Transfer Processes

MIB30806 Applied Molecular Microbiology

MAT32306 Systems and Control Theory
SSB20306 Bioinformation Technology

Choose at least 6 credits from the following courses (RO-2)
AFI31806 Aquaculture Production Systems
BCT33806 Conversions in Biobased Sciences
BPE35306 Microalgae Biotechnology
ETE35306 Environmental Electrochemical Engineering

FCH31306 Enzymology for Food and Biorefinery
ORC30306 Applied Biocatalysis
ORL32806 Sustainability Analysis

Click on the courses or go the study handbook of MSc Biotechnology for more detailed information (content, assumed knowledge, teaching period,...)

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This programme takes part in the Climate-KIC master's label. Climate-KIC is a knowledge and innovation community, part of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), an EU body that supports the creation of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and promotes a real change of mind set towards an entrepreneurial culture and attitude. A world class European network, Climate-KIC consists of dynamic and innovative companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. The Climate-KIC master's label offers students career-enhancing qualifications of the highest quality designed to extend and deepen their knowledge as well as their professional contacts.

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