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Biotechnology

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Course ID
BTC
Cycles
3 years
Credits
180
Semesters
6

The Bachelor Study Program in “Biotechnology” is part of the Faculty of Economics, Technology and Innovation. This program aims at the general training of students in conventional and molecular biotechnologies. The knowledge that this program will provide is mainly related to the knowledge and study of the structure and functioning of biological systems. Students will be introduced to the use of theoretical and practical tools necessary for the analysis, use and modification of these systems which are very important for the protection of the environment and human health. 

Graduates in this program will have competencies in biomolecular methodologies in the field of microbiology and immunology, parasitology and diagnostics of infectious diseases. The knowledge and competencies will be acquired through this three-year program, which provides a first-year curriculum with basic training courses, to continue with the second year during which specific courses for the direction of biotechnology are combined, as well as in third year with a curriculum focused on food biotechnology, medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology and others. These disciplines serve the general formation of a biotechnologist. 

Graduates of this program can work in:
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Food companies
  • Agro-industrial enterprises
  • Research institutes and laboratories
  • Biotechnological enterprises

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Study Program Curriculum

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Semester 1

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 BTC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology Mandatory English A 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5
2 BTC 103 Cell Biology Mandatory English A 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
3 BTC 105 General Chemistry Mandatory English A 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
4 BTC 107 Biophysics Mandatory English A 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
5 BTC 109 Mathematics Mandatory English A 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5
6 BTC 111 Foreign Language – English I/German I/Italian I Mandatory English / German / Italian D 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5

Semester 2

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 BTC 102 Microbiology and Microbial Genetics Mandatory English A 30 30 15 0 65 3 5
2 BTC 104 Cytology - Cytogenetics Mandatory English C 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
3 BTC 106 Organic Chemistry Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
4 BTC 108 Introduction to Programming Mandatory English D 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
5 BTC 110 Biostatistics Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5
6 BTC 112 Foreign Language – English II/German II/Italian II Mandatory English II/German II/Italian II D 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5

Semester 1

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 BTC 201 Biochemistry and Secondary Metabolism Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
2 BTC 203 Plant and Animal Tissue Culture Techniques and Applications Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
3 BTC 205 Molecular Biology Mandatory English C 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
4 BTC 207 Plant Biotechnology Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
5 BTC 209 Immunology - Virology Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
6 BTC 211 Biotechnology - Social, Legal and Ethical Issues Mandatory English A 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5

Semester 2

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 BTC 204 Animal Biotechnology Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
2 BTC 206 Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology Mandatory English C 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
3 BTC 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 65 3 5
4 BTC 210 Bioinformatics Mandatory English B 30 15 30 0 75 3.5 6
5 BTC 212 Omics Technologies Mandatory English B 30 15 0 0 80 2.5 5
6 BTC 214/BTC 216 Nanobiotechnology/Waste Treatment Technologies Elective English C 30 0 0 0 45 2 3

Semester 1

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 BTC 301 Food Biotechnology Mandatory English B 30 15 30 0 75 3.5 6
2 BTC 303 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Mandatory English B 30 0 15 0 105 2.5 6
3 BTC 305 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 115 3 7
4 BTC 307 Genetic Engineering Mandatory English B 45 15 15 0 75 4 6
5 BTC 309/BTC 311 Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology/Genes and Genomics Elective English C 30 15 0 0 80 2.5 5

Semester 2

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 BTC 300 Medical Biotechnology - Regenerative Medicine Mandatory English B 30 15 15 0 90 3 6
2 BTC 302 Energy and Biomass -Bioprocess Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5
3 BTC 304 Industrial Biotechnology Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 65 3.5 5
4 BTC 320 Professional Practice Mandatory English D 0 15 0 60 100 2.5 7
5 BTC 350 Thesis / Final Exam Mandatory English E 0 15 0 0 160 0.5 7