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Natural Sciences


B. Eng Biotechnology

3.5 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

This programme combines biology, chemistry and the science of engineering. During the programme, you will learn how to apply in depth knowledge of biochemical and biotechnological processes to production of drugs (medicine), the food industry and tpo environmental challenges.

You will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses) or plant and animal cells to create useful products or industrial processes.

In terms of career opportunities, you will obtain competences within development and production using biotechnological processes. It could be solving tasks within the fields of health science, nutrition, environment and energy, within areas covering scope of food and medicine production, environmental and energy sectors. You will qualify for a position as operational and production engineer working with process control based on chemical, physical and biological analysis. Control, regulation and optimization of production processes could also be one of your areas of responsibility.

Programme content

The degree focuses on biotechnology, for example how cells are used as small factories in the production of medicine and foodstuffs, or how they are used in purification of wastewater or converting waste into energy - biofuels. You will gain theoretical knowledge within biotechnology and will be working with the following disciplines:

Cell and microbiology

Biotechnology and protein chemistry

General and technical chemistry

Mathematics and statistics

Moreover, you will get acquainted with a line of technical subjects such as chemical unit operations, practical regulation, fermentation and chemical reaction engineering. From the very beginning of your education, you will start bridging theory and practice, integrating obtained theoretical knowledge with real-life professional practice.

The programme is based on the close cooperation with local companies – bio manufactory market leaders as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Statoil, DONG etc. The last year of studies includes a mandatory internship, elective courses and bachelor thesis which provide you with a unique opportunity to tailor these activities in close collaboration with the companies.

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels and Six GCSEs. Subjects to inc Maths at A-Level, Physics at A-S Level and Chemistry at A-S or GCSE (A-C)

Six passes at Leaving Cert, two at H5, Subjects to include Hons Maths and Physics. Pass at Chemistry also required.




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