This master's programme provides in-depth, interdisciplinary training in biochemical engineering as practiced in various contexts and sectors. Particular areas of focus include food science, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and environmental sciences. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical and scientific coursework, the curriculum includes assignments in socio-economics and biotechnology.
What is the programme all about?
This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various industries (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biochemical engineering.
In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.).
A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or an industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals. Two option packages are available:
Medical Bioengineering option
This option relates to biotechnological developments in the medical sector. Knowledge of human physiological systems and medical engineering techniques constitute the basis of developments in the area of artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, bioelectronics and new diagnostic techniques (microarray technology, PCR technology).
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology option
This option focuses on the use of microbiological and molecular (DNA-based) techniques to monitor and control desired and undesired micro-organisms in various industrial processes. Examples include bio-ethanol production, malt production, food production and processing, water treatment and the use of biocontrol to beat plant diseases.
Combine your master with a start-up or team project learning experience
You can combine your master's programme with the Postgraduate Tech Innovations in Ventures & Teams. During this programme, you actually develop and implement an idea, either on your own or as part of a team. You are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and develop technical and professional skills. With support from team coaches and industry professionals, this postgraduate offers you a unique insight into the world of entrepreneurship.
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