Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology

Study guides

Timetables

Mornings and afternoons 

Table of credits for each course

  Basic training Compulsory Optional Final Project
1st year 42 18    
2nd year 18 42    
3rd year   60    
4th year     54 6
Totals 60 120 54 6

Period of study

Annual 

Part-time or full-time

Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.

Specialisations

General training
Specialisation in Cell and Molecular Biotechnology
Specialisation in the Biotechnology of Processes

Basic and compulsory training

First year Second year
1st semester
  • Cell Biology
  • Physics
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Basic Instrumental Techniques
  •  Integrated Laboratory 
2nd semester
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Integrated Laboratory 2
  • Animal and Plant Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Physiology
Annual
  • Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
     
1st semester
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Economics and Business Management
  • Integrated Laboratory 3
2nd semester
  • Numerical Methods and Computer Applications
  • Integrated Laboratory 4 
  • Animal Physiology
  • Bioreactors
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
Third year Fourth year
1st semester
  • Protein Chemistry and Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Interactomics
  • Separation and Purification Processes
  • Advanced Instrumental Techniques
  • Biotechnology and Society
  • Integrated Laboratory 5
2nd semester
  • Integrated Laboratory 6 
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Analysis and Synthesis of Processes
  • Legal Aspects of Biotechnology
  • Cellular Culture
  • Bachelor's Degree Final Project

Optional subjects

Fourth year
  • Work Placement (*)
  • Biodiversity
  • Economics and Management. Advanced Aspects
  • Nanobiotechnology 
  • (*) All subjects are worth 6 credits, except for this one which is worth 12 credits.

Specialisations are learning tracks included in the European Diploma Supplement (DS).
In order to obtain one, a minimum of 30 credits belonging to the pathway must be taken:

Specialisation in Cell and Molecular Biotechnology Specialisation in the Biotechnology of Processes
  • Genetically Modified Animals
  • Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Genetic Engineering of Microorganisms
  • Genetic Improvement in Animals
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Reproduction Technology
  • Gene and Cellular Therapy
  • Biotechnological Vaccines and Drugs
  • Immobilised Biocatalysts
  • Biocatalysis
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Fluid Circulation and Heat Transmission Equipment
  • Applied Plant Physiology
  • Modelling and Simulation of Biosystems
  • Plant Biotechnology Projects


(1) This subject will not be offered in 2018/19.