It provides students with competencies on how to use engineering principles in the analysis and manipulation of biological systems to solve problems across a spectrum of important applications.
The Biotechnology Chalmers University of Technology thus covers the broad base of knowledge from genetics to process engineering provided by expertise from the Departments of Biology and Biology Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Physics, at Chalmers, and the units of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, at the University of Gothenburg.
In recent decades, gene modification has revolutionized the biotechnology industry, giving rise to countless new products and improving established processes. However, biotechnology as practiced today is much more than recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry.
It also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and control.
The practical applications of biotechnology include age-old techniques such as brewing, fermentation and cheese making, all of which are still important today. The introduction of new techniques based on fundamental biological research has resulted in major advances. Microorganisms and cells (or parts thereof) are utilized to produce valuable products, and new medicines are products of biotechnology.
Biotechnology today is much more than recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry. It also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and control.
These skills are highly relevant for graduates pursuing a research career in the bioscience field or seeking to enter the biotechnology, food or biomedicine industries.
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- Systems biology
- Introduction to bioinformatics
- Bioanalytical chemistry
- Industrial biotechnology
- Ethics in biotechnology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology View 52 other Masters in Biology in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An applicant must either have a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
- Bachelor's degree with a major in: Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr. including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Differential equations and Mathematical statistics), Chemistry (at least 30 cr.) and Biochemistry (at least 7,5 cr.)
- Preferable course experience: Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Programming in Matlab
International12833 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12833 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/academic year
- EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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