Biotechnology - Biofuels

Silesian University of Technology

18 months
3000 EUR/year
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This interdisciplinary major, Biotechnology - Biofuels, is carried out by staff of: the Environmental Biotechnology Department (EBD) of the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, the Institute of Thermal Technology, the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science.


Graduates with a specialty Biofuels are qualified specialists of technology serving the production of components for biofuels. Their skills are associated with the production of electric power and heat based on biofuels as well as with the processing of biofuels. They understand the theoretical principles of the processes of both production and combustion of biofuels. They are well prepared in terms of data processing, electronic control and programming of technological processes in the related industry. The knowledge and skills in the use of plants and micro-organisms can be utilized in the technological processes of production and use of biofuels. In addition, the developed soft skills are apparent in their communication, teamwork, entrepreneurship and self-presentation, much desired on the labor market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technologies for power and heat productions
  • Conventional and renewable fuels
  • Thermal technology
  • Basics of microbiological and biochemical processes
  • Automatic control systems
  • Plant molecular biology and physiology
  • Energy crops
  • Biofuels production technologies
  • Control of biotechnical systems
  • Computer methods in engineering
  • Biobusiness projects management
  • Molecular biology and microbial biocenoses monitoring

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
87 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

During application phase:

  • Application Form
  • Bachelor Degree Certificate for Master applicants
  • School / Degree Transcript of all Records
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Passport Photocopy
  • 2 passport size photos (in color and in jpg electronic version)
  • Accommodation Form
  • Motivation and/or reference letters are welcome

After application acceptance by SUT:

  • Signed Acceptance of Offer Form
  • Copy of fee payment
  • Copy of Insurance Policy covering period of study at SUT

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.



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Biotechnology - Biofuels
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