• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Bioengineering supports the fast growing fields of industrial biotechnology and circular bioeconomy that are expected to become the key solutions for the humanity’s goal to achieve biosustainability of our planet. There is also a growing need for specialists in bioengineering as industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology will be the basis of industrial revolution of the 21-st century. 

The Bioengineering programme is an interdisciplinary curriculum which combines different fields of applied biotechnology, synthetic biology, engineering and information technology.The main aim of the programme is to educate specialists with skills and knowledge that will help them to find jobs and contribute to the success of various companies working in the field of industrial or medical biotechnology, circular bioeconomy, bioprocessing etc. 

The graduates will have understanding and practical experience covering the main industrial bioprocesses, fermentation, design of biological systems, industrial biotechnology, and biomedical technologies

The curriculum emphasises practical training, and provides internships in various companies that are active in biotechnology and biomedical technology.

Programme Structure

Base module (24 ECTS):
  • Synthetic Biology and Industrial Cell Factories (6 ECTS)
  • Metabolic Engineering and Genome Design (6 ECTS)
  • Molecular, Cell and Tissue Engineering  (6 ECTS)
  • Omics (6 ECTS)
Specialty module (24 ECTS) - choose between:
  • Drug Design and Development (3 ECTS)
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Sustainable Bioeconomy (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Data Science (6 ECTS)
  • Machine Learning in Synthetic Biology (3 ECTS)
  • Development and Application of Biomaterials (3 ECTS)
  • Nano and Micromedicine (3 ECTS)
  • Soft Robotics (3 ECTS)
  • Molecular Mechanisms and Applications of Microbial Processes (6 ECTS)
Professional Practice module (24 ECTS) - choose between:
  • Practice (6 ECTS)
  • Seminars in Bioengineering (6ECTS)
  • Specialty Practicum (9ECTS)
  • Synthetic Biology Group Project (3EAP)
  • Cultivation and Fermentation Practical Course
  • Biotechnology Practical Course in Collaboration with Enterprise “Icosagen”

Elective module (12 ECTS)

Optional courses (6 ECTS)

Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in the natural and exact sciences or in the field of medicine

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tartu

  • 300 - 600 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Tuition waivers and monthly stipends available.

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