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Bioscience Engineering - Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven)

24 months
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The base of this Bioscience Engineering - Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven) programme at KU Leuven is the study of molecular and cellular processes active in micro-organisms, plants, animals and humans. You acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, nano biology, physiology and immunology.

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The Bioscience Engineering - Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven) programme at KU Leuven aims to train students to become experts with advanced scientific and solution-oriented knowledge, skills and attitudes towards biotechnological applications with living organisms that are both scientifically innovative and socially relevant. 

The intended applications focus on sustainability and include the primary production, the processing of these biological products and the management of the production and the wider environment. In this view, the main objective of the Bioscience Engineering programs is to give students the opportunity to form themselves as experts within the chosen discipline.


The program objectives are translated in a set of well-defined learning outcomes (annex) which are pursued through elaborated learning tracks (part II). Moreover and in line with KU Leuven’s view on the Disciplinary Future Self of the student, CGE coaches its students in further developing their personal skills and attitudes thereby focusing on the following educational objectives: critical self-reflection, thinking and acting sustainably and ethically, intercultural communication and responsible leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Nanobiology
  • Bioinformatics and Genome Technology
  • Seminar Cellular and Genetic Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme welcomes applications from holders of an academic bachelor's degree in engineering (bioscience engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, or any equivalent engineering degree), and holders of other bachelor's or master's degrees encompassing thorough coursework in at least mathematics and statistics, physics, biology and physiology. 
  • This degree should be obtained at a recognized university, college or institute, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent.


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