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33600 USD/year
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About

The primary objective of the Applied Biosciences - Sustainable Bioeconomy and Bioenergy Emphasis program University of Arizona is to prepare students for jobs as research professionals in the field of bioenergy, biofuels, and novel agricultural systems research as part of a sustainable regional and global bioeconomy.

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Overview

Students in this Applied Biosciences - Sustainable Bioeconomy and Bioenergy Emphasis program at University of Arizona will be interested in research towards selecting and improving appropriate feedstock; producing feedstock in a sustainable manner; researching conversion of the feedstock to biofuels, bioenergy and value-added coproducts; and in developing techno-economic and sustainability models to evaluate paths to commercialization and socioeconomic impacts. 

Students completing the SBB track will seek employment in public or private research organizations (including universities) that conduct research in these fields; private companies (from bioenergy startups to established multinationals in the existing energy industries) that are interested in sustainable bioenergy research and implementation; governmental agencies that regulate the biofuels industry; and in nonprofit organizations that evaluate the environmental and societal impact of these industries. Just as the other PSM-ABS emphases, the SBB track will provide a rigorous but student-tailored and student-centered science training that is complemented by integration of important knowledge from the disciplines of management, economics, business practices, and law.

 Just as students in the existing tracks, SBB students will complete an internship at a company (preferably in the Tucson-Phoenix corridor) or at a UofA lab appropriate for their career goals, in order to obtain invaluable on-the-job training, experience and knowledge. This real world know-how obtained in the internship is unique and cannot be emulated in the classroom nor by taking on-line courses. As part of their graduate program, students will prepare, present and defend an internship report in lieu of a thesis (ABS is a non-thesis MS degree). 

Educational Opportunity

This report will describe the field of research the student was engaged in; details their contributions to this field; and discusses future directions such research may take. Students graduating in the SBB program will typically do research during their professional career “at the bench” (including the “virtual bench” of the computer, in case of research in socioeconomic modeling), with the perspective of eventually managing a laboratory at a university or in industry. 

With knowledge gained in business and legal fields, our trained scholars can also become involved in the business side of the bioenergy industry, becoming project managers, regulatory agency employees, marketing and analysis professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Biosystems Analysis and Design
  •  Integrated Engineered Solutions in the Food/Water/Energy Nexus,
  •  Engineering of Biological Processes
  •   Agro-Ecology
  •  Plant Biochemistry and Metabolic Engineering,
  •  Plant Genetics and Genomics,
  • Physiology of Plant Production under Controlled Environment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors (or equivalent) degree with a major in an area of biosciences from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A desire to pursue a professional career in the applied biosciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

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