• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Biochemical Engineering Technology programme provides in-depth, interdisciplinary training in biochemical engineering. Particular areas of focus include food science, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and environmental sciences. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical and scientific coursework, the curriculum includes assignments in socio-economics and biotechnology.

About

This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various industries (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering.

In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.).

A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or an industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals.

Medical Bioengineering option

This option relates to biotechnological developments in the medical sector. Knowledge of human physiological systems forms the foundation of developments in the area of artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, bioelectronics and new diagnostic techniques (microarray technology, PCR technology).

Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master

You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. This programme is carried out in a team setting, and has a distinct international dimension. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is the cross-fertilisation between company and classroom that makes this programme unique.

Is this the right programme for me?

Do you enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones? Do you prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment? Do you aspire a position of responsibility that allows you to apply knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day operations of a company? Are you eager to develop professional communication and management skills? If so, this is the correct master’s programme for you.

Career perspectives

Our graduates find broad employment opportunities in the food and biotechnology sector, the environmental sector, the pharmaceutical industry and in the life sciences. 

On completion of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills to lead and coordinate industrial production units and research, analysis and screening laboratories in technical-commercial, administrative and educational environments.

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Programme Structure

Common Courses
  • Separation Process Principles II
  • Management and Communication
  • Pathways to Sustainability: Core Issues and Challenges
  • Master's Thesis

Option Biomedical Engineering

  • Methods in Biomedical Research
  • Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Physiological Systems and Anatomy
  • Biomedical Engineering

Option Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

  • Engineering and Monitoring of Bioprocesses
  • Integrated Lab Course on Ecology and Molecular Biology in Bioprocesses

Additional Courses for Bachelor Group T Leuven Campus

  • Food Technology
  • Quality Control and Assurance

Additional Courses for Bachelor Campus De Nayer

  • Biochemical Analytical Methods
  • Fermentation and Bioconversion

Multicampus Modules

Group T Leuven Campus

  • Sustainable Energy Production
  • The Use of Molecular Biology and Ecology in Industrial Processes
  • Trends and Innovations in the Biomedical Sector

Ghent Technology Campus

  • Malting and Brewing Technology

Short International Course

  • International module master of engineering technology

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Applicants who have a bachelor's degree that was not issued by an institute of the Flemish Community, must apply for admission first and follow the application instructions on www.kuleuven.be/application/

Applicants with the following can be granted admission subject to successful completion of a preparatory programme (possibly already including some master courses):

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a different specialisation
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a different specialisation
  • Bachelor of Science in a related field

For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 938 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leuven

  • 810 - 1280 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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