M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemical Engineering Technology

KU Leuven

12 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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The Master of Biochemical Engineering Technology at KU Leuven provides in-depth, interdisciplinary training in biochemical engineering as practiced in various contexts and sectors. Particular areas of focus include food science, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and environmental sciences. 


The Master of Biochemical Engineering Technology at KU Leuven incorporates knowledge from various industries (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biochemical 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. Two option packages are available: Medical Bioengineering and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.


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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Biochemical Analytical Methods                        

  • Separation Process Principles II                        

  •  Management and Communication                        

  • Pathways to Sustainability: Core Issues and Challenges                        

  •   Master's Thesis / Masterproef 

  • Methods in Biomedical Research        

  •   Molecular Biology Techniques                        

  •  Physiological Systems and Anatomy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible and to ensure an optimal match with the programme, the following admission criteria apply:

  •  being holder of an honour Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or Master's degree in a related/cognate subject area
  •  having a clear affinity with the major
  •  providing proof of sufficient English language proficiency (see below)
  •  having a solid background in science and mathematics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.

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.


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