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.
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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Biology Biochemistry View 14 other Masters in Biology in Belgium
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
International6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA961 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Leuven
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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