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Qualification: Academic bachelor's degree in biotechnology (no legal status)

Academic bachelor's degree in biotechnology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate mastery of basic knowledge in the sphere of biological and bioengineering sciences and natural science/engineering disciplines,
  • demonstrate mastery of specialist knowledge acquired through the study of theoretical and practical cases,
  • work in an interdisciplinary team,
  • effectively apply acquired knowledge in practice,
  • transfer, critically assess and apply theoretical and practical knowledge to address problems in practice and demonstrate a capacity for interdisciplinary work and the use of scientific methods,
  • apply new ideas,
  • address problems and make decisions in practice,
  • react in complex and unexpected situations,
  • communicate in an open manner and demonstrate proficiency in the use of information technology,
  • demonstrate independence and self-criticism,
  • pursue lifelong learning,
  • show professional ethical responsibility,

(subject-specific competences)

  • define biotechnologies,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the logic and methods of scientific work,
  • draft a laboratory report,
  • practise lab safety,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of phenomena tied to biotechnology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the history and importance of biotechnological discoveries,
  • cultivate (micro)organisms and cell cultures, avoiding contamination,
  • demonstrate understanding of the positive and negative characteristics of biotechnology and its application,
  • identify the impact of biotechnology through its results,
  • write a position with regard to the ethical dilemmas of biotechnology,
  • demonstrates knowledge of the regulatory authorities and agencies connected with biotechnology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of employment opportunities deriving from knowledge acquired in the study of biotechnology,
  • recognise/determine the environmental impact of biotechnologies in suitable examples,
  • predict the importance of biotechnology in the future,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of phenomena tied to microorganism biotechnology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the microbes used in biotechnology,
  • demonstrate understanding of the positive and negative characteristics of microbial biotechnology and its impact on the agri-food and pharmacy sectors and the environment,
  • demonstrate understanding of bioprocesses and their importance and the ability to manage them,
  • demonstrate knowledge of microorganism biotechnology in relevant bioprocesses,
  • demonstrate technical proficiency in working with key industrial microorganisms,
  • demonstrate understanding and mastery of all elements of the safety of product, operator and environment,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to plant biotechnology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the use of plant biotechnology in agricultural plants,
  • demonstrate understanding of the positive and negative characteristics of plant biotechnology and its impact on agriculture and the economy,
  • demonstrate proficiency in working with micropropagation,
  • demonstrate proficiency in working with plant tissue cultures,
  • demonstrate mastery of the biotechnological methods of genetic modification of plants,
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of genetic markers in plant breeding and plant pathogen diagnosis,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of phenomena tied to animal biotechnology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the use of animal biotechnology in model species and economically important animal species,
  • demonstrate understanding of the positive and negative characteristics of animal biotechnology and its impact on agriculture and the economy,
  • demonstrate knowledge of biotechnological possibilities of reproduction,
  • demonstrate proficiency in basic work with animal tissue cultures,
  • demonstrate mastery of biotechnological methods for active intervention in the genotype of animal cells,
  • demonstrate proficiency in the inclusion of molecular markers in the selection of animals,
  • demonstrate understanding of the ethical dilemmas of biotechnology in vertebrates in connection with human beings.

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in the matura subject of Biotechnology; if the candidate has already passed this subject in the vocational matura, an examination in any other matura subject; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and subject syllabuses, for a total of 180 credits. Students must prepare a bachelor's seminar paper and obtain a passing grade for it.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Bioengineering

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in the matura subject of Biotechnology; if the candidate has already passed this subject in the vocational matura, an examination in any other matura subject; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and subject syllabuses, for a total of 180 credits. Students must prepare a bachelor's seminar paper and obtain a passing grade for it.