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Learning Opportunity: Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology

Course Information

Objective(s) of a study programme:
To educate highly skilled and motivated industrial biotechnology specialists with Master‘s degree who possess in-depth competence and are able to work in advanced biotechnology industries by having the design and research skills, the ability to use computer programs in biotechnology engineering and apply the fundamental and practical knowledge of chemical materials and bio-products, food additives, polymers and fuel processing for the development of the new biotechnology products and processes.
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding:
A1 an in-depth knowledge of the principles of manufacture processes of chemical materials and bio-products, food additives, polymers and fuel engineering, an understanding of the principles of development of high-value products and processes for an advanced industrial biotechnology;
A2 an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the advanced instrumental analysis methods and their application in the development of biotechnology processes, quality, safety and research.
Engineering Analysis:
B1 the ability to use their knowledge and understanding to conceptualise industrial biotechnology engineering models, systems and bioprocesses; to apply various methods including mathematical analysis or experiments;
B2 the ability to formulate and solve problems in new and emerging areas of the industrial biotechnology engineering concerning the manufacture of renewable materials, bio-products and fuel;
B3 the ability to understand the importance of social, health and safety, bioethics, environmental control and commercial regulations.
Industrial Biotechnology Engineering Design:
C1 an ability to use the creativity to develop new and original ideas and methods and solve the unfamiliar problems by using the knowledge of interdisciplinary industrial biotechnology engineering;
C2 an ability to use their engineering judgement to work with complexity, technical and biotechnological uncertainty and incomplete information.
D1 the ability to identify, locate and obtain required data, critically evaluate it and draw conclusions;
D2 the ability to design and conduct analytic, modelling and experimental investigations in the field of industrial biotechnology engineering.
Technological Practice:
E1 the ability to integrate knowledge from different branches, and solve the complex problems of biomass recycling and the manufacture of bio-products;
E2 a comprehensive understanding of applicable techniques and methods in industrial biotechnology engineering, and their limitations;
E3 a knowledge of the impact of up-to-date regulations of ethical, environmental and commercial technological activities.
Transferable Skills:
F1 effectively functions as leader of a team that may be composed of different disciplines and levels;
F2 clearly understands the impact of technological and engineering activities on society and environment;
F3 work and communicate effectively in national and international contexts by presenting the results of research and practice.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Material of the study module is gained both by activity in auditorium and individual work. Activity in auditorium includes lectures, group research and practical work. Individual work is comprised by study of theoretical material, preparation for lectures, group research and practical work, midterms and exam. It also includes preparation of homework, projects and other activities.
Study programme is accomplished by final degree project.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Knowledge, abilities and skills, that the student will acquire during the course of the programme, are graded and registered to databases twice: during the evaluation of the student‘s independent work (positive or negative grade) and during the exam session (grade in ten-point scale).
The final degree project is defended in the public session of the studies’ branch qualification committee.
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The future graduates of this study programme study the industrial biotechnology engineering, advanced industrial biotechnological processes modelling and system control methods, the processing of bioactive materials, the control of technological processes, .the design of chemical industry companies, The environmental protection evaluation and design of industrial plants and other subjects. In total, 21 subjects are studied in the programme.
The practice is not provided in the study programme.
Optional courses:
78 credits of the study programme are intended to electives study subjects.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
The structure of study programme is prepared on the basis of the study program committee members - the social partners - insights and views against the aims to develop and deploy high-tech industry Lithuania.

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Minimum education - Higher education university type



Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Kaunas University of Technology
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Provider phone number: +370-37-300000 Provider email: ktu@ktu.lt Provider URL: http://ktu.edu/

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Master of Biotechnology
Awarding body:

Kaunas University of Technology

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Provider phone number: +370-37-300000 Provider email: ktu@ktu.lt Provider URL: http://ktu.edu/

Course Locations

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Course address:

K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas