Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Biotechnology

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Mestre

ECTS Coordinator

Carlos Alberto Gomes Salgueiro

Coordinator

Carlos Alberto Gomes Salgueiro

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime.

Education objectives

The MSc in Biotechnology provides fundamental knowledge on the topics most relevant in this multidisciplinary area, as well as an overview of the applications of biotechnology and strategies of translating the results of the laboratory to commercial product.

Students are welcomed into an environment of high scientific qualification in two research centers with international recognition: REQUIMTE, Center of Excellence in Green Chemistry - Cleaner Technologies and Processes, and Microbiological Resources Centre.  

The IBET, The largest platform of Portuguese university / industry collaboration in biotechnology, and Institute of Chemical and Biological TechnologyAre associate partners to the Masters in Biotechnology. This environment is crucial in the training received and provides the practical recognition of the direct impact of scientific production in developing products of biotechnology.

Career Opportunities

Students trained in the Masters in Biotechnology will be able to meet the challenges posed by a large sector development at the international level and international level, and closely tied to the explosive expansion of knowledge in molecular biology, providing a link between the industrial and commercial activities and Science produced in laboratories.

The versatility of their training to the Masters in Biotechnology will provide career opportunities in various sectors, both industrial and service from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries to the veterinary and agriculture, covering the areas of research and technological development, production, quality control, regulation, technology transfer, commercial services and management.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas 

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biotechnology Bt 75 -
Genetics G 6 -

Chemical Engineering

EQ 6 -

Human and Social Sciences

CHS  3
Biotecnhology / Biology / Chemical Eng. / Microbiology / Materials Eng. / Industrial Eng. Bt / B / EQ / Mb / EMt / EI  - 21
 Transferable Skills CC   3  -
 Any Scientific Area   QAC  -  6 a)
TOTAL 93 27

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT/UNL.

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10679 Biochemical Engineering I 6.0
10423 Business Management 3.0
10770 Gene Regulation 6.0
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
1.º Semester - Opção A
Code Name ECTS
Options
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
5324 Biosensors 6.0
10775 Food Microbiology 6.0
10685 Separation Processes for Biological Products 6.0
11822 Cellular and Molecular Toxicology 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester - Opção B
Code Name ECTS
Options
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
5324 Biosensors 6.0
10775 Food Microbiology 6.0
10685 Separation Processes for Biological Products 6.0
11822 Cellular and Molecular Toxicology 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10826 Biocatalysis and Bioremediation 6.0
10827 Synthetic and Systems Biology 6.0
10829 Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship 3.0
2.º Semester - Opção C
Code Name ECTS
Options
10828 Bioethics 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
11465 Biotechnology of Animal Cells 3.0
3705 Quality Planning and Control 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Opção D
Code Name ECTS
Options
10828 Bioethics 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
11465 Biotechnology of Animal Cells 3.0
3705 Quality Planning and Control 6.0
2.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
8891 Master Thesis in Biotechnology 60.0