MSc in Biotechnology (M.B.T.)

General

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Program Description

The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland) and the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg (Germany) invites you to apply for a Master’s program Biotechnology. After successfully completing three semesters, students earn a “double MSc” and are awarded certificates from both universities. 

The program takes three semesters to complete: the first semester at The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, the second semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg and third semester (Master thesis) is conducted either at one of the participating universities or externally at a suitable company or research institution.

This program focuses on problems related to the use of biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, food production as well as in the bioeconomy, including the recovery of bioproducts and energy from waste materials. The program provides microbiological knowledge on the basics of biotechnological processes in environmental engineering and presents the possibilities of biotechnology transfer from a laboratory scale to a technical scale. Students will have the opportunity to develop soft skills and creative thinking. They will learn about trends, perspectives, and limitations, including ethical ones, of a biotechnology-based economy. 

Graduates of the M.B.T. specialization are prepared to work with modern biotechnologies related to engineering and environmental protection, bioenergy production, and food. The most important assets of graduates of the Master’s program Biotechnology are wide theoretical and practical knowledge, knowledge of modern biotechnologies, and research methods, including molecular ones, and the ability to work individually and in an international team. M.B.T. graduates can find employment in international corporations dealing with biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, industry, food production, biogas, and biorefineries, in state and local government administration bodies operating in the bioeconomy, in research institutes or continue their education in Ph.D. studies.

Vitrual visit to the Department of Environmental Biotechnology

http://bityl.pl/MrUYu

Feedback from the graduates

Studying at an international specialty Biotechnology (MBT) was the best possible decision. A lot of knowledge, getting rid of the language barrier, opening up to other cultures and making new friendships for life - these are just a few of the many benefits. In addition, a double diploma, thanks to which I enjoyed working in an international company almost immediately after graduation. A great adventure that cannot be compared to ordinary university life. I recommend it to all who still hesitate if it's worth it!

Dorota Mierzejewska

The field of Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Biotechnology is the right choice for people who do not like boredom. During the studies you have a great opportunity to get to know the cultures of the world and after graduation you have a chance to stand out among other applicants while looking for a job. Thanks to this decision, I have new friends as well as a unique experience of living and studying abroad, not to mention significant improvement of my language skills. Teachers were helpful and had an enormous knowledge that they willingly share.
Studying in Germany is also another form of education that translates to the greater amount of free time during the semester that you can spend on visiting Western capitals, and when there is better time than now? ;) I highly recommend and encourage you to choose Biotechnology.

Anna Darowska

Duration

  • 3 semesters (1.5 years)
  • ECTS 90

Language

  • English

Tuition

  • Free of charge.
  • Registration fee: 85 PLN (about 18 Euro)

Application

  • Online application  
  • The studies start in February of a particular academic year. Application is up to the beginning of February but apply much earlier if you need to obtain additional documents, e.g. a visa.

Qualifications

Graduates of the Biotechnology program specialization are prepared to work with modern biotechnologies related to engineering and environmental protection, bioenergy production, and food. The most important assets of graduates of the Master’s program Biotechnology are wide theoretical and practical knowledge, knowledge of modern biotechnologies, and research methods, including molecular ones, and the ability to work individually and in an international team. 

Professional permissions

Biotechnology graduates can find employment in international corporations dealing with biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, industry, food production, biogas plants, and biorefineries, in state and local government administration bodies operating in the bioeconomy, in research institutes or continue their education in Ph.D. studies.

Requirements

The course is open for applicants who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or applicants who have completed a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical, and Process Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Protection, Agriculture, Chemical Technology, Food Technology, and Human Nutrition, Zootechnics, Bioengineering of Food Production, Agricultural and Forestry Technology, Management of Renewable and Mineral Resources, Food Processing Engineering, Commodity Science or any similar subject. The admission procedure requires the Bachelor’s Degree Diploma with a transcript of records. 

Contact

For questions about these studies, please contact:

Dr. Hab. Eng. Agnieszka Cydzik-Kwiatkowska
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
E-mail: agnieszka.cydzik@uwm.edu.pl
Phone +48 89 523 4194
Fax: +48 89 523 4131
Dr. Hab. Eng. Magdalena Zielińska
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
E-mail: magdalena.zielinska@uwm.edu.pl
Phone: +48 89 523 4185
Fax: +48 89 523 4131

Subjects

  • Biorefineries
  • Bioproducts from Waste Materials
  • Molecular Biology Techniques in Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Biological Methods of Food and Feed Preservation
  • Introduction to Food Biotechnology
  • Enzyme Technology and Bioinformatics
  • Electives Environmental Biotechnology
    • Biotechnology of Solid Waste
    • Reuse and Recycling of Solid Waste
    • Biomarkers of Environmental Contamination
    • Toxic Chemical Risk
  • Electives Food Biotechnology
    • Fermented Products in Food and Feed Chain
    • Innovation in Food Biotechnology
    • Food and Bioprocess Engineering
    • Membrane Processes in Food Industry 
  • Writing Scientific Papers
  • Design Thinking
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Presentation and Defense
  • Biotechnological Processes from Lab to Market
  • Biotechnical Processes from Lab to Market – Lab
  • Regulatory Affairs and Safety in Biotechnology
  • Process Control Engineering
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioenergy – Lab
  • Biobased Industry
  • Bioperspectives and Bioethics
  • Electives Non-Technical Competencies
    • Intercultural Competences
    • Managing Complexity
    • German Culture and Society
    • Tools to Manage Environmental Affairs
    • Polish (survival course)
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999. The establishment resulted from merging three institutions of higher education in Olsztyn, i.e. the Academy of Agr ... Read More

The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999. The establishment resulted from merging three institutions of higher education in Olsztyn, i.e. the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Higher School of Pedagogy, and Warmian Theological Institute. The mission of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn is to carry out diverse activities with the aim of educating highly qualified graduates and scientific staff, to carry out scientific research responding to the needs of the region’s economy and to enrich the national culture. Read less
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