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Industrial Biotechnology

Bachelor study programme “Industrial Biotechnology” is oriented to the preparation of qualified biotechnology specialists who understand technologies in biochemistry by applying innovations of biology and engineering sciences.

Description of Study Programme
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle First cycle
Field Biotechnology
Language Lithuanian
Form Full-time studies - 4 y. (day-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Bachelor of Technological Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 3426 €

Entry requirements


Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the academic year 2022-2023 will be approved and announced until 31 March 2022.

Standard university tuition fees – here (2022 January 13 order no. V-69).

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below:

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3426 €
Price per credit 57,1 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Subjects of the study programme by semesters


Ferments – catalysts, specificity, industrial use
Bioactive compounds – identification, structure, analysis
Micro-organisms – cell, structure, properties, prevalence
Biotechnologies – processes, principles, application, use
Application of biological systems in biotechnology Understanding and analysis of biotechnological processes Selection of modelling methods, design methodologies, and equipment in biotechnology Biosynthesis, extraction, and purification of biotechnology product





A junction between engineering and biology sciences

The student acquires knowledge of the small-scale biotechnological processes and the realisation of these processes at the industrial level. After the completion of the bachelor studies, the student will have knowledge of innovative technologies applied in the industries of biochemicals, biofuel, biosolvents, and biopolymers.


The studies provide the main knowledge that is necessary for the work of a biotechnologist

The programme is oriented to the analysis and application of engineering technologies and biotechnology methods used in the industry.

The studies will provide knowledge in the field of engineering and biotechnology (cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetic technology, polymers, enzymology) and understanding of the application of technologies in bioindustry.


Application of theoretical knowledge in the practice

The studies allow the graduates to acquire such skills as cultivation of cells of various organisms, performance of practical chemical, microbiological and biotechnology (biotechnological) experiments, use of biotechnology (biotechnological) equipment, solution (solve) of practical biotechnology problems, design of production technologies, application of modern technologies in the fields of biotechnology industry.


Extensive career opportunities

After their studies, the graduates can work in various biotechnology, biochemistry educational establishments, agricultural, pharmaceutical, bioenergy, and food industry companies.


The studies provide an opportunity to study abroad

Student exchange programmes provide opportunities for studies and apprenticeships in foreign countries.



Student’s competences:
– Application of knowledge in formulation and solving of engineering and biotechnical problems;
– Understanding of biosynthesis stages of bio products, selection of biotechnological equipment, analytical and modelling techniques;
– Knowledge and characterisation of biological system in production of bio products.


Student’s skills:
– Able to combine theoretical and applied knowledge in solving of bioprocess problems;
– Able to work with biotechnological equipment and devices used in production of bio products;
– Able to analyse, research biological systems and examine production of bio products;
– Able to summarise achievement and innovations of industrial biotechnology.



You may become

– Application of engineering knowledge in design, improvement and assessment of biological and health care systems and products;
– Design of medical procedures, imaging systems, devices.

– Preparation of scientific papers and reports;
– Research of living organisms using specialised equipment, measures, technologies and methods;
– Providing consultations to state institutions, organisations and businesses.

– Establishment of production methods, materials and quality standards ensuring their compliance with technical specifications;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures for insurance of safety of employees and chemical production operations;
– Performance of laboratory research and tests at new stages of products’ production.

– Installation, calibration, control and maintenance of laboratory devices and equipment;
– Collection, storage, classification and cataloguing of specimen and samples, chemical solutions and microscope slides, as well as living organisms, and their preparation for experiments;
– Monitoring of tests, analysis of their results, performance of calculations, registration and preparation of reports applying appropriate scientific methods.

– Preparation of technical specifications for production and planning of systems layout;
– Management of maintenance of production buildings and equipment, and new projects according to the engineering principles and safety regulations;
– Consultations on new production methods, techniques and equipment.




Gervydas Dienys

Gervydas Dienys

President of the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association


After the completion of this study programme, the market welcomes excellent specialists who have acquired the skills that are necessary to perform practical biotechnology tests, are able to combine theoretical and applied knowledge when solving biotechnological problems.

Tomas Andriekus

Tomas Andriekus

Laboratory Equipment Sales Manager


At my work, I am responsible for the management of purchases and sales of laboratory equipment to be used in the laboratories of life sciences and production companies. I am also in charge of equipment installation and validation works, as well as training of personnel.
The study programme of industrial biotechnology provided me with adequate knowledge of applied biotechnology and chemical engineering sciences which are easily and complementarily applied in the business of sales of laboratory equipment.