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Industrial Biotechnology

A junction between two different worlds of nature and technology, where unexpected solutions are found and innovative bioproducts are created – this is what hides behind the BSc in Industrial Biotechnology at KTU.

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing field in both industry and research. That is why graduates of this program will continue to be busy for a very long time.

For those who have chosen this study program, creative and analytical years await: you will be solving biotechnological problems, designing technological equipment, creating and developing new products. While designing high quality biotechnological products, you will be combining skills and knowledge of bioprocesses, engineering, and living cells.

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 - 3524 €
 

Entry requirements

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3524 €
Price per credit 58,73 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

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

 

 

Values

Structure

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.

Skills

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.

Practice

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.

Career

Extensive career opportunities

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

Opportunities

The studies provide an opportunity to study abroad

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

 

Career

 

 

 

 

 

Your knowledge and practical skills will allow you to:

 

  • solve engineering and biotechnological problems.
  • work with biotechnological equipment used in the production of bioproducts.
  • analyze biological systems and explain the production of bioproducts.
  • understand the biosynthesis stages of biosynthesis.
  • choose biotechnological equipment, analytical and modelling methods.
  • plan the production of bioproducts from biological systems.

 

 

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.

 

 

Testimonials

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.