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MScIndustrial Biotechnology

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Tuition fee €5,266 per year

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

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With the increasing need for “green” industrial processes that would be both cost-efficient and sustainable, the contemporary world relies on industrial biotechnology experts more than ever. KTU’s master study programme in Industrial Biotechnology focuses on new research areas, which are bridging the competencies’ gap between different science and industry fields: production of bioproducts, synthesis of biologically active compounds, enzyme technology, bioprocess engineering, environmental biotechnology, renewable technology.

KTU MSc Industrial Biotechnology study programme equips its graduates with the skills to develop, produce, and analyse chemical compounds, materials, and fuel by applying innovative biotechnology methods. During your studies, you will gain competencies to model, optimise, and manage bio-processes and will be able to use your skills and knowledge in industrial biotechnology to produce biofuel, chemical substances or consumer goods of high-added value.

KTU industrial biotechnology graduates are praised by the employers for their acquired technological knowledge, understanding of contemporary research equipment, and excellent planning and management skills.

• You will acquire education for working in the most rapidly growing global industry sector
• The study programme contains fully completed and continuously enhanced technical infrastructure for laboratory research
• These studies have been designed to combine fundamental and practical knowledge

The studies adapted to business

The industrial companies need biotechnology specialists who have deep knowledge of the technological processes. The basics of the study programme consist of knowledge of development, production, tests, and analysis of materials, as well as modelling, optimisation and management of bio-processes. This fundamental and practical knowledge is important for the effective work of a biotechnologist when developing and producing chemical substances, bioproducts, and biofuel of high added-value.

Good knowledge of the activity of biotechnology fields

The study programme of industrial biotechnology covers various fields of biotechnology oriented to the production activities, i.e. production of new reagents, food additives and fuel, development of environmental biotechnologies. The specialist is able to evaluate biotechnology activities and engineering solutions in view of the ethical, social, economic, and professional aspects.

The specialists of biotechnology field are highly demanded in the labour market

The biotechnology industry is currently the most rapidly growing industrial sector in the world. In Lithuania, this field also receives a great deal of attention and becomes one of the most important fields of development of high technologies able to ensure the economic growth and make influence on the development of competitive national economy. High-level industrial biotechnology specialists are highly demanded in the labour market and related research and production sectors.

Extensive career opportunities

Having general basics and knowledge in the field of biotechnology and practical skills, masters will be able to conduct research and work in various research and production companies acting in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, and other related technologies. Interests of employers are ranging from a qualified narrow-profile biotechnologist in a large industrial company to a wide-profile biotechnologist in medium and small-scale business structure. Career possibilities from senior laboratory assistant to production (company) director.

Programme structure


Career opportunities

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

Student’s skills:
– Able to perform analytical analysis of various technological processes, plan and conduct experimental research, analyse and assess experiment’s results;
– Able to select suitable technological parameters, apply computer modelling in biotechnological processes;
– Able to work with biotechnological equipment and devices used in production of bio products;
– Able to apply assessment instruments for financial efficiency of technological development projects;
– Able to summarise achievement and innovations of industrial biotechnology.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States