Biotechnology is one of the three majors part of the Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Engineering. This specialization comprises a broad study programme enabling you to discover and be proficient in many aspects of food technology and biotechnology. In addition, you will be able to further complete your study programme during the third year with three of the suggested elective modules. This will allow you to either understand more in depth a subject of your major or to discover a new subject of another major. 

This major shares a common part (not mentionned here) with the two other majors of the Life Sciences Bachelor. More information about the food technology and biotechnology study programme as well as information about the Life Sciences Bachelor can be found here.

Study Programme

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biomolecules and Diagnostics
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Bioanalytics Lab
  • Cellular Biology and Immunology
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Lab
  • Biosafety and Validation of Production Plants
  • Industrial Purification of Biomolecules and Lab
  • Biopharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing with Mammalian Cells and Lab
  • Bioprocess and Fermentation Lab
  • Production, Purification and Analytics Lab
  • Dual-Study: Biopharmaceutical Development and Production

With the following elective modules

  • Food Sensitivity and Toxicology 
  • Consumer Research
  • Flavour Technology and Sensory perception
  • Factory and Hygenic Design
  • Business Experience BEX
  • Applied Enzyme Technology
  • Industrial Enzymatic Biotransformations for Sustainability
  • Measurement and Control Technology
  • Biosensors Design and Applications
  • Chemistry of Biomolecules 
  • Analytics of Food Products
  • DNA Sequencing in Life Sciences
  • Flow Cytometry (FC): Principles and Applications


Biotechnology engineers develop processes intended, for example, to produce pharmaceutical molecules with very high added value, biofuels, biodegradable materials or flavours.

Career Prospects

  • Development and implementation of processes for high value-added molecules
  • Production of renewable energies, biofuels, depollution 
  • Development in diagnostics
  • Sizing and operation of bioreactors
  • Control and implementation of industrial concepts such as hygiene and safety
  • Quality control
Crelier Simon
Professor UAS, Prof. Dr. Simon Crelier

Curriculum : Full-time

Core CurriculumMajors' Curriculum

Curriculum : Part-time

Study plan

Bachelor's degree programme in Life Sciences Engineering


Career Prospects

The Life Sciences Engineer is capable of conceiving, planifying and conducting studies and expertises, of developing and optimising analytical methods as well as transformation processes. He or she is capable of implementing and managing production equipements for the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food industry.

Food Technology and Biotechnology Engineer
Development of new products adapted to the market
Proficiency in modern hygiene and food safety concepts
Design and management of food production lines

Biotechnology Engineer
Development and implementation of processes aimed to produce high value-added pharmaceutical products
Operating bioreactors
Proficiency in industrial hygiene concepts
Proficiency in quality management

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Engineer
Development and fine-tuning of high-standard analytical methods
Monitoring and controlling product and fabrication processes quality
Management of an accredited chemical analysis laboratory