Biotechnology is one of the three majors part of the Bachelor of Science Life Technologies. 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 Technologies Bachelor. More information about the food technology and biotechnology study programme as well as information about the Life Technologies 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 Technologies
  • 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