Biotechnology (MBT) / MSc

MSc Common part


Common Part

Follow the safety instructions BEFORE you start with the first lab practicals.


CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ZSS-06000General Safety0.00CSM11WD, 4WD
ZSS-06100Laboratory Safety0.00CSM11WD, 4WD
BPE-60312Bioprocess Design12.00CSM11WD, 6WD





A - Spec. A - Cellular/Molecular Biotechnology

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

SSB-20306 is compulsory if not already taken in Bachelor; YFS-10801 on request after discussion with study adviser
RO-1: Choose at least 12 credits. Combination of BPE-33803 (Animal Cell Biotechnology) with BPE-34806 (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) is not allowed.
RO-2: Choose 1 MSc thesis (before start students have to pass the minimum CS and RO1 requirements of this specialisation including the thesis preparatory courses).
RO-3: Choose 1 internship or an additional thesis of at least 24 credits at one of the chairs offering an internship as RO3.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
SSB-20306Bioinformation Technology6.00CSM11MO, 5MO
MIB-30806Applied Molecular Microbiology6.00CSM12MO
BPE-12301National Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO1M11,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-21801International Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO1M11,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-31306Microbial Ecology6.00RO1M11AF
MOB-30306Control of Cellular Processes and Cell Differentiation6.00RO1M11AF
ORC-30306Applied Biocatalysis6.00RO1M11AF
YFS-10801Scientific Preparation Week for Food Science Programmes1.00RO1M11WD
CLB-30306Advanced Cellular Imaging Techniques6.00RO1M12AF
VIR-30306Molecular Virology6.00RO1M12AF
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO1M12AF, 5AF
MIB-30303Research Methods Microbiology3.00RO1M13MO, 4AF
BPE-34806Pharmaceutical Biotechnology6.00RO1M13WD
MOB-31303Molecular Development3.00RO1M14MO
BPE-34306Metabolic Engineering of Industrial Microorganisms6.00RO1M14WD
HNH-34806Applied Nutrigenomics6.00RO1M15AF
PPH-30306Plant Cell and Tissue Culture6.00RO1M15AF
BPE-35306Microalgae Biotechnology6.00RO1M15MO
CBI-30806Immunotechnology6.00RO1M15MO
BPE-35803Marine Biotechnology3.00RO1M16AF
BPE-33803Animal Cell Biotechnology3.00RO1M16MO
GEN-30306Genetic Analysis Trends and Concepts6.00RO1M16WD
BCT-80436MSc Thesis Biobased Chemistry and Technology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-80436MSc Thesis Biochemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-80336MSc Thesis Bioprocess Engineering36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology and Immunology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
FHM-80436MSc Thesis Food Microbiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-80436MSc Thesis Genetics36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-80336MSc Thesis Host-Microbe Interactomics36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
HNH-82436MSc Thesis Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-80436MSc Thesis Molecular Biology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
ORC-80436MSc Thesis Organic Chemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-80436MSc Thesis Phytopathology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-80436MSc Thesis Virology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BCT-70424MSc Internship Biobased Chemistry and Technology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-70424MSc Internship Biochemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-70324MSc Internship Bioprocess Engineering24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology and Immunology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FHM-70424MSc Internship Food Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-70424MSc Internship Genetics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-70324MSc Internship Host-Microbe Interactomics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HNH-72424MSc Internship Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-70424MSc Internship Molecular Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ORC-70424MSc Internship Organic Chemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-70424MSc Internship Phytopathology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-70424MSc Internship Virology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





B - Spec. B - Food Biotechnology

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1: Choose at least 12 credits.
RO-2: Choose 1 MSc thesis (before start students have to pass the minimum CS and RO1 requirements of this specialisation including the thesis preparatory courses).
RO-3: Choose 1 internship or an additional thesis of at least 24 credits at one of the chairs offering an internship as RO3.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
FHM-30806Advanced Fermentation Science6.00CSM15AF
FCH-31306Enzymology for Food and Biorefinery6.00CSM15MO
BPE-12301National Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO1M11,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-21801International Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO1M11,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-30306Control of Cellular Processes and Cell Differentiation6.00RO1M11AF
SSB-20306Bioinformation Technology6.00RO1M11MO
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO1M12AF
MIB-30806Applied Molecular Microbiology6.00RO1M12MO
FHM-35806Advanced Food Microbiology6.00RO1M13WD
FPE-30806Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing6.00RO1M14WD
BIC-80436MSc Thesis Biochemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-80336MSc Thesis Bioprocess Engineering36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
FCH-80436MSc Thesis Food Chemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
FHM-80436MSc Thesis Food Microbiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
FPE-80336MSc Thesis Food Process Engineering36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-70424MSc Internship Biochemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-70324MSc Internship Bioprocess Engineering24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FCH-70424MSc Internship Food Chemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FHM-70424MSc Internship Food Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FPE-70324MSc Internship Food Process Engineering24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





C - Spec. C - Medical Biotechnology

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1: Choose at least 6 credits. Combination of BPE-33803 (Animal Cell Biotechnology) with BPE-34806 (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) is not allowed.
RO-2: Choose at least 6 credits. Combination of BPE-33803 (Animal Cell Biotechnology) with BPE-34806 (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) is not allowed.
RO-3: Only for students following XEU courses. Choose 0 - 2 courses in consultation with your study adviser.
RO-4: Choose 1 MSc thesis (before start students have to pass the minimum CS, RO-1 and RO-2 requirements of this specialisation including the thesis preperatory courses). If you choose XEU80336 you have to choose XEU80324; for XEU education will take place at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam.RO5: Choose 1 internship or an additional thesis of at least 24 credits at one of the chairs offering an internship as RO-5; if you choose XEU80336 you have to choose XEU80324; for XEU education will take place at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
VIR-30306Molecular Virology6.00CSM12AF
CBI-30806Immunotechnology6.00CSM15MO
BPE-34806Pharmaceutical Biotechnology6.00RO1M13WD
HNH-27806General Medicine6.00RO1M14WD
MOB-30306Control of Cellular Processes and Cell Differentiation6.00RO2M11AF
HAP-31806Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease6.00RO2M11MO
SSB-20306Bioinformation Technology6.00RO2M11MO
HNH-23306Pharmacology and Nutrition6.00RO2M12MO
MIB-30806Applied Molecular Microbiology6.00RO2M12MO
MIB-30303Research Methods Microbiology3.00RO2M13MO, 4AF
MIB-32303Human Microbiome3.00RO2M14MO
MOB-31303Molecular Development3.00RO2M14MO
BPE-34306Metabolic Engineering of Industrial Microorganisms6.00RO2M14WD
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO2M15AF
HNH-34806Applied Nutrigenomics6.00RO2M15AF
BPE-35803Marine Biotechnology3.00RO2M16AF
BPE-33803Animal Cell Biotechnology3.00RO2M16MO
BPE-12301National Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-21801International Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-31812Toolbox Molecular Biology12.00RO3M1/22WD, 6WD
BIC-31312Systems@Work: A Toolbox of Systems Biology12.00RO3M1/25WD, 6WD
SSB-31312Toolbox in Systems and Synthetic Biology12.00RO3M1/25WD, 6WD
BIC-80436MSc Thesis Biochemistry36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-80336MSc Thesis Bioprocess Engineering36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology and Immunology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
FHM-80436MSc Thesis Food Microbiology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-80436MSc Thesis Genetics36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-80436MSc Thesis Human and Animal Physiology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-80336MSc Thesis Host-Microbe Interactomics36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HNH-82436MSc Thesis Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-80436MSc Thesis Molecular Biology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
TOX-80436MSc Thesis Toxicology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-80436MSc Thesis Virology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
XEU-80336MSc Thesis Molecular Medicine - part A36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-70424MSc Internship Biochemistry24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-70324MSc Internship Bioprocess Engineering24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology and Immunology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FHM-70424MSc Internship Food Microbiology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-70424MSc Internship Genetics24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-70424MSc Internship Human and Animal Physiology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-70324MSc Internship Host-Microbe Interactomics24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HNH-72424MSc Internship Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-70424MSc Internship Molecular Biology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
TOX-70424MSc Internship Toxicology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-70424MSc Internship Virology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
XEU-80324MSc Thesis Molecular Medicine - part B24.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6





D - Spec. D - Process Technology

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

BCT-20306 is compulsory if not taken in Bachelor.
RO-1: Choose at least 12 credits.
RO-2: Choose 1 MSc thesis (before start students have to pass the minimum CS and RO1 requirements of this specialisation including the thesis preparatory courses ).
RO-3: Choose 1 internship or an additional thesis of at least 24 credits at one of the chairs offering an internship as RO-3.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
FPE-31306Transfer Processes6.00CSM12AF
BCT-20306Modelling Dynamic Systems6.00CSM12MO
BPE-12301National Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO1M11,2,3,4,5,6
ORC-30306Applied Biocatalysis6.00RO1M11AF
ORL-20306Decision Science 16.00RO1M11AF
BCT-30806Physical Modelling6.00RO1M13WD
BPE-34806Pharmaceutical Biotechnology6.00RO1M13WD
BPE-36306Advanced Bioreactor Design6.00RO1M13WD
ORL-32806Sustainability Analysis6.00RO1M13WD
BIP-32803Biophysical Imaging3.00RO1M14MO
BPE-34306Metabolic Engineering of Industrial Microorganisms6.00RO1M14WD
BPE-36806Advanced Separation Process Design6.00RO1M14WD
FPE-30806Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing6.00RO1M14WD
MAT-31806System Identification: learning for decision and control6.00RO1M14WD
BCT-32306Advanced Biorefinery6.00RO1M15AF
PCC-31806Advanced Soft Matter6.00RO1M15AF
BPE-35306Microalgae Biotechnology6.00RO1M15MO
MAT-32306Systems and Control Theory6.00RO1M15MO
BPE-35803Marine Biotechnology3.00RO1M16AF
BPE-33803Animal Cell Biotechnology3.00RO1M16MO
BPE-21801International Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO1M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BCT-80436MSc Thesis Biobased Chemistry and Technology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-80436MSc Thesis Biochemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-80336MSc Thesis Bioprocess Engineering36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
ETE-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Technology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
FPE-80336MSc Thesis Food Process Engineering36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
ORC-80436MSc Thesis Organic Chemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
PCC-80436MSc Thesis Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
BCT-70424MSc Internship Biobased Chemistry and Technology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-70424MSc Internship Biochemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-70324MSc Internship Bioprocess Engineering24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ETE-70424MSc Internship Environmental Technology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FPE-70324MSc Internship Food Process Engineering24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ORC-70424MSc Internship Organic Chemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PCC-70424MSc Internship Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





E - Spec. E - Environmental and Biobased Biotechnology

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1: Choose at least 6 credits.
RO-2: Choose at least 6 credits.
RO-3: Choose 1 MSc thesis (before start students have to pass the minimum CS, RO-1 and RO-2 requirements of this specialisation including the thesis preparatory courses ).
RO-4: Choose 1 internship or an additional thesis of at least 24 credits at one of the chairs offering an internship as RO-3.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ETE-30306Biological Processes for Resource Recovery6.00CSM14WD
BCT-32306Advanced Biorefinery6.00CSM15AF
ETE-21306Water Treatment6.00RO1M11MO
SSB-20306Bioinformation Technology6.00RO1M11MO, 5MO
FPE-31306Transfer Processes6.00RO1M12AF
BCT-20306Modelling Dynamic Systems6.00RO1M12MO
MIB-30806Applied Molecular Microbiology6.00RO1M12MO
MAT-32306Systems and Control Theory6.00RO1M15MO
BPE-12301National Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO2M11,2,3,4,5,6
ORC-30306Applied Biocatalysis6.00RO2M11AF
BCT-33806Conversions in Biobased Sciences6.00RO2M12AF
AFI-31806Aquaculture Production Systems6.00RO2M12MO
ORL-32806Sustainability Analysis6.00RO2M13WD
BPE-35306Microalgae Biotechnology6.00RO2M15MO
ETE-35306Environmental Electrochemical Engineering6.00RO2M15MO
FCH-31306Enzymology for Food and Biorefinery6.00RO2M15MO
BPE-21801International Excursion Biotechnology1.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BCT-80436MSc Thesis Biobased Chemistry and Technology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-80336MSc Thesis Bioprocess Engineering36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
ETE-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Technology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
BCT-70424MSc Internship Biobased Chemistry and Technology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-70324MSc Internship Bioprocess Engineering24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ETE-70424MSc Internship Environmental Technology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6