Building on the bachelor’s programme, in which a number of crucial disciplines and engineering-oriented skills for a bioprocess engineer were taught, more production-oriented course units are taught in the first year of the Master’s programme. In the final year, you can acquire specific skills in applied chemistry or biochemical and microbial technology by means of the Master’s dissertation, a possible industrial work placement or via a series of elective course units. The final year attention also focuses on management and quality aspects.
Looking ahead at deployability in various sectors, the study programme aims at a broad fundamental training instead of a narrow specialist one. Sufficient attention is therefore paid to social, ecological and ethical aspects.
The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering is highly international. As such it is a hub for coming into contact with students and cultures from all over the world. Additionally, there are several ways to gain experience abroad: you can e.g. participate in an exchange programme during the Master’s programme. A work placement abroad is also one of the possibilities. In addition, you can go abroad for a period of time as part of your Master’s dissertation. For programme-specific information, please visit www.ugent.be/bw/nl/voor-studenten/buitenland.