Biotechnology

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-2 - Biotechnologies
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The Degree Course in Biotechnology aims to provide bachelor students with solid basic knowledge and practical skills in the different fields of biotechnology, favoring interdisciplinary approaches and proposing the study of a range of modern molecular biotechnologies used in the agro-food, environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical and veterinary fields. Notions in bioethics, patenting and legislation, fundraising and management will be also provided. Innovation is the driving force of this course since in a sector in rapid and active development like this, continuous and efficient updating is necessary to keep pace with the rapid increase in scientific knowledge.
The graduate in Biotechnology will be able to fit into numerous professional contexts including: the agri-food industry, the animal feed and plant production sector, the pharmaceutical industry, the chemical industry, the cosmetic industry and scientific information , the industry and services for environmental biotechnology, reproductive biotechnology laboratories, both in the medical and veterinary fields, biotechnological service centers for the applications of information technology to genomics and proteomics, universities and research laboratories of public and private institutions , certification bodies, structures of the National Health System. Health regulatory agencies and national and international agencies for patent regulations for the exploitation of biotechnological products, including study centers for toxicological and environmental detection are also open sectors for the biotechnologists.
The specific roles and professions of the graduate in Biotechnology, based on the nomenclature and classification drawn up by ISTAT (2012), are identified by the following codes:
- Biochemical laboratory technicians (3.2.2.3.1)
- Food technicians (3.2.2.2.2)
- Agronomist and forestry technicians (3.2.2.1)
- Veterinary laboratory technicians (3.2.2.3.3)
- Zootechnicians (3.2.2.)
The degree course allows you to qualify for the following regulated professions:
- Agricultural biotechnologist (Agri-food curriculum)
- Junior biologist
- Medical-scientific informant (Pharmaceutical curriculum)
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

In order to be admitted to the degree course in Biotechnology, an upper secondary school degree, or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, and an adequate basic preparation are required. Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-S, CISIA) which will result to a merit ranking. Only students placed in the merit ranking list can enrol on the Degree Course in Biotechnology.

Requirements and Skills Assessment

Access is conditional on passing a test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test) which will result to a merit ranking. The TOLC-S is an online test provided by CISIA (https://www.cisiaonline.it/), Interuniversity Integrated Systems for Access Consortium. 

Test format, topics and other useful information are available at the following link https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-scienze/struttura-della-p…

The TOLC-S test includes an additional section for testing the English level, whose outcome does not affect the merit ranking, and does not replace the knowledge assessment for English language required by the degree course in order to obtain the credits foreseen (see paragraph "Language test"). The English module included in TOLC-S test is to be considered as a student self-assessment..

The TOLC-S can be held at the University of Milan or at any other available location, as indicated in the calendar https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php

Enrolment procedures and deadlines will be specified in the call for applications published on the University website at https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/immatricolarsi-e-iscriversi. 

Only students placed in the merit ranking list can enrol on the Degree Course in Biotechnology.

Additional Learning Obligations (OFA)

Students who will obtain a score lower than 11 in the basic Mathematics module of the TOLC-S test will be assigned Additional Learning Obligations (OFA). 

These obligations must be met by attending support activities organized by the University in the period October-December, followed by a recovery test. If obligations are not fulfilled, students will not be able to take exams of the second year before passing the Mathematics exam.

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of enrolment by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who fail the exam must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification by the year in which the study plan includes a language exam.

Transfers

In the event of transfer from another degree course or from another University, admission to an academic year different from the first one is subject to passing selective entrance test and to the evaluation of the previous career by the Teaching Board. Moreover, admission is reserved to a limited number of students per year, according with the Study program regulation.

The study opportunities within the ERASMUS + Program, the specific participation rules and the selection criteria for students are described in the announcements that the University generally publishes in January, and are illustrated during specific meetings advertised on the Degree Course and the University websites. Agreements have been signed with several universities, distributed throughout Europe (for a total of 13 countries), mainly in Spain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and the United Kingdom, selected on the basis of didactic and scientific relevance.
The aim of mobility is to carry out training activities abroad to replace a part of your study plan, including the internship. Thus, all the activities that can be carried out abroad should be related to the topics and areas of study covered by the curricula on which the Degree Course is structured.
The planning of the study program (Learning Agreement, LA) must be prepared in collaboration with the Erasmus Coordinator, both for the choice of exams and the organization of traineeships. The program must include activities for a number of ECTS proportional to the length of the stay, in accordance with the general rules of the University of Milan.

To carry out any experimental activity that will be the whole internship, or part of it, both an acceptance letter from the hosting lab and from an internal teacher who will act as tutor and / or supervisor (Relatore) are required. These letters must be sent to the ERASMUS Manager at the time of writing the LA.

All activities will be validated in the student's career, as long as they are completed with positive results (achievement of at least 70% of the credits planned by the LA) and certified by the host university at the end of the student's stay. The Interdepartmental Teaching Board will decide on the recognition of the credits and marks of the exams taken on the basis of a predefined conversion scale.
In addition, the participation to the Erasmus + programs will be taken into account in the final definition of the graduation mark, in accordance to the extension and quality of the period spent abroad.

Mandatory for laboratory courses; highly recommended for other teaching courses.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and inorganic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/03
General e Cellular Biology 10 88 Italian BIO/13
Mathematics for Biotechnology 6 72 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics 8 76 Italian AGR/07 BIO/18
Genetics 8 76 English AGR/07 BIO/18
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) 6 48 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 INF/01 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09 SECS-S/01 SECS-S/02
- Informatics3
- Statistics3
Organic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (1 ECTS) 1 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 9 80 Italian BIO/10
Fundamentals of economy and Bioethics 6 56 Italian AGR/01 IUS/01 IUS/04 MED/02 SECS-P/06
- Unità didattica: Bioetica2
- Unità didattica: Elementi di economia4
General Microbiology 9 80 Italian BIO/19
Molecular Biology 9 72 Italian BIO/11
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Applied molecular biotechnologies 11 112 Italian BIO/10
- Molecular food biotechnologies5
- Molecular methodologies6
Botany and cropping systems 9 84 Italian AGR/02 AGR/04 BIO/01
- Agronomy3
- Botany3
- Cropping systems3
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Agri-Food Molecules 8 72 Italian BIO/10 CHIM/06
- Biochemistry of Agri-Food Molecules5
- Chemistry of Agri-Food Molecules3
Plant physiology and biochemistry 7 64 Italian AGR/13
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First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotechnology for plant protection 10 96 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12
- Entomology5
- Plant pathology5
In vitro plant breeding 5 44 Italian AGR/03
Plant genomics and breeding 11 104 Italian AGR/07
- Unità didattica: Genetica e genomica vegetale6
- Unità didattica: Miglioramento genetico avanzato5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Careers in biotechnology 2 16 Italian
Microbial agrobiotechnology 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Lab training 8 0 Italian
Final exam 5 0 Italian
The students have to successfully complete the propaedeutic exams listed in column 1, before those listed in column 2 of the following table.
In the event that the list of propaedeutic exams changes, the students will have to comply with the list approved in the previous Academic Year
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Applied molecular biotechnologies Biochemistry (optional)
Biochemistry General and inorganic chemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional), Physics (optional)
Biochemistry and molecular biology: applications in biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General and inorganic chemistry (optional), Genetics (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Fermentation Biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (optional)
Generale Pathology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology Biochemistry (compulsory), General Microbiology (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory)
Human physiology and basic anatomy General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Physics (optional)
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) Mathematics for Biotechnology (compulsory)
Medicinal Chemistry and Bioprocesses Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry Biochemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial agrobiotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (compulsory), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial biotechnology General Microbiology (optional)
Molecular Biology Biochemistry (optional), Genetics (optional)
Molecular genetics and animal models Genetics (compulsory)
Organic chemistry General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation of Biotechnological Medicinal Products General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacological and toxicological biotechnology Biochemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacology General e Cellular Biology (compulsory)
Plant Biology and Physiology General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional)
Plant industrial biotechnology Genetics (optional)
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and inorganic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/03
General e Cellular Biology 10 88 Italian BIO/13
Mathematics for Biotechnology 6 72 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics 8 76 Italian AGR/07 BIO/18
Genetics 8 76 English AGR/07 BIO/18
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) 6 48 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 INF/01 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09 SECS-S/01 SECS-S/02
- Informatics3
- Statistics3
Organic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (1 ECTS) 1 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 9 80 Italian BIO/10
Fundamentals of economy and Bioethics 6 56 Italian AGR/01 IUS/01 IUS/04 MED/02 SECS-P/06
- Unità didattica: Bioetica2
- Unità didattica: Elementi di economia4
General Microbiology 9 80 Italian BIO/19
Molecular Biology 9 72 Italian BIO/11
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal physiology and assisted reproduction 9 96 Italian VET/02 VET/10
- Animal physiology6
- Assisted reproduction3
Comparative and laboratory animal pathology 7 64 Italian VET/03
Development, morphology and function of organs and systems 8 92 Italian VET/01
Veterinary microbiology and immunology 6 64 Italian VET/05
- Unità didattica: Immunologia4
- Unità didattica: Microbiologia Veterinaria2
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year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotechnology applied to animal nutrition and animal origin food 12 136 Italian AGR/18 VET/04
- Animal nutrition6
- Food of animal origin6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10 96 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Infection diseases and zoonosis5
- Molecular parasitology and parasitic diseases5
Veterinary pharmacology and biotechnology law 9 88 Italian VET/07 VET/08
- Biotechnology law and patents3
- Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Molecular genetics and animal models 8 88 Italian AGR/17 AGR/20
- Management of laboratory animals3
- Molecular genetics in domestic animals5
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Lab training 8 0 Italian
Final exam 5 0 Italian
The students have to successfully complete the propaedeutic exams listed in column 1, before those listed in column 2 of the following table.
In the event that the list of propaedeutic exams changes, the students will have to comply with the list approved in the previous Academic Year
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Applied molecular biotechnologies Biochemistry (optional)
Biochemistry General and inorganic chemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional), Physics (optional)
Biochemistry and molecular biology: applications in biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General and inorganic chemistry (optional), Genetics (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Fermentation Biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (optional)
Generale Pathology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology Biochemistry (compulsory), General Microbiology (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory)
Human physiology and basic anatomy General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Physics (optional)
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) Mathematics for Biotechnology (compulsory)
Medicinal Chemistry and Bioprocesses Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry Biochemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial agrobiotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (compulsory), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial biotechnology General Microbiology (optional)
Molecular Biology Biochemistry (optional), Genetics (optional)
Molecular genetics and animal models Genetics (compulsory)
Organic chemistry General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation of Biotechnological Medicinal Products General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacological and toxicological biotechnology Biochemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacology General e Cellular Biology (compulsory)
Plant Biology and Physiology General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional)
Plant industrial biotechnology Genetics (optional)
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and inorganic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/03
General e Cellular Biology 10 88 Italian BIO/13
Mathematics for Biotechnology 6 72 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics 8 76 Italian AGR/07 BIO/18
Genetics 8 76 English AGR/07 BIO/18
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) 6 48 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 INF/01 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09 SECS-S/01 SECS-S/02
- Informatics3
- Statistics3
Organic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (1 ECTS) 1 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Analytical methods for pharmaceutical biotechnologies 7 64 Italian CHIM/01 CHIM/08
- BIOPHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS3
- ELEMENTS OF ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY4
Biochemistry 9 80 Italian BIO/10
Fundamentals of economy and Bioethics 6 56 Italian AGR/01 IUS/01 IUS/04 MED/02 SECS-P/06
- Unità didattica: Bioetica2
- Unità didattica: Elementi di economia4
General Microbiology 9 80 Italian BIO/19
Molecular Biology 9 72 Italian BIO/11
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human physiology and basic anatomy 10 80 Italian BIO/09
- Histology and cell physiology4
- Human physiology and basic anatomy6
Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry 7 84 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13
- Unità didattica: Metodologie biochimiche3.5
- Unità didattica: Metodologie cellulari3.5
Pharmacology 8 64 Italian BIO/14
- General pharmacology4
- Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology4
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First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Generale Pathology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology 11 96 Italian MED/04 MED/07
- Unità didattica: Microbiologia medica3
- Unità didattica: Patologia generale e immunologia8
Medicinal Chemistry and Bioprocesses 10 80 Italian CHIM/08 CHIM/11
- Bioprocesses for drug preparation4
- Medicinal Chemistry6
Pharmacological and toxicological biotechnology 10 88 Italian BIO/14
- Methods in pharmacology3
- Pharmacology and pharmacotherapy4
- Toxicology3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation of Biotechnological Medicinal Products 6 56 Italian CHIM/09
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Lab training 8 0 Italian
Final exam 5 0 Italian
The students have to successfully complete the propaedeutic exams listed in column 1, before those listed in column 2 of the following table.
In the event that the list of propaedeutic exams changes, the students will have to comply with the list approved in the previous Academic Year
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Applied molecular biotechnologies Biochemistry (optional)
Biochemistry General and inorganic chemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional), Physics (optional)
Biochemistry and molecular biology: applications in biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General and inorganic chemistry (optional), Genetics (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Fermentation Biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (optional)
Generale Pathology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology Biochemistry (compulsory), General Microbiology (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory)
Human physiology and basic anatomy General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Physics (optional)
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) Mathematics for Biotechnology (compulsory)
Medicinal Chemistry and Bioprocesses Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry Biochemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial agrobiotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (compulsory), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial biotechnology General Microbiology (optional)
Molecular Biology Biochemistry (optional), Genetics (optional)
Molecular genetics and animal models Genetics (compulsory)
Organic chemistry General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation of Biotechnological Medicinal Products General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacological and toxicological biotechnology Biochemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacology General e Cellular Biology (compulsory)
Plant Biology and Physiology General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional)
Plant industrial biotechnology Genetics (optional)
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and inorganic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/03
General e Cellular Biology 10 88 Italian BIO/13
Mathematics for Biotechnology 6 72 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics 8 76 Italian AGR/07 BIO/18
Genetics 8 76 English AGR/07 BIO/18
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) 6 48 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 INF/01 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09 SECS-S/01 SECS-S/02
- Informatics3
- Statistics3
Organic chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (1 ECTS) 1 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 9 80 Italian BIO/10
Fundamentals of economy and Bioethics 6 56 Italian AGR/01 IUS/01 IUS/04 MED/02 SECS-P/06
- Unità didattica: Bioetica2
- Unità didattica: Elementi di economia4
General Microbiology 9 80 Italian BIO/19
Molecular Biology 9 72 Italian BIO/11
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal cell biotechnology 6 48 Italian BIO/13 BIO/17
Chemical methods for biotechnology 8 88 Italian CHIM/02 CHIM/06
Fermentation Biotechnology 6 56 Italian BIO/11 BIO/18 CHIM/11
Plant Biology and Physiology 8 72 Italian BIO/01 BIO/04 BIO/18
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Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry and molecular biology: applications in biotechnology 12 112 Italian BIO/10 BIO/11
- Methods in Biochemistry6
- Methods in Molecular Biology6
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 12 96 Italian BIO/10 BIO/11 INF/01
- Bioinformatics6
- Computational Biology6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microbial biotechnology 6 56 Italian BIO/18 BIO/19
Plant industrial biotechnology 9 80 Italian AGR/07 BIO/18
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Careers in biotechnology 2 16 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Lab training 8 0 Italian
Final exam 5 0 Italian
The students have to successfully complete the propaedeutic exams listed in column 1, before those listed in column 2 of the following table.
In the event that the list of propaedeutic exams changes, the students will have to comply with the list approved in the previous Academic Year
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Applied molecular biotechnologies Biochemistry (optional)
Biochemistry General and inorganic chemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional), Physics (optional)
Biochemistry and molecular biology: applications in biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General and inorganic chemistry (optional), Genetics (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Fermentation Biotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (optional)
Generale Pathology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology Biochemistry (compulsory), General Microbiology (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory)
Human physiology and basic anatomy General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Physics (optional)
Informatics and Statistics for Biotechnologies (common) Mathematics for Biotechnology (compulsory)
Medicinal Chemistry and Bioprocesses Biochemistry (compulsory), General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry Biochemistry (optional), General e Cellular Biology (optional), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial agrobiotechnology Biochemistry (optional), General Microbiology (compulsory), Molecular Biology (optional)
Microbial biotechnology General Microbiology (optional)
Molecular Biology Biochemistry (optional), Genetics (optional)
Molecular genetics and animal models Genetics (compulsory)
Organic chemistry General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation of Biotechnological Medicinal Products General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacological and toxicological biotechnology Biochemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory)
Pharmacology General e Cellular Biology (compulsory)
Plant Biology and Physiology General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), General e Cellular Biology (compulsory), Genetics (optional), Organic chemistry (optional)
Plant industrial biotechnology Genetics (optional)
Location
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Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
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Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 250 + 8 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 27/04/2020 to 22/07/2020

Application for matriculation: from 24/07/2020 to 07/08/2020

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 05/11/2020 to 07/11/2020

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