KU Leuven

Center of Industrial Management

Industrial Sciences: Biochemical Engineering

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This master aims at various sectors (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.). In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, the curriculum includes socio-economics (company management, economy) and biotechnology (engineering course units, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.). An elaborate cross-campus elective subject package, as well as the master's thesis in a research and/or industrial context allow you to place your own emphasis. Medical Bioengineering focus: This focus relates to biotechnological developments in the medical sector. Knowledge of human physiological systems (the cardiovascular system, neurophysiology, etc.) and medical engineering techniques form the foundation of developments in the area of artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, bioelectronics and new diagnostic techniques (microarray technology, PCR technology). In essence, engineers find intelligent solutions to technological problems. 5E-engineers however are more than experts in technology. They have distinct entrepreneurial skills and are capable of coaching both themselves and others. 5E-engineers are aware of their place in the world and the impact they have on nature and culture. Finally, they know how to integrate everything and gain a higher insight. No traditional programme can achieve this. The 5E engineering curriculum at Group T Campus incorporates collaboration in cross-professional tasks in an environment characterized by diversity and a plurality of world visions. The 5 Es: Engineering, Enterprising, Educating, Ensembling, and Environmenting. At Campus Group T, you can follow your master's in a one-year or a two-year formula. The two-year formula adds 60 ECTS and 2 semesters to the standard one-year formula. The extra ECTS are made up by an elaborate learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is set in a team, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, to transfer knowledge and to grow. It is a unique cross-fertilization between company and university college. This is an initial master's programme. You can follow it on a half-time or full-time basis. An increased tuition fee of 6000 EUR is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA).

Accreditation:

60 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Applicants with the following will be considered for admission:- Bachelor of Industrial Sciences: Chemical Engineering option Biochemistry; - Bachelor in de industriële wetenschappen: Chemie, optie Biochemie- Bachelor of Science/Engineering in Biochemical Engineering. Applicants with the following can be granted admission subject to successful completion of a preparatory programme: - Bachelor of Industrial Sciences with a different major; - Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a different major; - Bachelor of Science in a related field. English language certificate: a TOEFL score of minimum TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79/80 (internet-based); or an IELTS-score of 6.5.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 60

Out State Tuition (per year): 6000 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+