Biotechnology

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Biotechnology
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
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)
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.

Attendance is mandatory for laboratories.

Enrollment

Admission requirements

Admission to the degree programme in Biotechnology is capped according to the provisions of Law no. 264 of 2 August 1999. Applicants to the programme must hold an upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.

Candidates will be required to sit an entrance test aimed at ascertaining their educational background and aptitude.

Admission assessment

The test required for admission to the degree programme in Biotechnology is TOLC-S, an online test delivered by the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems (CISIA - https://www.cisiaonline.it/), which must be taken before enrolment.

The TOLC-S test is made up of four sections, with questions on basic mathematics, reasoning and problems, reading comprehension, basic sciences, requiring a level of knowledge and skills as provided by upper secondary school.

Test structure and topics: https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-scienze/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/.

The TOLC test includes an additional English section. The score in this section does not affect the merit ranking, nor does it replace the for-credit assessment of English language proficiency required by the degree programme. However, it is a student self-assessment.

You may sit for TOLC-S at the University of Milan or any other venue among those listed in the test calendar available at https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php.

Registration procedures and deadlines will be provided in the call for applications posted to the University website at https://biotecnologia.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi.

Only students high enough in the merit ranking will be eligible for enrolment on the degree programme in Biotechnology.

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities

Students who have not achieved at least 11 points in the basic mathematics module of TOLC-S will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA). Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities organised by the University in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they may not take any second-year exams before passing the Mathematics exam.

Learn more at https://biotecnologia.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.

Admission of transfer or graduate students

Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first. To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications. These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications. The request for career assessment must be submitted by 10 June 2021.

The outcome will be notified via e-mail by 15 July 2021.

Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

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 15/03/2021 to 14/06/2021

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2021 to 29/06/2021

Read the Call

Session: 2

Application for admission: from 01/07/2021 to 13/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 19/10/2021 to 21/10/2021

Read the Call

Programme description and 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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
Analytical methods for pharmaceutical biotechnologies 7 64 Italian CHIM/01 CHIM/08
- BIOPHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS3
- ELEMENTS OF ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY4
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
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
year
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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)
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Location
Milano
Course locations
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Laboratory locations
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Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Quality Assurance Delegate
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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