The Undergraduate Degree Course in Biotechnology is designed to produce graduates with solid basic knowledge of the molecular and cellular frameworks of living systems from the interdisciplinary perspective typical of biotechnologies; graduates who are familiar with advanced scientific methodologies, including the approaches of bioinformatics, and who can apply them in compliance with regulations and taking into account ethical and bioethical issues; graduates who know the various biotechnological fields and, particularly, the agricultural, environmental, food science, biological and industrial, pharmaceutical and veterinary sectors, and those of scientific communication, patents and intellectual property protection, legislation, fundraising and management.
Special focus will be given to the characteristics of innovation which, in a sector that is experiencing rapid and active development, are necessary for efficient ongoing updates and to keep abreast with the progress of scientific know-how.
The Course comprises a common period that has a duration of three semesters during which students will acquire basic skills in the molecular and cellular frameworks and essential methods for subsequent detailed studies. During the following three semesters the student may choose one of the subjects offered for a detailed study of certain aspects typical of biotechnologies related to the agricultural, environmental and food science, biological and industrial, pharmaceutical and veterinary sectors.
The graduate in Biotechnology may enter several professional frameworks including, besides basic and applied research centres, public and private institutions: the agricultural, environmental and food industry, including the sector of animal nutrition and of plant production, the pharmaceutical industry, the chemical industry for the production of useful compounds (including biofuels), both in an ecosustainable manner and from renewable sources, the cosmetic industry, the industry and services for environmental biotechnology, laboratories of reproduction biotechnology, both in the medical and veterinary frameworks, research centres and biotechnological services for the application of computer science to genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, certification institutions, national healthcare facilities, institutions that process healthcare regulations or patents to exploit biotechnological products and processes, toxicology and environmental study and detection centres (Italian and international agencies) and scientific information.
The specific roles and professional skills of the graduate in Biotechnology:
- Biochemistry laboratory technicians;
- Food product technicians;
- Agronomy and forestry technicians;
- Veterinary laboratory technicians;
- Chemical sales representatives and popularisers.
Moreover, the undergraduate degree course allows to obtain the qualification to practice the following regulated professions:
- Agricultural technician (agricultural, environmental and food science syllabus);
- Junior biologist.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Access is subject to passing a test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ) which will give rise to a merit ranking.
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation 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 do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
ERASMUS+ opportunities, application rules and selection criteria are specified in the Call for applications usually published at the beginning of January, and are illustrated during special meetings advertised on the Degree Programme and University websites. We have signed agreements with several universities throughout Europe (for a total of 13 countries), mainly in Spain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and the United Kingdom, based on their educational affinity with the Degree Programme and relevance in specific scientific fields. The activities that can be carried out abroad are, as a rule, related to the subjects and study areas covered by the Degree Programme curricula. The purpose of mobility is to carry out training activities abroad that replace a part of the individual study plan, including internship.
The learning agreement (LA) is defined in cooperation with the study programme's Erasmus manager, both for the choice of exams and the organization of internships. The LA must include educational activities for a number of CFU credits proportional to the length of the stay, in accordance with the general provisions of the University.
Conducting experimental activities abroad as part of or the entire internship will require a letter of consent from a teacher of the partner university, stating their willingness to host the student in their laboratories, as well as from a teacher of the Degree Programme at the home university acting as tutor and/or supervisor.
All activities will be recognized in the student career log, provided they are completed with positive results (at least 70% of CFU credits required by the LA) and certified by the host university at the end of the student's stay. The Interdepartmental Academic Board will recognise credits and exam grades based on a predefined conversion scale.
Furthermore, participation in Erasmus+ programmes will be taken into account for the degree grade, depending on the duration and quality of the period spent abroad.
Mandatory for laboratory courses; highly recommended for other teaching courses.
- Studenti disabili e DSA: Prof.ssa Elena Crotti
Via Mangiagalli, 25
Ricevimento studenti: su appuntamento c/o DeFENS, via Mangiagalli 25, Milano - stanza 3023
- Segreteria Studenti
Via Celoria, 20
+39800188128 (da cellulare 199188128)
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- Responsabile Erasmus: Prof. Alessio Scarafoni
Via Celoria, 2
Ricevimento studenti: libero c/o palazzina ex DISMA, 1° piano
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
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L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:
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