University of Leuven, Faculty Of Engineering Technology

Biochemical Engineering Technology, M.Sc.

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About

What is the Master in Biochemical Engineering Technology at KU Leuven all about?

This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various sectors (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.).

A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals.

Is this the right programme for me?

  • You enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones;
  • You prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment;
  • You like to link theory to practice;
  • You aim for a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company;
  • You are eager to develop excellent communication and management skills.

Career paths

Our graduates find broad employment opportunities in the food and biotechnology sector, the environmental sector, the pharmaceutical industry and in the life sciences. On completion of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills to lead and coordinate industrial production units and research, analysis and screening laboratories in technical-commercial, administrative and educational environments.

Programme Structure

Common Courses:
  • Molecular Biological Techniques & Bioinformatics
  • Unit Operations II
  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Food Technology
  • Management and Communication
  • Pathways to Sustainability: Core Issues and Challenges
  • Master's Thesis / Masterproef

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants with the following can be granted admission subject to successful completion of a preparatory programme (possibly already including some master courses): 
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology With a different specialisation 
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a different specialisation 
  • Bachelor of Science in a related field 

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        6000 EUR/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of  .
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        6000 EUR/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of  .
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      Living costs for Leuven

      870 - 1300 EUR/month
      Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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