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ETH Zurich Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Zurich or Basel, Switzerland Duration: Full time - 1 Year Fees/total cost: EUR 644.00


There are three majors offered at D-BSSE: Biotechnology, Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology. For each major there are mandatory core subjects with the same name. Of the minimal necessary 18 credits, at least 6 credits have to be out of the core subjects of the chosen major. Graduates in Biotechnology will:

Command sound knowledge of the fundamental principles and state-of-the-art methods of biotechnology, in particular in the areas of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, bioreactor design, process control, up and downstream processing, metabolic engineering of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell systems, in-silico modeling of cellular processes, design of protein therapeutics, gene therapy and tissue engineering.

Have advanced knowledge of some specific areas of biotechnology by having carried out at least one research project and a master thesis. Have an understanding of the most important research issues in their field of study. Command knowledge of the basics of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, safety and environmental aspects, and of some key elements in economy and management and in social sciences, be aware of connections of biotechnology with these disciplines, and be able to engage in interdisciplinary work.

Full time

Start date:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Zurich or Basel, Switzerland
EUR 644.00
EUR 644.00
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Swantje Pless
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Last update: 30/06/2016