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BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Registration - non-EU applicants


Career opportunities

The Biotechnology programme offers the choice between two specialisations:
– Industrial Biotechnology
– Experimental Biotechnology

Studies prepare for:

taking up a job as a: biotechnologist, microbiologist, biochemist, geneticist, biologist, laboratory analyst, laboratory technician, quality assurance specialist, specialist for drug registration in industrial research centres that use biotechnology processes, in research, control and diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, plant breeding stations, institutions for public economics, environmental protection agencies and departments of natural resources management, etc.

A bachelor’s degree entitles you to:

  • progress to MA/MSc programmes
  • progress to postgraduate studies

COURSE CONTENT


Work placements

Compulsory work placements:

  • compulsory work placements (130 h) in industrial plants, laboratories, research centres or other institutions
  • realization of the work placement is possible in institutions, like:
    • modern and specialised laboratories of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research of the Catholic University of Lublin
    • companies in pharmaceutical and biotechnological branches or others cooperating with the faculty
    • a detailed list of possible places is available from the placement supervisor
    • it is possible to realize the work placement at the place of residence

There is the scientific circle of Biotechnology students. Members obtain experiences in research works and organizational skills.

Optional work placements:

  • possibility of study visits in selected biotechnology companies
  • complete offer available at the KUL’s Careers Centre – according to own predispositions, interests and labour market needs

Traineeships:

  • 1-month paid traineeships for at least 30% of graduates (with salary at the national average level), funded by the University through EU funds
  • work in project groups, developing solutions for biotechnology companies, funded by the University through EU funds

All mentioned above activities are funded by the project: “Integrated programme for increasing competences of students and workers from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin” realized in the years 2018-2022.



Skills acquired by Biotechnology graduates

Knowledge in biochemistry and biology, laboratory techniques and research tools.

Practical skills:

  • ability to operate laboratory equipment (e.g. application of chromatography and spectrophotometry techniques, radiometric tests and microscopes)
  • additional certified specialized courses: “Advanced chromatography methods” and “Flow cytometry”
  • ability to prepare expert’s opinion in the field of chemistry, biochemistry and biology
  • conducting basic cell and tissue culture
  • conducting analysis enabling to evaluate basic immunological parameters
  • possesses practice necessary to work in research laboratories
  • possibility to obtain the rights within an external certification course “Quality and internal audit specialist”
  • planning and knowledge of building production lines

  • the graduate takes part in discussions about problems in the field of biotechnology using scientific language
  • students may participate in extra classes certified by an appropriate diploma: “Self-presentation in a business situation”, “Effective communication”, “Teamwork skills”, “Dealing with stress”, “Leaders’ course”
  • prepares reports about topics dealing with biotechnological sciences and is able to present it
  • is able to work in a team taking up different roles
  • makes use of different media and is able to use obtained informations to develop and consolidate knowledge
  • the graduate is able to use a selected foreign language at B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • opportunity to participate in course certified by an appropriate diploma: “Specialized English Language in Biology”

  • knowledge of basic concepts in developing individual entrepreneurships using knowledge in the field of biotechnology
  • during laboratory classes, great emphasize on obtaining skills necessary and valued on the market and for self-employment: independence, adaptability, honesty, creativity
  • knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and principles in the protection of industrial property rights and copyrights
  • ability to use information from patent resources
  • extra-classes in economy and self-employment certified by diplomas: “Basic economy for non-economists”, “Individual enterprise – how to open and run a business”, “Project management”

  • knowledge which enables to use MS Office software
  • database management and creating images for presentation purposes
  • use of basic statistical methods and information technologies to describe natural phenomena and to analyse experimental data
  • ability to draw proper conclusions on the basis of data collected from different sources

  • knowledge and ability to apply techniques necessary to conduct research experiments in the field of biotechnology, biology and biochemistry (chromatography, spectrophotometry, microscopy, cell cultures, immunocytochemistry)
  • planning and conducting simple scientific work in the field of chemistry, biochemistry and biology
  • ability to use databases, including scientific literature, and use of databases to plan own research and to make conclusions on the basis of own results
  • ability to describe, explain and interpret basic chemical and physicochemical phenomena

 

Education requirements


Secondary School Diploma and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.