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Biotechnology

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Química [Portuguese]

Ano:
Study plan/Branches   Biotechnology
DGES code
9016  
CNAEF classification 524 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 13881/2015 - DR 2nd series, no. 232, 26 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation
DGES Registration R/A-Ef 1299/2011, 18-03-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 45 (2018)
Lowest Admission Grade 119,7

About

Profile of the programme The Bachelor degree in Biotechnology aims at creating professionals with a relevant scientific, technical, human and cultural knowledge, appropriate to their inclusion in a rather diverse labor market. This degree in Biotechnology provides students with a solid and integrated understanding of basic sciences, as well as an advanced training in the various fields of biotechnology. This will create highly skilled graduates, capable of working for biotechnology-based companies, agribusinesses, pharmaceutical, environmental, or related; or to allow the frequency of a 2nd cycle of studies to further strengthen knowledge and expertise in the topic
This degree also intends to develop autonomous and creative students capable of critical thinking and proficient in communication skills that will allow graduates to successfully integrate and participate in any professional project, scientific research or technological in the area of biotechnology and related ones, in any part of the world
Key learning outcomes The course aims to impart to graduates Biotechnology: * A strong and integrated training in basic sciences such as Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics to enable them to apply their knowledge and skills within the bachelor degree specific disciplinary areas; * Practice skills in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Genetics and Biotechnology within the attended laboratory disciplines; * Theoretical knowledge needed for understanding the biological phenomena and ability to apply that knowledge, at the laboratory or industrial level, in food, environmental, biomedical, pharmaceutical, or related field areas; * Competencies in theoretical and practical planning of biotechnological processes, its optimization and management; * Ability to implement safety procedures and quality systems to work in food and environmental field or to the manipulation of genetically modified microorganisms applied in biotechnological processes; * Knowledge and skills for pursuing studies of second cycle with a suitable degree of autonomy, particularly in areas of interface between the Biochemistry and Biology and Engineering Sciences and Technology; * Knowledge and generic skills, namely in laboratory practice, teamwork, production management, marketing, scientific communications in the area of Biotechnology. Use of IT tools, and work according to ethical principles, applicable to all professional activities
Occupational profiles of graduates Graduates in Biotechnology by UBI may: • Perform duties on biotechnology-based companies, particularly in food, pharmaceutical, environmental, or related areas
• Work in the services sector or industry, as well as public services, developing activities in research and development of new techniques, processes or products, as well as in quality assurance of products or industrial processes
• Perform technical and commercial roles in sales, marketing and consulting
• Develop activities in educational institutions, universities, Scientific Research and Development Laboratories or integrate technological hubs in partnership with the University
• Enroll in a second cycle (Master Degree) in either biotechnology related areas or others like Food Science and Technology, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry or any exact science
Learning facilities UBI departments, involved in the Biotechnology degree, provide proper facilities for the development of this course. In general, the teaching spaces and amphitheatres support the magisterial, tutorial classes and seminars. The laboratories allow the development of laboratorial classes and the access to research facilities allows the students to join with multidisciplinary research groups, research projects and advanced techniques. The Optical Center, Informatics Centre, computers rooms and libraries have the adequate conditions and actualized equipments, extremely relevant for the education. The students may also access to other facilities such as bars, canteens, student residences, medical center and sports center.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Química

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 021
1452
275 319 730

Course Coordinator(s)

Course Director
Ana Cristina Mendes Dias Cabral
Mobility coordinator
Maria José Alvelos Pacheco

Committees

Scientific Committee
Ana Cristina Mendes Dias Cabral
Fernanda da Conceição Domingues
Isolina Maria da Silva Cabral Gonçalves
José Francisco da Silva Cascalheira
Fani Pereira de Sousa
João Pedro de Jesus Marto
César Augusto Teixeira Marques da Silva

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Ana Cristina Mendes Dias Cabral
Year Coordinators
Ana Cristina Mendes Dias Cabral
João Pedro de Jesus Marto
Fernanda da Conceição Domingues
Isolina Maria da Silva Cabral Gonçalves
Year Representatives
Luana Bevervanço (1st)
Joana Catarina Leitão Canilho (2nd)
Diana Gomes (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Ana Cristina Mendes Dias Cabral
Fernanda da Conceição Domingues
José Francisco da Silva Cascalheira
Maria José Alvelos Pacheco
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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