Branch Details


Original title in Czech: BiotechnologieFCHAbbreviation: BPCO_BTAcad. year: 2018/2019

Programme: Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 15.11.2002Accredited until: 1.9.2019


The bachelor study branch "Biotechnology" at Faculty of Chemistry of BUT represents further extension of the portfolio of bachelor programmes and disciplines. Curriculum of the programme reflects high interest in the study of biotechnology at Faculty of Chemistry of BUT. The curriculum enables both subsequent study in the two-year programme "Food Science and Biotechnology" (PCHBT) and also employment in laboratories after the graduation. At the same time it reflects the needs of life-long education in the form of in-service education of chemists.

Key learning outcomes

Students will have theoretical overview as well as practical skills in the field of natural sciences that are the base for the study of principal subjects in the field of chemistry and technology of foodstuffs. Within the study programme the students can choose out of two study branches: Food Science or Biotechnology.
Graduates in the branch “Food Science” will be prepared to ensure the production of high quality and safe foodstuffs in food-processing industry. Their knowledge of chemical composition of food sources and of modern analytical methods will enable them to work in state administration control bodies.
The study branch “Biotechnology” offers more knowledge and skills in scientific disciplines that are based on instruction of modern biotechnological subjects.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates acquire knowledge and skills in the field of chemical engineering essential for control of modern biotechnological production processes. The obtained knowledge and skills are grounded in thorough education in the fields of inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, physics and mathematics forming the foundations of the bachelor study program. The graduates are also provided with extensive knowledge in other disciplines closely related to control of modern fermentation technologies. The curriculum comprises courses in biology, microbiology, and biochemistry that are complemented with subsequent education in fermentation technology. The graduates become also familiar with problems of genetics and gene technologies vital for implementation of modern biotechnological processes. Moreover, the students are trained to develop practical laboratory skills. The graduates are supposed to work in production plants or in business sphere or in control bodies or research and development institutions; they can also apply to study master programs focused on food processing technologies, biotechnologies and related branches.

Entry requirements

Written entrance examination test checks ability/competence of applicants to study chemistry at university level. Applicants are given points for correct answers; a notional pass mark is applied to this examination. The applicants will be enrolled on condition of either successful passing the entrance examination or fulfilment of requirements for granting dispensation. Current information on admission regulations is available at


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
BC_CHI1Chemical Informatics Ics3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BC_CHL1Chemical processes in practicecs1winterCompulsoryCryes
BC_MAT1Mathematics Ics7winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_ACH1General and Inorganic Chemistry Ics8winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_BIOGeneral Biology and Ecologycs2winterCompulsoryExyes
BC_ZLTBasics of Laboratory Techniquecs1winterCompulsoryGCryes
BC_PCM1Mathematic application in chemstry Ics2winterCompulsory-optionalGCr2yes
1. year of study, summer semester
BC_FYZ1Physics Ics6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_CHI2Chemical Informatics IIcs4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_MAT2Mathematics IIcs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_ACH2General and Inorganic Chemistry IIcs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_OCH1Organic Chemistry Ics6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BC_ACH1_PLaboratory Classes in Laboratory Technics Ics3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BC_FYZ1_PLaboratory Classes in Physics Ics3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BC_OBTGeneral Toxicologycs2summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BC_PCM2Mathematic application in chemstry IIcs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr2yes
BC_TEKTechnical Drawingcs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr2yes
2. year of study, winter semester
BCA_ANC1Analytical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCV_A3English for Chemists IIIcs1winterCompulsoryCryes
BCA_FCH1Physical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_OCH2Organic Chemistry IIcs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_ANC1_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_FCH1_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_EMTMeasuring Techniquecs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
BCT_ACH2_PLaboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemistry IIcs3winterCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
BCA_ANC2Analytical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCV_A4English for Chemists IV (B1+)cs3summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_BCH1Biochemistry Ics4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_FCH2Physical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_MCHMacromolecular Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_ANC2_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry II cs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_FCH2_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry IIcs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_OCH_PLaboratory Classes in Organic Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_LSP1Laboratory project Ics2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCO_ODP_BTechnical Practices - BTcs4summerCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
BCA_ISOSystem of Quality Assurance and ISO Standardscs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
3. year of study, winter semester
BCO_BIO1Bioengineering Ics4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCO_BIT1Biotechnology Ics4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCO_MOG1Molecular Genetics Ics4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_BCH_PLaboratory Classes in Biochemistrycs2winterCompulsoryCryes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering Ics2winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCO_MIB_PLaboratorry Classes in Microbiologycs2winterCompulsoryCryes
BCO_ZPTFundamentals of Foodstuff Technologiescs4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_ACP1Food Analysis Ics4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_CHP1Food Chemistry Ics4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCA_LSP2Laboratory project - MA IIcs4winterCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCA_UBP_BTIntroduction to Bachelor Thesis - BTcs2winterCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
3. year of study, summer semester
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12summerCompulsoryCryes
BCO_GETGene Technologycs4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCO_ACP_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry of Foodcs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_CHI2_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering IIcs2summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCO_BCHHome chemistrycs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCO_KCHChemistry of Cosmetics cs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_PUPPrinciples of Food Preservationcs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses