branch detail

Food Science and Biotechnology

Original title in Czech: Potravinářská chemie a biotechnologieFCHAbbreviation: NKCO_CHTPAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: -

Programme: Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuff

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 20.7.2001Accredited until: 31.7.2020

Profile of the branch

Food science and biotechnologies form the background of the graduate at the branch. Biologically and physically oriented sciences necessary for the development of the food science are accentuated in the course of the study. The knowledge of applied microbiology, bioengineering, foodstuff hygiene and sanitation is attained in the relation to the basic courses of the study. The knowledge of instrumental analytical chemistry is extended at the course of foodstuff analysis. The graduates are employable in agriculture and foodstuff industry of the Moravian and Silesian regions, in the biotechnological processes of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and in the new braches of environmental protection. Employability at the institution of the state control, new technology development, research and business is also possible.

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. 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 alumni are supposed to work in developed agricultural and food producing industries, especially in Moravia and Silesia; they will also land positions of specialists in biotechnological production in chemical and pharmaceutical industries and also in novel branches of environmental protection industry. Wide range of subjects included in the study program provides alumni with extensive knowledge enabling them to be employed at various positions in state control institutions, in development of new advanced technologies, in research and in business enterprises.

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MCO_BCH2Biochemistry IIcs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCO_BIO2Bioengineering IIcs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
MCT_CHL2Legislation in Chemistrycs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
MCA_ISAInstrumental and structure analysiscs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCO_MOBMolecular Biotechnologycs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCA_ISA_PLaboratory Classes in Instrumental and Structure Analysis - FSBTcs3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
MCO_TPO_PLaboratory Classes in Technology of Foodcs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
MCO_TPOFood Technologycs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCO_BIN_PLaboratory Classes in Bioengineeringcs2winterCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
MCO_MOB_PLaboratory Classes in Molecular Biotechnologycs2winterCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
MCO_IBasic principles of Immunochemistrycs3winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MCO_ACP2Food Analysis IIcs4summerCompulsoryExyes
MCA_AB1English B1cs1summerCompulsoryExyes
MCO_CHP2Food Chemistry IIcs4summerCompulsoryExyes
MCO_LAB1_PSpecial laboratory classes I - FSBTcs4summerCompulsoryClAcyes
MCO_NFPNutraceuticals cs3summerCompulsoryExyes
MCO_BIO_PLaboratory classes in biotechnologycs2summerCompulsoryAcyes
MCO_SAPSensory food analysiscs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
MCO_TBKCell Biotechnologycs4summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
MCO_KOSCosmetology and technology of cosmeticscs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
MCO_MPBMicrobiology in food industry and biotechnologycs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
MCO_ZPBasic Principles of Proteomicscs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MCO_BPOFood Packagingcs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCO_BSTBiostatisticscs3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
MCO_BIT2Biotechnology IIcs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCO_DS_PDiploma seminar - FSBTcs3winterCompulsoryAcyes
MCO_LAB2_PSpecial laboratory classes II - FSBTcs8winterCompulsoryClAcyes
MCO_OHOWaste management in food industrycs4winterCompulsoryExyes
MCO_BIMBioanalytical Methodscs4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
MCO_HYPHygiene of foodcs4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
MCO_POLLegislation of Foodstuffscs4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MCO_DPDiploma Thesiscs30summerCompulsoryAcyes