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Branch detail

Biotechnology


Original title in Czech: Biotechnologie
Abbreviation: BPCO_BT
Specialisation: -
Length of Study: 3 years
Programme: Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 15.11.2002
Accredited until: 1.9.2019
Profile of the branch:
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.
Branch supervisor: prof. Ing. Peter Šimko, DrSc.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCV_A1 English for Chemists I cs  1  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCT_CHI1 Chemical Informatics I cs  3  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_MAT1 Mathematics I cs  8  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_ACH1 General and Inorganic Chemistry I cs  8  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_BIO General Biology and Ecology cs  2  winter C Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_CHL1 Legislation in Chemistry I cs  1  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCT_ZLT Basics of Laboratory Technique cs  1  winter C ClAc   yes
 


Year of study 1, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCV_A2 English for Chemists II cs  1  summer C Ac   yes
FCH-BCT_FYZ1 Physics I cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_CHI2 Chemical Informatics II cs  4  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_MAT2 Mathematics II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_ACH2 General and Inorganic Chemistry II cs  5  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_OBT General Toxicology cs  2  summer C Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_OCH1 Organic Chemistry I cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_ACH1_P Laboratory Classes in Laboratory Tech... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_FYZ1_P Laboratory Classes in Physics I cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCA_TEK Technical Drawing cs  2  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCA_ANC1 Analytical Chemistry I cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCV_A3 English for Chemists III cs  1  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH1 Physical Chemistry I cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_MIB Mikrobiology cs  4  winter C Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_OCH2 Organic Chemistry II cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_ANC1_P Laboratory Classes in Analytical Chem... cs  3  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH1_P Laboratory Classes in Physical Chemis... cs  3  winter C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCT_EMT Measuring Technique cs  4  winter CO Ac,Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCT_ACH2_P Laboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemi... cs  3  winter CO ClAc 1 yes
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCA_ANC2 Analytical Chemistry II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCV_A4 English for Chemists IV (B1) cs  3  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_BCH1 Biochemistry I cs  4  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH2 Physical Chemistry II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_MCH Macromolecular Chemistry cs  3  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_ANC2_P Laboratory Classes in Analytical Chem... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH2_P Laboratory Classes in Physical Chemis... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_OCH_P Laboratory Classes in Organic Chemistry cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCA_LSP1 Laboratory project I cs  2  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
FCH-BCO_ODP_B Technical Practices - BT cs  4  summer CO Ac 1 yes
FCH-BCA_ISO System of Quality Assurance and ISO S... cs  2  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
 


Year of study 3, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCO_BIO1 Bioengineering I cs  4  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_BIT1 Biotechnology I cs  4  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_CHI1 Chemical Engineering I cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_MOG1 Molecular Genetics I cs  4  winter C Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_BCH_P Laboratory Classes in Biochemistry cs  2  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCA_CHI1_P Laboratory Classes in Chemical Engine... cs  2  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCO_MIB_P Laboratorry Classes in Microbiology cs  2  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCO_ZPT Fundamentals of Foodstuff Technologies cs  4  winter C Ex   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCO_ACP1 Food Analysis I cs  4  winter CO Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCO_CHP1 Food Chemistry I cs  4  winter CO Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCA_LSP2 Laboratory project - MA II cs  4  winter CO ClAc 1 yes
FCH-BCA_UBP_BT Introduction to Bachelor Thesis - BT cs  2  winter CO ClAc 1 yes

Groups of optional courses
1 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 3, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCO_BAP Bachelor Thesis cs  12  summer C Ac   yes
FCH-BCO_GET Gene Technology cs  4  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_CHI2 Chemical Engineering II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_ACP_P Laboratory Classes in Analytical Chem... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_CHI2_P Laboratory Classes in Chemical Engine... cs  2  summer C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCO_BCH Home chemistry cs  2  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
FCH-BCO_KCH Chemistry of Cosmetics cs  4  summer CO Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCO_PUP Principles of Food Preservation cs  4  summer CO Ex 1 yes