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Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering

MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
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Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 3/2021
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Biological Engineering develops new solutions for scientific and technical problems in areas at the intersection of Biology with Engineering. The role of a biological engineer encompasses studying, designing and developing new biotechnology-based products and services with applications to the health and agri food sector and the environment, which are vital for the wellbeing of a modern, fair and sustainable society.


• Acquisition of knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, processes and procedures inherent to Biological Engineering
• Integration and application of principles, calculation/analysis methodologies and procedures specific to Engineering Sciences and Biological Engineering
• Analysis of information and of concrete situations in order to create, adapt, reformulate and optimize projects within the scope of the functions mentioned in 3.1
• Development of verbal and non-verbal communication skills, autonomy, analytical and critical thinking, creativity, time management and teamwork
• Awareness to ethical, societal and environmental issues

The learning objectives are operationalized through Curricular Units with concrete learning
objectives/methodologies that were designed so that students acquire knowledge of different types (factual, conceptual, procedural and strategic), in different cognitive domains (memorization, understanding, application, evaluation, design).

Career prospects 
Biological engineers may work in the fields of agriculture and food processing, environment, bioenergy, industrial biotechnology, nanobiotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and health, and are able to pursue careers in: • Project, development, optimization and operation of industrial bioprocesses; • Development of chemical, biotechnological and cosmetic-based materials, products and devices with different applications; • Planning, development and implementation of chemical and biochemical, microbiological and molecular analyses; • Research and development; • Quality control; • Commercialization of products, equipment and processes; • Consultancy, leadership, supervision and management; • Vocational training and teaching.
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