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The Master's Degree includes 90 ECTS credits which are distributed into two semesters with 30 credits each, and a third semester consisting of 30 credits to carry out the Master’s Thesis which students must publicly defend before a tribunal.


General Knowledge Module

Advanced Genetic Engineering4
Industrial Microbiology3
Genetic and Metabolic Engineering Laboratory9
Synthetic Biology3
Advances in Tissue Engineering3
Genomic, Proteomic and HTS Applications3

Technological Module

Bioinformatics and Data Science4
Experimental Design3
Biomolecule Modelling3
Biomaterials Design and Application3
From Gene to Product Laboratory9

Management & Ethics

Project, Quality and Intellectual Property Management3

Specific Technological Module

Biologics in New Therapies4
Human Health Workshop3


Bioreactors and Bioprocesses4
Pilot Plant Workshop 3

Master Thesis

Master Thesis                                    30


Research fields

The Bioengineering department laboratories in which students conduct their Master Thesis specialise in the following:

Biochemistry laboratory

Protein engineering and enzymology of glycosidases and glycosiltransferases

Therapeutic targets for infectious diseases

Amyloid proteins for neurodegenerative diseases

Biocatalysis: enzyme redesign, directed enzyme evolution and metabolic engineering

Metabolic engineering for the production of glycoglycerolipids

Bioinformatics and molecular modelling of biological systems

Biomaterials laboratory

Stimulus-sensitive polymeric nanoparticles for controlled release of medicines

Design of biomimetic surfaces with chemical and mechanical cell signalling. Smart surfaces.

Design and manufacturing of scaffolds for bone and cartilage tissue regeneration

Microbiology laboratory

Mycotoxins and moulds

Microbiological aspects of photodynamic therapy

Food and environmental safety

Bioprocesses laboratory

Expression of recombinant proteins and metabolites, improvement and bioprocess and bioreactor optimisation

Obtaining polyunsaturated fatty acids through biotechnological processes

Use of industrial sub-products to obtain high added value biotechnological products

Separating products using bio-separation processes

Tissue engineering laboratory

Design and synthesis of nanometric biomaterials analogue of extra-cellular matrices

Development of tri-dimensional instructional environments for the functional differentiation of stem cells

Environmental reprogramming of adult stem cells to use them in regenerative medicine platforms

Impact of an haemodynamic environment on the functionality of vascular cells

Monitored medication administration in vascular devices

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