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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.

Technology Module

This module develops the fundamentals and general applications of cross-curricular technologies in the field of biotechnologies in the different industrial sectors.

Semester 1

Subjects  ECTS
Advanced genetic engineering 4
Bioreactors and bioprocesses 4
Advanced Bioinformatics 4
Experimental Design 3
Industrial Microbiology 3
Experimental Techniques Laboratory 9


Management and Ethics Module

This module covers the non-technical science subjects important for your professional development in the field of bioengineering.

Semester 1Subjects ECTS
 Project, quality and intellectual property management 3
Semester 2   
 Bioethics3


Specific Module

This module analyses and provides knowledge in the different fields where biotechnological tools are used in a wide range of applications, without specialising in specific industry sectors.

Semester 2

Subjects  ECTS
Synthetic biology 3
Bioprocess design 3
Modelling 3
Biomaterials 3
Tissue Engineering 3
Applications of the genomics, proteomics and HTS 3
Biotechnology laboratory 9


Master Thesis

Students conduct an individual research project (Master’s Thesis) as part of a research group under the supervision of a professor from the Master's Degree.

Semester 3

Subjects  ECTS
Master Thesis 30


The Master's Degree in Bioengineering provides access to doctoral studies.

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