• Objectives and Competences

Objectives of the Undergraduate Program

The Biotechnology and Bioengineering studies at IQS focus on the areas of health, industry and research.

Oriented to discover the biochemical and molecular biology mechanisms on the functioning of cells, tissues and living beings. You will also be trained in the industrial production of biotechnological products in order to detect and cure diseases, develop medical devices and, ultimately, improve health and human life.

Competences to be acquired

The skills students acquire upon completion of the Undergraduate Program in Biotechnology are the following:

Acquisition and understanding of advanced knowledge in a field of study. The course begins where secondary education finished, with the help of advanced level textbooks, and takes the student to a higher level that includes innovative aspects relating to current research in the area.

Ability to apply the knowledge acquired in a professional manner and demonstrate the information through developing and defending arguments, as well as solving problems within the student's field.

Ability to gather and interpret relevant data within the student's field, to support logical arguments with empirical representations, including reflections with respect to matters of a social, scientific and ethical nature.

Ability to present ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and lay audience.

Ability to undertake further studies with a high level of independence.

Ability to communicate effectively in English.

Ability to work in a team.

Ability to work in multidisciplinary surroundings.

Ability to appreciate the impact of professional activity on the sustainable development of society.

Ability to responsibly incorporate ethical arguments in a professional environment.

Ability to include innovative aspects relating to the field.

Understand and apply your knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology to the field of biotechnology.

Understand and use general knowledge of information technology, technical English, ethics and management in the field of biotechnology.

Understand and apply advanced knowledge of biosciences and engineering to carry out activities in the field of biotechnology.

Use tools, systems or processes to obtain the requirements established in the activities carried out in the field of biotechnology.

Design processes and experiments in order to obtain the requirements established in the activity to carry out.

Integrate the knowledge and tools used in biotechnology to apply them to the different industrial sectors that use, develop or produce biotechnological products or processes.

Analyze, integrate and interpret data and information in the field of biosciences.

Evaluate the risks of using chemical and biological substances.