Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design



Educational programmes Bachelor's Degree Programs


Speciality: 162 «Biotechnology and bioengineering»

Study Programme: «Biotechnology»

Academic Degree: «BACHELOR»

Department of Biotechnology, Leather and Fur


Contact information:

Mala Shyianovska (Nemyrovycha-Danchenka) Street, 2, Kyiv 01011, Ukraine

Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies: +38 (044) 256-21-82

e-mail[email protected] 

Department of Biotechnology, Leather and Fur: +38 (044) 256-21-65

e-mail[email protected]



Study Programme Synopsis

Department of Biotechnology, Leather and Fur is a modern educational and scientific unit with extensive research, modern material base and organization of educational process.

Fluency in Ukrainian and a foreign language is a must.

Students are admitted to the first year of Bachelor’s Program based on the results of external testing certificates.

Students are admitted to the short form of Bachelor’s Program based on a professional aptitude test.

Study programme:




Prescribed period of study:

After receiving the certificate of secondary education and the results of the external testing certificates competition


8 semesters (3 years 10 months)

After obtaining the educational level of junior specialist for related and unrelated professions

6 semesters (2 years 10 months)

ECTS Credits:



Language of the study course:

Ukrainian/ English

Purpose of the educational program

Formation and development of general and professional competencies in the field of biotechnology, which are aimed at obtaining the student's professional training at the modern level necessary for employment and self-realization in society. The graduate must possess knowledge of biotechnology and bioengineering, operation of technological equipment and production systems, as well as be familiar with the basics of designing biotechnological industries, acquire practical skills necessary to control biotechnological processes and assess product quality, be able to organize, design and improve management of biotechnological production processes using special software.

The main focus of the program and specialization

Emphasis is placed on the adaptation and implementation of professional knowledge and skills to solve problems in the field of biotechnology and bioengineering, active involvement of students in research work in the field of general biotechnology, biochemistry, and microbiology. Emphasis is made on the development of professional self-improvement, creative thinking while solving specific practical problems.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

Be able to apply modern mathematical methods to solve practical tasks related to the research and design of biotechnological processes. Use knowledge of physics to analyze biotechnological processes.

Be able to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of substances of inorganic, organic and biological origin, using appropriate methods.

Be able to calculate the composition of nutrient media, determine the characteristics of their preparation and sterilization, carry out quality control of raw materials and finished products on the basis of knowledge about the physical and chemical characteristics of organic and inorganic substances.

Be able to apply the provisions of the regulatory documents governing the procedure for product certification, production certification, requirements for the organization of quality management systems at enterprises, rules for the design of technical documentation and technological process, based on the knowledge gained during practical training.

Be able to analyze regulatory documents (state and industry standards, specifications, guidelines, etc.), to compile separate sections of technological and analytical documentation for biotechnological products for various purposes; to analyze technological situations, to choose rational technological solutions.

Applying knowledge and understanding:

Be able to identify and analyze the basic physicochemical characteristics of organic compounds that are part of biological agents (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids).

Be able to apply knowledge of the composition and structure of cells of different biological agents to determine the optimal culture conditions and the potential of using the cells under study in biotechnology.

Be able to isolate from natural substrates and identify microorganisms of different systematic groups. To determine the morphological-cultural and physiological-biochemical characteristics of various biological agents.

Be able to make basic nutrient media for the cultivation of various biological agents. To evaluate the growth characteristics of biological agents on media of different composition.

Be able to conduct experimental studies to determine the influence of physicochemical and biological factors of the environment on the life of cells of living organisms.

Be able to perform basic genetic and cytological studies to improve and enhance the biosynthetic ability of biological agents, taking into account the principles of biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics (induced mutagenesis using physical and chemical mutagenic factors, selection and accumulation of auxotrophs).

Using microbiological, chemical, physical, physicochemical and biochemical methods, be able to carry out chemical control (determination of the concentration of solutions of disinfectants, titration agents, concentrations of nutrient components, etc.), technological control (concentration of carbon sources and nitrogen in the culture process; the target product); microbiological control of determination of microbiological purity of nutrient media after sterilization, microbiological purity of biological agent, etc.), microbiological purity and sterility of biotechnological products for various purposes.

Be able to carry out the feasibility study of the production of biotechnological products for various purposes (determining the need for the target product and calculating production capacity).

Be able to justify the choice of biological agent, composition of the nutrient medium and method of cultivation, necessary auxiliary work and the main stages of the technological process.

Forming judgments:

Based on the knowledge of the laws of mechanical, hydromechanical, heat and mass transfer processes and basic design features, be able to choose the appropriate equipment in the process of designing the production of biotechnological products for various purposes to ensure their maximum efficiency.

Based on the knowledge gained during practice in enterprises and institutions, be able to carry out product calculation and calculation of technological equipment.

Be able to make a material balance for one cycle of the production process, equipment specification and a map of the stage control with guidance of production control points.

Be able to justify and select the appropriate technological equipment and graphically depict the technological process in accordance with the requirements of regulatory documents using the knowledge gained during practical training.

Be able to use computer-aided design systems to develop technological and hardware diagrams of biotechnological industries.

Be able to calculate the main criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the biotechnological process (parameters of growth of biological agents, the rate of synthesis of the target product, synthesizing ability of biological agents, economic coefficient, yield of the target product from the substrate, productivity, cost of nutrient medium, etc.).

Be able to formulate tasks for the development of automation systems for the production of biotechnological products for various purposes.

Be able to take into account the social, environmental, ethical, economic aspects, requirements of occupational safety, industrial sanitation and fire safety when making technical decisions. Be able to use different types and forms of motor activity for active rest and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Be able to use fundamental concepts and categories of state formation in the production and social activity to substantiate their own worldviews and political beliefs, taking into account the processes of socio-political history of Ukraine, legal principles and ethical norms.

Ability to convey information, ideas, problems, solutions and own experience in the field of biotechnology and bioengineering to experts or non-specialists in the state language or one of the main European languages.




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