Biochemical Engineering, BSc

Faculty: Science and Technology
Academic discipline: Engineering Science
Qualification: Biochemical Engineer (with Bachelor of Science degree)

Starting date: September
Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 513 /IELTS 5.5/oral examination)
Academic requirements: high school certificate; entrance examination in mathematics and chemistry/biology (written and oral)
Duration: 7 semesters
ECTS credits: 210
Tuition fee: 7,000 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Short description: 
The aim of the program is to enable students to be competent in all fields of biotechnology by providing them with deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills (engineering and technological). Students will experience laboratory and manufacturing practices for themselves that a biochemical engineer might encounter in everyday work. Students will get acquainted with the equipment and apparatus used in the biotechnological industry and understand their optimal operation.
Lecture, seminar: 62%
Practice: 38%
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 Introduction to Economics, EU Studies, Mathematics, Introduction to Physics, General Chemistry, Introduction to Cell Biology, Basic Engineering Management of Value Creating Processes, Civil Law, Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, General Microbiology and Mycology, Mechanical engineering, Animal Genetics
2 Macroeconomics, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Methods in Molecular Biology, Informatics for Engineers, Unit operations, Environmental Technology, Visits to Biotech Companies, Microbial Physiology, Genetics, Physical Chemistry, Process control, Biomathematics, Bioprocess Engineering, Environment Impact Assessment
3 Marketing, Civil Law, Bioinformatics, Microbial Physiology Practice, Analytical Chemistry, Bioprocess Engineering, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Genetics, Bio-Physical Chemistry, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Methods in Spectroscopy, Computer Modeling of Chemical Technology Systems, Process control, Analytical chemistry, Unit operations, Plant Physiology
4 Introduction to Business, Quality Management, Computer Modeling of Chemical Technology Systems, Unit operations, Safety, Research Techniques in Plant Biology, Thesis


Internship, practice: Students should complete a 6-week practice at a company or research institute related to engineering.
The Bulletin of the program can be found here. You can see the curriculum of the program here
Career prospects: Graduates can choose from a wide range of career opportunities in different areas of biotechnology according to their field of interest. They can choose to work either in theoretical or practical areas. They will also have the opportunity to work in the field of research and development.


"Being a student in University of Debrecen is not only about studying, it’s about interacting with people from all around the world and learning about their cultures, making new friendships that you know are going to last a lifetime and participating in a diverse yet peaceful and loving community. Since I came here my life has been an adventure, and I’m loving every minute of it!" (Tarek, Biochemical Engineering student from Syria)


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