Bioengineering and Biotechnical Systems

Partner Country: FRANCE

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Russia/France/USA
The result of the program: Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (Partner University)
Duration: 2 years, including 1-2 semesters at the Partner University, 120 credits
Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (Partner University)
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 09 August 2021
Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree in the field of engineering or biotechnology or laser technology, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; the upper-intermediate level of English. For admission to the partner university IELTS or TOEFL may be required*
Cost: 251,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 271,000 rubles per year for international students

Career Options: Training of masters is carried out with the participation of a number of industrial enterprises, research and production associations, research institutes and Universities of St. Petersburg, as well as leading universities in Europe, Asia and America, which makes it possible to obtain excellent knowledge and invaluable experience in various fields: industrial; research; scientific and educational; administrative. 
The skills obtained during the training can be successfully applied in almost all enterprises and laboratories of chemical and petrochemical profile, as well as in the metallurgical, food and pharmaceutical industries. Many graduates choose to continue their research activities as part of continuing education in PhD in Russian or foreign universities, as well as joint PhD programs

The main purpose of the Program is to train highly qualified specialists in the field of instrument engineering, with knowledge in the field of computer modeling, analysis of biological objects and systems, the creation of biomaterials. The program provides competencies in the area of biotechnology and bioengineering, biopolymers, information systems and modeling, molecular spectroscopy, analytical and physical chemistry, the basics of automation of biotechnical processes and production, etc.

The Program focuses on:

  • research activities to solve problems related to the development of new biomaterials with specified characteristics based on the use of modern methods of analysis, computer modeling and information technology;
  • production and technological activities in the development, testing and operation of biotechnological and analytical equipment for pharmaceutical and chemical industries;
  • scientific and educational activities in the studied professional area.

The field of professional activity includes: production technology using microbiological synthesis, biocatalysis, genetic engineering and nanobiotechnology; operation and quality management of biotechnical production, in compliance with the requirements of national and international regulations; organization and conduct of quality control of raw materials, intermediate products and finished products, etc.

Content of the Program

There are three specializations:

FIRST SPECIALIZATION: Molecular Nano- and Biophotonics

Partner University: École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay

Admission to the partner university is granted on the basis of competition. Financial support MAY be provided upon the competitive selection

Place of Study: Russia, France

Coordinator from ITMO University: Professor I. Denisyuk

Coordinator from Partner University: Professor Isabelle Ledoux-Rak

SECOND SPECIALIZATION: Organic Material for Photonics

Partner University: New Mexico Highlands University

Admission to the partner university is granted on the basis of competition. Financial support MAY be provided upon the competitive selection

Place of Study: Russia, Las Vegas, New-Mexico (USA)

Coordinator from ITMO University: Professor I. Denisyuk

Coordinator from Partner University: Professor T. Timofeeva

THIRD SPECIALIZATION: Integrated Сomplexes at the Fuel and Energy Complex Enterprises/  Element Base for Nano- and Biophotonics/ Bioengineering and Biotechnical Systems

Full-time program at ITMO University

Coordinator from ITMO University: Professor M. Uspenskaya

List of Courses:

1 semester

  • Creative technologies / Methodology of project management (Entrepreneurial culture)
  • Thinking
  • Negotiations, conflict management and influence techniques/ Business and scientific ethics, organization of scientific research/ Internationalization of scientific research
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Information technologies in science and education
  • Mathematical modeling of physical processes

2 semester

  • Foreign language in professional activity
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyberphysical systems and technologies
  • Organization of measurements and metrology
  • Biotechnical systems and bioengineering
  • Modern methods of materials research
  • Automatic control systems of technological processes at profile enterprises

3 semester

First specialization " Molecular nano- and biophotonics " (ENS de Paris-Saclay)

  • Ion channel recording
  • Fundamentals of biology
  • Introduction to microfluidics
  • Light-Matter interactions in molecular media
  • Nanophotonics

Second specialization  "Organic Material for Photonics " (NMHU)

  • Thermodynamic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Natural language processing
  • Practical chemistry

Third specialization "Integrated complexes at the fuel and energy complex enterprises"

  • Integrated analyzer systems
  • Sensors and sensor systems
  • Modern sorption technologies
  • Equipment for petrochemical production
  • Fuel cycles and enterprises of the fuel and energy complex

Third specialization "Element base for nano- and biophotonics"

  • Theory and technique of modern physical experiment
  • Lasers in photonics
  • Organic materials of photonics and laser technology
  • Modern technologies of lithography
  • Radioophotonics

Third specialization "Bioengineering and Biotechnical Systems"

  • Nanomaterials in biotechnology
  • Toxicology materials fundamental
  • Optical methods of analysis
  • Computer modeling of physical processes and systems
  • Intellectual medical systems

4 Semester:

Master thesis

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully. Please be informed that the double-degree option will be available only to the most successful students on a competitive basis.

The list of entrance examination questions

How to apply?

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