Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Ingeniería en Biotecnología


The Biotechnology Engineering study program, with a degree in Biotechnology, trains professionals who can perform satisfactorily in various fields of work, associated with professional activities in the line of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, biotechnological processes, chemical analysis area, being a relevant technical professional support in process management, with an outstanding transversality in safety and quality in their specialty performance.


1st Semester
  • Fundamentals of mathematics
  • Applied computing
  • General chemistry laboratory
  • General chemistry
  • Physical education I
  • English I
2nd Semester
  • Introduction to calculus
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Quantitative chemistry laboratory
  • Cellular biology
  • English II
  • Introduction to engineering
3rd Semester
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Introduction to physics
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Elements of physicochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • English III
4th Semester
  • Business administration
  • Mechanical physics
  • Introduction to unit operations in bioprocesses
  • Molecular biology
  • Engineering Sciences I: Thermodynamics
  • Information technology and communications
5th Semester
  • Introduction to finances
  • Innovation management
  • Statistics
  • Engineering Sciences II: Matter and energy balance
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology and virology
  • Microbiology laboratory
6th Semester
  • Corporate social responsibility and labor ethics
  • Entrepreneurship management
  • Integrated management systems
  • Engineering Sciences III: Transportation processes
  • Immunological and molecular techniques
  • Biomedical and pharmaceutical techniques
  • Good laboratory and testing practices
7th Semester
  • Project management
  • Ideas and creativity workshop (Humanities I)
  • Good manufacturing practices and HACCP
  • Bioprocess instrumentation
  • PCR laboratory
  • Degree seminar
  • Physical education II
8th Semester
  • Integrated engineering workshop
  • Workshop on bioreactors
  • PCR laboratory II
  • Degree project
  • Leadership and teamwork (Humanities II)

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