Modules

Base module is obligatory to all students of the curriculum.

Specialty module and Professional Practice module are obligatory to complete. Students have to choose courses in the volume of 24 ECTS from both modules according to their interests and topic of master’s degree thesis. Elective module, Optional courses and Master’s thesis module allow students to design a study plan that meets their needs and wishes.

Base module

(24 ECTS)

  • Synthetic Biology and Industrial Cell Factories (6ECTS)
  • Metabolic Engineering and Genome Design (6ECTS)
  • Molecular, Cell and Tissue Engineering  (6ECTS)
  • Omics (6ECTS)

Obligatory for all students studying in the curriculum.

Specialty module 

(24 ECTS)

  • Drug Design and Development (3ECTS)
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Sustainable Bioeconomy (6ECTS)
  • LTAT.02.002 Introduction to Data Science (6ECTS)
  • Machine Learning in Synthetic Biology (3ECTS)
  • Development and Application of Biomaterials (3ECTS)
  • Nano and Micromedicine (3ECTS)
  • Soft Robotics (3ECTS)
  • Molecular Mechanisms and Applications of Microbial Processes (6ECTS)

Completion of the module is obligatory. A student must choose courses in the volume of 24 ECTS according to his interests and topic of master’s degree thesis.


Professional Practice module

  • Cultivation and Fermentation Practical Course (6ECTS)
  • Practical Course sponsored by Icosagen (6ECTS)
  • Practical Training in Bioengineering (9ECTS)
  • Practice in Bioengineering (6ECTS)
  • Seminars in Bioengineering (6ECTS)
  • Synthetic Biology Group Project (3EAP)

Completion of the module is obligatory. A student must choose courses in the volume of 24 ECTS according to his interests and topic of master’s degree thesis.

Elective module

(12 ECTS)

Enable development of knowledge and skills in a field related to the curriculum or widening of the general world-view.

  • Studies Abroad (Mobility) (12+3ECTS)
  • Robotics Aspects in Biomedical Engineering (3ECTS)
  • LOTI.02.014 Peptides, Proteins– a Practical Course on Peptide Synthesis and Applications (6ECTS)
  • MJJV.11.001 Principles of Entrepreneurship I(3ECTS)
  • FLLC.09.001 Estonian for Beginners I, on the Basis of English, Level 0 > A1.1(6ECTS)
  • FLLC.09.003 Estonian for Beginners III, on the Basis of English, Level A1.2 > A2.1(6ECTS)
  • LTKT.06.012 Principles and Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (3ECTS)
  • LOFY.01.082 Quality Management(3ECTS)
  • LOFY.01.039 Measurement Data Processing(3ECTS)
  • LOKT.10.017 Measurements in Biochemistry(3ECTS)
  • LOTI.02.016 Proteomics (3ECTS)
  • LOTI.01.001 Intellectual Property(3ECTS)

Completion of the module is obligatory. A student must choose courses in the volume of 12 ECTS from elective modules or from courses of “Science&Technology” programme specialty modules http://st.ut.ee/modules/.

Optional courses

(6 ECTS)

The aim of the module is to enable students shape their studies according to their interests and plans for future studies and career.

The optional courses may include courses taught at the University of Tartu and other institutions of higher education.

Master’s thesis

(30 ECTS)

Enable students to develop the planning, conducting and presentation skills of professional research.

Obligatory for all students.