The Master in Technology programme in chemistry and biotechnology will give the students qualifications to solve environmental and pollution issues and develop healthier food and safer drugs. The majority of the production plants in Norway need chemical and techical competence. Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding field, in areas like research, agriculture, pharmaceutical industry, bio-economics and food industry.Upon completion of the programme, the candidates may apply for a number of positions requiering qualifications in science, chemistry and biotechnology, e. g. positions in the industry, research and councelling. The students may also apply for admittance to doctoral degree programmes in chemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics and related subject areas.Admission requirements
Internationalisation, studies abroad and exhange agreements
The study programme has an international content and level. A substantial part of the course literature is in English.Students may choose to take compulsory and elective courses abroad at approved universitites within the normal study period. These courses may be integrated into the programme on agreement with the student advisor.
Students from partner universities may complete parts of the programme. Some courses are given in English upon request. However, the majority of the courses are given in Norwegian only.Related studies
A candidate who has completed this education is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in competence, knowledge and skills: Competence: - Has an objective understanding of scientific literature, and can give both oral and written presentations of scientific fields and results. - Is able to reflect over central ethical and scientific challenges, regarding others and his/her own work. - Can contribute to innovative processes within the field of study and related fields. Knowledge: - Has in depth knowledge to the study fields\' terminology and theories, and is able to use these. - Knows how to analyse scientific problems in chemistry and biotechnology, reflecting the history, traditions, distinctive character and position of the field of study in the society. - Has good competence in chemistry and biotechnology, and is prepared for research, teaching and other employment needing chemical and biotechnological competence. - Has specialised in one of the fields of study; bioinformatics, environmental chemistry, inorganic analytical chemistry, molecular biology or organic analytical chemistry og natural sources chemistry. Skills: - Is able to analyse scientific data, and work independently in laboratories. - Can perform surveys independently; collect, edit and analyse data, as well as evaluate and present methods and sources of error, before giving an objective conclusion.
There are four specialisations for the Master\'s programme in technology, chemistry and biotechnology. All include a broad chemistry and biotechnology profile. The chemistry specialisation is tied to natural product chemistry and radio and environmental chemistry. The molecular biology specialisation gives broad knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and biochemistry. The bioinformatics specialisation focuses on statistics, programming and bioinformatical methods. There are three years with common courses for all specialisations, and two years of master courses.