DUT Biological Engineering OPTION Biological and biochemical analysis

The DUT Biological Engineering, option Biological and biochemical analysis, is a professional degree designed to train technicians to be immediately operational in the professional world, in all areas of human and animal biology, biological analysis in the pharmaceutical industry as well as biotechnology, control, or research, both in the private or public sector.
  • Objectives

The DUT Biological Engineering, option Biological and biochemical analysis, is designed to train in four semesters, S1 and S2 in the first year (960 hours) and S3 and S4 in the second year (840 hours), technicians in human and animal biology. Recruitment in the first year is by application (school grades, application letters). The most suitable candidates admitted usually have an S, STL or STAE Higher Leaving Certificate. Direct admission into second year is possible after validation of prior courses by a selection panel. Candidates with professional experience validated as part of their VAE (validation of professional experience) can also be accepted. Candidates can also be admitted as part of their continuing adult education programme.

The lessons are divided into modules, grouped into units of teaching, and class attendance is compulsory. After the two years of the course, the graduate student will be able to demonstrate skills directly applicable in the professional field regardless of the sector. He or she will have mastered the methods of biological analysis, and will possess qualities of initiative, autonomy and rigour. He or she will meet the requirements of quality and safety while respecting bioethics, and have the ability to adapt to changing technologies. 

The vocational and directly operational aspects of the DUT are based on knowledge of companies, tutoring, the construction of each student's Personal Professional Project (PPP) and the completion of an internship of ten weeks. Laboratory visits, a forum on workforce development and simulated job interviews prepare students for their first position.

  • List of subjects

The program for the first year (S1 and S2) includes 192 hours of lectures, 330 hours of tutorials and 438 hours of practical work. It contains the following subjects: applied mathematics, general physics and applied tools, general chemistry, organic and analytical chemistry, biology and animal physiology, plant biology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, statistics, expression and communication, English, and the Personal Professional Project (PPP).

In S2, the lessons are more specific to the ABB option. For example: animal physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology.

In the second year (S3 and S4), there are 168 hours of lectures, 304 hours of tutorials and 368 hours of practical work. The program for this second year covers the following subjects: animal physiology and biochemistry, hematology, parasitology and immunology, pharmacology and toxicology, microbiology, cell biology and cell culture, molecular biology and genetic engineering, hygiene quality and safety, automation, computing and statistics, expression and communication, English, PPP, tutored project.