Educational plan


Biotechnology for the Bioeconomy - (Classe LM-7)-Enrolled from 2022/23 Academic Year
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biomass and Waste Recycling Promoting the Circular Economy 7 56 English AGR/13
Fermentation Biotechnology 7 60 English CHIM/11
Methods in Biotechnology 9 96 English AGR/07 AGR/12
Structure and Functions of Biomolecules 8 72 English CHIM/10
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Environmental Microbial Biotechnology 6 52 English AGR/16
Environmental Plant Biotechnology 6 56 English AGR/13
Plants as Biofactories 6 56 English AGR/07
Protein Engineering and Proteomics 6 60 English BIO/10
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bioeconomy: Management, Assessment and Intellectual Property 6 56 English AGR/01
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship and Final Exam 36 0 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bio-Based Innovation in Food Science 6 54 English AGR/15
Biostatistics and Design of Experiments in Biotechnology 6 64 English AGR/17
Developing Soft Skills in Science: Case-Studies from Microbial Biotechnology 6 56 English AGR/16
Molecular Analysis and Traceability of Biotechnological Products 6 56 English BIO/10
Molecular Biobased Approaches for Plant Protection 4 48 English AGR/12
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Applied Biocatalysis 6 56 English CHIM/11
Biomolecular Experiment Planning 2 16 English BIO/10
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 6 56 English MED/49
Plant Microbiome-Based Strategies for Agri-Environmental Biotechnologies 4 36 English AGR/16
Ree Crispres - a Workshop On Genome Editing Technologies 3 40 English AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Other Activities (laboratories, seminars) 3 0 English
Optional activities and study plan rules
- Table 1 - Elective courses: the student will choose 2 course among the list of elective courses. Choose 2 among the following:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Applied Biocatalysis 6 56 English Second semester CHIM/11
Bio-Based Innovation in Food Science 6 54 English First semester AGR/15
Biostatistics and Design of Experiments in Biotechnology 6 64 English First semester AGR/17
Developing Soft Skills in Science: Case-Studies from Microbial Biotechnology 6 56 English First semester AGR/16
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 6 56 English Second semester MED/49
Molecular Analysis and Traceability of Biotechnological Products 6 56 English First semester BIO/10
- Table 2 - Optional courses

To complete the study program the student must acquire 8 CFU in 1 or more courses freely chosen among:
i) the optional courses specifically activated by the BforB Master Degree (see table 2)
ii) additional elective courses (see table 1)
iii) all courses activated by the University of Milan for Master Degrees as long as consistent with the aims of the BforB degree and not a repetition of a course already inserted in the study plan.

Optional courses specifically activated by the BforB Master Degree:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Biomolecular Experiment Planning 2 16 English Second semester BIO/10
Molecular Biobased Approaches for Plant Protection 4 48 English First semester AGR/12
Plant Microbiome-Based Strategies for Agri-Environmental Biotechnologies 4 36 English Second semester AGR/16
- Table 3 - Other activities:

Further 3 CFUs have to be acquired by International Students mandatorily as "Additional Language Skills: Italian".

To obtain the degree, those who do not hold an Italian high school diploma or bachelor's degree must demonstrate proficiency in Italian at the A2 or higher level per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level must be demonstrated prior to completing the course programme in one of the following ways:
- by submitting a certificate of A2 or higher level issued no more than three years prior to the date of submission. You will find the list of language certificates recognized by the University at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349/). The language certificate must be submitted to the University Language Centre (SLAM) via the Language Test category of the InformaStudenti service: https://informastudenti.unimi.it/saw/ess?AUTH=SAML;
- via a entry-level test administrated by SLAM that can only be taken only once.
Those who fail to reach A2 level will have to attend a 60-hour Italian course geared to their level.
Those who do not take the entry-level test or fail to pass the end-of-course test after six attempts will have to obtain language certification privately in order to earn the 3 credits of Additional language skills: Italian.

Further 3 CFUs have to be acquired by Italian Students by choosing one of the following activities:

- Other activities (laboratorties, seminars)
- Ree Crispres - A workshop on genome editing technologies
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Other Activities (laboratories, seminars) 3 0 English Undefined
Ree Crispres - a Workshop On Genome Editing Technologies 3 40 English Second semester AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01