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
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
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 42 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 chose 2 course among the list of elective courses. Chose 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:

STUDENTS HAVE TO ACQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL 3 CREDITS.

Additional Language Skills: Italian (foreign students).

To obtain the degree, students without an Italian degree or diploma are required to attain an Italian language proficiency at level A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed by the end of the degree course in the following ways:
- by submitting the language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level A2 or higher, recognised by the University (the list of recognised language certificates can be found at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349/). The language certificate must be uploaded through the service https://informastudenti.unimi.it/saw/ess?AUTH=SAML by choosing the category SLAM;
- by an entry-level test, organised by SLAM, which can be taken at the beginning of every semester.

Students who fail to reach level A2 will have to attend a 60-hour Italian course organised by SLAM and to pass the final test during the I semester of the second year of study in order to earn 3 ECTS credits of Additional Language Skills: Italian.

The other students can choose 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 42 English Second semester AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01
Biotechnology for The Bioeconomy - (Classe LM-7)-Enrolled from 2018/19 Academic Year
course year not available
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 10 120 English AGR/07 AGR/11 AGR/12
Structure and Functions of Biomolecules 7 64 English CHIM/06 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
Developing Soft Skills in Science: Case-Studies from Microbial Biotechnology 6 56 English AGR/16
Experimental Planning and Biostatistics in Biotechnology 6 64 English AGR/17 BIO/10
Molecular Analysis and Traceability of Biotechnological Products 6 56 English BIO/10
Molecular Biobased Approaches for Plant Protection 4 48 English AGR/12
Patenting and Technology Transfer 6 48 English AGR/01 IUS/01 IUS/04
Patenting and Technology Transfer 6 48 English IUS/10 IUS/14
The Instruments of Gender Equality 3 24 Italian IUS/08
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
Educazione alla costituzione 3 24 Italian IUS/08
Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers 3 24 Italian SPS/09
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 6 56 English BIO/09
Gender Based Violence: an Interdisciplinary Approach 3 20 Italian IUS/08
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 3 24 Italian AGR/01 AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 4 32 Italian AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Plant Microbiome-Based Strategies for Agri-Environmental Biotechnologies 4 36 English AGR/16
Ree Crispres - A Workshop On Genome Editing Technologies 3 42 English AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01
Teaching Workshop: the Ancient Hospital of Milan. How to Lead A Guided Tour of An Historical Monument 3 20 Italian
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory: Organized Crime and Research Methodology. 3 20 Italian SPS/09
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Law, Sustainability and Food Safety 6 40 Italian IUS/02
Laboratory: Art, Culture and Organized Crime 3 20 Italian SPS/07
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory "new Public Governance and Co-Production of Public Services" 3 20 Italian SECS-P/10
Laboratory:societies, Rights and Environmental Crime 3 20 Italian SPS/07
Laboratory:strategies for Managing Environmental Conflicts Through Participatory Mechanisms 3 20 Italian IUS/10
Workshop: Anti-Mafia Journalism 3 20 Italian SPS/08
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other Activities (laboratories, seminars) 3 0 English
Optional activities and study plan rules
- 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 3)
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
Ree Crispres - A Workshop On Genome Editing Technologies 3 42 English Second semester AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01
- Table 3 - Elective courses: the student will chose 2 course among the list of elective courses. Chose 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
Developing Soft Skills in Science: Case-Studies from Microbial Biotechnology 6 56 English First semester AGR/16
Experimental Planning and Biostatistics in Biotechnology 6 64 English First semester AGR/17 BIO/10
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 6 56 English Second semester BIO/09
Molecular Analysis and Traceability of Biotechnological Products 6 56 English First semester BIO/10