Title name: Degree in Biotechnology
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Biology Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s / n. South campus. 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia:
Date of publication in the BOE:
Date of the last accreditation: 04/18/2018
Responsible for the title: Segura Iglesias, Antonio Luis
Title coordinator: Sampedro Jiménez, Javier
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity:
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe objective of this Degree is for students to develop and elaborate bio-based products and services, acquiring the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work in the field of biotechnology, in the academic, scientific or industrial sector.
Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences
That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomyCurriculumItineraries or mentions:
The Degree in Biotechnology offers the following mentions:Mention in Health Biotechnology
Mention in Industrial Biotechnology
Mention in Food BiotechnologyTo obtain a mention, students must take at least 18 credits linked to an itinerary, excluding those corresponding to the TFG and external internships, which are not linked to any. However, students may obtain the Degree in Biotechnology without mention.
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.Professional outingsBiotechnology is one of the fields that has experienced the greatest and most promising growth in recent years, which means that it has become one of the professions with the best job prospects in Spain.
The degree in Biotechnology provides transversal training that allows incorporation into the world of work, both in the public and private sectors, in various professional fields:Research of new biotechnological processes in hospitals, universities, research centers and institutes, companies and biotechnological industries. Research support services.
Development: design, production and improvement of biotechnological processes, transfer of research results.
Research and development management, business management and management, patents and intellectual property management, development of business plans, knowledge management, technological surveillance, advisory and consultancy, design of marketing and commercialization strategies.
Education, both secondary and university, and specialized and general scientific communication.These professional fields can be developed in different areas and sectors: human and animal health area, biotechnological process engineering area, agro-food sector, aquaculture sector, natural environment area.