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A meeting about the international studies at the specialty Biotechnology and specialty Process Engineering and Environmental Protection will be organized on 11th of January 2024, 12:00 CEST.

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Degree to be obtained

Master of Environmental engineering, specialty Biotechnology

Program description

The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland) and the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg (Germany ) invite to apply for a Master’s program Biotechnology. After successfully completing three semesters, students earn a “double MSc” and are awarded certificates from both universities. 

The program takes three semesters to complete: first semester at The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, second semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg and third semester (master thesis) is conducted either at one of the participating universities or externally at a suitable company or research institution.

This program focuses on problems related to the use of biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, food production as well as in the bioeconomy, including recovery of bioproducts and energy from waste materials. The program provides microbiological knowledge on the basics of biotechnological processes in environmental engineering and presents the possibilities of biotechnology transfer from a laboratory scale to a technical scale. Students will have the opportunity to develop soft skills and creative thinking. They will learn about trends, perspectives and limitations, including ethical ones, of a biotechnology-based economy. 

Graduates of the MBT specialization are prepared to work with modern biotechnologies related to engineering and environmental protection, bioenergy production and food. The most important assets of graduates of the Master’s program Biotechnology are wide theoretical and practical knowledge, knowledge of modern biotechnologies and research methods, including molecular ones and the ability to work individually and in an international team. MBT graduates can find employment in international corporations dealing with biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, industry, food production, biogas and biorefineries, in state and local government administration bodies operating in the bioeconomy, in research institutes or continue their education in Ph.D. studies.


3 semesters (1.5 years), ECTS 90




Free of charge, registration fee 85 PLN (about 18 Euro).


Online application  
The studies start in February of a particular academic year. Application is up to the beginning of February but apply much earlier if you need to obtain additional documents, e.g. a visa.
Instruction of logging to the IRK system  *pdf


Admission takes place consecutively for graduates who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s/Engineer’s degree with 210 ECTS (or equivalent) or have completed a Master’s degree. Those degrees should be obtained in the field: Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical and Process Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Protection, or similar.

The admission procedure requires the diploma with a transcript of records (with apostille or legalization).

Our University was included among 10% of best scientific institutions in CWUR ranking. The CWUR ranking is one of the most recognized lists of universities in the world, evaluating the quality of education, employment of graduates, quality of staff and results of scientific research. In 2023, the ranking included 2,000 of the best universities in the world among 20,531 institutions.

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Feedback from our students

Studying at an international specialty Biotechnology (MBT) was the best possible decision. A lot of knowledge, getting rid of the language barrier, opening up to other cultures and making new friendships for life - these are just a few of the many benefits. In addition, a double diploma, thanks to which I enjoyed working in an international company almost immediately after graduation. A great adventure that cannot be compared to ordinary university life. I recommend it to all who still hesitate if it's worth it!
Dorota Mierzejewska

"The field of Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Biotechnology is the right choice for people who do not like boredom. During the studies you have a great opportunity to get to know the cultures of the world and after graduation you have a chance to stand out among other applicants while looking for a job. Thanks to this decision, I have new friends as well as a unique experience of living and studying abroad, not to mention significant improvement of my language skills. Teachers were helpful and had an enormous knowledge that they willingly share.
Studying in Germany is also another form of education that translates to the greater amount of free time during the semester that you can spend on visiting Western capitals, and when there is better time than now? ;) I highly recommend and encourage you to choose Biotechnology."

Anna Darowska


For questions about these studies, please contact:

Dr Hab. Eng. Agnieszka Cydzik-Kwiatkowska
Faculty of Geoengineering
Phone +48 89 523 4194
Fax: +48 89 523 4131

Dr Hab. Eng. Magdalena Zielińska
Faculty of Geoengineering
Phone: +48 89 523 4185
Fax: +48 89 523 4131

Subjects conducted at MBT

Semester in Poland at UWM

Biorefineries and bioproducts
Application of molecular techniques in environmental engineering
Environmental technology
Membrane processes in industry
Environmental monitoring
Enzyme technology and bioinformatics
Applied biotechnology
Electives environmental and industrial biotechnology (e.g. Biotechnology of Solid Waste, Reuse And Recycling of Solid Waste, Biomarkers of Environmental Contamination, Toxic Chemical Risk, Biofilms, By-Products Management in Food Industry, Nanobiotechnology)
Information technologies in environmental engineering
Writing scientific papers
Design thinking

Semester in Germany at the University of Applied Sciences

Biotechnological Processes from Lab to Market
Biotechnical Processes from Lab to Market – Lab
Regulatory affairs and Safety in Biotechnology
Process Control Engineering
Biotechnological conversion processes
Renewable energy conversions
Biobased Industries
Bioperspectives and Bioethics
Electives intercultural competencies (e.g. Design Thinking and Creative Interactions, German Culture and Society, Managing Complexity, Project Management, Tools to Manage Environmental Affairs)


3Rd semester (UWM or University of Applied Sciences depending on student’s choice)

Master’s Thesis

Presentation and Defense

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