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Curricular Aim

Form whole and competent engineers in Biotechnology with a high level of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in the area of Biotechnology to generate, design, develop, apply and negotiation of knowledge, technology of organisms and organic, cellular and molecular subunits, genetic and physiologically modifiable that allow obtaining sustainable goods and services that contribute in the social-economic development of the country with a high grade of social sense and responsibility.

Enrollment profile

The applicant for the program in Biotechnology Engineering must have the following profile:

  • Logical-mathematical and verbal reasoning
  • Basic knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Social Sciences and general culture
  • Self and professional growth interest
  • Study time availability
  • Basic computer and internet knowledge
Graduate profile

The graduate profile of the Biotechnology Engineer is constituted by the competencies that will allow him to develop the professional practice with quality, in any area of performance. It is composed by the generic and specific competencies.

The generic competencies are common to any graduate, they are transversal and transferable to different functions and tasks. The generic competencies of the program’s graduate of Biotechnology Engineering are:

  1. Ethic acting: Shows an ethic sense sustained in principles and values of justice, common good and absolute dignity of the human person, which incite to serve society responsibly while answering its demands as a person, citizen and professional.
  2. Orientation towards quality: Manifests a permanent search for excellence in the professional management, through continuous evaluation, planning and control of the processes, oriented to obtaining results.
  3. Value and respect towards diversity: Recognizes the other in the human dimension, understanding that the social, cultural and capability differences enrich the coexistence without incurring in discriminatory practices.
  4. Creativity and innovation: Generates new answers, product or services to answer better the needs of the social-cultural, professional, labor or scientific environment.
  5. Autonomous learning: Uses cognitive and metacognitive processes to learn flexible and strategically in function of the objective.
  6. Capability of communicating in other language: Employs a second language to communicate orally and written, and have possibilities to interact with other societies, considering the own criteria of such language, the ethic commitment and the challenges of every situation and context.
  7. Teamwork: Displays integration and collaboration in an active form in the consecution of common objectives from other people, areas and organizations. Performs collaborative activities and leads projects to reach a determined goal, with planning and well defined objectives, in different contexts and ethical commitment.
  8. Knowledge management: Process the knowledge which implies, knowing, understanding, applying, analyze, synthetize and evaluate, according the demands of social-cultural mean. Self-manages the formation throughout life to reach personal realization and established goals, facing the challenges of the context and considering the opportunities.
  9. Oral and written communication: Uses the oral and written language to communicate with understanding in varied social and cultural contexts, using different codes and tools, within a metacognitive process.
  10. Technology management: Uses pertinently and ideally the information and communication technologies, required to perform in the professional and academic context.
  11. Search for truth, freedom, respect and social commitment: Applies in the professional doing the values of the University of Guanajuato.
  12. Preservation of the environment: Rationally uses the environment’s elements to assure the pertinence and makes actions destined to improve it and prevent decay.

The specific competencies or professional, are related directly with the professional performance of the engineer in Biotechnology, and are the following:

  1. Identifies and manipulates genome characters to improve different processes and products promoting and conserving genetic biodiversity and variability of the living beings.
  2. Genetically transforms living beings or part of them increasing their value to obtain new products with improved features that contribute to the population’s wellbeing.
  3. Develops and improves the biochemical and physiological processes of plants, animals and microorganisms with desirable features increasing the magnitude and quality of production, improving the nutritional quality of the same, including the human.
  4. Identifies and analyzed organisms of genomes with diagnosis means o to improve different biotechnology processes using Bioinformatics with a wide sense of responsibility and discretion.
  5. Generates, adapts and evaluates biotechnological processes used in the elaboration of products required by different sectors of society improving the competitiveness of businesses and the population’s life quality.
  6. Develops products and biotechnological processes for the generation and development of technology, considering and respecting current regulations.
  7. Negotiates before the pertinent instances, obtaining resources for the elaboration and execution of project and the establishment of businesses with biotechnological focus, within self-sustainability and ecological respect.
  8. Applies the current regulation and legislation in environmental health and biotechnology, conserving and protecting the variability and availability of the natural resources, as well as the health of the human and animals.
  9. Identifies diverse phenomena that correspond to natural, biological and/or economical processes, that rule the conditions of the environment where particular life mechanisms develop and that it is possible to modify them in benefit of the human and the physical mean around.
  10. Establishes mathematical models from sentences, through mathematical induction and deduction processes, identifying and defining forms and types of variables, his relations and restrictions, applying them to the diverse fields of science and technology, with assistance of the systems and protocols of calculus and telecommunications.

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Study Plan

This program is backed by a high academic level faculty with professors who belong to the University of Guanajuato and INIFAP; this important research center has specialized laboratories equipped with vanguard technology to which the students will attend to make their practices.

The study plan of the program of Biotechnology Engineering, is composed by 59 learning units, 56 mandatory and 3 optional, a value of 475 credits, from where 460 correspond to 56 mandatory learning units and 15 credits to 3 optional, from here 9 learning units are offered with a value of 5 credits each, therefore, the student may select 3 optional learning units.

The study plan unveils in semesters. It is calculated that an average full-time student completes the total credits in 9 semesters, hence, the average length of the study plan is 9 semesters and founded in the Art. 34 Fraction I of the Academic Statute of the University of Guanajuato, the maximum length of the study plan is 18 semesters. The periodicity of the enrollment is semiannual.

Taking as a reference the Educational Model of the University of Guanajuato and based in the nature of the learning units, these are organized in the following areas:

  1. Common basic
  2. Disciplinary basic
  3. General
  4. Deepening
  5. Complementary

The five credits of the English learning unit will be accredited with the presentation of the record of having obtained the 400 TOEFL points or equivalent, or course and pass 6 levels of English in any Extension Unit of the University of Guanajuato.

The student selects the block of learning units from one of the three deepening areas.

  • Common basic area
  • Professional Communication
  • College Induction
  • Ethics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Degree Seminar
  • Project Management
  • English
  • General area
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus I
  • General Biology
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Calculus II
  • Cellular Biology
  • Linear Algebra
  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Differential Equations
  • Programming Language
  • Molecular Biology
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Physicochemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Numeric Methods
  • Experimental Design
  • Genetics I
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Microbiology
  • Genetics II
  • Plant Physiology
  • Energy and Matter Balance
  • Disciplinary area
  • Bioprocesses
  • Intrument Analysis
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Thermical Engineering
  • Intermediate Academic Residence
  • Unitary Operations I
  • Operation Research
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Unitary Operations II
  • Security and Bioethics
  • Professional Social Service
  • International and National Markets
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Professional Residence
  • Professional Deepening Area 1 (Agriculture)
  • Plant Pathology
  • Enthomology
  • Plant Protection
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Genetic Culture Improvement
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetic Molecular Markers
  • Professional Deepening Area 2 (Food)
  • Food Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Analysis
  • Enzymology
  • Food Inocuity
  • Bioprocesses and Food Development
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Professional Deepening Area 3 (Bioprocesses)
  • Materials Properties and Resistance
  • Instrumentation
  • Bioconversions
  • Bioseparations
  • Bioremediation
  • Bioprocesses
  • Foods Biotechnology
  • Complimentary Area
  • Biotechnology Select Topics
  • Art & Culture Seminar
  • Projects Financing
  • Teaching Abilities
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Development
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Bioinformatics
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