About new curriculum in Biotechnology
rolf at lx.student.wau.nl!!
Fri Jun 6 19:47:35 EST 1997
At Wageningen Agricultural University we do also have a Biotech
curriculum (Bioprocesengineering). Since it's quite a complex
curriculum, I'm not going to translate all of it (at WWW.WAU.NL you can
find some info, mainly in the dutch sections).
However, recently the study went from 4 to 5 years, resulting in a
Masters (MSc) degree. The last 1.5 years consists of two thesis projects
(7 and 5+ months resp.) and a practical training time (usually not at
WAU) of about 6 months.
The subject that are presented look quite similar to 'my' curriculum,
although we have a bit more procesengineering. It seems to cover the
field of biotechnology quite well. However, there are no thesis project
included in your curriculum, therefore 4 years should be enough (if the
students work efficient and hard in those 4 years). Most experience is
however gained in doing projects, not in taking courses! (In My not so
very Humble Opinion)
But, of course it is hard to judge a curriculum in another country (with
a different secondary school system etc.) and without knowing the
contents of the courses.
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