Bioengineering in Animal Science
Faculty: Animal Sciences
Main field: Animal Science
Speciality: Bioengineering in Animal Science
Programme Director: Prof. Andrzej Sechman, PhD, DSc
Contact person: Ass. Prof. Joanna Makulska PhD, D.Sc, Joanna Kochan, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees: The candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: Students from EU and EFTA countries - 0 Euro, other countries 1 200 EUR/ semester)
Primary aim of Bioengineering in Animal Science study is to train specialists with knowledge and skills in: (i) planning and organization of breeding, (ii) genetic engineering and molecular diagnostics, (iii) reproduction biotechniques, such as in vitro fertilization methods, microsurgery methods of oocyte fertilization, embryo culture methods, extracorporeal maturation of embryos, animal cloning, transgenesis, cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos, cytogenetic and molecular methods used in genetic diagnostics, (iv) cell and tissue culture methods and (v) methods of animal production. The graduates are able to communicate accurately with the various stakeholders in the verbal, written and graphical form. They can independently take decisions, organize teamwork, serve as managers as well as undertake to establish and run their own business. The graduates of this specialty can apply modern analytical methods used in research in the field of animal science. They are prepared for a professional career in research institutes (especially related to animal reproduction and animal science), the supervision of breeding and insemination services, farm companies, agricultural advisory centers, state and local government, and many other institutions of broadly defined agricultural services and after completing pedagogical education – can be employed in agricultural education. The graduates are fully prepared for independent research and taking up the third degree studies (PhD).
Studies in Animal Science are offered as a one and a half-year (3 semesters) programme, a specialization within the Bioengineering in Animal Science. The programme comprises thematic subjects addressing a variety of issues, including modern methods used in livestock production and several aspects of animal breeding. The programme is composed of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. About one third of all courses is optional.
Applicants for admission to second degree (MA) in the field of Animal Science (specialty: Bioengineering in Animal Science) should hold first university degree of studies in the field of Animal Husbandry or Animal Science. All candidates should present a language certificate from a well-recognized language school or will be requested to take an examination in English at the University of Agriculture.
Admission numbers to Bioengineering in Animal Science Programme have been limited to 15 persons, which will ensure individual working relations between students and teachers. Students' progress is evaluated on the basis of their active participation in and contribution to the programme. The programme concludes with Master Thesis leading to a Magister degree in Animal Science with a note that the programme was taught in English.