Master Research Unit in Biotechnological Engineering

The practically-oriented MSE Master’s degree course in SUPSI is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a very good grade in the fields of engineering sciences and information technology and offers students a wide range of options. Among the different reserch field available at SUPSI, Biotechnological Engineering was recently created.

Biotechnological engineering (BTE) is an applied research field which is expected to strongly increase job opportunities in the next decade and this significant growth will require advanced professional profiles.

The Master Research Unit (MRU) in BTE offers education and research activities in this area mainly focusing on the four topics below.

Prof. Danani is the coodinator of the MRU and responsible of the Biomolecular and Pharmaceutical Engineering research activity.


Bioengineering for Clinical Medicine Biomolecular and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Engineering for Regenerative Medicine Environmental Biotechnology


This interdisciplinary program puts the emphasis on practical application and hands-on experience, where students are prepared for professional practice and are exposed to a full range of engineering functions. The BTE MRU draws on the large experience of researchers involved in many industrial projects at local, national and international level. Many of these researchers have also a consolidated teaching experience based on those applied research activities. The students are therefore confronted with state of the art theoretical and practical teaching.

As a engineering Master study course, ground teachings will be provided, such as: applied chemistry and biophysics, advanced mathematics and statistics, computational modelling and principles of engineering devices. A wide choice of complementary ground courses will also be available, ranging from micro and nano technologies, to mechatronics and controls, to materials sciences. Compulsory courses will also consider essential management issues related to innovation, risk analysis and quality.

As a distinguishing element, the BTE MRU focuses on the international dimension of the above mentioned activities and thus the occurrence of multicultural classes are key elements of this programme.

Both options based on 90 and 120 ECTS are provided.


Andrea Danani
Tel: +41 58 666 65 68

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