The MRes in Biotechnological Engineering is a full-time programme running over 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applications will be accepted for a start date in July. The programme consists of:
- a major research thesis
- taught modules on disciplinary subjects, and
- modules on generic and transferable skills, with an emphasis on scientific writing, oral presentations, and general research skills.
Part-time study for this programme is available over 24 months from the date of first registration for industry-based projects, with the permission of the Programme Director.
For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements.
|Students take 90 credits as follows - taught modules (20 credits) and a Major Research Thesis (70 credits):|
|Students take modules to the value of 20 credits from the following: 1,2||20|
|Advanced Molecular Microbial Biotechnology (5)|
|Molecular Techniques in the Life Sciences (5)|
|Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5)|
|Bioprocess Engineering (10)|
|Methods of Data Analysis in Process and Product Development (5)|
|STEPS - Scientific Training for Enhanced Postgraduate Studies (5)|
|Graduate Information Literacy Skills (5)|
|Scientific Outreach and Communication (5)|
|An Introduction to Research Integrity, Ethics and Open Science (5)|
|Thesis (25,000 words) 3||70|
Students choose elective modules in consultation with their research supervisor(s) and may elect to take other, relevant modules that are not listed above to fulfil the elective requirement with approval from the MRes coordinator and research supervisor(s).
Students should select at least one module (5 credits) each with an MB/ML code, a PE code and a PG code, or equivalent as per note 1 above.
Students will also undertake independent research towards completion of a research thesis to a student workload equivalent of 70 credits on a selected topic in Biotechnological Engineering.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Programme Learning Outcomes for MRes (Master of Research) in Biotechnological Engineering (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
- Carry out an independent and original research project to address a relevant question in Biotechnological Engineering.
- Prepare and write a dissertation of a research project in a critical, logical and systematic manner, in keeping with the standards of postgraduate research.
- Display advanced theoretical knowledge and practical understanding within the area of Biotechnological Engineering.
- Understand the basis, application and limitations of laboratory methods used in Biotechnological Engineering.
- Source, review, critically assess and evaluate relevant primary literature and summarise material for presentation to peers and for inclusion within the research dissertation.
- Design, write and defend a scientific research proposal based on their current research or another proposed topic.
- Evaluate their own skill set and identify skills that should be acquired.
- Demonstrate professional practice skills including team-work, negotiation, time-management, scientific writing and oral communication.