Chemical and BioTechnology(CBT) department is one of the department found in the faculty of chemical and food engineering. CBT Department is aimed at producing qualitatively competent manpower in both chemical and Biotechnological area to solve bottle necking problems, to create new ideas and technologies for advancement of the profession and safe life to the society. The department strives to become one of the centers of excellences in the University. Hence, it is establishing links with other universities and research institutes locally and internationally for staff development; increasing the quality of education, research and community service capacities.
Industrial Biotechnology or 'White' Biotechnology” is one of the main areas of Biotechnology, which involves the uses of enzymes and micro-organisms to make biobased products in sectors such as chemicals, food and feed, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and bioenergy (such as biofuels) areas.
The MSc. program in Industrial Biotechnology is a two year study with 33 credit hour course work and 6 credit hour thesis work. The MSc. Program in Industrial Biotechnology includes theoretical knowledge and practical skills. With the help of world class staff, which comprise Associate and assistant professors, lecturers and technical staffs in the field of both chemical and biotechnology with full of laboratories which is found in the department as well as in the faculty, the program will start on the next academic year.
The CBT department opened the industrial biotechnology program in regular, extension, summer and a weekend program in Addis Ababa to reach every person who strongly seeking the specialty program.
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