Agro and Biotechnology
Foreign students who are interested in Agro- and Biotechnology are more than welcome to join our trainee programme. Opt for your particular interests in one of our study programmes of Agrotechnology, Animal Care, Agriculture or Green Management.
Students can choose between two types of traineeships: a traineeship of 30 days or one of 55 days. Both traineeships are done at one of the college's partners in the workfield: a company, institution or organisation in the field of agro- and biotechnology. The selection of the receiving organisation is made in consultation with the incoming student, the school and the partner.
Evaluation of both traineeships is done by a comprehensive system of reports and oral evaluations.
Students can also opt to write a bachelor's thesis at Odisee.
You will choose a specialisation from your first year onwards. Discover here more about the specialisation that appeals to you most.
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Hands up and feet down in practice
Refresh your knowledge?
Did you have little science or maths in your previous education? Before the start of the programme you can enrol for an introductory course in Chemistry and/or Mathematics. This will enable you to follow the lessons better. The entry courses take place in mid-September.
You at the helm
The Agro and Biotechnology programme focuses on your own contribution, professional experience and the options available to you. In all specialisations we first give you a broad vision of the work field. This teaches you all the basic principles that you will need later in your job. Once you have mastered these basic principles, you can apply them yourself to the themes that really interest you. So we always start from your talents and passions.
From the first year onwards, you will immerse yourself in practice and the professional field. In the second and third years you will do a large work placement, the content of which you choose yourself. In the final year, you will have hardly any theory lessons and the programme will consist mainly of work-based learning. So you have far fewer lessons than in a traditional course. Learning new things is very important to us, but a large number of contact hours is not.
The theme that runs through the Agro-biotechnology programme is sustainability. We teach you to deal with our earth, our food, our animals and plants in a sustainable and ethical way. Sustainability is addressed in all its aspects, economic, ecological and social. This approach guarantees you a solid education that prepares you for a career in a rapidly changing world. You must also be able to deal ethically with people, animals and the environment. Involvement and ethical thinking are therefore of great importance, both in the curriculum and in the relations between students, teachers and the work field.
And what about after you get your degree?
You can work as
Research and development employee
Or do you want to continue studying?
Do you have a Bachelor degree in Agro and Biotechnology and would you like to continue studying? Via a bridging programme you can obtain a master's degree in industrial sciences or a master's degree in life sciences.
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