Does Biology Tick your Biological Clock? Take this Online Course

By Malavikka

A career in a biobased industry such as bio-chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics would be niche as well as unique. Wageningen University is offering a set of six courses packaged in a program covering Business & Management, Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science and Chemistry for students and professionals.

Online Course on Biobased Sciences


Name of the course:

Biobased Sciences for Sustainability


Wageningen University and Research

Key points covered:

  • Challenges of switching from a fossil fuel based economy to a biobased economy
  • Identifying suitable raw materials and create valuable new products
  • Refining biomass without damaging its valuable components.
  • Performing a functional analysis of potential methods that can be used for refining a resource.
  • Efficiently converting biobased feedstocks into desired products
  • Evaluating technological, ethical, societal and economic consequences in the production of biobased products
  • Judging new innovations on their sustainability and business merits
  • Applying the circular economy principles to a process or product chain


  • At least a BSc degree or equivalent in a field closely related to the chosen MSc programme
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the relevant BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
  • Proof of English proficiency by an IELTS with an overall grade 6.0 and with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking


$199 per course


January 24, March 28, May 30, September 5, October 24 and December 5 respectively



Number of seats:


How to apply:

Online Application

Last date of admission:



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