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Genetics and Bioengineering

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"I loved the idea that biology was logical." - Cynthia Kenyon

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Genetics and Bioengineering

Dear students,

Welcome to the Genetics and Bioengineering study program at IUS! 


This program, educating about one of the fastest growing disciplines, trains open-minded students with robust professional formation, who are conscious about social responsibility, aware of local and global problems and sensitive about ethical issues. The employment opportunities in this emerging field are also blooming worldwide. In this context, there is an increased need for geneticists and bioengineers shaped with contemporary engineering standards in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Program Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Dr.
Altijana Hromić- Jahjefendić

Overview of the BSc Program

Overview of the BSc Program

The Bachelor of Science in GBE at IUS is a four-year, eight-semester program of 240 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), broken down into about 30 ECTS per semester. Read more

Genetics and Bioengineering

Bachelor Studies in GBE


The Genetics and Bioengineering degree program at IUS is geared to developing an integrated scientific perspective comprising the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, all of which are built upon a solid background in mathematics, physics and chemistry.


Courses on the exploitation of biological systems for developing new technologies and industrial applications reflect the biotechnology dimension of the program. The Bioengineering dimension is based on an understanding of engineering concepts and techniques.

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Genetics and Bioengineering

Master Studies in GBE



Achieving a Bachelor’s degree is a great success. After graduating from a university, you can take your education to the next level by enrolling into a master’s degree program. It will help you become a more skilled professional in your field.


The 2nd cycle of study leads to the academic title of Master of Science (MSc), it runs for one year (60 ECTS credits), so that combined with the 1st cycle study carries the total of 300 ECTS credits.

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Overview of the MSc Program

Overview of the MSc Program

Master progam lasts for one year, (60 ECTS credits), so that the sum of the 1st and the 2nd cycle of study equals 300 ECTS credits.

Overview of the PhD Program

Overview of the PhD Program

The 3rd cycle of study leads to the scientific title of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or equivalent; it lasts for three years and is worth 180 ECTS credits. Read more

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PhD Studies in GBE


A PhD is a doctoral research degree and the highest level of academic qualification you can achieve. The degree normally takes between three and four years of full-time work towards a thesis offering an original contribution to your subject of interest.


The 3rd cycle of study is organized and run as a three-year study program and it corresponds to 180 ECTS credits, where candidates acquire ECTS credits by passing exams in courses specified by the curriculum, conducting research in the specific area of the doctoral dissertation, and completing and successfully defending a doctoral dissertation.

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Genetics and Bioengineering

Work Placement/Internship

Practical training/internship period is defined as a student’s work-based learning created by an employer, which provides mentoring and training in line with the individual student-intern’s study program and career goals. It can be performed in companies, non-government organizations, government offices, institutes, medical facilities, or any other institutions that can provide the student with the experience and potential to achieve the learning outcomes set in the syllabus for that practical training/internship course. 


The duration of practical training/internship is a minimum of 25 working days. The internship file should consist of:


  •  Employer/Supervisor Internship Evaluation Form
  •  Student Evaluation of Internship Experience
  •  Five-page (5) summary report
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Exchange programs are designed in such a way to provide students and academic staff with an opportunity to study, teach and do research at a university abroad. Students pay no tuition fee to the host university if they participate in the Erasmus+ and Mevlana exchange programs. See the list of all currently open calls for the exchange programs.

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"I loved the idea that biology was logical." - Cynthia Kenyon

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