6В05103 Biotechnology

Educational program

6В05103 Biotechnology  


Field of education

6B05 Natural sciences, mathematics, and statistics

Direction of personnel training

6B051 Biological and related sciences

Group of educational programs


EP purpose

- Qualitative training of specialists for scientific research and diagnostic institutions and production facilities. The implementation of the educational program is aimed at the formation of the personality of a specialist capable of:

-        to solve professional problems in the field of biotechnology, to formulate the produced tasks in a professional language and implement them with the help of modern technologies;

-        to evaluate the current state, problems and prospects of development of biotechnology; Determine the needs of the community in biotechnological products;

-        use various types of information and communication technologies;

-        to demon- strate the understanding of various methods used in the verification of scientific biotechnological theories, to plan and organize the research;

Build a personal educational trajectory.

Language of education

Kazakh / Russian / English

Volume of the credits

240 hours

The awarded academic degree

Bachelor of Natural Sciences in the educational program “6B051-Biotechnology”

Educational outcome

ON 1 – to substantiate the choice of microorganisms, plants or animals as objects for scientific research and practical work with the aim of applying in various areas of biotechnology;


ON2 – to perform laboratory analyzes and experiments using physicochemical and technological methods to assess the conformity of biological objects, raw materials, intermediate substances and finished products to the specifics of biotechnological production;

ON3 – to conduct pilot, industrial and field tests of biological objects in order to develop technologies for their use to obtain new biotechnological products;


ON 4 - to use adequate methods of scientific research and existing information technologies for obtaining and using enzymes, viruses, microorganisms, cell cultures of animals and plants, products of their biological activity;


ON 5 - to make recommendations in the course of carrying out research tasks, organize and conduct research work using the main technologies for obtaining biotechnological products and analysis of the stages of the industrial implementation of biotechnological processes to increase the productivity of biological objects, increase production efficiency and compliance with environmental safety requirements


ON 6 – to perform control over the organization of technological processes in order to ensure a standard mode of production of finished biotechnological products and solve engineering analysis tasks to create innovative processes and products.


ON 7 - to control the technological process of production of raw materials and target products to assess their quality compliance with GOSTs, Technical Conditions, SanPiN and to satisfy the organization of biotechnological production according to the rules of good manufacturing practice (GMP).


ON 8 – to evaluate the possibilities of the practical use of the results of genetic and cellular engineering of biocatalysis and nanobiotechnologies for obtaining microbiological synthesis products;


ON 9 - to predict the potential danger of biotechnological objects associated with the receipt and use of genetically modified organisms to assess the effectiveness of ways to prevent their ingress into the environment;


ON 10 – to analyze biotechnological products and provide professional services for the organization and control of production and quality of products in accordance with local acts of the company (technological regulations, official work instructions, analysis methods) to confirm its compliance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of technical regulation


ON 11 - to formulate the problem and use biotechnological methods, technological methods, equipment and equipment for further personal and professional development;


ON 12 – to carry out theoretical and experimental research in various fields of applied biotechnology, participate in the preparation and execution of technical, analytical, scientific and reporting documentation on completed and planned work, in the processing of initial data, results of laboratory analyzes and experiments using information resources and computer technologies.



For applicants


Academic activity

The staff of the teaching staff - 57,

number of doctors of sciences and professors of KKSON (VAK) (doct.): 16 people;

number of candidates of sciences and associate professors of KKSON (VAK) (cand.): 32_ people.

number of PhD doctors: 8 people.

The degree of degree of the faculty is 98%.


Comparison with similar programs of foreign universities:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Top 5

Stanford University - Top 3

Harvard University - Top 6

University of Chicago - Top 9


Practice bases:

- Research Institute of Ecology Problems;

- Research Institute of Problems of Biology and Biotechnology;

- RSE Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology KN MES RK

- RSE “Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry named after MA Aytkhozhin "KN MES RK;

- RSE "Institute of Microbiology and Virology" KN MES RK

- Agrobiological station at KazNU named after al-Farabi.

Scientific activity

For the implementation of the educational program, the faculty has laboratories:

- laboratory "Photobiotechnology";

- laboratory "Ecology of microorganisms";

- laboratory "General microbiology";

- laboratory "Biochemistry";

- Laboratory "Plant Physiology"

- laboratory "Bioinformatics".

Scientific directions of the Department of Biotechnology:

- Environmental biotechnology

- Plant Biotechnology

- Photobiotechnology

- Medical biotechnology

- Bioinformatics

- Environmental Biochemistry

- Applied Microbiology

- Environmental Microbiology

- Food microbiology,

- Food biotechnology.

International activity

Академическая мобильность 

academic mobility

- "Belgrade State University" Russia;

- "Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin" Russia.

Quality assurance (Accreditation, rating, work with employers)

Availability of EP accreditation:

International accreditation ASIIN

National accreditation of the IAAR

Name of the accreditation body: Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Accreditation period: 01/01/2016 - 01/01/2021

According to the results of the rating of educational programs among the universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it ranks:

IAAR-1 place

NKAAKA-1 place


For the future employment of graduates of the program, key employers are:

1.         Institute of Biology and Plant Biotechnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan

2.         Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry named after M. A. Aitkhozhin "KN MES RK

3.         Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

4.         “VIVA Pharm” LLP

5.         “KazEcoSolutions” LLP

6.         Research and Production Co "Antigen" Ltd

7.         JSC "Scientific Center of Anti-Infectious Drugs",


The educational program is relevant for a specific area of employment:

- Production (enterprises of food, processing industry, production of new drugs);

- Social (health, education, ecology, services of various government organizations).