Industrial Biosystems Technology

The Industrial Biosystems Technology (IBST) program offered by the Biosystems Technology Department is well equipped with both conventional and cutting-edge tools in modern biotechnology, molecular biology, bioprocess technology, nanotechnology, herbal processing and cosmetic technology, biopharmaceutical technology, marine resources and aquaculture technology, analytical methods and the state-of-the-art instrumentation along with excellent laboratory practical from an industry perspective to prepare students for employment as “Industrial Biosystems Technologists.”

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours
  • Diploma in Cosmetic Technology
  • Master of Technology in Industrial Biosystems Technology (To be commenced in 2023)

Subject Areas

  • Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
  • Industrial Bioprocess Technology
  • Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology
  • Fermentation and Enzyme Technology
  • Marine Bioresources
  • Herbal Processing Technology
  • Aquaculture Technology
  • Biopharmaceutical Technology
  • Waste Management Technology
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Cleaner Production Technology
  • Store and Warehouse management
  • Cosmetic Technology
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Immunotechnology
  • Biomimicry, Biomaterials and Biosensors
  • Industrial Internship Program (Six-month duration)
  • Research and Design Project (One-year duration)

Higher Studies

After successful completion of the Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honors Degree, students with outstanding academic standings are eligible to enroll in MSc, MTech, MPhil and PhD programs locally and internationally.

Career Opportunities

Career paths for Industrial Biosystems Technology open ups in a diverse range of industrial fields and public sectors, including:          

  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
  • Pharmaceutical and Natural Products Processing
  • Specialty Products and Industrial Chemical Manufacturing
  • Environmental Management
  • Cosmetic and Herbal Processing
  • Bioenergy and Renewable Bioresources
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Marine and Aquatic Biotechnology
  • Biotechnological Processing using Enzymes and Microorganisms
  • Process Engineering
  • Healthcare Products and Detergents
  • Research and Development
  • Quality Management and Assurance
  • Academic Jobs
  • Plant Biotechnology (Tissue Culture)
  • Government Sector (Teaching, Executive, Director, Researchers, etc.)
  • Entrepreneur

Other Key Information

The Industrial Biosystems Technology Program offered by the BST Department at USJ is the first program introduced in that specialty area by a University in Sri Lanka.

Industrial Biosystems Technologists are uniquely qualified and competent industry-ready graduates who possess the capacity and capability to apply their skills and knowledge to diverse Biosystems Technology and Industrial Biotechnology-related fields.

Furthermore, the IBST Program expects Industrial Biosystems Technologists to play an imperative role in developing sustainable and resilient solutions to current and future global challenges related to natural and human-made biologically-based systems, contributing to national development.