The Department of Biosystems Technology (BST) conducts the Bachelor of Biosystems Technology (BBST) Honours Degree Programme. The major focus of the BST Department is to produce skillful, knowledgeable, and competent Biosystems Technologists that are able to develop sustainable and resilient solutions to current and future global challenges related to agriculture, natural resources and environmental systems, and processing systems for food, bioenergy, health, and other bioproducts. The BBST degree can serve a wide spectrum of career interests and can provide excellent career opportunities for students.
The BST department offers BBST Honours Degree in the following three focus areas:
• Agriculture and Environmental Technology (AET)
• Food Processing Technology (FPT)
• Industrial Biosystems Technology (IBST)
An annual intake of 86 prospective undergraduates who followed the GCE (A/L) Biosystems Technology stream will be enrolled in this degree programme. These students will have the opportunity to major one of three aforementioned focus areas at the beginning of the second year, based on their preference and academic performance in the first year of study.
The BBST Honours Degree Programme is accredited by the National Biotechnology Industry Association (NBIA). NBIA is the major institute in Sri Lanka responsible for the accreditation of Biosystems Technology