The Undergraduate Program in Microbiology (UPMb) at ITB provides a comprehensive education focusing on three key aspects: foundational knowledge of microbial cells and bioprocesses, development of scientific skills, and application of microorganisms to address societal issues and enhance the quality of life.

UPMb is a four-year program that begins with strengthening basic sciences and gradually introduces students to various microbiology-related fields. Students gain in-depth knowledge and skills in food/industry, health, and the environment through practical courses, field excursions, industry visits, and internships. Scientific and social skill exercises are integrated throughout the program. In the final year, students conduct individual research projects, present their findings in a colloquium, submit a written report, and complete a comprehensive examination.

The primary objectives of UPMb are to produce high-quality graduates with the following competencies: a comprehensive understanding of microbiology concepts, critical and scientific thinking skills, the ability to work independently and in teams, problem-solving abilities, and adaptability to advancements in science, technology, and society. UPMb aims to develop graduates who play positive roles in professions such as researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, and practitioners. These graduates demonstrate analytical thinking, adaptability, and leadership qualities.

Overall, UPMb offers a well-rounded education in microbiology, preparing graduates for diverse careers while addressing societal needs and contributing to sustainable development.

Research Topic
The learning outcomes of UPMb focus on understanding molecular-level organization and functioning of organisms, as well as the practical application of microbiological concepts. Students acquire foundational knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences, evolution, metabolism, cell structure-function relationships, microbial diversity, and the impact of microorganisms on life. They also receive training in laboratory work and the use of microbiological equipment and techniques. These outcomes align with job market requirements and follow guidelines from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). 

UPMb is accredited as an "Unggul" program by the Indonesian National Accreditation Agency and ASIIN Germany.

Career Prospect
UPMb contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by promoting the development of bioindustries based on Indonesia's microbial diversity. Graduates find opportunities in various fields, including health, pharmacy, food, agriculture, veterinary sciences, aquaculture, mining, water treatment, and waste management.

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