BSc in Biotechnology and Food Engineering
College: College of Engineering
Duration: 4 Years
Description: A degree from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering trains engineers in two areas: biotechnology and food. The program provides a unique combination of engineering and technological fields and areas of natural and life sciences, in particular, biotechnology. Working with biological materials is common to both fields, and provides a basis for core courses in engineering and technology.
The program is designed to prepare graduates for work in different fields of biotechnology or food engineering – in diverse industries that incorporate high-technology and are based on biotechnological and biochemical processes. Graduates can be employed, among other fields, in the food industry or areas such as pharmaceuticals; cosmetics; environmental protection; standards institutes, and food and drug regulation.
The four-year program consists of a basket of core courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computers, which together with advanced engineering courses, provides the background for integrating engineering studies into advanced subjects of life sciences and biotechnology. The remainder of the program is based on three areas: biotechnology; engineering and technology for food engineering; and life and food sciences. A portion of studies take place in a pilot plant and include visits to companies.
Sima Yaron, Head of Biotechnology and Food Engineering program