This program provides students with a strong foundation in various areas of molecular biosciences such as molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, and biochemical engineering. The program offers hands-on experience in various macroscopic and microscopic biological systems, product identification and purification, and downstream processing. The program also provides proper training for employment in bio-industries.
Graduates of this program may engage in the following professions: research on and development of food, pharmaceutical products, nutraceuticals, and biomaterials; validation of operations and processes in bio-industries; design and engineering of fermentation systems. They may also pursue graduate programs in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biochemical Engineering, or a degree in Medicine.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (P.E.O.):
Within the five years after graduation, the graduates of Biological Engineering program shall have
Undertaken, singly or in teams, projects that show ability to solve complex engineering problems
Had substantial involvement in projects that take into consideration safety, health, environmental concerns and the public welfare, partly through adherence to required codes and laws.
Demonstrated professional success via promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility
Demonstrated life-long learning via progress toward completion of an advanced degree, professional development/continuing education courses, or industrial training courses
Exhibited professional behavior and attitude in engineering practice
Initiated and implemented actions toward the improvement of engineering practice
STUDENT OUTCOMES (S.O.):
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
An ability to communicate effectively
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
A knowledge of contemporary issues
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments