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