Master of Biological Engineering

The objectives of this degree program are to prepare students for professional practice in any field of engineering involving biological processes and to provide a foundation in the fundamental knowledge of biological engineering. Candidates are required to take a total of 30 credit hours: nine credit hours of core courses, six credit hours of required biology courses, three credit hours of a required professional course, and 12 credit hours of electives.


Core Courses (9)
CHE 406Transport Phenomena3
CHE 503Thermodynamics3
CHE 577Bioprocess Engineering3
Biology Requirements (6)
BIOL 504Biochemistry3
BIOL 515Molecular Biology3
Professional Requirement (3)
CHE 506Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management3
Electives (12)
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Introduction to Medical Devices, BioMEMS and Microfluidics 3
Metabolic Engineering3
Pharmaceutical Engineering3
Tissue Engineering3
Drug Delivery3
Seminar in Chemical Engineering1
Special Problems1-6
Biotechnological Processes in Environmental Engineering3
Other approved electives from CHE, CHEM, BME, BIOL, including:
CHE 593 Seminar in Chemical Engrng (or general seminars offered in energy and/or sustainability by WISER)
Total Credit Hours30