The certificate program in Biotechnology is aimed at students who plan to enter the workforce within the field of biotechnology. The program is designed to complement a bachelor's or master's degree that a student is in the process of completing or has already obtained. The Engineering track prepares students to work within the research and manufacturing segments of biotechnology companies.
Although any student may enroll in the Biotechnology certificate program as long as he or she meets the prerequisites, the Engineering track integrates most smoothly with a major in Chemical Engineering.
(17-19 credit hours)
Prerequisites: students must be either currently majoring in Chemical Engineering, or taking college course work that includes the following:
- one year of general chemistry,
- two years of calculus and advanced mathematics, and
- courses in thermodynamics and material and energy balance.
In addition, the following sequence must also be completed:
- CHE 466 Biochemical Engineering (3 credits)
[Prerequisite: CHE 306 Transport Phenomena
and pre- or corequisite: CHE 404 Chemical Reactor Design]
- CHE 496 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Project (3 credits)
- BIO 306 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 credits) or CHM 402 Biochemistry (3 credits)
- BIO 308/309 Cell Biology and Laboratory (4 credits)
- BIO 416/417 Microbiology Lab (5 credits) or BIO 435 Techniques in Molecular Biology (4 credits)
Contact the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at 216-687-2571 for additional information. See also the alternate tracks in the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Operations Management and Business Statistics.