Biochemical Engineering Certificate

A concentration in Biochemical Engineering, administered by the Chemical Engineering Department, is available to graduate students matriculating in the College of Engineering. A graduate student interested in the Biochemical Engineering Certificate should make application to a specific engineering department. Once accepted into the College of Engineering graduate program, they should contact the Chemical Engineering Department regarding this Certificate.

The Certificate program in Biochemical Engineering is a concentration of courses that introduce the fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering, and topics supporting the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries.

The Biochemical Engineering Certificate consists of the two required courses and two elective courses. The required courses are:


Fall Semester (even years) Course


Spring Semester (odd years) Course

Two electives are to be selected from the following list of courses, subject to the approval of the Chemical Engineering Department.


Select 1 of the following:


Select 1 of the following:

Any 2nd elective course in the list of electives, above or

This sequence of courses will be offered at a frequency of approximately once every two years. A student may start the sequence at any time. The courses may be taken in any order, although it is recommended that CHE 8588 and CHE 8589, Biochemical Engineering I and II be completed in consecutive semesters. Students with a grade point average of 3.00 or above in the four approved courses will receive a certificate indicating the successful completion of the Biochemical Engineering Certificate.

MS in Biochemical Engineering

Students wishing to obtain a Master’s in Chemical Engineering, but with a concentration in Biochemical Engineering can earn the Biochemical Engineering Certificate.  Click here for details on the MS in Biochemical Engineering.