Working professionals are often interested in gaining more experience, developing sharper skills and increasing their knowledge in a specific area. Graduate certificates allow you to accomplish this in only four or five courses. Courses successfully taken as part of a certificate program can also be applied toward a degree in that field if you apply and are accepted into the related master’s program.
Villanova’s College of Engineering offers two Chemical Engineering certificates and 13 more in a variety of other disciplines. Many courses and certificates can be completed through our E-Learning program.
Note that successful completion of the certificate program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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. 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.
The Biochemical Engineering Certificate consists of the two required courses and two elective courses. The required courses are:
Fall Semester (even years)
Spring Semester (odd years)
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:
Plus, any 2nd elective course in the list of electives above or: