Master’s in Biochemical Engineering: Degree Requirements

All students pursuing a master’s degree in Biochemical Engineering are required to take the following for a total of 30 credits:

  • Two (2) core courses in Biochemical Engineering (3 credits per course, 6 credits total)
  • Minimum of three (3) additional courses in Biochemical Engineering (3 credits per course, 9 credits total)
  • Maximum two (2) courses in Bioengineering (3 credits per course)
  • PLUS, the following based on whether the student is pursuing a thesis:

Thesis Option

  • Maximum three (3) bio-science courses (3 credits per course)
  • Maximum three (3) courses in Chemical Engineering (3 credits per course)
  • M.S. Thesis (6 credits)

Total Credits: 6 (core) + 9 (Biochemical Engineering) + 9 (Bio-science, Bioengineering and/or Chemical Engineering) + 6 (thesis) = 30

Non-Thesis Option

  • Maximum two (2) courses in Bioengineering (3 credits per course)
  • Maximum four (4) bio-science courses (3 credits per course)
  • Maximum four (4) courses in chemical engineering (3 credits per course)

Total Credits: 6 (core) + 9 (Biochemical Engineering) + 15 (Bio-science, Bioengineering and/or Chemical Engineering) = 30

Biochemical Engineering Courses (*indicates required)

 

Other Chemical or Bio-Engineering Courses

 

For course descriptions, refer to the Chemical Engineering Department course descriptions.

Contact

Dr. Zuyi (Jacky) Huang
Biochemical Engineering Graduate Studies
610-519-4848
zuyi.huang@villanova.edu