Biochemical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering
Applying chemical engineering principles to biochemical systems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCH EN 374 & CH EN 386; or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtWinter even years
Course Outcomes

Biotechnology Applications

Identify, recognize, and appreciate engineering contributions in biotechnology applications.

Tools of Biochemical Engineering

Be familiar with the tools of biochemical engineering (PCR, rDNA technology, protein engineering, protein display, fermentation, etc.).

Protein Drugs

Understand how protein drugs are discovered, produced, and purified.

Enzyme and Metabolic Engineering

Understand the role of enzyme and metabolic engineering in synthetic biology.


Utilize material balances to evaluate and optimize cell growth and substrate/product utilization in bioreactors.

Recovery and Purification

Apply engineering principles to recover and purification techniques of bioprocess.


Read and understand primary literature articles