Concentration in Biochemical Engineering
For Chemical Engineering students who are interested in the interface of engineering and the life sciences
The Concentration in Biochemical Engineering provides specialized training and curriculum to prepare you for work in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, which constitute a large portion of the Massachusetts and broader New England jobs in chemical engineering.
Students with core training in a traditional area of engineering and a specialization in bioengineering have a high job placement rate and are well prepared to work in biotechnology. Our graduates who complete the concentration often go on to work in bioprocess engineering, hold jobs at biotechnology companies, or pursue post-graduate studies related to biological engineering.
The concentration is set up to fit within the requirements of the major. Typically, students pursuing the Concentration in Biochemical Engineering from the beginning of their studies do not need to take additional credits beyond those required for the Chemical Engineering BS degree. Completing the concentration requires a specific subset of elective courses that will also fulfill the advanced Chemistry and Engineering elective requirements for the Chemical Engineering BS degree.