Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
This graduate certificate is offered jointly by the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering and is aimed at students who hold a baccalaureate degree in science, engineering, health or related disciplines.
It also may be attractive to those currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, as well as to candidates holding a master's or doctoral degree who wish to add or enhance their competency in biotechnology and bioprocessing, but do not wish to complete another advanced degree.
The core sequence of courses emphasizes biological and engineering principles, process concepts and the application of these to process design and improvement. The lectures and laboratory are supplemented by case studies and design projects that teach specific principles.
Individual courses deliberately cross disciplinary barriers. This allows those with a background in the sciences to gain facility with the engineering approach to problem solving, and permits engineers to learn and apply biological principles.Concurrently, participants learn teamwork in a mullet environment and practice a result-oriented, document-driven approach to efficient project completion.
For the latest requirements, course descriptions and more please consult the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.