School of Industrial Technology

Bioprocess Engineering Technology with Honours (US6524006)

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What is Bioprocess Engineering Technology about?

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Degree: Bachelor of Bioprocess Engineering Technology with Honours (US6524006)

Bioprocess Engineering Technology (a four-year program) is the subdiscipline within Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering that combines living matter, in the form of organisms or enzymes, with nutrients under specific optimal conditions to make the desired product. The discipline is responsible for translating discoveries of life sciences into practical and industrial products processes and techniques that can serve the need of society. This program is provisionally accredited by the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM).

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Curriculum Structure (for cohort 2022/2023)

A Career in Bioprocess Engineering Technology

Bioprocess Technologists are needed in industries involved with the research, development, innovation, and manufacture of biomaterials such as vaccines, enzymes, antibiotics, food and agricultural products, and pharmaceutical supplements. The bioprocess industry, which is a part of the biotechnology field, is also involved with producing alternative treatments products for diseases, creating and evaluating safer food materials, and the formulation of biodegradable and environmental-friendly chemicals. The majority of bioprocessing technology graduates will be directly involved with manufacturing, monitoring, and operating equipment, preparing fermentation media and reagents, and transferring materials for operational upgrading. Some may also be involved with the scientific, technical, training, and business aspects of biotechnology companies.

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