Biochemical engineering translates life science discoveries into new products and sustainable manufacturing processes. You will acquire the underpinning knowledge needed to produce biopharmaceuticals, make biofuels, manufacture vaccines or grow stem cells for therapy.
The Engineering (Biochemical) programme taught at University College London (UCL) share a common curriculum of core modules. These are designed to introduce you to biochemical engineering through lectures and tutorials, with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning activities, laboratory and pilot plant experience and immersive activities. Knowledge gained in the fundamentals will be applied to a Design Project for manufacture of a biological product in year three.
You can choose from a range of options for the MEng year. The final-year project enables students to undertake independent research in a choice of biochemical engineering fields.
The core science, engineering, business and leadership skills that you acquire will provide you with excellent and diverse career prospects. In addition to your core subject knowledge, the programme will provide you with skills such as innovative thinking, team-working and computing.
The excitement of taking biological advances towards new medicines and greener sustainable processes is creating an ever-growing need for biochemical engineering graduates in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biofuels, chemical, environment and food industries.
After graduation you will be equipped for a wide range of roles: from conducting research and designing manufacturing facilities to contributing to specific aspects of bioprocess development. Many of our graduates work on managing the multi-million pound investments that produce life science drugs. As this field is new and constantly innovating, many students go on to pursue doctorates, often in collaboration with industry.
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