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Biological Engineering: Food and Biological Process Engineering, B.Eng.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (ARWU) West Lafayette, IN, United States
The world has tremendous need for solutions to problems related to the environment, energy, health, food, and sustainability. Biological systems are related to or at the heart of all of these issues. A Biological Engineering: Food and Biological Process Engineering student at the Purdue University learns to design and analyze biological systems to develop innovative and practical solutions.
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Overview

The Biological Engineering: Food and Biological Process Engineering B.S. graduates at the Purdue University are well prepared for careers in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, and bioprocessing as well as entrance into graduate or medical school. Students may select a major and plan of study within biological engineering that is tailored to their specific career goals.  Some areas of focus include:

Bioprocess engineering and bioenergy engineering: This is rapidly becoming a critical forefront research area as advances in genetic engineering lead to new types of crops and new processing methods to create value added products.

Cellular and biomolecular engineering: This emerging field is expected to rapidly advance and open opportunities in biomanufacturing, drug design, human therapeutics, tissue and organ regeneration, bioenergy and biofuel production, bioremediation, and biodefense.

Careers in Biological Engineering - multiple concentrations

  • Research and development of new foods and biological and pharmaceutical products
  • Development and operation of manufacturing, packaging, and distributing systems for drug, food, and bio-based products
  • Design and installation of food/biological/pharmaceutical production processes
  • Design and operation of environmentally responsible systems, energy, and products
  • Marketing and technical support for manufacturing plant
  • Business/industry positions in design, analysis, marketing, sales, engineering, and management consulting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Thermodynamics In Biological Systems
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Numerical And Computational Modeling In Biological Engineering
  • Applications Of Physical Chemistry To Biological Processes
  • Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
  • Momentum Transfer In Food And Biological Systems
  • Heat And Mass Transfer In Food And Biological Systems
  • Design Of Electronic Systems
  • Biological/Microbial Kinetics And Reaction Engineering
  • Transport Operations In Food And Biological Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply Online: $60 Application Fee
  • Secondary School Grades
  • Official SAT or ACT Score: SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation: Though not required, a letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, especially for students eligible to be considered for scholarships, for the Honors College or for those who are applying to highly competitive programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30794 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28794 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9992 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Lafayette

  • 1096 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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