The biochemical engineering programs blend traditional engineering and subjects in the biological sciences with specially developed biochemical engineering courses and labs.
- Bachelor of Science Degree:
Chemical Engineering Degree with Biochemical Engineering Emphasis
For more information, contact Dr. Claire F. Komives.
- Master of Science Degree:
Chemical Engineering Degree with Thesis in Biotechnology/Biochemical Engineering
For more information, contact Dr. Melanie A. McNeil.
Specific courses offered include:
- ChE 192: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
- ChE 194: Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
- Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices
Are you a high school student? Find out more about studying Biochemical Engineering in college!
Thesis topics can be designed by the students within the general areas of:
- Microbial Kinetics and Fermentation
- Bioreactor Control
- Projects in connection with participating local biotechnology companies
Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
The Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory is well equipped:
- 2 Applikon computer-controlled fermentors
- On-line process gas mass spectrometer
- Agilent 1100 LC/MSD
- Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer System
- HPLC-diode array spectrometer
- UV/Vis spectrometer
- Eppendorf Mastercycler Gradient PCR
- DNA Electrophoresis and SDS-PAGE
- Bioimaging system
- Other supporting equipment
Support for the Laboratories has been provided by:
- Agilent Corporation
- National Science Foundation (CCLI Award)
- California State University Program in Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)
- Gilead Pharmaceuticals