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What is the course B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering (Bachelor of Technology in Biochemical Engineering) is all about?

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Biochemical Engineering is a branch of Biological Engineering or Chemical engineering. B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering is an undergraduate Biochemical Engineering Course. The course is of 4 years. Unit Processes that includes biological molecules or organisms, such as Bio-Reactors are designed and constructed with the help of this course. This course is Technology, Science, and Engineering driven. The concepts of Enzyme technology, Genetics, Industrial Microbiology, Biochemistry, cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bio-informatics, Phase Equilibrium Thermodynamics & Property Estimation, Thermodynamics and Biochemical Reaction Engineering has been introduced in this course. Progress in processes associated from raw material preparation to product recovery in the chemical engineering aspect of the development of biological processes is been promoted through this course. In nature, the course is career orienting. The course aims to progress in food and environmental protection industries and relevant industries to healthcare/medical.

The eligibility criteria for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

  • Very Reputed institutes and universities keep entrance exam to take admissions for this degree course.
  • Candidates who are passed in 12th with minimum of 60% or equivalent in
  • Candidates who are passed in 12th with minimum of 55% in Chemistry, physics, Mathematics.


The syllabus for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

The list has been made with the focus of giving readers a basic overview of the course. The list includes only the important subjects. In the 1st and 2nd semester all common subjects along with workshop sessions are present. Subjects that focus on Engineering concepts, as well as Biology in the stream of biology, are introduced from 3rd semester onwards.

Various subjects provided by different universities and colleges. There is a wide verity of subjects which keeps the interest of the student intact to the course they are Environmental Science, Engineering Mathematics, Communication Skills, Engineering Graphics,  Comprehension, Modern Physics,  Computer Programming and Problem Solving, Engineering Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Foreign Language, Ethics and Values, Multivariate Calculus and Different Equations, University Elective I, Anatomy and Physiology, University Elective II, Artificial Organs, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Biomechanics, Biomaterial and Components, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical Image Processing, Bio-MEMS, Clinical Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Biomedical Signal Processing, Bio Transducers and Electrodes, Difference and Differential Equations, Control system in Medicines,Health Technology Management, English for Engineers I, Basic Medical Instrumentation, English for Engineers II, Electric and magnetic Circuits, Integrated Circuits, Complex Variables and Partial Differential Equations, Industrial Internship, Management III, Medical Imaging Techniques, Numerical Methods, Management IV, Medical Physics, Probability and Statistics, Micro-Processors and Micro-Controllers in Medical Applications, Psychology and Sociology, Semiconductor devices and Circuits, Project work, Laser and Fiber Optics in Medicine, Pattern Recognition, Artificial Neutral Networks, Physiological System Modelling, Telemedicine, Rehabilitation Engineering, Medical Informatics, Speech Signal Processing, Workshop Practice, Tissue Engineering, Medical Physics, Mechanics of solids, Electronics System Design and Artificial Intelligence.


Various colleges for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology-IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur.
  • Indian Institute of Technology-IIT Delhi, Delhi.
  • Andhra University-AU, Vishakhapatnam.
  • Bhiwani Institute of Computer and Technology-BIST, Haryana
  • Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun.
  • Harcourt Butler Technological Institute-HBTI, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology-PRIST, Tamilnadu.
  • Kumaon Engineering College, Uttarakhand.
  • Bipin Chandra Tripathi Kumaon Engineering College, Uttarakhand.
  • University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram


The types of careers for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

  • Site Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Equipment Design Engineer
  • Team Leader
  • Executive
  • Lecturer
  • Assistant Manager
  • Fire and Safety Officer
  • Bioprocess Sales Specialist
  • Development Chemical Engineer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Lab technician/Administrator

The course suitability for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

  • The program will provide basic knowledge and skills required for the candidates who are interested in bioprocessing, biochemical engineering or biotechnology.
  • Candidates who are interested in developing innovative methods or concepts for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, prevention, ethical issues, respond and recognize to biomedical moral values are very suitable for this course.
  • Candidates who takes and enjoys the challenges of applying analytical skills for finding innovative solutions and ideas and who enjoy the challenge of solving applied problems are best suitable.
  • Candidates who are really interested in making the practical contribution to helping people and society are suitable for this course.
  • Candidates with information technology skills and interpreting and analyzing skills are suitable for this course.
  • Candidates with the ability to use a computer in work are a very important aspect as well as candidates with the ability to work independently is another important aspect.
  • Candidates those who want to get the knowledge of Bio-Fuels, Medical Devices, Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Sensors, diagnostics, Bio-Fertilizer, and Therapeutics are best suitable for this course.


The Career Options for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Plant Design
  • Semi-Conductors
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Waste Treatment
  • Mining Engineering
  • Food Industries
  • Plastic and Polymer Manufacture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oil And Natural Gas Industries
  • Bio-Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare Equipment Manufacturing
  • Bio-Chemistry/cell biology


The course beneficial for B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering:

  • To produce good Quality production engineers and to train the students in research and development industry as leaders, the course is beneficial.
  • Also for the further studies like M.E or M.Tech., M.phil., and Ph.D., the course is beneficial.
  • Candidates can get a job in Research institutes, in private Centres as Research scientists/Assistant or in government sectors.
  • After completing this course one can be a Teacher, Research Scientist, and Science Writer, Marketing Manager, Quality Control Officer, Bio-Informers, and production in-charge in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and food industry.
  • The course is beneficial for developing realistic ways for sustainable energy generation, providing efficient technologies for combating climate change, producing new drugs to fight disease.
  • Those who finish this course can get a job in industries like food and drink, oil and gas, energy water treatment, plastic and toiletries and pharmaceuticals.
  • The aspects of biochemical engineering including post-genomic high-throughput techniques, operation, and design of advanced production plant & processes, cutting edge tissue replacement therapies, the purification & production of Bio-Pharmaceuticals are covered in this program.

Apart from these courses and opportunities, there are some Advance Courses in B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering namely M.Tech. (Biochemical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Biotechnology Engineering) if a student is interested in pursuing these they can go for it.

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