BioMolecular Engineering

The BioMolecular Engineering program at MSOE is defined as follows:
BioMolecular engineering is a discipline that applies engineering principles, design concepts, and problem-solving skills to the life sciences at the molecular level to promote both fundamental and applied advancements in medicine, biological sciences, engineering and many related fields.

Difference from pure chemical and biomedical engineering:
The BioE program is different from pure chemical engineering in the sense that it utilizes life sciences through the exploration of hybrid biological fields which leads to the design of new products or processes. Since the BioE program curriculum applies basic core chemical engineering principles, concepts and skills the chemical processes that convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms can be practiced by the program graduates.

The program is distinct from biomedical engineering due to the scale at which the design is practiced and the applications associated with it. While the biomedical field heavily impacts the field of medicine, the biomolecular engineering program at MSOE is tailored such that applications can be stretched over various industrial and academic fields, including biopharmaceuticals, biomaterials, cell culture, bioprocesses, biotechnology, food technology and other related fields.

Program Educational Objectives

The BioE program prepares graduates to exhibit and achieve the following attributes within a few years of graduation:

Professional Skills

BioE alumni will:

  • Possess and demonstrate skills to function beyond entry-level engineers.
  • Demonstrate sustained professional development.

Sense of Excellence and Achievement

BioE alumni will:

  • Exhibit professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Compete for positions at the local, state, national or international levels.
  • Engage in continuous education and/or career-appropriate options.

Social Skills

BioE alumni will:

  • Display management and leadership skills.
  • Function within diverse cultural and professional environments.

BioE Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the biomolecular engineering program, at the time of graduation, will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary terms
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • A foundation in the basic sciences sufficient to design, analyze, and control physical, chemical and biological products and processes
  • A foundation in the safety and hazards associated with the physical, chemical and biological products and processes
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