Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBEN)
Reflects the rising importance of pharmaceutical, food supply, and biological research along with cutting edge chemical and alternative energy development. Biological & Chemical Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines, attracting doctors, medical researchers, prosthetics experts, artificial organ developers, and more.
The Biotechnology Program in MIT is designed to offer quality education and R&D. It is envisaged to be one of the steppingstones to making MIT a center of excellence in education, R&D, and innovation in science and technology within a decade, in such a way that it plays a profound role in promoting the local economy. Apparently, higher education and research institutions all over the world play significant roles in stimulating local economies.
The Biotech Program, in particular, will host highly educated, skilled, experienced, and innovative R&D workforce. The concentration of well-qualified and experienced resident researchers will attract outsourced researches and promote R&D partnerships. Moreover, it will attract other researchers from various companies all over the world who desire to tap into MIT’s available knowledge and expertise. R&D researchers in the Institute will also attract entrepreneurs to jointly establish new firms using the knowledge and expertise gained here. Moreover, the potential of using the outcomes of the R&D programs to solve local problems is extensive. Local entrepreneurs can easily and quickly adapt innovative products and practices of the Institute. Likewise, local industrial and manufacturing firms will have more opportunities to work with R&D researchers in MIT to upgrade their manufacturing practices. All these endeavors will create more employment opportunities, bring more consumers and taxpayers, and encourage investment, stimulating the local economy.
A BSc graduate in Biological and Chemical Engineering should:
- Demonstrate the understanding of biological and chemical engineering fundamentals.
- Involve in the economic design of biological and chemical plants.
- Carry out scientific research, and effectively communicate findings.
- Possess interdisciplinary expertise in bioscience/chemical engineering fields.
- Exhibit strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrate strong practical biological skills.
- Teach bioengineering, chemical engineering, and biotechnology in colleges and universities.
- Be able to pursue graduate education in bioscience/chemical engineering and related fields.
- Operate basic and complex instruments and tools in bioscience/chemical engineering.
- Exhibit apposite disposition towards science and technology to positively influence others.