Plan your career: Biochemical Engineering

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Created On: Nov 1, 2014 16:37 IST
Modified On: Nov 3, 2014 11:51 IST


Biochemical Engg.Biochemical Engineering is derived from chemical and biological engineering.  This branch of engineering mainly involves all the designing and engineering aspects, procedures and technologies which are related to production of useful products (pharmaceuticals, enzymes, chemicals etc.) from microorganisms. Its applications are found in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food and water treatment industries. It also deals with the engineering analysis and optimal design of various biological systems and processes. The major focus areas of this branch are:

  • Biochemical Signaling
  • Structural Enzymology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Enzymology & signaling mechanism
  • Membrane trafficking
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Gene regulation
  • Mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Protein trafficking

Courses Available:
To pursue an undergraduate course in biochemical engineering, the candidate must pass 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics from a recognized Board.

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Biochemical Engineering (B.E.)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biochemical Engineering (B.Tech.)

Post Graduate:
To pursue a postgraduate course in Biochemical engineering, the candidate must have Bachelor’s (B.E. or B.Tech.) degree in automobile engineering from recognized  University.

  • Master of Engineering in Biochemical Engineering (M.E.)
  • Master of Technology in Biochemical Engineering (M.Tech.)

Job Opportunities:
Biochemical Engineers are generally appointed as:

  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Technical Services Engineer
  • Plant Process Engineer
  • Process Safety Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Process Design Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Consultant

A biochemical engineer can work in the industries of Biochemical, Environmental Safety, Health, Food and Beverages, Fuels and Biotechnology sector. Biochemical engineers can also work or pursue their research in the government departments like defense, healthcare, atomic power plants, environment regulation, recycling department and power conservation. The initial income of agriculture engineers is between INR 15, 000 to Rs. 25,000 per month.

Top Institutes:

  1. IIT Delhi
  2. IIT Kharagpur
  3. IIT(BHU) Varanasi
  4. Harcourt Butler Technological Institute
  5. Kumaon Engineering College
  6. Thapar University