In the Biochemical Engineering programme at University College London students will develop advanced engineering skills (such as bioprocess design, bioreactor engineering, downstream processing), state of the art life science techniques (such as molecular biology, vaccine development, microfluidics) and essential business and regulatory knowledge (such as management, quality control, commercialisation).
The rapid advancements in biology and the life sciences create a need for highly trained, multidisciplinary graduates possessing technical skills and fundamental understanding of both the biological and engineering aspects relevant to modern industrial bioprocesses. Consequently, UCL biochemical engineers are in high demand, due to their breadth of expertise, numerical ability and problem-solving skills. The first destinations of those who graduate from the Master's programme in biochemical engineering reflect the highly relevant nature of the training delivered.
Approximately three-quarters of our graduates elect either to take up employment in the relevant biotechnology industries or study for a PhD or an EngD, while the remainder follow careers in the management, financial or engineering design sectors.
The department places great emphasis on its ability to assist its graduates in taking up exciting careers in the sector. UCL alumni, together with the department’s links with industrial groups, provide an excellent source of leads for graduates. Over 1,000 students have graduated from UCL with graduate qualifications in biochemical engineering at Master’s or doctoral levels. Many have gone on to distinguished and senior positions in the international bioindustry. Others have followed independent academic careers in universities around the world.
The MSc is accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
The “Science” and “Biochemical Engineering” streams are accredited by the IChemE as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng, MIChemE).
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- Advanced Bioreactor Engineering
- Dissertation on Bioprocess Research
- Fundamental Biosciences
- Integrated Downstream Processing
- Sustainable Industrial Bioprocesses and Biorefineries
- Bioprocess Management – Discovery to Manufacture
- Bioprocess Microfluidics
- Bioprocess Systems Engineering
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 493 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- Normal entry requirements are at least a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or the equivalent from an approved overseas institution.
- Candidates offering recent industrial experience are also encouraged to apply.
- As with any engineering discipline numeracy skills are important for the quantitative description of biological and physical phenomena.
- Evidence of numerical ability is requested as either an A level in Mathematics (or in exceptional cases, in Physics) or some mathematics studied at university.
- The department provides mathematics tutoring for Master's students throughout the year adjusted to a candidate's ability
International26660 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA12750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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