Biotechnology Engineering Course Details, Eligibility, Course Subjects, Career Opportunities

What is Biotechnology Engineering

Biotechnology Engineering

Biotechnology engineering is a combination of fields such as engineering, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology. Biotechnology applies in many various engineering fields of agriculture, vaccines, fertilizers, insecticides, research and development of medicines, disease research, eco-conversation, etc.


  • Pass in 10+2 (American 12th grade or equivalent with physics or mathematics or English as a compulsory subject with botany or chemistry).
  • The candidate should have a minimum percentage of marks taken together in mathematics physics or any one of the optional subjects.

Course Subjects of Biotechnology

  • Bioprocess Calculations
  • Cell Biology
  • Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology
  • Fluid Flow Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Mechanical Operations
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Process Dynamics and Control
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Enzyme Science and Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocess Equipment Design
  • Downstream Processing
  • Bioprocess Instrumentation
  • Safety and Biosafety in Process Plants
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioprocess Engineering 
  • Food Biotechnology and Engineering
  • Financial Management and Cost Estimation of Process Industries

Career Opportunities After Biotechnology

  • Research and development in biotechnology
  • Apply for a job in the government sector
  • Apply for a job in the private sector
  • Sales job in the Biopharma industry
  • Laboratory Assistant/technician
  • Peruse higher studies under the branches of Biotechnology and Life science.