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

Nov 11, 2019 Eduardo Zambrano

What is 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 or 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.