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Bioprocess Engineering Minor

Over the past two decades, there has been an increased focus on biological engineering techniques utilized by industries that include, but are not limited to:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • food processing
  • consumer products
  • agricultural and
  • biotechnology firms. 

This has resulted in a surging demand for employees that have a strong background in both engineering and life sciences. By offering students the opportunity to broaden their educational training in growing technical areas, graduates from Trine are top-tier prospects for employers in these industries.

Sample of companies Looking for Biosciences Background:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Eli Lilly
  • Merck & Co.
  • Pfizer
  • ConAgra
  • Solae
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Kellogg's
  • Pepsi
  • Coca-Cola
  • Kraft Foods
  • General Mills
  • Nabisco
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Miller Brewing
  • Dow
  • Dupont
  • 3M Corporation
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson

Course Requirements

This minor is open to all engineering students at Trine. For a chemical engineering student to complete his or her degree with this minor, only one extra course is required. With proper planning, a chemical engineering student can complete the program and this minor in four years and within the 12–18 hours covered by current full-time tuition.

For engineering student in a major other than chemical engineering an additional semester of coursework would typically be required to complete this minor.

Science Courses:
CH203 Organic Chemistry I
CH211 Organic Chemistry I Lab
BIO324 Microbiology
BIO434 Biochemistry

Engineering Courses: CHE335 Unit Operations I
or ES323 Fluid Mechanics CHE4073 Biochemical Engineering
CHE4173 Bio-Separations

One of the following courses:
BIO354 Animal Physiology
BIO364 Toxicology
BIO414 Genetics
CHE473 Pharmaceutical Processes