In order to be admitted to this program, applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics or any related fields.
In order to be admitted to this program, applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics or any related fields. A thesis is required for the Master of Science Degree. Continuous registration is necessary for all graduate students until the thesis has been approved unless special permission from the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences is obtained. Besides the core courses offered in the program, students may take elective courses from different departments depending on his/her research interest. It is higly recommended that students enrolled in Biotechnology program should be advised by at least two faculty members from different departments
BTEC 500 M.S. Thesis
The course is devoted to one-hour weekly meetings of the thesis student with his/her thesis advisor for systematic reporting and discussion of current thesis research. The student is expected to gain experience in a research topic of interest and learn how to conduct research, analyze the data and express the results.
BTEC 507 Fundamentals of Biotechnology I
The objective is to teach the general phenomena of microbial growth, stoichiometry and the kinetics associated with it. To discuss the fundamentals of batch, fed batch and continuous culture and offer a comparison among them. Introduce common processes as leaching, biosorption, immobilization, microbial production of bioproducts. At the end of the course the students are expected to have a better understanding of common industrial microbial processes.
BTEC 508 Fundamentals of Biotechnology II
To offer comprehensive information about basic principles of recombinant DNA technology (rDNA) and applications of rDNA in biotechnology. Basic molecular biology, Techniques for nucleic acids, The tools of gene manipulations, Biology of genetic engineering, Gene cloning strategies, Selection and screening of recombinants, The impacts of recombinant DNA technology in life sciences and biotechnology.
BTEC 510 Ethical Issues in Life Sciences
This course is designed to introduce and make students aware of the ethical issues in life sciences and provide them with opportunity to explore these issues by going through the relevant cases and works in the life sciences.
BTEC 580 Special Topics in Biotechnology
The objective is to teach the special topics in the area of biotechnology such as plant and animal cell cultures, modeling and simulation of bioreactors and metabolite production. These contents may vary each term to discuss the current improvements and give better understanding of advances in biotechnology.
BTEC 590 Technical Report Writing
Good technical writing is a key component of every scientist’s repertoire. Poor writing can discourage or confuse the reader and may hinder publication of valuable research results. The goal of this class is to improve the students’ technical writing abilities by fostering an understanding and recognition of good scientific writing and by encouraging practice with a variety of writing assignments.
BTEC 598 Seminar
The objective is to teach the methods of how to deliver an effective presentation and thesis proposal. A seminar must be given by each student in his/her research area which is graded by academic member of staff specializing in the topic of research. The topic is determined by the student and his/her thesis advisor.
In addition to above courses, students are encouraged to take elective courses from other departments