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Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing

Keck Graduate Institute
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Program description

Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing

The MEng program is designed for high-potential individuals to bridge the gap between traditional undergraduate programs in life sciences and engineering and the skills required for a successful career in development and manufacturing for the biopharmaceutical industry. Students will gain these skills via traditional seminars and lectures, workshops led by industry experts, practical hands-on lab courses, professional training, internships, individual and team projects, and independent and industry-led research projects.

About the Program

The MEng program is an intensive two-year program housed within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center (ABC) at KGI. The program is designed to train students to become bioprocess engineering professionals employed within the biopharmaceutical industry.

Admission requirements

English Language Proficiency (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, iTEP).

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Program content

Year 1

  • Core and prerequisite courses are combined to build basic skills in biopharmaceutical processing
  • Foundational knowledge varies depending on a students undergraduate degree
  • Fundamental courses in quality/ regulatory, business, and science


Students choose one of the following options:

  • Paid Industry Internship
  • Team Masters Project (TMP)
  • Independent Research

Year 2

  • Courses designed to give students real-world skills and training in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Advanced technical, management, and professional skill development courses
  • Team Design Project to create an innovative solution to a bioprocess engineering design challenge

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the course:

  • Semester fee - $20,700
  • Yearly fee - $41,400


With a MEng Degree from KGI, You will:

  • Gain a powerful network through hands-on coaching and mentoring by senior academics and industry experts, housed within KGI’s Amgen Bioprocessing Center.
  • Develop scientific and technical skills through participation in conference-style lectures, seminars, individual and teamwork assignments, and a capstone Team Design Project.
  • Become skilled in key biomanufacturing areas, including product and process development, process validation, CMC regulatory compliance, and quality.
  • Enhance your professional skills and obtain knowledge of management issues within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Participate in a paid industry internship, take part in a team project sponsored by the industry, or participate in research activities within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center.
  • Learn essential skills required for a rewarding career in biopharmaceutical processing.

Career opportunities

Career Options

  • Process development scientist and engineer
  • Regulatory scientist
  • Manufacturing science and technology(MS&T)specialist
  • Process design engineer
  • Process technology transfer& validation specialist
  • Upstreamcell culture specialist Downstreampurification specialist
  • Finished Product formulation, filling & lyo specialist
  • Technology innovation specialist
  • Project management
  • Product and portfolio management

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Keck Graduate Institute

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California offers a variety of innovative graduate programs and certificates that integrate life sciences, health sciences, genetics, engineering, and business with a focus on industry projects, internships, and team collaborations....

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Keck Graduate Institute

535 Watson Drive
91711 Claremont CA
United States of America (USA)

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