Biotechnology is the science of understanding, selecting, and promoting useful organisms and specific gene products for commercial and therapeutic purposes. It demands a broad comprehension of biology and engineering as well as detailed knowledge of at least one basic subject, such as molecular genetics, protein chemistry, microbiology, or chemical engineering.
You can enter the Biotechnology minor when studying in any program within the Faculty of Engineering or Science, but the curriculum especially complements the Chemical Engineering major.
Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that touches many industries. As the goal of biotechnology is developing new products and treatments, most work in the field is research-based.
You can become a professional:
- Biomedical engineer