Biotechnology is a swiftly growing industry. From the food grown at our farms to the medicine we buy and the ways we clean up the environment, biotechnology affects many facets of our daily lives. Major developments in the field occur more rapidly every day, with many introduced by academic and professional communities well before the greater public is even aware of industry advancements.
At NYU Engineering, you’ll join in these exciting discoveries. Course topics range from industrial application of enzymes and bio-polymer synthesis to the modern drug design and the role of biotechnology in health care. The availability of many elective courses enables you to specialize further in selected biotechnology areas. The program also includes a guided study to develop analytical skills.
Goals and Objectives
Our primary goals with the MS in Biotechnology program are to:
- Expand your knowledge and experience beyond the undergraduate level;
- Introduce established biotechnologies, as well as emerging sectors ranging from the industrial application of enzymes and biopolymer synthesis to drug design and the role biotechnology plays in health care;
- Offer electives that allow for further specialization and development of analytical skills; and
- Train you to perform at the mid-managerial level of any biotechnology business or those related to the life sciences.
You are expected to have an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline and must have taken undergraduate courses in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology, or you may take these courses at NYU Engineering.