Biomanufacturing (MS)

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Degree Requirements

Students may choose from the degree tracks below to complete coursework within a focus area.

Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Master of Science in Biomanufacturing" without focus area track specifications.

Core Courses22
Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
Advanced Biomanufacturing and Biocatalysis
Industry Practicum in Biomanufacturing (two semesters)
Biomanufacturing Seminar (two semesters) 1
Leadership and Preparation for Industry Internship in Biomanufacturing
Statistical Methods For Researchers I
Biomanufacturing Research Projects 2
Biopharmaceutical Product Characterization Techniques
Animal Cell Culture Engineering
Focus Area Track6
Select courses from a category listed under "Focus Area Track Courses" below
Professional Courses6
Project Management
Select one of the following courses:
Current Topics in BioSciences Management
Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Life Science Industries
Special Topics In Business Management
Strategic Management Foundations
Public Relations Theory
Special Topics In Communication (Intro to Science Communication: Theory/Practice)
Elective Courses3
Select three credit hours from "Elective Courses" listed below each focus area category
Total Hours37
1

BEC 601 must be repeated twice for a total of two credit hours.

2

BEC 669 must be repeated twice for a total of four credit hours.

Focus Area Tracks

Upstream Track

CHE 563Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms2
BBS 526Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory2
BEC 580cGMP Fermentation Operations2
Total Hours6

Elective Courses

Select three credits of the following courses:3
BEC 525Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing2
BEC 545Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing2
BEC 532Foundations of Downstream Processing and Formulation2
BEC 536Introduction to Downstream Process Development2
BEC 585cGMP Downstream Operations2
BEC 583Tissue Engineering Technologies2
BEC 595Special Topics in Biomanufacturing1-6
BIT 501Ethical Issues in Biotechnology1
BEC 669Biomanufacturing Research Projects1-4
BIT 510Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology4
BIT 566Animal Cell Culture Techniques2

Downstream Track

BEC 532Foundations of Downstream Processing and Formulation2
BEC 536Introduction to Downstream Process Development2
BEC 585cGMP Downstream Operations2
Total Hours6

Elective Courses

Select three credits of the following courses:3
BEC 525Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing2
BEC 545Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing2
CHE 563Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms2
BBS 526Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory2
BEC 580cGMP Fermentation Operations2
BEC 583Tissue Engineering Technologies2
BEC 595Special Topics in Biomanufacturing1-6
BIT 501Ethical Issues in Biotechnology1
BEC 669Biomanufacturing Research Projects1-4
BIT 510Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology4
BIT 566Animal Cell Culture Techniques2

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.

Faculty

Full Professors

  • Ruben G. Carbonell
  • Amy Michele Grunden
  • Harold Henry Lamb
  • Paul Edward Mozdziak
  • Balaji M. Rao
  • Heike Inge Ada Sederoff
  • John Douglas Sheppard

Associate Professors

  • Paul T. Hamilton
  • Gavin John Williams

Assistant Professor

  • Stefano Menegatti

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Kirill Efimenko
  • Gary Louis Gilleskie
  • Imara Yasmin Perera
  • John H. van Zanten

Emeritus Faculty

  • Michael Carl Flickinger

Instructors

  • Gregory Kale Buhrman
  • Hayley Flores