University Catalog 2023-2024

Downstream Biomanufacturing (Certificate)

Graduate students and working professionals can now earn a new credential to kick-start or advance their career in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Downstream Biomanufacturing graduate certificates offer NC State graduate students and working professionals the opportunity for hands-on learning in BTEC’s industry-scale simulated cGMP facilities.

Each certificate requires 12 hours of graduate coursework, which can be transferred to the Master of Biomanufacturing program. The majority of BTEC’s graduate courses are offered in the evening or online to better accommodate working professionals.

The certificate can be completed in two part-time semesters.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses9
Foundations of Downstream Processing and Formulation
Introduction to Downstream Process Development
cGMP Downstream Operations
Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
Elective Course3
Select a minimum of three credits of the following:
Biopharmaceutical Product Characterization Techniques
Advanced Biomanufacturing and Biocatalysis
Industry Practicum in Biomanufacturing
Project Management
Total Hours12