University Catalog 2023-2024

Upstream 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 Upstream 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
Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms
Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory
cGMP Fermentation Operations
Advanced Biomanufacturing and Biocatalysis
Elective Course3
Select a minimum of three credits of the following:
Animal Cell Culture Engineering
Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing
Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing
Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Animal Cell Culture Techniques
Total Hours12