University Catalog 2024-2025

Biomanufacturing (Certificate) (For Post-Baccalaureate Students)

The Certificate in Biomanufacturing provides graduates with the knowledge base and hands-on skills that will prepare them to quickly contribute to a cGMP biomanufacturing operation in significant ways and should reduce the time needed for on-the-job training in those operations.

Program Coordinator

Pa Nhia Moore
195 BTEC Bldg.
Centennial Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695-7928

Admissions Requirements

Contact the Program Coordinator.

Plan of Study and Registration Information

Contact the Program Coordinator.

Academic Structure

Term Effective: 1/2009
Plan Code: 32BTECCTU
CIP Code: 26.1201
Description: Undergraduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing
Offered: On-campus format

Plan Requirements

Prerequisite: In order to enroll in the first course in the program, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s level degree, and have completed CH 223 Organic Chemistry II (or equivalent) and BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology.  Interested graduates should contact the BTEC's manager of student programs.

Credits earned toward a bachelor's degree will not count for credit in the post-baccalaureate certificate.  

Requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing include a minimum of 13 credit hours as specified below. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher:

Required Courses:6
Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing
Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing
Principles and Applications of Bioseparations
Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms
Biomanufacturing Specialization:4
Select one specialization area:
Upstream Operations:
Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory
and cGMP Fermentation Operations
Downstream Operations:
Introduction to Downstream Process Development
and cGMP Downstream Operations
Elective Courses:3
Select three credits of the following:
Any 4** or 5** Level BEC Course
Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory
Introduction to Downstream Process Development
Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing
Bioreactor Design
Fundamentals of Bio-Nanotechnology
Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
cGMP Fermentation Operations
Tissue Engineering Technologies
cGMP Downstream Operations
Animal Cell Culture Engineering
Special Topics in Biomanufacturing
General Biochemistry
Principles of Biochemistry
Manipulation of Recombinant DNA
Animal Cell Culture Techniques
Principles of Genetics
Microbial Biotechnology
Total Hours13