Biotechnology Engineering (BS)


Major Credits Required: 93 Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering degree at HPU involves the design, development, and application of innovative technologies, products, and/or environmentally sustainable systems through the efficient use of resources. Biotechnology specializations include those related to bioenvironmental engineering and bioprocess engineering. Bioenvironmental engineering is the application of engineering principles to the natural environment and its ecosystems for sustaining and remediation of environmental quality of life. Bioenvironmental engineering solutions may seek to address topics of concern in soil ecology, land treatments, waste treatment and management, air quality, biofuels, and ground water hydrology. Bioprocess engineering is the application of engineering principles to the design, construction, integration, and/or maintenance of environmentally responsible systems for process sustainability and remediation. Bioprocess engineers may be concerned with manufacturing processes of food, chemicals, pharmaceutics, herbal supplements and/or other natural/bio resources like stem cells. Other bioprocessing topics may include industrial hygiene, emergency response systems, biomaterials packaging/transporting systems etc. The HPU Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering is a four year four-year program. HPU Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering graduates will find employment in bioenvironmental or bioprocess engineering positions, within sectors such as agriculture, environmental, healthcare, food manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries.

To complete the bachelor's degree, students must complete a minimum total of 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.


The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering seeks to produce Graduates who will:

  1. Understand and apply a core of fundamental engineering, mathematical, and science-based operational skills to real-world problems and challenges, with creativity, innovation and professional responsibility.

  2. Apply a problem-solving approach to actively and effectively engage in engineering practice, or in the pursuit of other fields such as mathematics, science, law, medicine, computer science, or business.

  3. Actively seek professional positions of technical prowess and leadership within Industry and the community.

  4. Serve as engineering ambassadors in the community by conforming to the highest ethical and professional standards, continuing professional skill development and actively participating in the learning and development of those they are supervising and their peers.