The Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing (MEng) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, will prepare you for an innovative career in the bioprocessing field.

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MEng students gain the scientific and technical skills required to take potential drug molecules from discovery to commercial application.

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Students benefit from small classes and active learning through summer internships and co-op options

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The program provides opportunities to develop a powerful network with senior academic and industry experts

The program’s curriculum is designed to provide students having either a science or an engineering bachelor’s degree with the skills needed to develop impactful careers within the biopharmaceutical industry. Our goal is to educate future leaders of the biotech industry.

With a MEng Degree from KGI, You Will:

  • Gain a powerful network through hands-on coaching and mentoring by senior academic and industry experts, housed within KGI’s Amgen Bioprocessing Center.
  • Develop scientific and technical skills through participation in conference-style lectures, seminars, individual and teamwork assignments, and a capstone Team Design Project.
  • Become skilled in key biomanufacturing areas, including product and process development, process validation, CMC regulatory compliance, and quality.
  • Enhance your professional skills and obtain knowledge of management issues within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Participate in a paid industry internship, take part in a team project sponsored by industry, or participate in research activities within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center.
  • Learn essential skills required for a rewarding career in biopharmaceutical processing.

Where Can Your MEng Degree Take You?

Here are the top career roles for KGI graduates from the MEng program:

  • Process development scientist and engineer
  • Regulatory scientist
  • Manufacturing science and technology(MS&T)specialist
  • Process design engineer
  • Process technology transfer& validation specialist
  • Upstream–cell culture specialist
  • Downstream–purification specialist
  • Finished Product –formulation, filling & lyo specialist
  • Technology innovation specialist
  • Project management
  • Product and portfolio management

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Program Faculty

Rajesh Parti, PhD

Professor of Practice
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Sue Behrens, PhD

George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor in Bioprocessing and Director, Amgen Bioprocessing Center
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Hu Zhang, PhD

Professor in Bioprocessing
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Saurav Datta, PhD

Assistant Professor, Amgen Bioprocessing Center
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Top Companies of MEng Graduates

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Boehringer Ingelheim logo
Broadley James logo
Cell Care Therapeutics logo
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GE Healthcare logo
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Genvivo logo
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Nohla Therapeutics logo
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Sartorius logo
Takeda logo
Teva logo
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Who Should Apply?

  • Students who completed (or are close to completing) a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering 
  • Students who are interested in learning the biopharma industry and its processes
  • Students who want to gain knowledge and skills in order to successfully land a job in the biopharmaceutical industry (Q.A., R&D, etc.)
  • Students who believe in helping others through improving the existing biopharma field or discovering the next cure for diseases
  • Students who want to improve their ability to collaborate, present, and network
"I love how KGI is more technical based rather than solely researched based. The size of the campus is perfect, because everyone is so nice and it is its own little family."
Ayman Abdelaaty
KGI student
Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing, '21

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