MEng Program Objectives

  1. To meet the career aspirations of qualified students and professionals who wish to develop their practical and foundational skills in the new and emerging areas of biopharmaceutical bioprocessing.
  2. To serve biopharmaceutical companies by providing trained and educated individuals who can meet the rising technical and regulatory demands for manufacturing of safe and efficacious medicines.
  3. To educate potential leaders and innovators who can contribute to production and availability of legacy biologics such as vaccines, proteins and monoclonal antibodies, as well as advanced, next-generation, biologics such stem cell based biologics, gene therapy, and engineered tissues.


two year degree MEng

Program Highlights – Technical and Professional

  • Advanced Process Development and Design
  • Upstream and Downstream unit Operations
  • Quality and CMC Regulatory Sciences
  • Hands-on Good Laboratory Practice
  • Research projects overseas
  • Industry internships
  • Industry Team Master’s Project (TMP)
  • Team Design Project (TDP)
  • Professional and personal skills
  • Business of Biopharmaceuticals

MEng Program Goal

The goal of the program is to train the next generation of scientists and engineers for rewarding careers in the global and competitive biopharmaceutical and related industries.

The overarching outcome of the MEng program is that graduates develop impactful careers in industry. To accomplish this goal, KGI faculty developed several learning outcomes for the program, along with identifying key skills that all students should possess when they graduate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students use bioprocessing principles to design processes necessary to translate basic life science discoveries into commercial products, which benefit society.
  • Students contribute effectively in an interdisciplinary team to work complex process engineering challenges associated with biomanufacturing of biologics.
  • Students understand the IP, regulatory, business, and marketing functions of the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Students communicate effectively in an external environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals.
  • Students adhere to ethical principles in research, development, regulatory, and quality issues inherent in the biopharmaceutical and related industries.

Key Skills:

  • 21st Century Biologics Process and Product Research, Design, and Development
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) Regulatory Compliance and Quality Control
  • Technology Development
  • Biomanufacturing platforms
  • Process Validation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality-by-Design
  • Continuous Product and Process Improvement
  • Process Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Leadership, Project Management and Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Change Advocacy