2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Bioprocessing Sciences Certificate


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Donald M. Marshall, Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Berg Agricultural Hall 156, Box 2207
605-688-5133

Program Information

Bioprocessing technologies are used in a variety of industries ranging from renewable fuels, food and drink products, pharma- and nutraceuticals, and environmental remediation of wastes. The certificate in Bioprocessing Sciences will combine courses from several disciplines to enhance the student’s knowledge of these technologies and provide hands-on experiences with their applications, thus helping to prepare students for career opportunities in the bioprocessing industries.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bioprocessing Sciences certificate will be able to:

  • understand how cells or cellular components of biomaterials can be grown to produce commercial quantities of desired raw products (upstream bioprocessing).
  • understand and use biomass separation techniques to extract desired product from cell debris (downstream bioprocessing).
  • apply bioprocessing principles (e.g., fermentation, heat, mass, and energy transfer) to manufacturing of renewable energy and commercial bioproducts or to management of environmental waste.
  • apply principles of quality control, operations efficiency, project management, and safety to manufacturing of bio-based products.

Course Delivery Format

Coursework is delivered in a face to face learning environment with hands-on class laboratory experiences.

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