2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bioprocessing Sciences Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

Vikram Mistry, Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Raven Precision Agriculture Center 220, Box 2207

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.

Total Required Credits: 12