Biochemical Engineering

What is it about?

Biochemical engineering is a branch of chemical engineering or biological engineering.  This mainly deals with the design and construction of unit processes that involve biological organisms or molecules. This discipline is similar Biochemical Engineeringin nature with chemical engineering or biological engineering. This course mainly focuses on the interaction between chemical engineering, microbiology and bio chemistry. Its applications are found in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and water treatment industries etc. This objective of this branch is to train the students in biochemical engineering, microbial and enzyme system, biotechnology, and developing understanding of the biological or biochemical phenomena underlying in these systems. This stream also deals with the engineering analysis and optimal design of various biological systems and processes. Biochemical engineers are also taught the kinetics of growth, fermentation, death and metabolism, agitation, enzyme technology, mass transfer, constituting the other parts of the course.

Main Subjects

The Main Subjects of this discipline are as follows:

  • Biomolecules

  • Immunology

  • Biophysics

  • Metabolic Regulation and Engineering

  • Biochemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Molecular biology and genetics

  • Microbiology

  • Bioprocess Technology

  • Enzyme Engineering and Technology 

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Further Study options 

After completing B. Tech in Biochemical Engineering, one can go for M. Tech or opt for Research (or M.S).

Job Profiles

Biochemical Engineers work in the industries of food, biotechnology, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and medicines etc.

Placement Opportunities

The Placement Opportunities are mainly food processing or fermentation companies, medical instrumentation, healthcare diagnostics, and related industries. A few of the top companies include the following:

  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratory

  • Apollo Hospitals and diagnostics


  • Dabur Pharmaceuticals

  • Fortis Hospital

  • Government & private hospitals & medical centres


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Course Features

  • Video Lectures
  • Revision Notes
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Mind Map
  • Study Planner
  • NCERT Solutions
  • Discussion Forum
  • Test paper with Video Solution