Description of Program
The biomanufacturing and bioprocessing industry is diverse, encompassing the massive production scales of the liquid biofuels industry at one end, to the high quality, highly regulated biopharmaceutical industry at the other. Each market sector has its own needs and drivers, but a common resonating aspect is that to get a product to market, a biological entity must be grown and products harvested from it, in a word it must be “biomanufactured.”
The University of Georgia’s Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) Program trains science and technology graduates for leadership roles in the rapidly expanding and vitally important biomanufacturing field by equipping them with the necessary science, technology and engineering skills combined with proven business and project management training.
The program’s combination of academic and industry led training brings together an exceptional group of scientific, engineering and business faculty with one combined focus − to train a cutting edge biotech workforce. As a result, students in the MBB program gain access to not only state-of-the-art equipment, but practical and virtual training experiences that ensure their readiness for a challenging and rewarding workplace.
During the intense two year program, students will have access to the exceptional and unique biomanufacturing facilities at the University of Georgia where they will work with industry leading equipment and control systems. Potential employers and companies that produce biomanufacturing tools will work alongside faculty to guide, train, set challenges for, and provide internships to students.
Students will emerge with an understanding of the biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, process control and regulatory aspects that underpin fermentation, cell culture and product purification. More importantly, they will have the ability to apply that knowledge in a competitive global business community to support the growth of environmentally sustainable manufacturing in the United States with beneficial impacts on the economy, environment, healthcare and national security.