Advanced Bioprocessing and Automation (Microcredential)

The Advanced Bioprocessing and Automation Microcredential prepares students to advance their skills in areas of the pharmaceutical industry that rely on the biomanufacturing of protein-based drugs, effective team communication, and machine automation and diagnostics of machine faults.

The microcredential focuses on critical knowledge and skills for the process scientist, including but not limited to: verbal team communication and documentation of laboratory results, planning a biomanufacturing regimen from genetic construct through protein purification, assessing yield by utilizing various advanced analytical tools, and application of diagnostic protocols when determining automation faults.


  • Introduction to Biomanufacturing
  • Topics in Biology - The Gene
  • Public Speaking
  • Mechanical Processes and Specifications


Credits earned in this microcredential are stackable to the following programs:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Advanced Bioprocessing and Automation microcredential, students will be able to:

  • Culture cells in ways that are productive to large scale protein harvest.
  • Plan a biomanufacturing regimen from genetic construct through protein purification.
  • Assess protein yield and purity by utilizing various advanced analytical tools.
  • Communicate effectively in a verbal way through speech planning, organization and delivery.
  • Utilize appropriate service/diagnostic literature to diagnose basic mechanical faults in machine automation.
  • Perform calculations and estimations using precision mechanical measurements as applicable to machine automation.

Get in Touch

Michael Shea, Ph.D.
Science Center, Suite 319