Introductory Bioprocessing and Automation (Microcredential)

The Introductory Bioprocessing and Automation Microcredential prepares students to enter areas of the pharmaceutical industry that rely on biotechnology, robotic automation, and the biological manufacture of protein-based drugs.

The microcredential focuses on critical knowledge for the process scientist, including but not limited to: communication and documentation of laboratory results, sources of microbial contamination in protein bioscience, and basic principles of automation in the drug manufacture process.


  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Mechatronics

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Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the history and applications of biotechnology in the context of drug manufacturing.
  • Perform calculations commonly used in biotechnology laboratories.
  • Discuss ethical issues and their impact on biotechnology research and industry.
  • Explain root causes of bacterial and viral contamination of cell lines and practice aseptic technique to mitigate contamination risks.
  • Communicate effectively in written way by practicing audience assessment, prewriting, writing and revision.
  • Identify the components of automated systems and utilize software tools to design, simulate and control those automated systems.

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