Bioprocess Engineering Option

Shorelight - Auburn University, United States

bioprocess-engineering-option

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 32,246

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The focus of the Bioprocess Engineering option is to produce engineers that seamlessly combine engineering and natural sciences to designing and developing systems, processes and equipment that convert biological and agricultural materials to value-added products such as food, nutraceuticals, polymers and pharmaceuticals.
  • Bioprocess engineers provide a bridge between the research lab and the economic, large-scale implementation of technologies used to convert these biological materials to value-added products. The bioprocess engineering option is coordinated by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Students should apply for admission to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and complete the Bioprocess Engineering option portion of the Pre-Biosystems Engineering program.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirement Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirement Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

Freshman

FALL

  • CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory
  • COMP 1200 Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists
  • MATH 1610 Calculus I
  • HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I or 1010 World History I
  • ENGL 1100 English Composition I
  • ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation

SPRING

  • ENGL 1120 English Composition II
  • PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I
  • ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering
  • MATH 1620 Calculus II
  • HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II or 1020 World History II

Sophomore

FALL

  • BSEN 2210 Engineering Methods for Biological Systems
  • ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 2050 Statics
  • MATH 2630 Calculus III
  • BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory

SPRING

  • BSEN 2240 Biological and Bioenvironmental Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ENGR 2070 Mechanics of Materials
  • CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory
  • MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations
  • Social Science Core2

Junior

FALL

  • BSEN 3310 Hydraulic Transport in Biological Systems
  • CHEM 2070 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • STAT 3010 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
  • BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory

SPRING

  • BSEN 3240 Process Engineering in Biosystems
  • BSEN 3610 Instrumentation and Controls for Biological Systems
  • BIOL 3200 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory
  • BSEN 4240 Bulk Biological Solids Behavior and Processing
  • BCHE 3200 Principles of Biochemistry

Senior

FALL

  • BSEN 5280 Life-Cycle Assessment for Biological Systems
  • BSEN 5540 Biomass and Biofuels Engineering
  • BSEN 4300 Professional Practice in Biosystems Engineering
  • PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics or 1040 Business Ethics
  • Bioprocess Engineering Elective 1
  • BSEN 5220 Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems

SPRING

  • BSEN 4310 Engineering Design for Biosystems
  • BSEN 5230 Waste Management and Utilization for Biosystems
  • Literature Core1

Fine Arts Core

  • Bioprocess Engineering Elective 2
  • UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed

  • The AU Bulletin lists the University Core Curriculum requirements for students in the College of Engineering. Students must complete a sequence in either Literature or History. Biosystems Engineering should complete the World History or Technology and Civilization Course sequence to ensure that all SLOs are met by students by the time of gradution.

  • ECON 2020 preferred.
  • Approved list of Bioprocess Engineering electives.
  • BSEN 4970: Metabolic Engineering for Bioprocess
  • BSEN 5260: Renewable Energy Engineering in Biosystems
  • BSEN 5220: Geospatial Tech for Biosystems
  • BSEN 5450 Commercial Poultry and Livestock Housing
  • CHEN 3660: Chemical Engineering Separations
  • CHEN 3380: Phase and Reaction Equilibria
  • MATL 5700 Biomaterials
  • MATL 5720 Biomedical Applications of Polymers
  • MATL 5750 Microstructure and Mechanics of Skeletal Tissues
  • PFEN 3100 Fundamentals of Polymers
  • PFEN 4200 Polymers from Renewable Resources
  • INSY 3600: Engineering Economy
  • Typical cost for two semesters $47,446 
  • Tuition $32,246 
  • Housing $11,200 
  • Dining $2,000 
  • Other $2,000 
  • Program Cost Per Semester Academic Accelerator 
  • Fall 2021 $18,500
  •  Spring 2022 $18,500 
  • Summer 2022 $18,500
  •  Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: Off Campus Standard Apartment
  •  Living Standard Apartment Living (Option A) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. These furnished three- or four-bedroom apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. 
  • Fall 2021 N/A
  •  Spring 2022 $5,000
  •  Summer 2022 $4,800 
  • Option B: Off Campus Exceptional Apartment
  •  Living Exceptional Apartment Living (Option B) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 $5,600
  •  Spring 2022 $5,800
  •  Summer 2022 $5,600
  •  Option C: Off Campus Luxury Apartment Living 
  • Luxury Apartment Living (Option C) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students in downtown Auburn. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $6,600
  •  Summer 2022 $6,400 
  • Option D: Off Campus Premier Apartment Living
  •  Premier Apartment Living (Option D) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students in downtown Auburn. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.)
  •  Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $7,200
  •  Summer 2022 $7,000 
  • Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester
  •  Off Campus Meal Plan
  •  $350 Dining Dollars per semester at 30 dining halls, markets, cafés, food trucks, and popular chains on campus. 
  • Fall 2021 $350
  •  Spring 2022 N/A
  •  Summer 2022 N/A
  •  On Campus Meal Plan 
  • $1,100 Dining Dollars per semester at 30 dining halls, markets, cafés, food trucks, and popular chains on campus.
  •  Fall 2021 $1,100
  •  Spring 2022 N/A
  •  Summer 2022 N/A

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