Curriculum
Course Listings

Course Course Title MBP Prerequisites Instructors / Affiliation Units
BIOL_SCI 301 Biochemistry An UG course in organic chemistry TBD 1
BIOL_SCI 315 Advanced Cell Biology An UG course in cellular / molecular biology plus MBP molecular biology mini-course Sadie Wignall / WCAS 1
BIOL_SCI 390 Advanced Molecular Biology An UG in cellular / molecular biology plus MBP molecular biology mini-course Xiaozhong Wang / WCAS 1
CHEM_ENG 477 Bioseparations (equiv. of MBIOTECH 476-2) MBIOTECH 301, MBIOTECH 302, or similar UG courses Igor Kourkine / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 301 Balances and Kinetics for Bioprocessing UG calculus and general chemistry courses Igor Kourkine / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 302 Fluids and Mass Transfer for Bioprocessing MBIOTECH 301 or a similar UG course Arthur Felse / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 401 Biotechnology Laboratory An UG course in cell / molecular biology or MBP molecular biology mini course Arthur Felse / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 402 Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory MBIOTECH 301, MBIOTECH 302, or similar UG courses Arthur Felse / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 410 Technology Commercialization Fundamentals None Eric Benson / Consultant 1
MBIOTECH 411 Technology Commercialization Practicum MBIOTECH 410 Eric Benson / Consultant 1
MBIOTECH 420 Critical Thinking and Communication None Igor Kourkine / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 453 (HEMA 453) Managerial Challenges in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices Industries None Edward Hughes / Kellogg 1
MBIOTECH 476-1 Kinetics, Energetics and Bioreactor Design (Bioprocess Engineering I) MBIOTECH 301, MBIOTECH 302, BIOL_SCI 301, BIOL_SCI 390, or similar UG courses Bill Miller / MBP and ChBE 1
MBIOTECH 476-2 Properties and Separation of Biologically Produced Molecules (Bioprocess Engineering II) MBIOTECH 301, MBIOTECH 302, or similar UG courses plus some biochemistry Arthur Felse / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 481 Practical Biological Imaging Basic biology William Russin / WCAS 1
MBIOTECH 482 Regulatory Sciences in Biotechnology Basic biology and chemistry Arthur Felse / MBP 1
MBIOTECH 501 MBP Research Seminar None Arthur Felse / MBP 0.5
MBIOTECH 506 Topics in Professional Development in Biotechnology None Natalie Champagne / MBP 0
MBIOTECH 507 Team Dynamics and Leadership None

Gail Berger / Kellogg
Kelly Ross / Consultant

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MBIOTECH 508 Responsible Conduct of Research None Corinna Raimondo / Northweststern Office of Research Integrity 0
MBIOTECH 510 Biotechnology Research None Arthur Felse / MBP 7.5

 

About Units

"Northwestern University credit for undergraduate and graduate programs is awarded in units, rather than credit hours. Courses are most often assigned 1.0 unit of credit. Quarter-long classes typically meet three hours per week on average (three 50-minute sessions per week or two 80-minute sessions) over a 10-week term.

"Students are generally expected to spend at least two hours outside of class preparing for each hour in class. Courses that meet for more or less time may bear proportionally more or less credit. For example, graduate courses that meet for three hours every week for five weeks rather than ten receive 0.5 units of credit." 

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