Biochemical Engineering is a branch of Chemical Engineering or Biological Engineering. It is a branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction of unit processes that involve biological organisms or molecules. It is similar in nature to Chemical Engineering or Biological Engineering. BE/B.Tech in Biochemical Engineering is a 4-year programme. The interaction between chemical engineering, biochemistry and microbiology is the main focus of the course. The objective of this branch is to train students in biochemical engineering, biotechnology, microbial and enzyme systems. This will help them in understanding the biological or biochemical phenomena of these systems. Biochemical Engineering also deals with the kinetics of growth, death and metabolism, fermentation, agitation, mass transfer and enzyme technology. One can pursue M.Tech in Biochemical Engineering after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.


For UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for Biochemical Engineering are also held by various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.

For PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B. Tech in Biochemical Engineering along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by various state, central, and private universities.



  • Food and beverage companies, agriculture and chemical industries, waste management firms, petroleum oil and gas fields, biomedical firms, engineering design companies, and pharmaceutical companies offer good prospects for biochemical engineers 
  • Except laboratories, biochemical engineers can involve in the overall supervision of a plant, apart from providing technical and management services.
  • Biochemical engineers also supervise the small and intermediate-scale manufacturing and packaging activities in pharmaceutical product development for clinical trial purposes.
  • They also work closely with process chemists and control engineers to ensure the process plant is set up to provide maximum output levels
  • Fresh biochemical engineering graduates and postgraduates can also work as:

Clinical Engineer

Bioinstrumentation Engineer

Biomaterial Engineer

Biomechanics Engineer

Systems Physiology Engineer

Patent Analyst

Research Scientist

Lecturer in government firms



  • Biochemistry
  • Bioentrepreneurship
  • Bioprocess Equipment Design and Computational Methods
  • Bioprocess Modelling and Simulation
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fertilizer Technology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Technology


  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 4.88 Lakhs Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science, Allahaba...
    Minimum Fees 1.92 Lakhs Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology, Dwarahat
    Degree Offered in UG
    B.E /Btech
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 6 Lakhs PES University, Bangalore
    Minimum Fees 1.59 Lakhs Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.E /Mtech.