Biochemical engineers translate exciting discoveries in life sciences into practical materials and processes contributing to human health and well-being
If you are interested in learning, applying and developing new engineering skills and knowledge to meet global challenges relating to the development of novel medicines, pioneering stem cell therapies or green sustainable technologies, then Biochemical Engineering at UCL is for you.
In the next decade and beyond, UCL biochemical engineers' work will be vital not only in the area of new medicine manufacture but also for novel materials from renewable sources such as biofuels, improved approaches to reducing and dealing with environmental pollution and more nutritious foods. This critical work is being carried out not only by researchers and postgraduate students but also by those studying for a degree.
New and exciting discoveries in:
- Directed evolution
- Protein engineering
We offer several three and four-year undergraduate programmes. Our four-year integrated masters options include year in industry and year abroad. Our engineering degrees are IChemE accredited.
MSc programmes tailored for graduate scientists, engineers, or biochemical engineers with progression towards IChemE accreditation.
MRes, EngD and PhD programmes that offer a range of research degree opportunities, many collaborative with leading bioindustry companies
What will a degree from UCL Biochemical Engineering do for you? Find out about career opportunities and what our graduates have gone on to do.
The MBI courses are UCL-accredited short courses in bioprocessing, designed specifically for industrialists, that can be taken as stand-alone modules or can be combined for a Masters level qualification.
VISION is a leadership programme tailored for the bioindustry to capture the synergies between bioscience, technology and business practice
UCL Biochemical Engineering was the first such department in the UK. Come and visit us - online or in person. Meet our academics and students to find out about vaccines, biofuels, medicines and more
Watch one of our taster lectures on a range of subjects available across our programmes of study at UCL Biochemical Engineering