The training usually includes the fundamental changes in various technologies applicable in the fields of biotechnical systems, based on modern laboratory equipment. Students further enhance their knowledge in students’ laboratory units making innovative and unique experimental samples of new technologies. Some of the fundamental changes in biotechnical systems are based on developments made in the field of microelectronics and computers. Several companies offer training in this subject to selected individuals who want to enhance their skills.
The training helps people in improving their skills in project management, highly qualified specialists in engineering management and quality control, management and manufacturing engineers. These courses are of two types – one is for fully qualified and second for non-qualified people who want to become project managers in biotechnological systems. This course provides highly qualified specialists training in fundamental changes in the techniques and methodologies in scientific instruments for microbiological analysis, solid and liquid phase separation, solid state chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, computer science, physics and electronics. In addition, this training covers many topics such as instrumentation methods, process engineering principles, software development, process optimization, cost calculation, safety analysis, and biological quality management. This course also covers hazardous materials, human health, occupational exposure to hazardous drugs and safety regulations.
Due to the advancement in the field of technology and introduction of new technologies in the industries, many concepts in mechanical engineering changed. Now students undergo a fundamental change in their basic skills in the project management area. This course helps students learn new and advance concepts in materials handling, physical processes, and other procedures involved in this professional activity. Some of the topics covered in the course are Physical Processes, Physical Engineering Processes, Thermo-mechanical processes, and Nanotechnology Concepts. The study of these concepts enable students to understand the importance of materials handling, mechanical and optical microscopy, electronic microscopy, and physical processes.
In this professional activity, there is need to learn about the physical processes involved in biotechnical systems and their applications. Students learn how to design efficient systems through several physical processes such as mechanical, chemical and biological. They learn about fluid transportation, gas and oil refinement, gas and vapor purification, energy production and distribution, and mechanical and optical imaging. After mastering the above mentioned processes, students can handle the design and development of efficient and safe technologies in the industries. These technologies are necessary in the process of converting raw materials into finished products and implementing them successfully.
As a part of medical systems, biotechnical engineers also learn how to provide solutions to medical problems of patients. In addition, they also learn the concept of patient mobility. They perform tasks such as setting up the equipment, installation and maintenance of such equipment. Other activities include troubleshooting, repair, and training of medical personnel in the use of these technologies. These technologies play an important role in the fields of electronics, biomedical science, and medical rehabilitation. The advancements made in these fields are continuously made based on the input of the biotechnical engineers.
Biotechnological plants and establishments around the world are increasingly utilizing these engineering services. This has lead to the establishment of numerous partnership universities and colleges across the world. At these partner universities and colleges, students can pursue a PhD in bioengineering. The most prominent universities that have established partnership with biotechnical plants and establishments are the School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Paris and the Colegia University of Leicestershire.
The leading universities that have collaboration with biotechnical plants and establishments are the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. In addition, several organizations throughout the world are taking advantage of the opportunities that exist between the world’s top universities. For example, the European Hydrochemicals Industry Association (EHOMA) and the European Chemical Council are collaborating with the University of Paris and the University of Cambridge. The participation of these and other institutions in international collaborations and joint venture programs has significantly contributed to the advances made in this field. Another project that has been realized as a result of these collaborations and joint venture programs is the construction of the CEA fuel row at Wageningen University.
With the latest trends in the world of biotechnological engineering, it is expected that the number of trainees enrolling in the program will increase considerably in the coming years. The number of students pursuing professional activity in this field is also expected to grow. While the field provides ample opportunities for young people to make use of their skills and knowledge in areas that have great scope, it has also drawn the attention of several multinational companies across the world. One of the major reasons behind this is that the modern methods used in biotechnological research activities are more accurate than the traditional methods that were prevalent before.