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Department of Microbial Engineering

Biotechnology (BT) engineering is a field which studies engineering technologies utilizing knowledge gained from research on living organisms in order to assist people in their daily lives. Together with information technology (IT) and nanotechnology (NT), BT is presently one of the most prominent academic fields.

The Konkuk University (KU) Department of Microbial Engineering, founded in 1967, has acquired an extensive pool of knowledge of fields which deal with living organisms including biochemistry, industrial microbiology, biochemical engineering, fermentation technology, microbial culture technology, bioenergy engineering, proteome recombination genetic engineering, molecular cell biology, nano bioengineering, and the design and practice of biotechnology. Based on this extensive knowledge, we are able to foster highly skilled biological engineering professionals capable of working in fields related to advanced biological engineering, and also in industries that utilize living organisms.

The objective of our department is to foster the development of outstanding engineers required by 21st century bio industries, with specializations in the fields of bioprocess engineering, biomedicine engineering, bioenergy, bio and fermented food, and biomaterials. We provide specialized education on manufacturing practices in industries related to biological engineering as well as management standards and legislation on living organisms in the context of bioprocess engineering, a structural element mandatory for specialization in related fields. Such specialization allows our graduates to take on important leading roles in the course of society’s and industry’s development, both home and abroad, as expert researchers or engineers. In short, the department's objectives are as follows.

  1. To foster engineers able to take on leadership roles in academic and research fields related to bioprocess engineering.
  2. To provide the creative, practical knowledge and expertise required of engineers based on a fundamental knowledge of the natural sciences.
  3. To offer education that allows students to naturally acquire a sense of ethics, honesty and a global mindset.
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