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1. Objectives

This program aims to cultivate students with sound personality, social responsibility, international perspective, basic theory of biology, good experimental skills and related subject knowledge, strong sense of innovation, good teamwork, high overall quality. After graduation, the students should be high-quality integrated talents who can do research work, teaching, technology development and management in the field of science and technology such as medicine, food, chemicals, materials, and environment.

The students are supposed to have the background knowledge of biology-related industry, such as medicine, environment protection, food and bio-energy. Compared with Biotechnology Program for BSc Degree, Bioengineering combines biology with engineering, and play an important role in the field of engineering designing, production management, new technology research, new product development. Therefore, Bioengineering Program aims to cultivate students to be armed with knowledge, capacity, and awareness of innovation, and the ability of coordination.

The Bioengineering Program focuses on fostering research-typed talents, and there are two levels of the orientation, one is that the professionals have continuing learning and research ability and can further their study in specific field; the other is that the professionals have solid theory foundation and practical ability that can be engaged in research and development in this profession or related fields.

2. Regulations and Requirements

A.    Knowledge Structure

A1. Basic knowledge in the area of literature, history, philosophy, art, sports etc., it requires students to inprove their knowledge level in addition to the basic education.

A2.With respect to the introductory research methods of disciplines of social sciences though a short-term academic exploration, students are exposed to the discipline’s research method, rather than learning a simplified overview of discipline or common sense.

A3.With regard to the basic knowledge of natural sciences and engineering technology, the knowledge should be closely linked to social and personal lives, which can help students improve their scientific literacy and engineering awareness

A4.Concerning the basic knowledge of mathematics or logistics, it requires to develop students’ analysis ability and logical thinking ability on the basis of fundamental education.

A5.1 Understand the basic theory, knowledge, skills of the professional mathematics, physics, chemistry, foreign languages, and computer skills.

A5.2 Understand the bioengineering core knowledge, and master the solid knowledge of life sciences. Understand the basic thought and method of life sciences. Understand the importance and potential development ability of life sciences as a basic discipline in our modern life. Table1 represents the core knowledge structure of bioengineering.

A5.2.1 Master the knowledge system of Bioengineering, including general biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, bio-engineering unit operations; fermentation engineering, enzyme engineering, cell engineering, genetic engineering; biological reaction kinetics, biochemical separation engineering, ecological engineering, environmental biotechnology, biotechnology, bio-engineering equipment, bio-plant design.

A5.2.2 Master the necessary skills of the biological experiments and experimental data processing and analysis methods.

B Competency Requirements

B1Capacity of clearly thinking and accurate expression in language;

B2Capacity of discovering, analysis and solving problems;

B3Capacity of thinking critically and working creatively;

B4Capacity of coordinating with different types of people;

B5Capacity of appreciating literary and artistic works;

B6 Proficient in at least one foreign language;

B7Capacity of lifelong learning;

B8 Capacity of organization and management;

B9 Master different kinds of modern media to obtain scientific research information, including information written in English;

B10 Capacity of designing experiments and creating experimental conditions; concluding, managing and analyzing experiment results; writing papers as well as participating in academic exchanges.

3 Constitution of Course System

3.1 General education courses

General education courses consist of three parts, namely, public courses, general education core courses and general education practice, with totally 48 credits. Public courses consist of ideological and political courses, English and physical education, which accounts for 25 credits; general education core courses sum up to 21 credits, that is humanities 8 credits, social sciences 4 credits, natural sciences and engineering technology 9 credits; general education practice is responsible for 2 credits.

3.2Professional education courses

Professional education courses consist of basic courses, professional core courses (compulsory) and professional elective courses, which totally accounts for 77 credits, with basic courses 31 credits, professional compulsory courses 38 credits. And professional elective courses have three modules, namely industrial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and bioinformatics, from which you can pick up one and complete 8 credits.

3.3Professional practice courses

Practice courses consist of compulsory experiment courses, various kinds of internship, compulsory practice courses, military training and graduation project (thesis), with 17.5 credits, 13 credits, 3 credits and 24 credits respectively, totally 54.5 credits.

3.4 Individualized education courses

Individualized education courses are optional courses that requires students complete 20 credits in the length of all semesters. The credits can be taken from any courses apart from the compulsory and elective courses of professional education, professional education, practice education these three modules, for example, the credits of minor courses, the credits of optional courses, the exceeding credits after completing the required credits in the professional limited module, the credits of professional elective courses which has no credit requirements in some professions, the approved credits of University EnglishⅢ, University EnglishⅣ, extracurricular technology, discipline contest, and practical innovation projects.

4. Schooling system, graduation requirements and academic degree

Bioengineering has a flexible schooling system which lasts for 4-6 years. It allows students to graduate after obtaining 199.5 credits. It also allows students to extend the study period but generally not more than six years. After completing the curricula required by the program and related practice, obtaining the required credits, with qualified assessment of morality, intelligence and physiques, students are supposed to be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science, according to the requirements stipulated by the Academic Degree Regulations of the People’s Republic of China.


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