Biotechnical Engineering (BE)

pltw_logoThe major focus of the Biotechnical Engineering (BE) course is to expose students to the diverse fields of biotechnology including biomedical engineering, bio-molecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural and environmental engineering. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems that can be accomplished in a high school setting related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, human interface, bioprocesses, forensics, and bio-ethics.

Biotechnology Honors: Grades 10-12 – 1 credit (596)
Recommendation: Student should have completed Principles of Engineering or Intro to Engineering Design. Teacher permission may be granted in special circumstances to students showing special interest and aptitude.
The major focus of this course is to expose students to the diverse fields of biotechnology including biomedical engineering, molecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural and environmental engineering. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, forensics and bioethics. Students in this course apply biological and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, improve and extend living systems.