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Biotechnology is the use of living organisms to create new products and processes. This field is an application of scientific and engineering principles to process materials using biological agents to deliver goods and services. It is an applied science and has great scope in medical, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical sciences. Our BS Biotechnology curriculum has been designed to produce graduates with updated and practical knowledge of this multidisciplinary and emerging field.

Biotechnology is the technology-based science that uses living systems to make beneficial products to improve the live and health of human beings. It is basically the science for human welfare. It also uses genetic engineering techniques to improve the characters of living organism. Biotechnology can be viewed as a group of useful, enabling technologies with wide and diverse applications. It has large, highly profitable, modern industrial outlets of great value to society e.g., DNA recombinant technology, most revolutionary branch of the modern science and have a profound impact on medicine, contributing to the diagnostics and cure of hereditary defects and serious disease and the development of new biopharmaceutical drugs and vaccines for human and animal use. It also deals with the modification of microorganisms, plants and farm animals for improved and tailored food production and to increased opportunities for environmental remediation and protection.
By virtue of new technologies dealing with plant and animal breeding are much faster and have lower costs. Genetically modified crops are growing exponentially. The field is further exemplified with the industrial production of enzymes like proteases, amylases, celluloses and lipases, industrial manufacturing plants for milk and milk products, alcohols, organic acids, antibiotics, vitamins, growth promoting factors and monoclonal antibodies.

The Biotechnology describes biological processes that have been engineered, that makes use of biological systems, living organisms and its components to create products and other technological systems with the aim of advancing the human condition. This advancement may come in the form of increased food production, medicinal breakthroughs or health improvement as result of new knowledge and products. The biotechnology program believes to produce practical environment in connection with theoretical background knowledge for the highest class education and research. The Curriculum comprises 47 courses (core and elective courses). This four-year program provides knowledge about different modules like therapeutic, diagnostic, genetic engineering, tissue engineering stem cell technology, molecular biology scientific investigations for forensic studies, production of vaccines, antibiotics and various drugs.

There are four bachelor programs that biomedical engineering department is currently offering which are mentioned below.

  • BS in Biomedical Engineering- This is a 4 years Pakistan engineering council recognized degree program that requires 60 percentage marks in HSc (Pre medical and Pre Engineering) / A levels examination.
  • BS Biomedical Sciences Program This is a 4 years program that requires 50 percentage marks HSc (Pre Medical and Pre Engineering)/ A levels, to be admitted in SSUET.
  • BS Biotechnology Program This is a 4 years program that requires 50 percentage marks HSc (Pre Medical and; Pre Engineering)/ A levels, to be admitted in SSUET.

Biotechnology has become one of the fast-growing sectors. This is in fact the science of the future and the experts in this discipline are in highest demand, in Pakistan as well as abroad. There is great scope in this field as Biotechnology is currently being used in many areas including:

· Pharmaceutical Industries
· Food Industries
· Textile Industries
· Chemical Industries
· Energy production
· Agriculture and Fisheries
· Horticulture and Land escaping
· Bioremediation
· Health care sector
· Fertilizers Sector
· Commerce sector
· Quality control sectors
· Regulatory bodies
· Sustainable development
· Environmental control agencies
· Forensic Laboratories
· Diagnostic Laboratories
· Research Laboratories
· Education/Teaching
· Hospitals

· Internationally recognized degree via Washington accord
· In demand occupation locally and internationally
· Massive career growth
· Tertiary Education Opportunities worldwide


· Highly qualified foreign faculty members.
· Pakistan Engineering Council’s registered engineer.

Sir Syed University students can easily transfer their credits to International renowned universities around the globe as there is a MoU signed between the partner universities.

University has its own HEC recognized journal that publish top notch research articles in the field of engineering

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has industrial linkage with many renowned industries in Pakistan.

Department offered internships in multiple organizations where cutting edge research is performed in hi-tech laboratories.

There are multiple courses that the department of biotechnology offers in the name of professional growth. Be it research oriented training or related to engineering technology workshops.

BMD students enjoy a much diversified culture during their stay as there are students from almost every part of the city.

SSUET also provides hostel to the students who are from outside Karachi.
BMD students can enjoy indoor and outdoor gaming activities.
A separate masjid and canteen are also available to the students
A highly advanced departmental research
and library center is available for BMD students.
A dedicated girl’s common room (GCR) is also provided to the female students.

Department offered merit based scholarships and financial assistance to needy students worth in millions.
There are 05 different categories of scholarships available in the university