The Department of Biological Engineering
Biological Engineering is an advanced science of the 21st century, and biological technology has been a popular industry of this century. To satisfy the requirements of social development and market, Wuhu Institute of Technology established the Department of Biological Engineering in July, 2003. The Department has 5 majors, including Biological Engineering & Applied Biotechnology, Food Nutrition & Inspection, Zoology & Zoological Technology, Biological Pharmacy, and Epizooty Prevention & Immunization. Currently, the Department has an enrollment of almost 1,000 students, and all the majors have outstanding features and specific training goals. The Department boasts a strong faculty of 41 teachers, among which are 10professors and associate professors, 3 doctor’s degree holder, 12master’s degree holders, 7 postgraduate course takers, 3 China nation senior estimators on special branch and 6 estimators. Seventeen teachers have industry as well as teaching experience. The whole well-aged faculty, with a solid base of professional knowledge and skills, has the upmost dedication in teaching. The Department has established well-equipped laboratories, including anatomy laboratory, physiology laboratory, food inspection and processing laboratory, atomic fluorescence laboratory, chromatograph laboratory, fermentation laboratory, biochemical analysis laboratory, etc., as well as some other training and practicing bases, such as Mengliu Group, Yurun Group, Yili Industrial Group, ChiaTai Group, Shineway Group, Tsingtao Brewery Group, Nanjing Dairy Group, Huangchi Group, Beijing Resource Group, Antainy Group, Wuhu Biotechnology Pharmacy Zone, and the others. These bases provide a very good environment and conditions to cultivate the students’ ability of applying theories to practice.
The Department maintains an average employment rate up to 100% and the graduates of all the majors have good job prospects. The Department has reoriented the focus of employment from exploring more job markets to broadening employment channels and heightening the levels.
Guided by the Department motto of “ United and devoted, creative and progressive, improve the quality and serve the society”, we attach great importance to the spirit of putting students first, to strengthen the cultivation of students’ comprehensive quality, to establish a fine general mood of department, and our department has got great achievements in every aspects of the Institute’s work. We also maintain a serious, standard and human-based mode in both teaching and students management, so that our graduates, with their high comprehensive qualities and sound professional ethics, can adapt to the current national demand of talented professional workers.