Profession bioengineer

Bioengineers combine state of the art findings in the field of biology with engineering logics in order to develop solutions aimed at improving the well-being of society. They can develop improvement systems for natural resource conservation, agriculture, food production, genetic modification, and economic use.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type


  • Biological chemistry

    Biological chemistry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Genetics

    The study of heredity, genes and variations in living organisms. Genetic science seeks to understand the process of trait inheritance from parents to offspring and the structure and behaviour of genes in living beings.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.


  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

Optional knowledge and skills

use technical drawing software scientific research methodology industrial design design pharmaceutical manufacturing systems fermentation processes of food test samples for pollutants perform laboratory tests execute analytical mathematical calculations advise on nitrate pollution design principles pharmaceutical manufacturing quality systems general medicine processes of foods and beverages manufacturing statistical process control laboratory techniques toxicology evaluate pharmaceutical manufacturing process collect biological data biotechnology develop test procedures gel permeation chromatography use chromatography software develop product design apply scientific methods evolutionary biology develop pharmaceutical drugs gas chromatography biomedical engineering develop biocatalytic processes design scientific equipment advise on manufacturing problems develop food production processes food materials food science apply liquid chromatography perform toxicological studies pharmaceutical drug development pharmaceutical chemistry apply statistical analysis techniques medical devices materials high-performance liquid chromatography interpret 2d plans manage chemical testing procedures examine engineering principles document analysis results product data management ensure compliance with safety legislation assess the feasibility of implementing developments test procedures gather experimental data food storage develop biochemical manufacturing training materials draft design specifications pharmaceutical industry packaging processes design prototypes ensure compliance with environmental legislation packaging engineering analytical chemistry assist in clinical trials mathematics interpret 3d plans run laboratory simulations good manufacturing practices

Source: Sisyphus ODB