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The Tecnolgico de Monterrey Campus Quertaros Biotechnological Engineering program teaches students using an interdisciplinary outlook that orients them in utilizing biotechnological processes for the development, production, and innovation of products and services. Graduates of the program can enjoy successful careers in diverse industrial sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare, food processing, and bioenergy, where they will be part of the teams creating highly-value products and services by applying and optimizing biological systems and its components. Moreover, the programs multidisciplinary, leading-edge education provides its graduates to join research and molecular diagnosis centers or to pursue further graduate studies in the sciences field.

Upon completion of the program, graduates from the Biotechnological Engineering program will have the ability to: Develop and design high-value products and innovative biotechnological processes of commercial interest within a framework of legality, ethics, and sustainable development. Innovate and generate new biotechnologies stemming from cutting-edge scientific discoveries in diverse industrial sectors. Provide specialized consulting and molecular diagnosis services in companies and research centers. Foster the generation of technology-based firms by applying their state-of-the-art knowledge and taking advantage of market opportunities. Know and be aware of the economic, social, and political reality in their environment, acting with solidarity and responsibility to improve the quality of life in communities. Identify, analyze, and assess personal, professional, and environmental ethical dilemmas. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, in Spanish and in English, the outcome of projects or research.


BT1010 DS1003 F1002 H1016 H1040 MA1015 Q1001 Introduction to Bioengineering Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development (Course with project) Physics I Foreign Language Analysis and Verbal Expression Mathematics I Chemistry

BT1002 F1003 MA1017 Q1007 Q1014 TC1017 Genetics Physics II Mathematics II Structural Organic Chemistry Experimental Chemistry Problem Solving with Programming (Course with project)

BT1003 H1018 HS2000 IQ1001 MA2009 Q2000 Molecular Biology Ethics, Self, and Society Humanities and Fine Arts Material Balance Mathematics III Biochemistry (Course with project)

BT1007 BT2003 H2001 IQ2000 IQ2001 M2025 MA2010 Microbiology Laboratory Microbiology Verbal Expression in the Workplace Energy Balance Thermodynamics Numerical Methods in Engineering (Course with project) Differential Equation

BT2001 EC1010 IQ2003 MA1006 OP3028 Q1010 Genetic Engineering Economy to Business Creation (Course with project) Equilibrium Thermodynamics Probability and Statistics Professional Elective I Analytical Chemistry

BT2002 BT2004 BT2005 BT3002 EM1005 IN2004 OP3029 Genetic Engineering Laboratory Tissue Culture Enzymology and Biocatalysis (Course with project) Metabolic Engineering Entrepreneurship (Course with project) Statistical Quality Control Professional Elective II

BT2006 BT3000 HS2005 IN2023 IN2025 OP3030 OP3031 Enzymology and Biocatalysis Laboratory Tissue Culture Laboratory Citizenship (Course with project) Design and Analysis of Experiments Project Evaluation and Management Professional Elective III Professional Elective IV

BT3001 BT3013 MR2012 MR2015 OP3032 VA2010 VA2011 Food Development and Bioproducts (Course with project) Bioprocess Laboratories Process Automation Process Automation Laboratory Professional Elective V Topics I Topics II

BT3005 BT3014 BT3025 HS2006 OP3033 VA2012 VA2013 Toxicology Bioengineering Design Project (Course with project) Introduction to Professional Development Applied Ethics Professional Elective VI Topics III Topics IV

BT1010 Introduction to Bioengineering
During this introductory course to bioengineering, students will become familiar with the characteristics of biotechnological engineering graduates, including their competencies, career field, and professional development. In addition, they will learn about the organizational structure of the Tec de Monterrey Campus Quertaro, its rules, and its regulations.


Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development

This course will consist of one of the following projects: Biology and Sustainable Development

Students will identify possible areas of development and interaction through the use of biological concepts and the identification of how can they be used to support sustainable development.


Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development (Continued)

This course will consist of one of the following projects: Climate Change and Energy Use

Students will learn the role that low gaseous compound concentrations play on the terrestrial atmosphere in reference to climate change, as well as the potential for the acidification of the oceans and the destruction of the ozone layer. In addition, students will explain, in basic terms, the function of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and their potential in reinforcing atmospheric re-radiation, as well as the potential acidification of oceans due to carbon dioxide and the subsequent degradation of marine ecosystems. They will understand and explain the basic principles of renewable energy sources, such as solar collectors, photovoltaic systems, tides and waves, wind, and the availability of energy through biomass using agricultural and forest residues as well as passive elements in construction and linking the basic principles of renewable energy to relevant technology for the student's professional career. Furthermore, they will understand the impact of climate change and the strategies for mitigation and adaptation.


Physics I

Students will apply physical and mathematical concepts to linear and angular kinematics and dynamics using vector language. They addition, they will apply concepts from the laws of physics to propose solutions to scenarios involving particles in movement and/or objects in rotation.


Foreign Language

This course focuses on improving the students use of English at an intermediate level, developing their ability to understand and speak the language as well as their critical thinking skills, providing students with the methodology required to write an academic paper in English. Social themes and environmental problems will be discussed. Students will practice analyzing and synthesizing ideas and information as well as reasoning and debating skills. They will review informal and technical vocabulary and practice writing skills in addition to developing and understanding specific issues.


Analysis and Verbal Expression

Students will develop their skills in analysis and critical thinking through organized, reflective practice in the processes of reading, writing, investigation, and oral communication.


Mathematics I

Students will learn and recognize, in real situations, the variation of one given variable compared with another and how to represent it mathematically. In addition, students will analyze the relationship between both variables, using derivatives as well as including the analysis of the behavior of a function at infinity and the case when the function has infinite discontinuities.



Students will integrate the properties, structures, and behavior of materials and the transformations of matter using the governing principles and laws as their basis and applying them to situational problems.



Students will describe the mechanisms which control genetic inheritance and the variation of characters between organisms, solve Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance problems, classify chromosomal mutations, and explain the origin of genetic disorders.


Physics II

Students will apply the concepts and physical principles of fluid mechanics, undulatory phenomena, and thermodynamics to problem solving and the description of simple devices. In addition, they will apply the laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and undulatory movement to determine the physical characteristics (heat, temperature, pressure, equilibrium, movement, etc.) of a physical system.


Mathematics II

Students will learn and understand the concepts of definite integral and the differential use the integral and its properties to solve problems, solve integrals using the integration techniques, comprehend the concepts of succession and series, and apply Taylor's Theorem to solve problems that require approximation.


Structural Organic Chemistry

Students will use their knowledge of functional groups and structure representation in organic chemistry in order to understand the benefits and risk factors associated with organic compound handling. In addition, they will comprehend the importance of stereochemistry and its relationship to the molecular properties, especially in the area of biology, emphasizing its importance to living matter, and learn about organic reactions and their most common mechanisms in the transformations of organic compounds (analysis and synthesis).


Experimental Chemistry

Students will integrate their theoretical knowledge of the classification, properties, and transformation of matter by conducting chemical experiments in a safe, orderly, and collaborative manner, apply the processes and standards, and handle materials and equipment properly in the context of the chemistry laboratory. In addition, they will use their observation, analysis, and synthesis skills to solve experimental problems and apply logical reasoning to design and conduct experiments as well as to report their results.

TC1017 BT1003

Problem Solving with Programming Molecular Biology

Students will apply logic to generate algorithms that provide the solution to engineering problems.

Students will understand genetic structure and organization, comprehend replication mechanisms, transcription, translation, and their regulations. Students will also understand the techniques and methods of molecular biology.


Ethics, Self, and Society

Students will comprehend the importance and foundations of ethics in todays world, allowing them to make responsible decisions in order to complete their personal life projects and to learn how to interact constructively in their social environment.


Humanities and Fine Arts

This course will consist of an elective class in the area of Humanities and Fine Arts which the student may choose. Their choices will include courses such as Media, Culture, and Society, Contemporary Art and Culture, Creating Writing, Contemporary Literature, and so on. Check the most recent course catalog to see what classes are available for students to complete this course section.


Material Balance

Students will propose the flow diagram based on the process description, propose mass balances for processes with and without chemical reactions, solve the mass balance for processes with and without chemical reactions, and identify areas of opportunity in a process in order to save and efficiently use materials (waste minimization).

MA2009 Mathematics III

Students will use the concepts of gradients, rotations, and divergence in a critical manner to study the nature of vector fields, use line, surface, and volume integrals to solve problems involving vector fields, and recognize the extensions of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for one variable and multiple variables, including Stokes' Theorem, Gauss Theorem, and the Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals.



Students will identify biomolecules, understand their transformations in complex biological processes, identify the function of biomolecules in metabolic processes, metabolic pathways and their regulations, examples of pathologies which result from their modification, and perform calculations of bioenergetics and enzyme kinetics with and without inhibition.


Microbiology Laboratory

Students will be able to implement various methods of isolation, identification, and quantification of microorganisms.



Students will identify the general characteristics of microorganisms and their relationship with the environment. In addition, students will apply concepts in order to identify, analyze, and control microbial industrial processes in chemical, industrial, foods, and environmental areas.


Verbal Expression in the Workplace

Students will develop the necessary skills to express themselves verbally and in an appropriate manner for writers and speakers, having completed exercises in argumentation, value judgments, and the use of specialized vocabulary.


Energy Balance

Students will propose and solve energy balances for processes which involve temperature and phase changes, apply the concepts of heat of reaction, heat of mixing, vapor-liquid equilibrium, and humidity and saturation at energy balance. Furthermore, they will apply simultaneous mass and energy balances to the analysis of complex chemical processes and analyze transient state processes from the point of view of mass and energy balances.



Students will analyze energy transformation processes, calculate the thermodynamic properties of pure substances, evaluate process performance, and define the performance limits of systems.


Numerical Methods in Engineering

Students will learn how to propose a solution to an engineering problem, manually or with a computer, by applying numerical methods.


Differential Equations

Students will identify and understand differential equations as a mathematical concept and as a model for studying particular phenomena in the area of engineering, use different methods to solve differential equations, and understand the meaning of the solutions in terms of the problem in question.


Genetic Engineering

Students will understand and analyze the processes of genetic manipulation which utilizes recombinant DNA methods, the uses and applications of genetic vectors to the cloning and expression of recombinant proteins, and explain the genetic diagnostic test for the analysis of genetically modified organisms, genetic disorders, metabolic dysfunctions, and the identification of pathogens.


Economy to Business Creation

Students will analyze the environment through the field of economics, thus promoting strategic thinking among entrepreneurs by means of business-oriented economic concepts.


Equilibrium Therodynamics

Students will calculate the temperature and pressure of equilibrium in processes with phase changes for pure and mixed compounds, calculate the partitioning of components between phases in equilibrium, evaluate the composition at equilibrium for certain operational conditions in reactional systems, and calculate the pressure and/or temperature necessary to obtain the desired compositions in the equilibrium of a reactional system.


Probability and Statistics

Students will understand the basic concepts of probability and problem solving using counting techniques, conditional probability, and discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions. Moreover, students will analyze a set of experimental data and make statistical inferences from the data.


Analytical Chemistry

Students will be able to indicate which are the indispensable phases in the sampling, analysis, and evaluation of the results of a chemical analysis, interpret the guidelines and protocol for chemical analysis recommended from a legal and regulatory standpoint, recognize the analytical techniques which generate the most appropriate information for the prevention, control, and resolution of industrial problems, recognize the need for the presentation of precise and exact results, and value the importance of chemical analysis as a tool for the modern world, as it contributes to the resolution of problems that affect our society.


Genetic Engineering Laboratory

Students will be able to develop competent cells for DNA incorporation, manipulate plasmid vectors, analyze cloned DNA, generate genetically modified organisms, and perform genetic identification.


Tissue Culture

Students will be able to comprehend the process of tissue development, analyze various tissue propagation techniques, control the development and formation of organs in a tissue, and identify the commercial applications of micropropagation.


Enzymology and Biocatalysis

Students will apply basic knowledge related to the use, analysis, and recuperation of enzymes and the fundamental theory of kinetic model estimation.


Metabolic Engineering

Students will understand metabolic regulation and control in organisms, obtain molecular and enzyme information through bioinformatics, analyze the tools used in alterating metabolic pathways, and analyze the required analytical techniques for evaluating metabolic changes.



Students will choose one of the following courses: Social Entrepreneurship

Students will learn to focus their entrepreneurial initiative in order to create innovative ventures of high social impact based on feasible business models that allow revenue generation and resource attraction as well as contribute to provide better opportunities to the low-income sector of the population. EM3004 Leadership for Entrepreneurial Development Students will enhance their entrepreneurial potential by developing their skills to identify, create, and evaluate new feasible business opportunities and business models based on technology and/or innovation, generating the most possible value whilst being socially responsible.


Entrepreneurship (Continued)

Students will choose one of the following courses: Microenterprise Planning for Social Development

Students will identify Mexicos social and economic development needs, learn about the social issues surrounding microenterprises in Mexico, understand the dynamics of family businesses, know how to use social (with knowledge of formalization aspects) and business diagnostic tools, obtain knowledge of the principal functions of a business, visualize business opportunities in microenterprise settings, improve empathic listening and communication, know and apply the principles of strategic management, generate innovative solution ideas applied to microenterprise, and have a positive impact on entrepreneurs in order to improve the socioeconomic conditions of microenterprises and their environment.


Statistical Quality Control

Students will select and apply statistical quality control tools in order to improve production and service processes.


Enzymology and Biocatalysis Laboratory

Students will learn to recuperate and purify enzymes and determine enzymatic activity. They will also be able to apply kinetic analysis to experimental data and analyze the effect of different factors affecting enzymatic action.


Tissue Culture Laboratory

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply various methods of plant cloning, implement techniques for the propagation of plant and animal cells, promote the development of complete plant organisms using a cellular approach, and perform cytotoxicity and viability tests.



Students will choose one of the following courses: Citizenship: Social and Political Practice

This course contributes to the students' development as citizens with a historical awareness , a social vision, an analytical capacity, and the capacity to formulate critical opinions in order to encourage their effective participation in the shaping of an equitable, sustainable, and democratic society. H2027 Social Responsibility and Citizenship Students will develop a strong sense of responsibility and awareness of their role as citizens, of their potential for transforming themselves and their environment through learning based on direct actions in solving problems in their communities, as well as the promotion of economic development and the generation of jobs, and develop an integral learning perspective, addressing the different personality levels: intellectual, physical, emotional, intuitional and procedural, as well as the diverse learning construction styles. The course will contribute to the development of students' social skills through experiential and collaborative learning. P2007 Society, Development and Citizenship in Mexico The students will develop skills for the critical analysis of Mexican reality, from the individually and collaboratively study of the sociopolitical, economical, and cultural context, with the purpose of proposing alternative solutions to national issues and development, displaying attitudes of honesty, critical analysis, and accountability. P2012 Citizenship and Democracy Students will be able to analyze, understand, and evaluate, in a critical way, the Mexican political system, the constitutional elements of democracy, and the rule of law, as well as recognize the various forms of organization and the Mexican citizens' participation.


Design and Analysis of Experiments

Students will build regression models and design, conduct, and analyze experiments to prove hypotheses in science-related and engineering-related problems.


Project Evaluation and Management

Students will understand the impact of changing the value of money over time and formulate the justification and economic feasibility analysis for engineering projects, as well as the tools for controlling their execution.


Food Development and Bioproducts

Students will apply the scientific method, innovation, and development methodology to the design of a technological innovation and development project in the food or biotechnology industry and solve problems related to determining shelf life.


Bioprocess Laboratories

Students will use their knowledge of bioprocessing and emerging technologies to design, operate, and analyze the operation of equipment used in separation, concentration, purification, and/or transformation processes for diverse biomaterials.


Process Automation

Students will identify, analyze, and solve problems related to the automation of industrial processes by applying logic and continuous control systems based on different strategies and technologies.


Process Automation Laboratory

Students will carry out the analysis, design, and implementation of automatic control systems for continuous processes and logic control in batch-type processes.



Students will understand the concepts of environmental toxicology in foods and pharmaceuticals, applying the main tests used to identify of toxic substances and determine toxicological damage. Secondly, they will analyze toxicology regulations in national and international contexts, as well as appreciate the importance of toxicology and the critical role that it plays in the production of innocuous and safe products.


Bioengineering Design Project

Students will integrate their knowledge to design, complete, and evaluate the stages and necessary elements to conceptualize innovative bio-products, develop the processing plant required to manufacture them, conduct their economic and market evaluation, and ascertain their social and environmental impact.


Introduction to Professional Development

Students will review the topics that are most relevant to their major and acquire the tools and information needed to seek employment.


Applied Ethics

Students will choose one of the following courses which incorporates the area of ethical dilemmas: Professional Ethics and Auditing

Students will integrate their acquired accounting, fiscal, taxation, and auditing knowledge into a framework of ethical behavior and actions, assuming the professional and social responsibilities of a public accountant, particularly in their capacity as auditors. H2002 Ethics, Profession, and Citizenship Students will reflect on their personal and social responsibility as part of their professional career, as well as on their commitment to contribute to building a fairer and more sustainable society. NI2014 Business Ethics Students will review on distinct activities from an ethical perspective and social responsibility in their professional practice and their commitment to contribute to the formation of a more ethical and sustainable society.


Some of the courses listed are offered in English. Please see the most recent course catalog in order to check what language will be used for the course you wish to enroll. Those not offered in English are given in Spanish. In addition, use the course catalog to review which semester your desired course will be offered. Courses are subject to change without notice at any time prior to the start of the semester.



Courses not listed under Course Description are not offered for international students as they consist of two to three classes per semester. For more information about these courses, please see our course catalog.


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