MS vs ME in Biotechnology

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What would be the difference among Master of Science in Biotechnology and
Master of Engineering in Biotechnology?
 
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Any Engineering degree probably requires a lot of basic Engineering courses. I assume that the Engineering department would not let you into their Masters program without satisfying those requirements first.
 
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Well, grossly, an engineer gets things done and a scientist understands how things work; interdependencies, right?
 
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I don't think anyone can really answer this without more information.

An MSc and an MEng can mean different things in different programs. Are they course-based? Thesis-based? What are the goals of each program? Are they preparing students for a PhD? Is it a professional program? What courses do students have to take in each program? What options are available?

You have to look at the specific programs that you're interested in and dig into the details. And that will give you a more meaningful answer.
 
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That really depends on your school and the work you do.
However, if you move on into the biotech industry nobody will know or care about the difference. It's all about what you know and what you did, not the words on your diploma.
 
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MS may be viewed a little better, but probably not a whole lot. The reason is "MS" implies a thesis to some people, which implies original research. But the reality is many MS programs don't require a thesis making it kind of insignificant.
 

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