The Department of Biotechnology and Engineering was established by the Order of the Rector of NTUU "KPI" in January 2001 as a structural unit of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biotechnology of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". This decision was made in accordance with today's requirements for the priority development of the latest biotechnology in our country.

     The use of substances of biotechnological origin is the basis for the development of modern civilization. Obtaining these producers is impossible without the appropriate technical and scientific support for a variety of purposes.

     Thus, apparatus for growing biological agents and apparatus for processing biological mass are widely used in production; in the pharmaceutical industry - equipment for synthesis, purification and production of finished dosage forms; in medicine - equipment to support the vital functions of donor organs and cells of living organisms, pumping of physiological fluids, accurate and continuous dosing of drugs, conducting complex biological and biochemical analyzes and tests; in the scientific sphere it is a technique for cloning, artificial insemination, various manipulations with cellular organelles; in the energy sector, the system of processing household organic waste into biogas is becoming more widespread. A significant step in the development of biotechnology can be considered its "exit" into space. Microgravity and other cosmic factors are the most favorable conditions for solving such fundamental problems as the cultivation of high-quality protein crystals for pharmaceutical research and obtaining laboratory samples of three-dimensional tissues.

     Technological lines of world-famous companies-manufacturers of special equipment are characterized by a high level of involvement of achievements not only of modern technology, but also achievements in the field of pharmacy and biotechnology. Accordingly, the educational process at the department is organized taking into account the requirements of future specialists to master the theoretical basis and practical skills in both strategic areas. Modern equipment must not only be professionally operated and serviced, but also qualified to design, combine into flexible production lines and carry out their complex automation with the involvement of robotic systems and complexes.

At present, the department is designed to train specialists at three levels - bachelor, master and PhD - training 133 - Industrial Engineering, specialization 4 - Equipment for pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. The license volume is: 20 people for full-time budget training and 20 people for full-time contract training.