The course work and projects included in the M.S. in Biotechnology Innovation and Computation program are all designed around current challenges and research areas related to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care industries. Students learn how to evaluating emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in addition to developing a variety of scientific and technical skills such as large scale system integration, big data analysis, machine learning, information retrieval, content management, text and data mining, and computation biology. Students in the program will work closely in teams with industry advisors and sponsors to develop innovative, relevant solutions to current real-world problems. This approach combines academic learning and close industry connections to develop applied, practical experiences.