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Biochemical Engineering Taster Days 

Students in pilot plant

Choosing what to do at university can be a daunting experience and, while biochemical engineering sounds very exciting, how do you know it's right for you? We run two taster days in the summer one that covers the manufacture of biofuels and the other that looks at manufacturing new medicines.

These courses are a great way of enhancing your UCAS application and giving you a taster of what biochemical engineering is all about.

Manufacturing Biofuels: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

In this practical course we'll explore the fundamentals of manufacturing with biology: using case studies and practical examples of how Biochemical Engineers are helping to develop sustainable biofuels and improve access to affordable vaccines. There will the opportunity to design and conduct an experiment, as well as visit the UCL Pilot Plant to see first hand how process engineering and R&D in this area leads to advances in the pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology sectors. This course is particularly suitable for students who are would like a degree where they can combine maths with sciences, or who are interested new applications of chemical engineering.

Manufacturing new Medicines: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 

In this course we'll explore the fundamentals of how Biochemical Engineers are helping to develop new advanced medicines including cell and gene therapies There will the opportunity to visit the UCL Pilot Plant to see first hand how process engineering and R&D in this area can impact how new and improved medicines will be made in future. This course is particularly suitable for students who are would like a degree where they can combine maths with sciences, or who are interested in a career in the fast-growing sectors of biotechnology, stem cells, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and gene therapy.