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Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

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Course Code
BENG101P
Level One
Credits 0.5
Module Tutor
TBC
Assessment
Unseen exam: 70%
Coursework: 30%
Prerequisites
None

Aims

To provide a general introduction to biochemical engineering including its role in the manufacturing of biotechnology products such as advanced medicines and biofuels. The course covers the basics of biological systems, bioprocessing, microfluidics and synthetic biology.

Learning Hours

Includes:

Lectures: 40h
Seminars/ eLearning: 10h
Required written work (e.g. essays/reports): 30h

Syllabus

  • Introduction to biochemical engineering
  • Units and dimensions
  • Energy agenda – carbon balance and prospect of biofuels
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Vaccine development
  • Biological systems for biotechnology
  • Introduction to up-stream processing (USP)
  • Introduction to down-stream processing (DSP) and clinical manufacture
  • Formulation and stability
  • Scale-down and microfluidics