Open Days & Virtual Tours

UCL Biochemical Engineering researcher in lab

MSc Summer School - Biochemical Engineering

11th June 2014, 10.30am-4.30pm

On the day you will have an introduction to the Department and Biochemical Engineering; a tour of our state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plant and the opportunity to meet with current PG BE students.

The Summer School is run in conjunction with UCL's Graduate Support Bursary Scheme, which is available to students with 'Home' tuition fee status from under-represented groups. The four MSc Biochemical Engineering bursaries include a full fee waiver, a living allowance of £10,000 and childcare support. For more information on the bursaries, application and eligibility criteria, please visit:

Prospective students who meet the entry requirements for their Degree, but not for the Bursary, are also welcome to participate in Summer School. 

Qualified applicants will receive reimbursement of their travel expenses.

To register your interest for the above, email your name directly to Detailed agenda will be sent to you in response. 

Virtual tours: The Pilot Plant

The Pilot Plant is an intermediate scale, industrial manufacturing facility that is used use to bring products to commercialisation. It is located in the basement of the Bernard Katz building and we’re one of the few university departments in Europe to have one. Pilot scale bioreactors, homogenisers and centrifuges give our students the hands on training and experience required to broaden their understanding.  It allows them to consider the industrial perspective on commercialisation and adds value to their experience. 

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Teaching Laboratories

All undergraduate and masters students are required to supplement their lectures with laboratory practicals. Laboratories such as the one below are used to teach students key engineering fundamentals such as oxygen transfer and fluid dynamics, as well as biochemical assays and protocols. Doctoral students are trained as demonstrators for lab practicals, which provides valuable teaching experience.

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Our Research

The research conducted by the department is used as the basis of teaching materials. Research into protein engineering, biofuels, vaccines and regenerative medicine feed directly into all levels of degree based learning. Our discoveries today will help shape tomorrow's products. Final year students will have the opportunity to work on a research project of their choosing giving them additional research experience. 

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