Open Days & Virtual Tours

UCL Biochemical Engineering researcher in lab
MSc Open Days

Our MSc Open Days provide you with the opportunity to find out more about Biochemical Engineering, explore which of the MSc programme routes might be suitable for you and ask any questions you might have.  You may attend on any of the following dates:

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Location: Design Suite, Bernard Katz Building, UCL Bloomsbury Campus

The Open Day schedule includes:

  • Introduction  (UCL and the Department; What is Biochemical Engineering)
  • Tour of Facilities (Upstream area; Downstream area; Mammalian cell area)
  • Case Study
  • PG options and Q&A

To register for one of our open days, please email

MSc Biochemical Engineering Course Page

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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