Biochemical Engineering


Open Days

UCL Biochemical Engineering researcher in lab

UCL Graduate Open Day 23 November 2016

Come and see what makes UCL the UK’s number one university for graduate study* and why the QS World University Ranking currently places UCL 7th in the world. With nearly 700 graduate programmes, there is plenty to chose from.

Find out more and register for the graduate open day here.

Undergraduate Virtual Open Days 2016-2017

MSc Virtual Open Days 2017

MSc Open Days 2017

Time: 2pm - 4.30pm Location: Bernard Katz Building, UCL Bloomsbury Campus
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 future days, please email biochemeng@ucl.ac.uk


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. 

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.

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.