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This year is common to all of our degree programmes. The aim of the first year is to introduce you to biochemical engineering both in lectures and in the practical training facilities. You learn what underpins the production of therapeutic materials and what the future holds in terms of exciting new opportunities that are becoming available through the biological sciences.
Fundamentals of biochemistry, chemistry and mathematics are provided to bring everyone to a common academic standard. These courses are geared to match your particular background and along with your earlier studies provide an introduction to the science and mathematics underpinning the study of biochemical engineering.
An introduction to process engineering is the start of meeting the challenge of how to translate a scientific idea into practical industrial reality – for example the principles underlying the maintenance of cell life by transfer of nutrients and waste products and by sensitive temperature control.
An introduction to biochemical engineering explores the whole bioprocess sequence from the cell to a final therapeutic material including formation, recovery and purification. The fundamental sciences and process engineering principles are drawn together in lecture reviews, case studies, process-scale experimentation and industrial visits to give an insight of how biochemical engineering contributes to society.
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