As with year 1, this year is also common to all of our degree programmes. At the end of this year you and your tutor will be able to agree the best way forward to a career in biochemical engineering.
Within this year you will have worked as a team member operating a pilot-scale facility to study the production of biochemical materials. This hands-on experience is distinctive to UCL in its range and provides firsthand insight of the challenges and excitement of making industrial process work.
pilot plant facility
Biochemistry and mathematics courses complete the fundamental studies underpinning biochemical engineering while process engineering courses complete the study of the fundamental principles underpinning biochemical engineering and include computer-aided design, separation processes, and the safe design of processes.
Biochemical engineering explores the challenges of recovery and purification of therapeutic materials from complex biological sources. Lectures, case studies and practical classes culminate in a whole-week pilot-plant project to make and purify biological material using some of the most advanced equipment available today.
An industrial biochemical engineering course provides the opportunity to hear experts in their own fields relate how to meet the challenges of, for example, providing therapeutic materials for society. This also provides an invaluable insight into the many possible careers available to biochemical engineering graduates in industry.
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