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Biochemical Engineering

New discoveries in the field of medicine and science are being made constantly. Transforming these discoveries into benefits such as drug treatments, or improvements in the quality of life, is the job of biochemical engineers, who can integrate science with processes in an affordable and sustainable way.

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Biochemical Engineering

Why study Biochemical Engineering at UCL?

UCL was a founding laboratory in the discipline of biochemical engineering and has pioneered teaching of the subject. The department's Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, a £30 million facility containing state-of-the-art fermentation and downstream processing equipment, facilitates world-class laboratory training on whole pilot-scale bioprocesses.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Our rigorous but flexible programme allows you to take core elements in conjunction with optional modules in which you can focus on underpinning biological science training, an independent research project or process engineering. Our world-class research is used to extend and develop the taught modules.

Teaching and assessment

The programme provides a set of modules for one academic year with lectures, case studies and laboratory activities, each assessed through examination, coursework, or written project report.

Modules in Biochemical Engineering

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BENG0003 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BENG0006 Bioprocess Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BENG0008 Evaluation and Planning of Business Opportunities in Bioprocessing and Life Sciences 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BENG0024 Biochemical Reaction Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BENG0025 Computer-Aided Bioprocess Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 4 (FHEQ 7) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BENG0034 Integrated Downstream Processing 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BENG0039 Cell Therapy Biology, Bioprocessing and Clinical Translation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BENG0041 Bioprocess Validation and Quality Control 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BENG0070 Bioprocess Research Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
BENG0087 Design and Control of Biochemical Reactors 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

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