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BS937 - Bioproduct Plant Design & Economic Analysis

  • Module code: BS937
  • Module name: Bioproduct Plant Design & Economic Analysis
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module explains the integration of Unit Operations into functional and commercially viable bioprocesses. These are evaluated with regard to optimising performance in the context of process efficiency, product quality, capital and operating costs and environmental performance.

Principal learning outcomes

(a) Subject knowledge and understanding: The student will be able to identify and evaluate the key process steps to convert raw materials into marketable end products; Able to recommend and justify courses of action re bioprocess design and functionality, to optimise operations and undertake capital and operating cost analysis; (b) Key skills: Numeracy; Communication; Able to use industry standard process analysis tools to provide standardised evaluations; Identify knowledge gaps in the design and evaluation of bioprocesses; (c) Cognitive skills: By the end of the module the student should be able to interact effectively with several engineering disciplines on the design and feasibility of bioprocessing systems by oral, written or visual means.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures per week - 10 x 1 hour; Seminar sessions 8 x 1 hour.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS937-10)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Seminar 30%
  Poster 50%
  1 hour examination 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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