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BS935 - Biochemical Engineering - Bioreactor Engineering & Unit Operations

  • Module code: BS935
  • Module name: Biochemical Engineering - Bioreactor Engineering & Unit Operations
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will introduce students to the range of fundamental operations used by process engineers, who perform chemical and biological reactions on a large scale and separate the raw products into finished materials suitable for the market place. The principle focus will be on biotechnological processes. The module will cover processing options for handling and separating compounds of interest. It aims to develop process engineering skills which will enable students to select the appropriate methods to make the required end product.

Principal learning outcomes

To develop an understanding of process enginering and the critical steps required to optimise reactor performance for the production and separation of industrially important compounds.

Timetabled teaching activities

34 hours over 2 weeks

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS935-10)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Seminar Presentation 30%
  Poster 50%
  1 hour examination (locally held) 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management (C5N2) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Integrative Bioscience (C1PK) - Year 1