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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

Identify and evaluate the key process steps to convert raw materials into marketable end products. Recommend and justify courses of action for bioprocess design and functionality to optimise operations. Undertake capital and operating cost analysis. Identify knowledge gaps in the design and evaluation of bioprocesses using the key skills of numeracy, communication & ability to use process analysis tools. Effectively communicate the design and feasibility of bioprocessing systems by oral, written or visual means.

Timetabled teaching activities

28 hours over 2 weeks

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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:

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