Year 1 core modules
Year 2 core modules
Final-year core modules
Modules offered may vary.
The central domain of bioprocess engineering concerns the synthesis of biological materials using biological agents such as cells, enzymes, or antibodies. This module commences with a brief introduction to biology, and you develop a broad understanding of bioprocesses and selection of appropriate bioreactors for manufacturing selective products. This include bioreactions, principles of microbial fermentation with specific examples (medium constituents, choice of feedstock, media preparation), fermentation conditions (examples, types, mode of operation of fermenters) and design of bioreactors.
You consider some of the fundamental products of aerobic and anaerobic fermentations, with examples from biofuel, biosurfactant, food and pharmaceutical. In addition to this, you discuss issues of fermentation scale-up and waste minimisation