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- UCAS institution code
MEng Chemical Engineering
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
• Biotechnology in our lives and the role of chemical engineers (Introduction)
• Fundamental Microbiology and Biochemistry
• Basic Biochemical Reactions (Rate Expressions)
• Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics
• Batch Cultures of microorganisms
• Sterilisation and Biosafety
• Bioreactor Configurations
• Downstream Processing
The unit aims to:
Provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals of biotechnology and bioprocess engineering emphasising the chemical engineering aspects.
ILO 1 .Define biotechnology and its different applications to identify the roles of the chemical engineer in this area
ILO 2. Integrate the fundamentals of chemical engineering with those of biology with an appreciation of the constraints this imposes on engineering design
ILO 3. Describe the main components of a bioprocess
ILO 4. Interpret experimental data relating to biotechnological processes such as growth curves
ILO 5. Formulate simple mathematical models of a bio-reaction system
ILO 6. Apply basic concepts of enzyme and microbial kinetics to the design of bioreactors and bioprocesses
ILO 7. Describe the main methods of sterilisation and issues of biosafety.
ILO 8. Describe downstream processes and their suitability for different bioproducts.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures provide fundamental aspects supporting the critical learning of the module and will be delivered as pre-recorded asynchronous short videos via our virtual learning environment.
Synchronous sessions will support the lecture material with Q&A and problem-solving sessions where you can apply the new concepts. Surgery hours are also available for drop-in support.
Students are expected to expand the concepts presented in the session and online by additional reading (suggested in the Online Reading List) in order to consolidate their learning process and further stimulate their interest to the module.
- Core Learning Material (e.g. recorded lectures, problem solving sessions): 24 hours
- Self-Guided Work (e.g. continuous assessment, extra problems, reading) : 44 hours
- Exam Style Assessment Revision and Preparation: 32 hours
Exam style assessments
Please note that the exam style assessments weighting may be split over midterm and end of semester exams.
Feedback on problems and examples, feedback on coursework and exams, and model answers will also be provided through the virtual learning environment. A discussion board provides an opportunity to discuss topics related to the material presented in the module.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||32|
|Independent study hours|
|Hosameldin Anwar Mohamed Abdel Aleem||Unit coordinator|
|Abdullatif Alfutimie||Unit coordinator|