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Module

CME8127 : Bioprocess Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Jarka Glassey
  • Lecturer: Dr Marloes Peeters
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module extends the biochemical engineering knowledge of students by providing basic understanding of the latest developments in bioprocess development, modelling, monitoring and control. To provide chemical engineers with a background knowledge in the area of bioprocess development with emphasis on biopharma , latest research developments in bioprocess modelling and control. These areas are exceedingly sought after by the (bio)pharmaceutical industries.

Outline Of Syllabus

Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technologies as a demonstration of structured approach to bioprocess development, aseptic sampling, latest measurement devices for biomass concentration analyses, data-based modelling techniques in bioprocess modelling, process development, supervision and control.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00Preparation and delivery of group presentations
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion251:0025:00Preparation and completion of report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00Computer practice
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures will introduce concepts of aseptic sampling, measurement methods, data treatment, modelling and application of models in bioprocess development, optimisation, monitoring and control.

Research on the report topic will provide experience of advanced process development and report preparation

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation151M30Group presentation on advanced monitoring and development of bioprocesses, 15 min presentation is given to the rest of the cohort
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M45Group Bioprocess development assignment, maximum 2000 words plus graphs.
Computer assessment1M15VLE tests to check knowledge acquisition from the on-line material
Oral Examination1M10Questioning during student presentations. VLE contributions towards questions on student presentations
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The oral presentation will test the students’ knowledge and understanding of the module, their ability to critically review a range of literature sources and explain specific concepts of advanced monitoring and development techniques to wider audience.
Assignment report will assess the remaining skills outcomes.

Reading Lists

Timetable