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CL4538 - Bioprocess Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Important industrial fermentation and microbial processes; biochemical and molecular biological concepts reviewed; enzyme kinetics; microbial growth and fermentation kinetics; batch, fed-batch and continuous culture modelling; aeration and mass transfer; immobilised cell culture; operation, monitoring and control of fermentation systems; downstream processing; bioprocess design and economics.

Learning Outcomes

  • to gain an appreciation of some typical bioprocess systems, such as waste water treatment and industrial fermentation;
  • to introduce students to the industrial applications of bioprocess engineering;
  • to provide students with a sound technical basis in bioprocess engineering.
Prerequisites: CL3010 AND CL3021 AND CL3030


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Phil Schneider.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.