Biochemical Engineering (CHNG3804)
UNIT OF STUDY
Biochemical engineering is increasingly playing an important role in technology to modern society. The engineers with knowledge of various aspects of biochemical processes are tremendously valuable. The course will examine cutting edge examples of biochemical technologies across a broad range of applications relevant to chemical engineering. The specific objectives of this course are to understand the history and scope of the biotechnology industry; examine the role of biochemical engineering in the industrial application of biotechnology and its development. We will provide an understanding of the major fundamental aspects of biochemical engineering and implementing the knowledge acquired to some selected industrial applications.
At the completion of this unit of study students should have developed an appreciation of the underlying principles of biochemical engineering and the ability to apply these skills to new and novel situations. The students will be able to critically analyse different types of biochemical engineering processes and to improve these processes consistent with the principles of biochemical engineering.
Students are encouraged to engage in an interactive environment for exchange of information and develop problem-solving skills for successfully handling challenging engineering situations. This course will be assessed by quizzes, assignments and exams.
Further unit of study information
Lecture 2 hrs/week; Project Work - in class 2 hrs/week; Laboratory 4 hrs; Independent Study,
Through semester assessment (60%) and Final Exam (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
CHEM1101 and CHEM1102 and CHNG1103 and CHNG2801 and CHNG2802 and CHNG2803 and CHNG2804 and CHNG2805 and CHNG2806 and MATH1001 and MATH1002 and MATH1003 and MATH1005
Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering units of study in second year have been successfully completed.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.