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CHNG3804: Biochemical Engineering (2017 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CHNG3804: Biochemical Engineering (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
Dr Kavanagh, John
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||(CHNG2801" >CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG2803" >CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804" >CHNG2804 AND CHNG2805 AND CHNG2806) OR (CHNG2801" >CHNG2801 AND CHNG2803" >CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804" >CHNG2804 AND AMME2960).|
|Brief Handbook Description:||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.
|Assumed Knowledge:||Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units of study in second year have been successfully completed.|
Dr Kavanagh, John
|T&L Activities:||Project Work - in class: Self directed group learning sessions.
Laboratory: Each group will conduct two experiments according to a schedule that will be given to class at the beginning of semester. Laboratory practice will be commenced from week 3.
Independent Study: Students are expected to spend about 3-4 hours of ‘self directed learning’ outside the specified contact periods.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Tutorials, projects and laboratory practices are provided to promote problem solving skills of the students||Design (Level 3)|
|Develops the skills and tools needed for engineering practice - systems understanding of large classes of behavior.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|The students will learn the fundamental aspects of biochemical engineering.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|The students will obtain the skills to conduct research independently in new area and promote their critical thinking.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Team work, oral presentation, and writing report were designed to improve communication skills of the students.||Communication (Level 3)|
|The assessments will promote the student`s responsibily for their performance..||Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
Final Exam: This exam will be for assessment of individual student`s performance.
Mid-Sem Exam: The exam is designed to assess the student`s performance individually.
Project: Projects will be given each two weeks and it is for group of two students. The due date for submission of project will be two weeks.
Lab Skills: Each group will conduct three experiments during the semester. each group needs to submit a report for the laboratory work that involve calculation and research.
Presentation/Seminar: A topic will be elected by each group relevant to advances in biochemical engineering processes; each group will conduct literature survey and prepare a presentation.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Fundamentals of bioprocess engineering : History of biochemical engineering; review of metabolism; quantification of cell growth and metabolism; modelling of microbial growth; fermenter design, sterilisation, aeration; bioseparations.|
|Application Examples : Industrial yeast production and brewing; amino acid production; cheese manufacture; computer applications;|
|animal/plant cell technology; genetic engineering; wastewater|
|treatment; biotechnology regulation.|
|Introduction to microbiology and biochemistry; Enzyme and immobilisation; System measurement; Kinetics and modeling; Bioreactor design and operation; bioreactor operation; down stream processing; biofuel processing, wastewater treatment, Site visit to bioengineering companies|
|Week 2||Introduction to biochemistry|
|Week 3||Metabolism ‘ Introduction to safety in laboratory|
|Week 4||Enzyme and immobilisation|
|Week 5||week in industry|
|Week 6||Kinetics and modelling|
|Week 7||Bioreactor design and operation|
|Week 8||Mid-semester Quiz|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 9||Bioreactor operation|
|Week 10||Down stream processing|
|Week 12||Bioremediation/Waste water treatment|
|Week 13||Wastewater treatment|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||28.81%|
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||25.95%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||2.14%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||7.14%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||28.81%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||No||7.14%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.