ENCH482-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Bioprocess Engineering 2

15 points
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


Bioreactor design and operation including bacteria, yeast and tissue culture, formulation, bioseparations.

Bioreactor design and operation including bacteria, yeast and tissue culture, formulation, bioseparations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcomes – Part 1
  • Have an overview of bioproducts
  • Understand biological molecule properties with an emphasis on proteins as they apply to separation processes
  • Obtain and overview of bioseparation principles to develop bioseparation strategies for complex biological molecules
  • Understand and apply the principles of process scale protein chromatography
  • Use of adsorption isotherms to develop chromatography strategies for the separation of biological molecules,  
  • Apply optimisation and scale-up principles to design a bioseparation process

    Learning Outcomes – Part 2
  • To be confirmed
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Peter Gostomski


Conan Fee


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 40%
Assignment 1 29 Mar 2018 20%
Mid-Term Test 24 Apr 2018 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Ratledge, Colin. , Kristiansen, B; Basic biotechnology; 3rd ed; Cambridge University Press, 2006.


Students with concerns about the course should contact the course coordinator or the 3rd Pro Director of Studies, Dr Alex Yip.

Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as the special considerations, appeals procedures, reconsideration of grades and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar.  The Department assessment details, Departmental Safety Handbook, Electrical Safety Supplement and Disposal of Chemical Wastes Policy are distributed to the students at the beginning of the new year.

Pre-requisite: ENGR407

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

• Assignment 1 (20%): Thursday 29 March, 5:00 pm
• Mid-Term Test (40%): Tuesday 24 April, 6:00 pm, location to be confirmed.
• Final exam (40%) (Date and length to be announced)


Encouraged but not mandatory.

Late submission of work

Late submission gathers a 10% penalty per day.

Where to submit and collect work

4th floor Link building.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

All ENCH482 Occurrences

  • ENCH482-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018