Short Title:Bioprocess Technology
Full Title:Bioprocess Technology
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOP H4045
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:Emma Caraher
Module Description:This module describes the issues associated with fermentation technology including upstream process, the fermentation process and downstream processing. Scale up considerations are also developed and emerging technologies are also included.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically discuss options around strain selection and improvement for use in industrial fermentations.
LO2 Describe and discuss reactor design and the critical parameters of a fermentation process.
LO3 Critically analyse options for downstream processing of a fermentation process.
LO4 Evaluate the significance of emerging technologies in the bioprocessing area.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Assessment may consist of in-class exams, essay submission 1,2,3,4 30.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures and in-class discussion 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Student independent effort 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Papers: Peer reviewed papers linked to on Moodle

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 7 Mandatory
TA_SBIOL_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science (One year add-on) 7 Mandatory
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 7 Mandatory