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CME8020 : Modelling and Control in Bioprocess Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Jarka Glassey
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module is designed to provide understanding of fundamental control and modelling concepts and their application in bioprocessing systems. These issues will be complemented by the introduction of engineering appreciation of bioprocesses and their development.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered will include major bioreactor design aspects such as mass and heat transfer, mixing, instrumentation and control as well as Quality by Design and advanced modelling of bioprocesses.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion168:0068:00Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching and assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00Lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00To reinforce material covered in lectures.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures will introduce basic concepts of control, biochemical engineering, bioreactor design and operation of a bioprocessing plant.

Tutorials and presentation preparation will provide hands-on experience and practice in the above areas.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A75N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation2M2515 minute Group presentation
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MFeedback on tasks set in the lectures/seminars
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Formal examination will assess the attainment of the knowledge outcomes. Presentation will test the team work, presentation and information gathering skills.

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