Postgraduate

CME8020 : Modelling and Control in Bioprocess Systems

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Cell growth and models of growth kinetics. Types of bioreactors. Mass and heat transfer in bioreactors. Bioreactor design and scale-up. Instrumentation and control of bioreactors. Basic concepts of dynamics and control, P/PI/PID controller characteristics, tuning of controllers

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion31:003:00Presentation preparation.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion19:009:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00seminar series synchronous online
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study166:0066:00Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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

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

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination602A7024 hour take home exam
Oral Presentation302M30Maximum 15 slides
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

Reading Lists

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