CME8020 : Modelling and Control in Bioprocess Systems

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion19:009:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion31:003:00Presentation preparation.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study166:0066:00Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching
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

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination602A70N/A
Oral Presentation302M30Maximum 15 slides
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CME3035Reactor Systems Engineering1N/A
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.

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