ENCH482-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Bioprocess Engineering 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Bioseparations, process chromatography for therapeutic proteins. Design and operation of bioreactors.

Biomaterial properties and bioseparation processes that exploit these properties to purify biologically-derived materials.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have an overview of the separation and purification of biological materials.
  • Understand how to exploit biological molecular properties for their separation.
  • Obtain an overview of bioseparation principles to develop bioseparation strategies for complex biological mixtures.
  • Understand and apply the principles of process scale-up in bioseparation processes.
  • Apply optimisation and scale-up principles to design or improve a bioseparation process.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Luke Schneider


Carlo Carere


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 30%
Assignment 1 26 Mar 2020 10%
Assignment 2 04 Apr 2020 10%
Mid-Term Test 28 Apr 2020 30%
Assignment 3 21 May 2020 10%
Lab Report 30 May 2020 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Bailey, James E. , Ollis, David F; Biochemical engineering fundamentals ; 2nd ed; McGraw-Hill, 1986.

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

Shuler, Michael L. , Kargi, Fikret; Bioprocess engineering : basic concepts ; 2nd ed; Prentice Hall, 2002.


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

General Policies of the Department
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.

Additional Course Outline Information


Lectures encouraged but not mandatory, mandatory for lab sessions

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 $1,102.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH482 Occurrences

  • ENCH482-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020