ENCH482-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Bioprocess Engineering 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course focuses on the priciples of bioseparation processes: cellular fractionation, filtration, chromatography, electrophoresis, immunoaffinity techniques and their application to various types of biomolecules. It includes a hands-on laboratory to separate a target microbially-produced protein by chromatography and assay the purity by electrophoresis.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Carlo Carere


Rachael Wood


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 40%
Assignment 1 29 Mar 2021 10%
Assignment 2 27 Apr 2021 5%
Mid term test 04 May 2021 25%
Assignment 3 21 May 2021 10%
Lab Report 04 Jun 2021 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.


Students with concerns about the course should contact the course coordinator or the 4th Year 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 $1,114.00

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

  • ENCH482-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021