ENCH482-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Bioprocess Engineering 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


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.

• Biomolecular properties (6 lectures)
• Cellular fractionation and cell disruption techniques (5 lectures)
• Liquid chromatography separations (7 lectures)
• Electrophoresis (6 lectures)
• Immunoaffinity methods (4 lectures)
• Mammalian cell separations (2 lectures)
• Bioprocess case studies (5 lectures)

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course, students will:
  • 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 optimization and scale-up principles to design or improve a bioseparation process.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Carlo Carere


Rachael Wood


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 10% week 5 of Term 1
Assignment 2 10% Week 7 of Term 1
Assignment 3 5% Week 3 of Term 2
Lab Report 10% Week 5 of Term 2
Final Exam 40%
Mid term test 25% Week 1 of Term 2

36 lectures plus 2 labs.

Students are expected to spend approximately 2 hours per week reviewing lecture content and preparing for labs, and an additional 10 hours per assignment.


All information about academic policies (e.g. special consideration, dishonest practice) can be found on the ENCH-Undergraduate LEARN page .

This course is required to complete the Bioprocess Engineering minor in Chemical and Process Engineering.

Prerequisites: ENGR407

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

International fee $5,625.00

* 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

  • ENCH482-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022