BSEN40590 Unit Ops for Bioprocess Eng

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will provide an introduction to selected key unit operations employed in the food and bioprocessing industries. The fundamental principles that govern the design and operation of processing equipment for these industries will be outlined. Specific case studies from the food and bioprocessing industries will be used to illustrate the unit operations and fundamental principles covered in this module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Describe the basic principles of operation of selected unit operations employed in the food and bioprocessing industries.
- Apply the principles learned to analyse and design specific unit operations employed in the food and bioprocessing industries.
- Solve material and energy balance calculations for integrated food and bioprocessing systems.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lecture material for this module will be uploaded to BrightSpace.
A recommended reading list will also be provided.
Students must also complete assignments and practicals in this module. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Lab Report: Laboratory sessions and reports Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Student assignments Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Written final exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback individually to students post-assessment.

Name Role
Dr Ronald Halim Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Yuchen Li Tutor