CHEN40110 Facility Design and Operation

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will provide an overview of the technical and managerial challenges associated with the design and construction of a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. It will address all the major elements of these projects from site master planning through conceptual and detailed design and onto commissioning and qualification. It will also cover such associated project aspects as overall planning, budgeting and the organisational systems and structures required to successfully execute such major investments. An overview of how biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities operate will also be addressed so as the design of the facility from the material and personnel flows through to the process controls and automation, meet the needs of the operations personnel after the facility is brought into production.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:1. Effectively plan the major elements of an investment in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility 2. Understand the complex interconnecting elements of these major capital projects3. Address the operational requirements for the manufacturing facility within the design

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Case studies 
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
Continuous Assessment: Assignments Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Name Role
Professor Niall Barron Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
John Milne Lecturer / Co-Lecturer