University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CHEM ENG 7060 - Principles of Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Exams, assessments, in-class quiz

The objective of the course will be to introduce fundamental and technological principles applied in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. It covers the topics of recombinant DNA technology and its application in therapeutic protein production; protein engineering of understanding of protein folding and recognition for protein design principles; mass and energy balance in biological systems; fermentation kinetics and stoichiometry for growth and product formation; principles of bioprocess scale-up and technology transfer. In the end of the course, students will be able to 1) Understand the method by which living cells are engineered to produce complex therapeutic proteins; 2) Explore the way in which reactors are designed to support the growth of living cells that produce a target therapeutic; 3) Learn how protein therapeutics are purified and how previous manufacturing steps inform how this is performed.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
26459 LEC0 15 14 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: These lectures are pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after they are published in MyUni. Please check MyUni once enrolled for details regarding when individual lectures will be published.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24517 TU01 20 19 27 Jul - 14 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM212, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM212, Teaching Room
Note: This class will be delivered face to face.
24518 TU02 20 20 27 Jul - 14 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore / remote students only. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.