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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Heat and mass transfer processes
Module Code BE318
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Federico Cerrone
Semester 2: Federico Cerrone
Autumn: Federico Cerrone
Module TeachersBrian Freeland
Denise Harold
Federico Cerrone
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This course introduces students to the principles of heat and mass transfer and their applications in bioprocessing, especially in bioreactors. Students will develop a deep understanding of the mechanisms governing heat and mass transfer, as well as how these principles are applied to various bioprocess operations such as fermentation, sterilisation, and separation techniques.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the fundamental principles of heat and mass transfer and their relevance to bioprocessing.
2. Apply mathematical models and equations to solve heat and mass transfer problems in bioprocessing contexts.
3. Analyze and design bioprocess operations considering heat and mass transfer considerations.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Two lectures per week
Independent Study101No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group project Group assignment on applying heat and mass transfer principles to real-world bioprocess scenarios.30%n/a
Loop QuizQuiz to gauge understanding of theoretical concepts of the module.30%n/a
Written ExamExam challenging students mathematical and problem solving and ability.40%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    BPBSc in Bioprocessing

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