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Course MV-BioVT-86430-K-4

Fundamentals in bioprocess engineering (2V+1U, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 3.0 CP
2 V Lecture 28 h 32 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h 16 h
(2V+1U) 3.0 CP 42 h 48 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


In an introductory part, the position and tasks of
  • chemistry,
  • microbiology,
  • molecular biology and
  • Biochemistry

in the field of bioprocess engineering. The production of genetically optimized microorganisms is also addressed. The main part of the lectures deals with the following fields of work in bioprocess engineering:

  • Fields of application and product groups of bioprocess engineering
  • Technically relevant microorganisms and cell systems
  • Fermentation Media
  • Bioreactors
  • Growth Kinetics
  • Product formation in bioprocesses
  • Basics of enzyme kinetics
  • Integrated processes and process development
  • Legal basis for the operation of biotechnological plants
  • Process planning and development

Competencies / intended learning achievements


The students are able to

  • to name biotechnological production systems
  • explain differences between bacteria, yeasts and fungi
  • calculate microbial growth
  • set up simple models for the description of cultivation processes
  • specify the construction and operation of a bioreactor
  • calculate enzyme kinetics using models


The students are able to

  • to propose suitable production systems for various biotechnological products
  • explain the functional differences between bacteria, yeasts and fungi
  • to map biotechnological processes using Berkeley Madonna
  • to analyze models for the description of cultivation processes
  • present and discuss their results in the exercise group
  • calculate enzyme kinetics using models


  • R.D. Schmid; Pocket Guide to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering; Wiley-VCH (2003) ISBN 3-527-30895-4
  • W. Storhas; Bioverfahrensentwicklung; Wiley-VCH (2003) ISBN 3-527-28866-X
  • H. Chmiel; Bioprozesstechnik; Elsevier ISBN 3-8247-1607-8


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Requirements for attendance (informal)

Mathematical and chemical knowledge

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-BioVT-86430-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-BioVT-60-M-4] Fundamentals in bioprocess engineering P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 3.0 LP