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Module MV-BioVT-120-M-7

Bioprocess Engineering II (M, 6.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-BioVT-120-M-7 Bioprocess Engineering II 6.0 CP (180 h)


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Reference course of study [MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U MV-BioVT-86432-K-7
Bioprocess Engineering II
P 42 h 138 h - - PL1 6.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-BioVT-86432-K-7]: Title: "Bioprocess Engineering II"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 138 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10432 ("Bioprocess Engineering II")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


The module is divided into two equally weighted blocks. In the first block special procedures of bioprocess technology are discussed:
  • Cultivation of plant cells (auxotrophic and phototrophic)
  • Animal cell cultures
  • Insect cells
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Single-Use Systems
  • Industrial Biocatalysis

In the second block, the following topics are covered:

  • Principles of bioprocess modelling
  • Introduction to Berkeley Madonna
  • Examples of dynamic bioprocess simulation
  • Evaluation of bioprocesses under the aspect of sustainability
  • Introduction to SuperProDesigner
  • Case studies

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able

  • to realize technical bioprocesses with different cell systems
  • to evaluate the use of animal cell cultures in human protein production
  • to explain differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic production systems
  • to combine biological system parameters with process engineering parameters and to calculate processes independently
  • to name process strategies using phototrophic organisms.
  • to explain and analyze complex biotechnological processes

2. Exercise

The students are able

  • to model and simulate bioprocesses with appropriate software tools
  • to analyze and independently set up complex modeling and simulation of bioprocesses
  • to present and discuss their results in the exercise group
  • to assign kinetic parameters to different bioprocesses


  • I.J. Dunn, E. Heinzle, J. Ingham, J.E. Prenosil; Biological Reaction Engineering; Wiley-VCH ISBN 3-527-29776-6
  • E. Heinzle, A. Biwer, C. Cooney; Development of Sustainable Bioprocesses; Wiley ISBN-10 0-470-01559-4

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:

Vertiefende Kenntnisse in der Bioverfahrenstechnik und Kenntnisse der allgemeinen Verfahrenstechnik und der höheren Mathematik (z. B. durch entsprechenden BSc.-Abschluss).

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-BioVT-120-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt I [P] Compulsory
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein