Biochemical engineers explore the development of large scale processes using microbial, plant or animal cells. Career opportunities for biochemical engineers exist in specialised biochemical industries such as the pharmaceutical and food industries but also encompass more traditional chemical engineering fields including petrochemical, minerals and energy, environmental consulting and fertiliser, paint and detergent manufacture.
Intended learning outcomes
On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Biochemical) students should:
- Have gained knowledge and practice in chemical engineering fields of material and energy balances, fluid mechanics, momentum, heat and mass transport, reaction engineering, separation processes, process dynamics and control, process equipment design and particles processing and handling and in the biochemical engineering fields of bioprocess and pharmaceutical engineering and food engineering;
- Be able to apply that knowledge to analyse and design biochemical engineering processes and processing facilities such as pharmaceutical manufacturing sites and food processing facilities;
- Have developed problem solving and trouble shooting skills that may be applied in professional practice;
- Understand the importance of personal, process and product safety, and of sustainability, and be able to apply principles of safety and sustainable practices as graduates;
- Have gained knowledge and practice in biochemical engineering management including economics, intellectual property, ethics and the law as it applies to the biochemical engineering profession;
- Have the ability to complete a piece of original research either within an industrial setting or in a laboratory, involving the collection of data, its objective analysis and interpretation.
Last updated: 25 October 2021