Handbook

Master of Engineering (Biochemical)

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Associate Professor Dalton Harvie

Email: daltonh@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

To produce graduates who are skilled in biochemical engineering principles and have the ability to apply these skills to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.

Structure & Available Subjects:

The Master of Engineering (Biochemical) consists of 300 points of study - 275 points core plus 25 points elective subjects as listed below.

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options:

Total 300 points - 275 points core (compulsory) plus 25 points elective subjects from the list below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course - students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 100 points core subjects from the list below (including one selective):
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 100 points core subjects including 75 points from the list below:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
  • AND a 25 point project subject from the list below:

(Note: enrolment in CHEN90028 Industry Project is subject to approval from the Course Coordinator)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 75 points core subjects from the list below:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
  • AND 25 points elective subjects chosen from the list below:

Note:

  • Students may opt to complete a second 25 point project subject to account for the 25 points in elective subjects;
  • Students completing the first 100 points prior to 2013 will have completed ENGR30001 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics instead of ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects;
  • Credit cannot be obtained for both BIEN30001 Bionanoengineering and BMEN90012 Soft Matter Engineering;
  • From 2013, CHEN90031 Bioprocess Engineering has replaced CHEN90008 Biology for Engineers. Credit cannot be obtained for both CHEN90008 Biology for Engineers and CHEN90031/BTCH90006 Bioprocess Engineering;
  • From 2014, BIEN90004 Biochemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering has replaced CHEN90016 Metabolic Engineering. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects;
  • Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGR90033 Industry Based Learning and CHEN90028 Industry Project;
  • From 2015, CHEN20010 Materials and Energy Balances and CHEN20011 Chemical Process Analysis has replaced CHEN20007 Chemical Process Analysis 1 and CHEN20008 Chemical Process Analysis 2.
Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-biochemical
Notes:

This specialisation of the MC-ENG Master of Engineering was previously known as the Master of Engineering (Biomolecular).

Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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