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Seit SoSe 2022


Bioprocess Engineering I for Brewers


Neubauer, Peter




Fakultät III

Institut für Biotechnologie

33311200 FG Bioverfahrenstechnik

MSc Biotechnologie


ACK 24

Neubauer, Peter


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the module, the students are able to: - to know the importance of bioprocesses and their principle execution in the biotechnological industry, - understand the physical processes in bioreactors on the basis of energy, mass and momentum and momentum transport and corresponding balances as well as reactor types and their operating parameters. know - to master the use of simple approaches for the description of biological material transformation to master - to master the tools for describing complex biological reaction networks in the metabolism of the cell and to be able to apply these in a targeted way for the analysis and planning of to be able to apply them in a targeted manner for the analysis and planning of problem solutions, - to know the construction and the mode of action of bioreactors, - and to have knowledge of the basic procedures of bioprocess technology and scale-up. The course predominantly imparts: 40% Knowledge & Understanding 20% Analysis & Methodology 20% Development & Design 20% Application & Practice.


The module contains the lectures Bioprocess Engineering I (BVT I-VL, winter semester) and the Bioprocess Engineering I practical course (BVT I-PR (summer semester). The lecture is accompanied by seminars accompanied by seminars. BVT I-VL: Lectures accompanied by seminars and exercises. In addition, students prepare a term paper (Experimental Design). Introduction to industrial bioprocesses, culture media, experimental design, bioreactor design and instrumentation, kinetic models, mass transport in bioreactors, biotechnological processes (batch, fed-batch, continuous culture), sterilisation, modelling of bioprocesses, DoE modelling with Modde, simulation exercises with Matlab. BAT I-P: Cell growth in the bioreactor, balancing, modelling of simple processes, Kla value/oxygen transfer.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Bioverfahrenstechnik IVL0335 L 748WiSeGerman/English4
Bioverfahrenstechnik IPR0335 L 749SoSeGerman/English4

Workload and Credit Points

Bioverfahrenstechnik I (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
120.0h(~4 LP)
Pre- / post-processing15.04.0h60.0h
Presence time15.04.0h60.0h

Bioverfahrenstechnik I (PR):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
140.0h(~5 LP)
Preparation and follow-up of seminar PR5.06.0h30.0h
Preparatory seminars5.04.0h20.0h
Presence time15.04.0h60.0h
Protocol creation5.06.0h30.0h

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
40.0h(~2 LP)
Exam preparation1.040.0h40.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 300.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 10 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Classical lecture supported by multimedia presentations (video), modelling exercises, seminars, exercises on calculations, an independent term paper will be written. The course is held in German/English, the materials are provided in English. The examination language is German or English. Practical training in groups of approx. 8 students, partly during the semester (in the winter semester).

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:


Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

BVTI VL - written test50written60 min
BVTI PR - written test25written60 min
BVTI PR - Protocols25writtenNo information

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The performance of each submodule is included in the final grade with 50% each. Grading according to Scheme 2 of Fak. III, see appendix to the module catalogue Duration Max. 90 min.

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
2 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

Initial registration on ISIS2. Registration for the module examination takes place in QISPOS.Registration must take place by 30 November of the year.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available



Recommended literature
Enfors, S.O. & Häggström, L. (1994). Bioprocess Technology. Stockholm, Sweden.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Brauerei- und Getränketechnologie (M. Sc.)13SoSe 2022SoSe 2023
Master Brewing and Beverage Technology


Number of participants in the internship: According to capacity