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Design of Biotechnological Processes



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WiSe 2020/21 - SoSe 2022

Fakultät III

ACK 24

Institut für Biotechnologie

33311200 FG Bioverfahrenstechnik

Neubauer, Peter

Paulick, Katharina

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
15650 28655 Projektierung biotechnologischer Prozesse
16650 34547 Projektierung biotechnologischer Prozesse
2350365 43236 Design of Biotechnological Processes

Learning Outcomes

The students should: - have knowledge of the design of biotechnological plants and economic efficiency calculations as well as the methods of product development in biotechnological processes The course is teaching: 20% Knowledge & Understanding 15% Analysis & Methodology 15% Development & Design 10% Research & Evaluation 20% Application & Practice 20% Social Competence


Course contents - Project planning of biotechnological processes: Process of development of new products and their introduction on the market, business plan - Case study of a company foundation for the project planning of a plant for biotechnological production (e.g. plant for the production of recombinant proteins, biogas plant) or for the development of a biotechnological product: market analysis, product development plan, preparation of plant flow charts, design of plant components, dimensioning of bioreactors, demand for electrical energy, steam, cooling water, personnel requirements, economic analysis, determination of the product price, comparison with market prices, guidelines and funding opportunities

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Projektierung biotechnologischer Prozesse PR 0335 L 758 SS German/English 6

Workload and Credit Points

Projektierung biotechnologischer Prozesse (PR):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Pre-/postprocessing 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Creation of a report and presentation 1.0 60.0h 60.0h
Time of presence 15.0 6.0h 90.0h
Research work 1.0 60.0h 60.0h
270.0h(~9 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 270.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 9 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Description of the teaching and learning methods Project planning exercise in working groups of about 10 students. The working groups should organize themselves according to the structure of a company, project the plant in different teams and calculate an offer for the plant construction as well as the product price to be achieved. Lecture event to present the results of the competing groups. The language of instruction is usually English, unless all participants have German as their mother tongue.

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 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Project work 80 written 90 Min.
Project presentation 20 oral 90 Min

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Portfolio Examination Portfolioprüfung 100 points in total

Duration of the Module

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

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

See corresponding notes on the homepage of the Chair of Biochemical Engineering ( Registration via ISIS 2. This module contains the module "Business Project Planning of Biotechnological Processes" (6LP), therefore both modules cannot be taken at the same time.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

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This module is not used in any degree programme. Maximum of 30 participants, of which max. 5 are students of economics. In order to ensure the successful completion of the module, sufficient English language skills are recommended.