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WiSe 2020/21 - SoSe 2022


Design of Biotechnological Processes


Neubauer, Peter




Fakultät III

Institut für Biotechnologie

33311200 FG Bioverfahrenstechnik

MSc Biotechnologie


ACK 24

Paulick, Katharina


PORD-Nr.ModultitelLPBenotungPrüfungsformPNr. (POS)Modulprüfung PORDModulprüfung PNr.

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 NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Projektierung biotechnologischer ProzessePR0335 L 758SSGerman/English6

Workload and Credit Points

Projektierung biotechnologischer Prozesse (PR):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
270.0h(~9 LP)
Creation of a report and presentation1.060.0h60.0h
Time of presence15.06.0h90.0h
Research work1.060.0h60.0h
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

Project work80written90 Min.
Project presentation20oral90 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 (www.bioprocess.tu-berlin.de). 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

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:
unter ISIS 2 oder unter www.bioprocess.tu-berlin.de



Recommended literature
No recommended literature given

Assigned Degree Programs

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

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.


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.