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Syllabus ( BENG 411 )


   Basic information
Course title: Bioengineering Design
Course code: BENG 411
Lecturer: Dr. Cansu ÜLKER TURAN
ECTS credits: 8
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 4, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Group study
Pre- and co-requisites: BENG211: Mass and Energy Balances
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: This course aims to teach the fundamentals of bioprocess design and related theoretical/practical concepts to students by using the engineering knowledge and skills acquired during the Bioengineering program
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Grasp the fundamentals of bioprocessing steps and bioreactor types

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.
    2. Apply mathematical analysis and modeling methods for bioengineering design and production processes.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  2. Gain competence in the computational evaluation of bioprocesses

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Apply mathematical analysis and modeling methods for bioengineering design and production processes.
    2. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  3. Design appropriate production conditions to be used in bioprocess applications at a basic level

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Apply mathematical analysis and modeling methods for bioengineering design and production processes.
    2. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction of course. Assignment of the projects.
Structure of biotechnological processes, structure of bioreactors, operating modes of bioprocesses, classification of bioprocesses based on oxygen demands.
Week 2: Process Design Development, Material Balances
Week 3: Material Balances, Stoichiometry
Week 4: Stoichiometry, Problem solution
Week 5: Project study – I
Week 6: Energy Balance – Heat Transfer
Week 7: Problem Solution
Midterm Exam
Week 8: Mass Transfer / Mixing
Week 9: Project study – II (Equipment design)
Week 10: Sterilization
Week 11: Integration of transport processes and bioreactions, Types of bioreactors
Week 12: Scale-up
Week 13: Project study – III (Cost estimation)
Week 14: Bioseparations – unit operations
Week 15*: Project Presentations
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Mustafa Türker (2005) Biyoreaksiyon Mühendisliği, Su Vakfı Yayınları
Pauline M. Doran (2013) Bioprocess Engineering Principles
ML Shuler and F Kargı (2002) Bioprocess Engineering Principles, Prentice Hall
Recommended readings: Fiechter, A. (1993). Bioprocess design and control. Springer-Verlag.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 7 20
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 11, 12, 13, 14 30
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 4 12
Own studies outside class: 5 12
Practice, Recitation: 4 1
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 4 3
Term project presentation: 4 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 4 6
Mid-term: 4 1
Personal studies for final exam: 6 6
Final exam: 4 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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