Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to
- Analyze the bioprocess development and apply it for commercial interest
- Construct and interpret the bioprocess parameters in bioreactor
- Design a bioprocess starting from fermentation to final purification
- Present the importance of bioprocess technology to a group of audience and appreciate the importance of group work

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.11.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sandip Bankar

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Industrial importance of Bioprocess Technology, microbial growth and product formation kinetics, process scale up and design, bioreactor operation consideration, common stages and strategies of bio-separation, design and control the bioprocess parameters

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercises, assignments, group work and examination

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures 10 h
    Calculation exercise sessions 8h
    Group work and self reflection 57 h
    Independent study and examination 60 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Reference books
    Michel L. Shuler and Fikret Kargi, Bioprocess Engineering, Basic Concepts, third edition, Prentice Hall PTR
    Pauline M. Doran, Bioporcess Engineering Principles, second edition, Academic press
    Peter F. Stanbury, Allan Whitaker, Stephen J. Hall, Principles of Fermentation Technology, Butter-worth-Heinemann
    Recent review and research articles

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Please note that course registration will be closed before a week when actual teaching starts; for managerial reason. You need to contact a teacher individually for registration, once the deadline is over.


    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.