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Bioprocess Engineering MSc

Course code

H831

Start date

September

No placement available

Mode of study

1 year full-time

Fees

2019/20:

UK / EU:  £9,100

International:  £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2

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Overview

Our Bioprocess Engineering MSc degree is an innovative course that has been developed to equip you with advanced and up-to-date knowledge in the bioprocessing field.

The focus is on providing you with a broad understanding of modern bioprocesses used in production, design and research. It covers the core biochemical engineering topics in depth and integrates all practical aspects relevant to bioprocess design and operation through the novel toolbox modules - project management; bioprocess safety; intellectual property; environmental, health and safety risks; sustainability - to produce well-rounded and sought after bioprocess engineers with a detailed insight into industrially relevant processes in biopharma and food industries and their integration.

Your practical sessions will be based in the facilities of the Advanced Bioprocessing Centre where you’ll have access to four dedicated laboratories including a purpose-built, explosion-proof, pilot-scale lab. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in the computing facility.

Our bioprocess engineering course has been developed in conjunction with accreditation guidelines of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). It is studied full-time over one year.

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Course content

You’ll take the taught modules in the first two terms and then move on to your dissertation. The dissertation will be an industrially relevant, interdisciplinary bioprocess design project requiring about four months of full-time effort.

Year 1

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Careers and your future

Brunel’s pioneering chemical engineering courses have been designed in close collaboration with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) accreditation body to prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines.

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UK entry requirements

  • 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering or science subject. Other qualifications with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2019/20

UK / EU

£9,100 full-time

International

£18,720 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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Teaching and Learning

Our bioprocess engineering postgraduate degree is delivered by cross-disciplinary staff with recent industrial experience. This means you’ll be learning from an enthusiastic teaching team with deep knowledge of the chemical process industry. There will also be guest lectures from our industrial collaborators, and site visits to process plants are arranged.

Study will combine lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, computing workshops, debates, directed self-study, and project work. Flipped classrooms and virtual reality approaches will be incorporated into the teaching.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Your progress will be assessed by a balance of coursework and examinations. Assessments range from written laboratory reports and exams to group project work and presentations.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.