MSc(Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our courses are taught by experts and supported by links with industry. We blend theory and practice to give you the qualification you need.

What I like most about my course is that it’s totally applied to industry: it’s very practical and the lecturers have a lot of industry experience. I love that with my work I can avoid big accidents occurring and save lives and the environment.

Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin, Postgraduate student IN Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers

This course will enable you to develop the essential skills for a career in bioindustry or for further advanced research in next-horizon biotechnologies.

You'll learn from world-class researchers, including staff from Biomedical Science and Materials Science and Engineering.

Our graduates work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and bioprocess organisations.

You'll be taught by experts from the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Engineering Materials and Biomedical Science.

Your research project is a major part of the course. This gives you the chance to use your knowledge and get hands-on experience at the forefront of biological engineering. It's assessed by a dissertation and a presentation.

Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin, postgraduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Course content

Four core modules including:

  • Research project
  • Conversion module
  • Three optional modules

Optional modules

Any three from:

  • Microfluidics
  • Bio-energy
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems
  • Bionanomaterials
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Conversion modules:

  • Principles in Biochemical Engineering or
  • Principles in Biomolecular Sciences

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Examples classes
  • Coursework assignments

Assessment

  • Assignments for each module
  • Formal examination of core modules
  • Dissertation
  • Oral presentation of the laboratory-based research project

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Accredited by the Energy Institute and the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Tailor the course to suit you by blending core and optional modules. This practical degree has been developed with the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute to equip you with the skills and expertise needed for work in sectors including industry, education, public administration and commerce.

Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin, postgraduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Core modules

  • Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing
  • Biosystems Engineering and Computational Biology
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Research Project

Examples of optional modules

Any three from:

  • Microfluidics
  • Bio-energy
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems
  • Bionanomaterials
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Conversion modules:

  • Principles in Biochemical Engineering
  • Principles in Biomolecular Sciences

Teaching and assessment

We use a combination of lectures, tutorials, examples classes and coursework assignments. Assessment is based on assignments for each module, formal examination of core modules, dissertation and oral presentation of the laboratory-based research project.

Course duration

  • MSc(Eng): 1 year full-time
  • Diploma: 9 months full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology and engineering.

English language requriements

IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

Entry requirements for international students

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Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr S Vaidyanathan
T: +44 (0)114 222 7526
E: s.vaidyanathan@sheffield.ac.uk

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.