ENMP322-18B (HAM)

Biotechnology

20 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
Te Mātauranga Pūtaiao me te Pūkaha
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The multidisciplinary science of biotechnology applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms or their useful components to produce products and services of value to society. Successful exploitation of biotechnology involves knowledge of microbiology and engineering. This paper covers the principle and application of enzymes, concepts of fermentation technology, principles of bioreactor operation, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation techniques, and bioprocess economics.

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Paper Structure

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Lectures/Tutorials

There are three lectures per week, 12 pm on Tuesdays,11 am on Wednesdays and 3 pm on Thursdays.

Computer Labs

The lectures and tutorials on Process optimization will be held in R1.22.

Laboratory/Project Work

Fermentation experiments will be held in EG.01 after the teaching recess. The lab timetable will be advised during the course.

Field trips

There will be filed trips to Pukete Waste Water Treatment Plant and Hamilton Organics. The visit dates will be advised during the course.

International Students

For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • understand how biotechnology is used in industrial applications
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 1 (1)
    • Test 2 (2)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (3)
    • Research paper & presentation (4)
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  • select an appropriate enzyme/microorganism for a desired biotransformation
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 1 (1)
    • Test 2 (2)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (3)
    • Research paper & presentation (4)
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  • immobilise an enzyme and use it for biotransformation
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 2 (1)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (2)
    • Research paper & presentation (3)
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  • select a suitable bioreactor and mode of operation for maximizing productivity
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 2 (1)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (2)
    • Research paper & presentation (3)
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  • understand how to monitor and control a bioprocess
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 1 (1)
    • Test 2 (2)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (3)
    • Research paper & presentation (4)
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  • understand the role of biotechnology in production of value added products
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 2 (1)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (2)
    • Research paper & presentation (3)
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Assessment

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The 3-hour final exam will cover all material in the course including lectures, any field visits, lectures by visitors, project work, and seminar presentations. Format of the final examination will be discussed in lectures at the end of the course.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
2 Aug 2018
3:00 PM
8
2. Test 2
18 Sep 2018
12:00 PM
10
3. Field trip 1 assignment
5
4. Field trip 2 assignment
5
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5. Simulation lab assignment
4
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6. Fermentation lab 1 assignment
4
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7. Fermentation lab 2 assignment
4
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8. Research paper & presentation
2 Oct 2018
12:00 PM
10
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9. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering by Rajiv Dutta is a useful reference text for the course but is not a compulsory text.

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.
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Workload

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Six contact hours per week plus 9 hours per week for assessment and independent study.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: One of BIOL241, ENMP221 or ENMP222.

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