University of Technology Sydney

91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing

6cp; 6hpw (80% attendence of practical classes, field trips, workshops and seminars is required)
Requisite(s): 91314 General Microbiology
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

This subject builds on stage 1–4 subjects. It is recommended that students complete this subject in their final year.


This subject covers the practical aspects of modern biotechnology, including bioreactor operation, microbial kinetics, extraction techniques and downstream processing. It includes the microbiological, physiological and biochemical basis of industrially useful fermentations in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other relevant industries. The subject also considers economic and other factors impinging on the operation of fermentation industries.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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