Taught course

Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

University of Sheffield · Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology or engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Accredited by the the Institution of Chemical Engineers

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.

Take advantage of our expertise

Our teaching is grounded in specialist research expertise. Our reputation for innovation secures funding from industry,
UK research councils, the government and the EU. Industry partners, large and small, benefit from our groundbreaking work addressing global challenges.

You’ll have access to top facilities, including modern social spaces, purpose-built labs, the Harpur Hill Research Station for large-scale work, extensive computing facilities and a modern applied science library. There are high-quality research facilities for sustainable energy processes, safety and risk engineering, carbon capture and utilisation, and biological processes and biomanufacturing.


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Course content

Four core modules including research project, a conversion module, and three optional modules.

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 or 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.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr S Vaidyanathan
+44 (0)114 222 7526