Fermentation Based Manufacturing (FBM)

 

Sustainable production of chemical and biochemical products is increasingly based on fermentation processes rooted in biology and living organisms. Development and scaling-up of such processes to successful production, as well as operation and optimization of existing production facilities require engineers who have a firm basis in both process technology and biological, cell related manufacturing issues. 

The FBM study line addresses the need for engineers with an education combining process technology and biotechnology. It is common with the FBM study line under MSc Biotechnology with which it shares a common core of mandatory elements. The two FBM study lines are supported by a large grant (the FBM Initiative) to develop and increase competence transfer between the two educations for nurturing industrially required cross competence fermentation experts. Each of the two study lines, however, retains priorities of their parent programmes, so that outside the FBM core the study line under MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is structured to satisfy the aims of being Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.    

Engineers from this study line will obtain competences in designing, implementing and operating fermentation based production by combining process technology with cell factory engineering. Engineers from this study line will be instrumental in driving chemical production towards sustainable goals.

Recomended study plans - Fermentation based manifacturing

Study Line: Fermentation based manifacturing

Students who want to obtain this study line designation must ensure that mandatory courses are retained.

Two examples are shown: one for students beginning their MSc study in September, and one for students beginning their MSc study in February.

The study plans are examples only. Students are free to exchange the shown courses with other courses as long as general competence (GC) and technological specialization (TS) requirements are satisfied. 

The plans are full and satisfy GC and TS requirements. Some electives are specified as additional GC or TS courses.

Any DTU MSc level course may be used as elective. Courses from DTU Systems Biology (27xyz) may be particularly relevant for the Fermentation based manufacturing study line.

Study plan for September start:

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
28233
Recovery and purification of biological... Recovery and purification of biological products
5 point
28420
Separation Processes
7.5 point
28530
Transport Processes
10 point
42500
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
2.Semester
27455
Microbial adaptation to industrial... Microbial adaptation to industrial processes
5 point
28345
Industrial BioReaction Engineering
5 point
28350
Process Design: Principles and Methods
10 point
28434
Membrane Technology
5 point
28855
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and... Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version
5 point
3.Semester
27405
Cell factories: Design, engineering and analysis
10 point
28485
Biobusiness and Process Innovation
5 point
28455
Process adaptation in Fermentation Based... Process adaptation in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing
5 point
Elective
FBM Industrial Internship (Project course)
10 point
4.Semester
SPEC
MSc Thesis
30 point

Study plan for February start:

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
28345
Industrial BioReaction Engineering
5 point
28361
Chemical engineering model analysis
7.5 point
28434
Membrane Technology
5 point
28451
Optimising Plantwide Control
7.5 point
42501
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
2.Semester
27405
Cell factories: Design, engineering and analysis
10 point
28233
Recovery and purification of biological... Recovery and purification of biological products
5 point
28455
Process adaptation in Fermentation Based... Process adaptation in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing
5 point
28485
Biobusiness and Process Innovation
5 point
3.Semester
27455
Microbial adaptation to industrial... Microbial adaptation to industrial processes
5 point
28350
Process Design: Principles and Methods
10 point
28855
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and... Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version
5 point
Elective
FBM Industrial Internship (Project course)
10 point
4.Semester
SPEC
MSc Thesis
30 point