Biotechnology is the application of science and engineering to develop useful products from biological materials. Biotechnology is a very broad area, ranging from cloning to large scale commercial production of antibiotics and foods such as cheese. This programme examines the extraction, recovery, and purification of biochemicals from the meat, dairy, and other industries. It explores technological applications at the industrial level a well as the molecular level.
Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Biotechnology major from 2018. However, please note our Biological Processing stream in the Chemical and Biological Engineering programme as well as our Molecular and Cellular offerings. Students enrolled in 2017 or prior should consult the Faculty of Science and Engineering for programme advice.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOL341 Microbial Physiology and Ecology 18B (Hamilton) A study of the physiology of bacteria with emphasis on their great metabolic diversity and on the unifying principles of energy generation. Includes Archaebacteria and bacteria of extreme environments. BIOL351 Advanced Biochemistry 18B (Hamilton) This paper will examine mechanisms underlying cellular communication and trafficking of proteins between organelles, cellular stress responses, cell death, metabolic regulation in relation to control of enzyme activity and stability as well as human diseases (eg diabetes), mammalian vision, toxicology and inflammation. ENMP321 Process Engineering and Design 18B (Hamilton) Advanced design and process technology for chemical, mineral, biological products and food processing. The principles of chemical and biological engineering, including designing production systems, process simulation, process economics, equipment design and separation technology. ENMP322 Biotechnology 18B (Hamilton) Industrial biotechnology, applications of enzymes and micro-organisms, principles of bioreactor and fermenter design and operation, industrial separations, and purifying biological material.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 April 2020 10:01am