- Welcome from the department’s staff!
Welcome to the Department of Biochemical Engineering at the British University in Egypt (BUE). We, the department’s staff, want to do everything that can to help you make your studies both fruitful and enjoyable. The main objective of the Biochemical Engineering programme at the BUE is to provide the basic under- graduate education required for industrial and public practice in Renewable energy engineering, or for continued education. provides state-of-the-art equipment and resources necessary to the study of Renewable Biochemical Engineering, or for continued education.
- What is taught in the Department of Renewable Biochemical Engineering?
Renewable Biochemical Engineering combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Renewable electric energy engineering provides a state-of-the-art equipment and resources necessary to the study of Renewable Biochemical Engineering. Students study the basic concepts representing the core threads of the programme. In addition, students acquire essential skills in technical report writing and data presentation, skills which will help them in later study years. They learn key information about energy converters Design and control of energy plants. They are introduced to the key issues of power generation and conservation systems. More skills are acquired through industrial training.
- Preparatory Year
Upon successful completion of the Preparatory Year, and satisfying the entry requirements of the Biochemical Engineering programme, students admitted to this department will be enrolled for four years.
- Degree Year 1
Students study basic modules including advanced mathematics, physics, organic and analytical chemistry and energy sources to gain a foundation for future problem analysis. In addition, they cover modules related to the basics of biochemical engineering, fundamentals of microbiology, fundamentals of biochemistry and biomass for biochemical engineering, material engineering and structure and stress analysis; these modules help widen the knowledge of students to support their future development as Biochemical Engineers. The modules provide the capabilities to acquire the underpinning knowledge and analytical skills for process design and engineering.
- Degree Year 2
The modules studied provide the focus to enable students to become a Biochemical Engineer. Modules include concepts of mass and energy balances, biophysics, unit operation which are the core of biochemical engineering applications, as well as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, fundamentals of heat and mass transfer and modeling and simulation.
- Degree Year 3
Students focus on the bioreactor design, process plant design, bioremediation of environmental pollution, green fuel, biofuel, bio product, nanotechnology for biochemical engineering experimentations and methods of calculations and analysis of chemical industries. They learn how to design a bioreactor plant in terms of overall performance and petroleum bioprocessing. Additional modules focus on legislation and regulations, foundation of marketing and economics of bioenergy.
- Degree Year 4
Students continue to develop their skills in biochemical energy systems. They develop knowledge and skills in environmental risk analysis. They apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in two main pieces of work: a research project and a design project. In addition, they have a choice of four optional modules to strengthen their fields of interest in: process design and simulation, engineering economics, evaluating sustainability, process plant operation, advanced control systems, occupational, health, safety engineering and environmental management systems. Also, students have the opportunity to complete a research project and design project to apply their knowledge and acquired skills to achieve a certain objective for local problems.