COURSE NAME INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SCT4012
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR MOHD HAFEZ ISA
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Industrial biotechnology deals with commercial production of chemicals and related products using biological substances. It enables humanity to experience the benefits of biotechnology when we apply it in the exploitation of various specialty chemicals or products. The goal of studying industrial biotechnology at university is to try and bridge the gap among various science diciplines such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology are applied in industry. This subject focuses on the industrial biotechnology is an important branch of industry and its structure usually centres on natural products derived chemicals. It also addresses the needs of students to broaden their knowledge of the biotechnology industry as a whole.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VII / YEAR 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

27

T

 

0

P

 

15

SCL

 

0

O

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120  HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1. Classify the biotechnology industry in terms of products, raw materials, scale and types of transformations

2. Describe the operation principles of biotechnology processes

3. Discuss the biotechnology theory and its application in industry

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.      Elaborate knowledge on the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the production process in industrial biotechnology (LO1 – C5)

2.      Display the ability to describe the operation and solve problems relating to the production process in industrial biotechnology, written and verbal (LO4 – P4, CS3)

3.     Demonstrate and perform the ability to work in group with integrity and good ethics (LO5 – A4, TS3, LO6 – A4,EM2)

4.     Explain knowledge on biological materials, chemical synthesis, techniques and instrumentation in pharmaceutical chemistry. (LO2 – P2)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and group work.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and group work using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

Industrial Biotechnology makes use of microorganisms or enzymes for industrial production. Industrial Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science: on one hand molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics are used for designing new biocatalysts (enzymes or microbial production systems). On the other hand the methods of process engineering science and technical chemistry are necessary to make use of the potential of these newly designed biocatalysts for industrial production. Chemistry student who have knowledge on this area responsible work especially in research and development from laboratory to technical scale in chemicals industry, bio-industry, plant engineering and construction, biopharmaceutical industry, and environmental industry, respectively.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial, Quiz, Group Work, Lab, etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
·    Tests

·    Tutorial/Quizes

·    Lab report

30%

10%

20%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination – Structured and essay type questions 40%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1. Soetaert, W. & Eric, J.V. 2010. Industrial Biotechnology. Wiley CH: USA

2. Ali, M.F., Ali, B.M.E. & James, G.S. 2005. Handbook of Industrial Chemistry: Organic Chemicals. McGraw Hill Inc.: USA.

3. Kent, J. A. 2003. Reigel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry. (10th edition). Kluwer Academic: USA

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING NIL