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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First semester
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: ANDRES ALVARRUIZ BERMEJO - Group(s): 10 
Phone number
Office hours
Edificio Manuel Alonso Peña.

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Not established
4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
CE10 Apply mass and energy balances to calculate systems, and obtain results from heat and mass transfer processes and separation processes.
CG01 Organizational and planning skills.
CG02 Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
CG03 Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams collaboratively and with shared responsibility.
CG04 Sensitivity towards environmental issues.
CT01 Know a second foreign language.
CT02 Know and apply the Information and Communication Technologies.
CT03 Use correct oral and written communication.
CT04 Know the ethical commitment and professional deontology.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
To know about the fundamentals of biotechnological processes at laboratory scale to understand their design at industrial scale.
To Acquire a critical attitude and aptitude towards the technologies applicable to the processes carried out in the agri-food industries
To Recognize the devices used for the application of the main biotechnological processes.
To Know the calculation methods and the design systems needed for the application of the main processes in the agri-food industry.
To know the physico-chemical rules that govern the process engineering
To know the different operations to process agri-food products
Additional outcomes
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1:
  • Unit 2:
  • Unit 3:
  • Unit 4:
  • Unit 5:
  • Unit 6:
  • Unit 7:
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG04 CT01 CT03 CT04 1 25 Y N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG03 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 0.24 6 Y Y
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Work with simulators CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG03 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 0.46 11.5 Y Y
Formative Assessment [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 0.14 3.5 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG03 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 0.36 9 Y Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 2.8 70 Y N
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG03 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 0.8 20 Y N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CE10 CG01 CG02 CG03 CG04 CT01 CT02 CT03 CT04 0.2 5 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 30.00% 30.00%
Assessment of active participation 10.00% 0.00%
Test 30.00% 40.00%
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 30.00% 30.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Evaluation criteria not defined
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 25
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 6
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Work with simulators] 11.5
Formative Assessment [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 3.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 9
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 70
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 20
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Bird, Steward, Lightfoot Fenómenos de transporte Reverte 9788429170504 1992 Bibliografía complementaria avanzada  
Casablancas, F. y otros Ingeniería bioquímica Síntesis 84-7738-611-0 1998 Únicamente el capítulo 13 (Procesos de separación)  
Doran, P.M. Bioprocess engineering principles Elsevier 978-0-12-220851-5 2013 Versión actualizada y ampliada (en Inglés) del libro del mismo autor en castellano  
Doran, Pauline M. Principios de Ingeniería de los Bioprocesos Acribia 84-200-0853-2 1995 Bibliografía básica (Cap. 1-10)  
Díaz Fernandez, J.M. Ingeniería de los bioprocesos Paraninfo 978-84-1366-023-3 2012 Bibliografía complementaria  
Fito, Castelló, Tarrazó, Castro Balances de materia y energía en ingeniería de bioprocesos Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 978-84-9048-938-3 2020 Bibliografía básica  
Ibarz, Albert Operaciones unitarias en la ingeniería de alimentos Mundi-Prensa 84-8476-163-0 2005 Bibliografía básica aplicada a productos agroalimentarios Ficha de la biblioteca
Ostadfar, A. Biofluids mechanics. Principles and aplications. Elsevier 978-0-12-802408-9 2016 Bibliografía complementaria  
Perry, R. H. Manual del ingeniero químico McGraw-Hill 84-481-3008-1 2001 Manual de consulta ocasional Ficha de la biblioteca
Recasens, F. Procesos de separación en biotecnología industrial Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya 978-84-9880-696-0 2018 Bibliografía básica  

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