Modelling of Biological Systems - CENG97022
This course is offered as an option in the 4th year of the undergraduate programme, as well as the MSc programme . Specifically, this module aims to interlink the biological principles of cellular physiology (in normal and diseased states) with the mathematical tools required for their analysis and modelling. This course links with knowledge acquired in the “Fundamentals of Biotechnology” and “Dynamic Behaviour of Process Systems” modules. The course presents both relevant background biological knowledge, as well as modelling tools and approaches, illustrated in a range of topics. It is especially relevant to students with interests in Biomedical or Biological Engineering, as well as students with interests in systems engineering, or modelling in general.
Advanced Process Design - CENG97040
This course covers advanced topics in process design, with emphasis on the use of modelling and optimisation tools for the design and synthesis of chemical processes. The course starts by providing a general overview of process design and process synthesis, to then focus on more specific topics that deal with the use of both heuristics and mathematical programming tools to support decision-making in process design. The module includes a design project in which the students will have to design a chemical plant using process modelling and optimisation tools.