SLE718 - Green Chemistry and Industrial Bioprocessing


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available from 2025

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

8 x 2 hour seminars per trimester, 3 x 2 hour practical experiences (field trips) per trimester.


Green chemistry is a branch of chemistry focused on the generation of useful chemical products and processes that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances. Bioprocessing is any process that uses biological components or whole cells to achieve the production of certain desired products like proteins or metabolites. A transition to green chemistry is required to reduce the global environmental burden of the chemical industry; and green chemistry relies heavily on knowledge of biological catalysts and bioprocessing more generally and so these two themes work hand-in-glove. Examples of green chemistry and industrial bioprocessing include waste handling, biofuel production, vaccine production, food processing and antibody production. In this unit, students will learn the principles of green chemistry and bioprocessing. Students will attend field visits and guest presentations to learn industry best practices.

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