Bioprocess Design, Certificate | Online (optional) | Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) | Delft, Netherlands
5 days
2750 EUR/full
2750 EUR/full
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With recent advances in Bioprocess Design at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and a growing biomass availability for use as industrial feedstock, the bio-based economy is getting a wider range of inputs.


Teachers from universities and companies have joint forces and will present a program that centers around industrial fermentation processes, and is flanked by overviews on upstream and downstream processing. 

The focus of the Bioprocess Design course at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is on design of innovative microbial fermentations, for bio-products such as amino acids and monomers for bio-plastics, complemented with examples of marine and mammalian processes, for micro-algae products and bio-pharmaceuticals. 

Learning outcomes

  • A substantial part (ca. 40% of the time) will be dedicated to a case study, executed in teams of 4-6 participants, on the design of a bioprocess for the production of a chemical (1,4-butanediol). 
  • Basic theory on thermodynamic, microbial stoichiometry and kinetics, transport phenomena and scale up/down will be extensively applied and integrated. 
  • The team with the best design performance wins the Genomatica Bioprocess Design prize. 
  • There are several guest lecturers from leading universities and industries in the bioprocess field, providing latest insights in technology innovations, non-conventional feedstocks and new bio-product categories, complemented with views from the industrial practice.
  • This one-week course is intensive and has long days. To ensure active participation by those attending, a combination of theoretical (lectures) and practical (exercises, case study) work is offered. The course will be given in English. A pocket calculator is required.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Micro-organisms: Rates, process reaction and metabolism
  • Fermentors: transport
  • Fermentation processes and their scale-up features
  • Case study


Scientists and process engineers (MSc or PhD level required) from academia and industry.


Course board:

prof. Gerrit Eggink, Biobased Products, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands prof. Henk Noorman, DSM, Delft, the Netherlands & Bioprocess Engineering, Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands prof. Sef Heijnen, Cell Systems Engineering, department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, the NetherlandsPlease check the website for an up-to-date list of all lecturers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission Requirements: MSc or PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2750 EUR/full
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    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

Early bird*

€ 2.500,-

Small and medium-sized enterprises

€ 1.750,-

Small and medium-sized enterprises of Biotech Campus Delft**

€ 1.250,-

PhD Students**

€ 1.250,-

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


To facilitate enrolment of PhD-students, a limited number of fellowships are available.

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