March 13, 2015 at 11:55 AM

USEA is delighted to be supporting the development of an industry-led project module in Chemical and Biological Engineering, through which students will experience the challenges facing today's biotech businesses first hand.

USEA is supporting this development through an Enterprise Curriculum Development Grant of £2k to Karen Wood, Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre Manager, who is leading the project.

Students on the MSc Biological & Bioprocess Engineering course will visit and work with an industry partner to solve a real-world challenge faced by the business, before presenting their solutions to the partner company.

The development of the module responds to calls from industry for students to graduate equipped with industry experience, and the project provides an alternative to an industry placement, which is not a practical option to offer in the one-year MSc Biological and Bioprocess Engineering. Karen told us "The masters students are always looking for ways to engage with industry, it is so important to them to boost their cvs, this module will provide a perfect opportunity to do just that."