Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. KBT042 overlap following cours/es: KAT070, KBT041, KET050, KTE110, KTE120, KAT070, KBT041, KET050, KTE110 och KTE120. Alternative for: MBIO1. Optional for: B4pt. Course coordinator: Professor Olle Holst,, Bioteknik. Prerequisites: KBT070 Biotechnology or KBT115 Bioprocess Technology. Recommended prerequisits: MIO012 Managerial Economics, basic course. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 6. Assessment: Written reports and oral presentations. Further information: The course may be cancelled if less than 6 participants. The course may be taught in english. Home page:

The course shall give the methods for feasibility studies of biotechnological processes.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Process and plant design, methods used for feasibility studies and plant design, process synthesis, cost estimation, technical and economical evaluation, pricing of material and products. Use of software. Site visits. Guest lectures. Completion of practical/theoretical task, normally in collaboration with biotechnological companies.

Karlsson, H.T: Process and Plant Design. 1992 (in Swedish).
Karlsson, H.T: The Feasibility Handbook. 2005 (in Swedish).
Handouts and reference materials.