Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 15. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: B5mb, MBIO2. Course coordinator: Ed van Niel, and Docent Christer Wingren Professor Leif B├╝low,, Applied Microbiology. Prerequisites: KBK041, KBT115. Recommended prerequisits: B4mb. Assessment: Examination: Active participation in the project work, oral and written presentation of the project. Home page:

The aims of this course are to train the student in project oriented work and to give an insight in the important steps that are involved in the development of a product, a process or services within the molecular biotechnology field.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must

Be able to understand and discuss different steps in the development of a product or process

Understand the demands of the development process from a technical, economical and societal perspective

Understand how a project group works, including knowledge on several common tools for project management

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must

Be able to explain and apply relations between fundamental technical theory and the issues that arise in the chosen development project

Be able to conduct project work independently and collaborate in an international environment

Be able to search, evaluate and use information relevant for the project using university library resources and open electronic sources

Be able to document her/his work in English and to present her/his work orallyBe able to reflect on the role that the student will take in a project group

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must

Be able to work according to established scientific and industrial practice with an understanding of the ethical demands put on the project

Be able to make relevant judgments and validations in a project concerning risks, economy and environmental factors

Be able to identify the need for further learning

The main focus in the course will be to have the students perform in a group working on a longer project task. The project steps involve innovation process-planning-literature search-evaluation- and reporting. If relevant, laboratory work can be carried out.

Important aspects of the development process, such as project management, risk assessment, process design, statistical evaluation, are supported by lectures.

The course includes lectures, presentations, written reports, laborations, study visits and own reflection.

Scientific literature