Course syllabus

Bioprocess Technology

KBT115, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B3, MBIO1
Elective for: K5-p, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


To give a basic knowledge of the use of biocatalysts in process technology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Fermentation technology incl. microbial kinetics and mass balances, substrates, industrial microorganisms, sterilization, biosafety and mass transfer. Measurement and control. Bioreactors. Enzyme technology. Downstream processing. Practical in cultivation technology.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Approved written report.

Code: 0107. Name: Bioprocess Technology.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0207. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written report.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: KET045 Chemical Reaction Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: BLT010, KBT070

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Olle Holst,
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