Course syllabus

Projekt i livsvetenskaper
Project in Life Science

KMBN02, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Main field: Food Technology and Nutrition.
Main field: Biotechnology.
Compulsory for: MLIV2
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B5-l, B5-mb, B5-lm, K5-l
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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 field.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
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

Competences and skills
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 orally

Be 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

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.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Examination: Active participation in the project work, oral and written presentation of the project.

Code: 0114. Name: Project Work in Life Sciences.
Credits: 13. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To pass this part the student need to participate active in the project work, hand in a project report and hand in a individual self reflection and pass an oral presentation or an oral exam. Furthermore the student has to participate in mandatory parts of the course such as mandatory exercises, study visits etc.
Code: 0214. Name: Project Planning.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To pass this part the studentgroup has to do an oral presentation of the projectplan and hand in the written project plan including a Gantt chart.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KLGN05, KMBN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Docent Ed van Niel,
Course coordinator: Marie Wahlgren,
Course coordinator: Federico Gomez,
Course coordinator: Docent Christer Wingren,
Course coordinator: Professor Leif B├╝low,
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