Course syllabus

Bioprocess Technology

KBTF15, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2018-03-21

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam. Written report.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Bioprocess Technology.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0217. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: KETF25 Reaction Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBT115, BLT010, KBT070

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Olle Holst,
Course coordinator: Carl Grey,
Course coordinator: Eva Nordberg Karlsson,
Course coordinator: Javier Linares-Pastén ,
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