Course syllabus

Metabolic engineering
Metabolic Engineering

KMBN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2021-04-14

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B4-mb, B4-pt
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Based on previous knowledge obtained from courses, particularly in gene technology, mathematics and microbiology, the course aims to introduce the students to the field of metabolic engineering, discuss tools and strategies used in the field and give the students insight in how the technology can be used in white biotechnology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Obtain skills to

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: A written examination, a graded oral presentation based on a literature study and a graded lab simulation 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.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 36
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: KMB040

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Marie Gorwa-Grauslund,
Teacher: Ed van Niel,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course contains obligatory sessions: introduction lecture, lab simulation sessions, literature study presentation.