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Before choosing courseBB101X Degree Project in Biotechnology, First Cycle 15.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The course gives the students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and practice engineering approach to develop biotech products/prototypes. Students get the opportunity to solve reality-based problems by appointing appropriate routes for the manufacturing of a product/prototype. Work is performed independently and in team by planning, exploring, acquiring knowledge, defining technical problems, judging the possibilities of solving them, and communicating the results. Students are also given the opportunity to focus more thoroughly on a specific step in the product/prototype development.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus BB101X (Spring 2015–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Most of the course is tied to a project task to be planned, performed, and presentation of interim and final reports according to a given curriculum. The task is formulated around the development of a production process for a specific product. The project involves a part focusing on a specific task. In support of the project work modules are included that develop professional communication and entrepreneurship.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the Degree Project the student should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills acquired during the studies on issues in biotechnology
  2. Formulate and attack a technical problem by applying the relevant methodology
  3. Identify the need for further knowledge and continually develop the skills through advanced studies in a specific field
  4. Within the project framework, be able to independently analyse the raced issues and reflect on, evaluate and critically examine their own and others' results
  5. Continuously planning and documenting a work process
  6. Present the work in writing for a specific audience, calling for the structure, content, argumentation, citation and referencing
  7. Present the work orally for a specific audience, calling for the structure, content and argumentation
  8. Identify commercialization ideas and funding opportunities to start up technology-based businesses

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Students admitted autumn 2007:
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Students admitted autumn 2008 and ahead:
At least 120 credits within the CBIOT programme, including the course BB1100 Biochemistry, Laboratory Course/ BB1105 Biochemistry, Laboratory Course is Passed, until the re-examinations in January, if the Degree project, first level, begins during the spring semester in period 4, the current academic year.

Recommended prerequisites

BB1110 Gene technology and Molecular biology, BB1120 Cultivation technology and BB1130 Analysis and Purification of biomolecules


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

PRO1 - Project, 15,0 hp, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Other requirements for final grade

Approved written report and oral presentation (PRO1; 15 hp), 80% attendance requirement at scheduled lectures, seminars and exercises

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web BB101X

Offered by


Main field of study

Biotechnology, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Cristina Al Khalili Szigyarto,

Supplementary information

Before you start your Degree Project you have to make an application by submitting a filled in form to the Student office at Teknikringen 42