BB103X Degree Project in Biotechnology, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom bioteknik, grundnivå

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

During the course the student works on a larger project within biotechnology. The work includes the planning, implementation, report of the whole progression and the final result according to a given curriculum. The project includes in-depth studies in a specific biotechnology field. As support for the project work elements that develop professional communication , entrepreneurship and reporting, are included.

The course also includes critical review of the own and others' work.

Intended learning outcomes *

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the chosen topic's scientific foundation and applicable methods, insight into current research and development, as well as in-depth knowledge in some part of the subject area

2. Critically search, collect and use relevant information, and identify the need for further knowledge

3. Formulate, assess and handle problems and critically discuss phenomena, issues and situations

4. Plan and with applicable methods carry out tasks within given time frames

5. Demonstrate the ability to plan and with adequate methods carry out specific assignments within given time frames

6. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate products, processes, systems, methods or technical solutions

7. Show the skills required to work independently, within some part of the field of technology

8. Present and discuss information, problems, and solutions orally or in writing

9. Demonstrate the ability to account for work, conclusions, and the underlying arguments with requirements of structure, citation, and referencing.

10. Demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, engineering, and social aspects

11. Demonstrate the ability to make assessments and reflect upon, evaluate, and review own and others' results

12. Show knowledge of planning, structuring, implementing of a project, its impact and reflect on the work process.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least a total of 105 credits completed in CBIOT program (90 credits from study years 1 and 2 must be completed and at least 50 credits from study year 1). And at least a course from period 1 in study year 3 must be completed.

Recommended prerequisites

BB1190 Gene Technology, BB1210 Purification of Biomolecules, BB1200 Analysis of Biomolecules and BB1300 Cultivation Technology.


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Given during the course and includes articles, books, and other resources relevant to the project. This list is established during the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • XUPP - Examination Assignment, 15.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed written report and oral presentation (PR01; 15 credits), 80% attendance 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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Andres Veide

Further information

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Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

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