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CB1180 Skills for future engineers 1 1.5 credits

The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with biotechnological applications in different areas of the society. Basic knowledge within sustainability is provided to allow for reflection on the role of biotechnology in the society and its impact on humans and the environment. The student will also train searching and reviewing information as well as reporting orally and in writing, skills needed in the working environment in which the engineer is active.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Biotechnology, åk 2, Mandatory


P1 (1.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location


Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus CB1180 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course provides knowledge and skills to work as a professional employee or leader in a  workplace. 

Project management - Introduction and application of project management models. 

Behavioral science and leadership - That the student has tools to understand human dynamics and reflects on their own role, their needs and the behavior of others in the context of team work Students are also able to interact and work as engineers based on self-insight and consideration for other individuals and group dynamic processes. 

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student has achieved the following objectives:

  • Reflect on and show the ability to collaborate and work in groups by taking into account people's working processes and communication needs as well as have insight into own working processes and communication.
  • Plan and lead projects and in a leadership situation strive for a transformational leadership,

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic eligibility for higher education studies

Recommended prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • INL1 - Homework 1, 1.5 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

Active participations in the seminars and the 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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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