Appendix 2: Specialisations

Degree Programme in Biotechnology (CBIOT), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Master, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnolgy (IMB)

The overall goal of this program is that students will gain the insight and knowledge needed to use biotechnology to produce chemicals, materials and energy and thus assist in creating a sustainable society. The program provides a deeper understanding of the metabolic, physiological and genetic basis for the use of enzymes and microorganisms in biotechnological production systems. Understanding of the global pollution and destruction of the environment is an important part of education and to contribute to an improvement in these areas is a major challenge for new engineering graduates. One important tool is an efficient use of biotechnological methods to understand and solve this problem.

For more detailed information about the Master programme (Two Years), Industrial and Environmental Biotechnolgy, see "student at kth/ course and programme directory" at www.kth.se.

Master, Medical Biotechnology (MBI)

The program aims to provide depth in the fields of biotechnology, in which molecular techniques play a central role, with particular emphasis on medical applications. The goal is to provide the prospective civil engineers in biotechnology unique expertise in the border area, chemistry, biology and medicine and provide a high level of competitiveness in the Swedish and foreign labor in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as in research. The program includes courses in genomics and proteomics, which contains a large number of technical methods for analyzing cell activity on DNA, RNA and protein level. Bioinformatics provides an insight into how the huge amounts of data produced can be handled by computers. The program also includes courses that provide knowledge about the structure of biomolecules can be determined and how the process looks to develop drugs from the first discovery of an active molecule.

For more detailed information about the Master programme (Two Years), Medical Biotechnology, see "student at kth/ course and programme directory" at www.kth.se.

Master, Macromolecular Materials (MMM)

To obtain the Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Biotechnology, the student must take 2 of these courses;
BB2460 Biocatalysis, 7,5 credits
BB2020 Molecular Enzymology7.5 credits
BB2420 Glycobiology and Carbohydrate Technology, 7.5 credits

For more detailed information about the Master programme (Two Years), Macromolecular Materials, see "student at kth/ course and programme directory" at www.kth.se.

Master, Molecular Science and Engineering (MVT2)

To obtain the Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Biotechnology, the student must take these courses;
BB2460 Biocatalysis, 7,5 credits
BB2020 Molecular Enzymology7.5 credits

For more detailed information about the Master programme (Two Years), Molecular Science and Engineering, see "student at kth/ course and programme directory" at www.kth.se.