Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, 120 credits (TIMBM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2014

Last edit: 07/05/2015
Approved: 07/05/2015

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology programme the students should:

  • be able to design central parts in bioprocesses both in the industrial and the environmental setting.
  • understand and manage processes at the molecular, cellular and engineering level.
  • have subject knowledge and understanding to a level  that promotes a future career in the field of the programme, including research education.
  • be able to communicate with colleagues in the various subject areas of biotechnology.
  • have in-depth knowledge in a chosen biotechnology subject area.
  • understand the driving forces, organization and management of Swedish and international biotech industry.

Skills and abilities

After completing the Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology programme the students should:

  • be able to critically read and extract information of technical and scientific nature from various sources, formulate conclusions and integrate this into the design work.
  • know how to analytically and critically plan, execute and evaluate experiments.
  • be able to use standard and advanced biotechnology methods and techniques.
  • be skillful in technical communication, both in oral and written form.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology programme the students should:

  • be able to critically evaluate existing and new technological breakthroughs in the biotech society.
  • use biotechnological methods, products and processes in a responsible way, and understanding its limitations and economic impact.
  • understand the impact of biotechnological developments on social, ethical and gender level.
  • understand the implications of biotechnological developments in the context of a sustainable society.