Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, 120 credits (TIMBM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 09/01/2018
Approved: 09/01/2018

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the Industrial and environmental biotechnology programme the students should:

  • have broad knowledge and understanding of biotechnology as well as deep knowledge and understanding of subject areas.
  • have knowledge and understanding of current research and development in the field of biotechnology.
  • be able to exchange information and communicate with experts in subjects related to biotechnology, such as biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
  • have deep knowledge of methods used in biotechnology.
  • be able to develop, test and evaluate central parts in a bioprocess.

Skills and abilities

After completing the Industrial and environmental biotechnology programme the students should have:

  • a capacity to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and be able to analyze, judge and handle complex phenomena, questions and situations even with limited information.
  • a capacity to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate questions and problems.
  • a capacity to plan and execute complex tasks with adequate methods within given time frames and thereby contribute to the knowledge development, including evaluation of the results.
  • a capacity to communicate knowledge in writing and verbally as well as discuss own conclusions and supporting arguments in national and international contexts for different audiences.
  • a capacity to work with research and development issues or complex activities within a qualified sector.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the Industrial and environmental biotechnology programme the students should:

  • be able to critically evaluate relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects on questions and problems within biotechnology.
  • have an awareness of ethical aspects concerning research and development.
  • have an awareness of possibilities and limits of science and its role in society.
  • have an understanding of how scientific methods, products and processes can be used in a responsible manner.
  • be able to identify the need for additional knowledge and be responsible for his/her own knowledge development.

For more information see “Local regulation for degrees at first and second cycle, local system of qualifications” at www.kth.se