Appendix 1: Course list

Master's Programme, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, 120 credits (TIMBM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2019

General courses

Year 1

Mandatory courses (28.5 credits)

Course code Course name Credits Edu. level
AK2030 Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science) 4.5 Second cycle
BB1160 Eucaryotic Cell Biology
Mandatory for students with background other than bachelor in biotechnology at KTH
7.5 First cycle
BB2165 Biomolecular Structure and Function 7.5 Second cycle
CB1000 Sustainable development and project management
Mandatory for students lacking prior courses in sustainable development and project management
3.0 First cycle
ME1003 Industrial Management, Basic Course 6.0 First cycle

Recommended courses

Course code Course name Credits Edu. level
BB1000 Programming in Python
Recommended for students lacking prior courses in programming
7.5 First cycle
BB1030 Microbiology
Mandatory for students from programme CTKEM at KTH
9.0 First cycle
BB1300 Cultivation Technology
Mandatory for students from programme CTKEM at KTH
7.5 First cycle

Supplementary information

The student should complete all courses within the chosen specialisation. In order to graduate at least 90 credits within the field of Biotechnology is required. To complete two specialisations is recommended.

Year 2

Mandatory courses (45.0 credits)

Course code Course name Credits Edu. level
BB200X Degree Project in Biotechnology, Second Cycle 30.0 Second cycle
BB2520 Bioprocess Design 15.0 Second cycle

Supplementary information

The student should complete all courses within the chosen specialisation. In order to graduate at least 90 credits within the field of Biotechnology is required. To complete two specialisations is recommended.

Track, Cell Based Process Biotechnology (CBPB)

Year 1

Mandatory courses (22.5 credits)

Course code Course name Credits Edu. level
BB2020 Molecular Enzymology 7.5 Second cycle
BB2450 The Cell Factory 7.5 Second cycle
BB2485 Metabolic Engineering 7.5 Second cycle

Year 2

Track, Environmental Biotechnology (ENBT)

Year 1

Mandatory courses (22.5 credits)

Course code Course name Credits Edu. level
BB2015 Environmental Toxicology 7.5 Second cycle
BB2560 Advanced Microbiology and Metagenomics 7.5 Second cycle
BB2570 System Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment 7.5 Second cycle

Year 2

Track, Enzyme Biotechnology (ENZB)

Year 1

Mandatory courses (22.5 credits)

Course code Course name Credits Edu. level
BB2020 Molecular Enzymology 7.5 Second cycle
BB2425 Glycobiotechnology 7.5 Second cycle
BB2460 Biocatalysis 7.5 Second cycle

Year 2