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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT180 - Individual project in biotechnology, advanced level
Individuellt projekt i bioteknik, avancerad nivå
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBIO
15,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 08111
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 30

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Project 15,0 c Grading: UG   15,0 c    

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General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

BSc degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or similar, and any prerequisite knowledge required for the individual project, as judged by the examiner and the supervisor of the project.


The course should make it possible for students to carry out an individual project, on a graduate level, at an academic institute, in industry, or in other sectors of society. In the individual project in biotechnology, the student should integrate, deepen and develop his/her knowledge within a limited area of biotechnology. The project aims to give the student knowledge and skill in scientific and engineering work, and to make the student acquainted with an environment which is representative for a part of the future labour market.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • formulate and limit the scope of a problem whitin the chosen subject area
  • plan the work to solve and report the problem with given resources
  • search, read and evaluate available literature and other background information
  • integrate and develop knowledge and skill within the chosen problem
  • execute laboratory and / or theoretical work to reach the goals of the project
  • collect and interpret laboratory and / or theoretical results
  • communicate the project results and how these meet the project goals and effect goals, in a written report and at an oral presentation


The content of the project may vary, but must be defined at the start of the project. The project should be clearly oriented towards research and development.


The project can be carried out at an academic institution or within a suitable industry or similar. There must be a responsible supervisor, who should give the student the support necessary for the execution of the project within the given framework. It is up to the individual student to organise a specific project, in collaboration with the intended supervisor. The content and organisation of the project must be accepted by the examiner and the supervisor prior to the startup of the project work.


Necessary literature for executing the project and evaluating the project results.

Examination including compulsory elements

The project is examined by a written project report, and by an oral presentation of the project at a seminar.

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