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Syllabus for

Academic year
KLI060 - Introductory biotechnology
Bioteknik: Introduktion
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKBIO
3,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Bioengineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 48128
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 100
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0196 Project 3,0 c Grading: UG   1,5 c 1,5 c    

In programs

TKBIO BIOENGINEERING, Year 1 (compulsory)


Nathalie Scheers

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first 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

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
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

Basic eligibility for the Bioengineering programme.


The course is an introduction to the bioscience area and should give the student a cross-disciplinary insight into biotechnological processes from molecular biology to industrial production, as well as into biological applications within other engineering fields. The students should become familiar with retreiving and summarizing information from various resources.

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

After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to
  • Describe, in general, the biotechnology focus areas at Chalmers.
  • Be able to extract biotechnological knowledge from oral presentations and scientific papers, as well as summarize and communicate it in a written report supported by scientific references.
  • Explain some of the potential roles and tasks of a MSc in Bioengineering


  • Seminar series in Biotechnology, academic writing, and sustainable development.
  • Project assignment


  • The course contains lectures and a project assignment. Attendance is compulsory on several parts of the course, see the course PM for further details.
  • In the lecture series, people from academia and industry address different examples from the biotechnology field ranging from the molecular level to the development/production of a final product.
  • The projects are carried out in groups of 4-5 students. The aim is to analyze a chosen biotechnical problem or area, by acquiring knowledge from the lectures, databases, published papers, and the industry.
  • The project outcome shall be reported in a written communication backed up by references.
  • There is also a seminar with a few small or middle sized companies, which are invited to describe their work and the human resources they employ.


Power point presentations from lectures and your own collected material such as published scientific literature. 

Examination including compulsory elements

Written report and compulsory attendance at certain occasions (see course PM).

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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