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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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  Study programme, year:  1 2 3

Study programme syllabus for
TKBIO - BIOENGINEERING Academic year: 2020/2021
BIOTEKNIK, CIVILINGENJÖR
 

Entry requirements:
 

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility

 

Specific entry requirements:

English 6, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik 4, Physics equivalent to Fysik 2, Chemistry equivalent to Kemi 1
OR
English B, Physics equivalent to Fysik B, Chemistry equivalent to Kemi A, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik E

 
General organization:
 

Aim:

The aim of the Master of Science in Engineering programme in Bioengineering is to educate engineers
  • with knowledge and skills in bioscience, technology and mathematics
  • for advanced tasks within primarily biotechnological but also other industries
  • for work with control, development and management of products and processes
  • with excellent qualifications for graduate education within bioscience, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical and environmental engineering
  • with a healthy ethical standpoint based on sustainable development
  • with a basis for life-long learning and ability to follow technological development
  • for an international job market

 

Learning outcome:

After graduation, a bioengineer will


Knowledge and understanding
  • be able to apply mathematics, mechanics and wave physics in bioengineering, chemistry and chemical engineering
  • have insight about and be able to apply cell and molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry in chemical, microbial and biotechnological applications
  • have insight about and be able to apply chemistry subjects such as organic, inorganic and physical chemistry as well as biochemistry on complex problems
  • have necessary knowledge and skills for graduate education within the engineering area

Skills and abilities
  • have the ability to on laboratory and larger scales plan and perform experiments and projects, evaluate these and, depending on the need, apply relevant digital tools, and critical review results from these
  • be able to formulate models and program solutions for models and mathematical formulations and possess knowledge about the limitations of the models
  • be able to report and present results in Swedish and English for not only engineers within the field and be able to discuss and argue for his/her conclusions
  • be able to work effectively both independently and in a team, including planning and follow-up, and be aware of group dynamics

Formulation of judgements and attitudes
  • be able to assess risks associated with different chemical substances and processes and be able to analyse the use of different substances and processes in a sustainability context
  • be able to collect, analyse and evaluate scientific information which is published in the engineering area and to follow the development of the area
  • have insights about possibilities and limitations for the engineering area and its digitalization and be able to discuss how societal and technological developments affect each other, including ethical, social, economic, environmental, sustainability and working environmental aspects.
A bioengineer should also fulfil all general learning objectives for a Master of Science in Engineering, as described in the System of Qualifications.

 

Extent: 300.0 c

 

Thesis:

The Master of Science in Engineering programme in Bioengineering includes two larger individual projects: a 15 c Bachelor's thesis and a 30 or 60 c Master's thesis.

Bioengineering students may do the bachelor's thesis within Biology and Biological engineering, Chemistry and Chemical engineering or within the Mathematical Sciences. These bachelor's projects also contain project-supporting education in written and oral communication, project organisation, group dynamics, and information competence. Other bachelor's projects with suitable content may be accepted after individual evaluation.

The Master thesis must be performed according to the rules within the accredited master programme.

For more information about bachelor and masters thesis, see the Student Portal.

 

Courses valid the academic year 2020/2021:

See study programme

 

Accredited master programmes:

The accreditations are decided each academic year and are published as part of the Admission regulations. The list below shows the accreditations for students who begin their master programme the academic year 2020/2021

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering
MPBME - BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPBIO - BIOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPCAS - COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR
MPENM - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR
MPBDP - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR
MPTSE - INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPISC - INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPLOL - LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP, MSC PROGR
MPMCN - MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR
MPNAT - NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR

 

Recommendations:

During the third year (TKBIO-3), two out of six compulsory elective courses should be read. Some of these courses give appropriate prior knowledge and progression for certain master programmes.

For MPBME - Biomedical Engineering, MSc Progr we recommend:
TMA982 Linear systems and transforms in period 3 and KAA052 Mathematical modelling in period 4.

For MPBIO - Biotechnology, Msc Progr we recommend:
KMG042 Model organisms in molecular biology in study period 3 and KOK081 Inorganic and organic chemistry is chosen in period 4.

For MPCAS - Complex Adaptive Systems, MSc Progr we recommend:
TMA982 Linear systems and transforms in period 3 and KAA052 Mathematical modelling in period 4.

For MPENM - Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science, MSc Progr.:
TMA982 Linear systems and transforms must be chosen in period 3 and KAA052 Mathematical modelling is recommended for period 4.

For MPISC - Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering, MSc Progr we recommend:
TMA982 Linear systems and transforms or IEK415 Managerial economics in period 3 and KOK081 Inorganic and organic chemistry or KAA052 Mathematical modelling or TEK710 Organization and leadership in period 4.


For MPLOL - Learning and Leadership, MSc Progr there are special requirements to fulfil the learning objectives of both the engineering and the pedagogical degrees:
TMA982 Linear systems and transforms must be chosen in period 3 and KOK081 Inorganic and organic chemistry must be chosen in period 4. Additionally, we recommend that the optional course MVE370 Mathematics and society is also read.

For MPMCN - Materials Chemistry, MSc Progr we recommend:
KOK081 Inorganic and organic chemistry is chosen in period 4.

For MPNAT - Nanotechnology, MSc progr we recommend:
KMG042 Model organisms in molecular biology in period 3 and KOK081 Inorganic and organic chemistry in period 4.

 
 

Programme concentrations:


 
Degree:
 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 90 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Degree of master of science in engineering, specialisation Bioengineering:
Passed courses comprising 300 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Courses in mathematics, at least 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses in theme Environment 7,5 credits
Courses in theme MTS 7,5 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 90 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme of an ackredited master programme

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications
 

Title of degree:

Master of Science in Engineering. The name of the Master's programme and the main field of study, Bioengineering, are stated in the degree certificate. After the first cycle/undergraduate level, you may apply for the degree Bachelor of Science 180 credits, major subject Bioengineering.

 
Other information:
 

Programme description (in Swedish)

Advancement regulations:
In order to commence the second year, 37,5 cr. are demanded. In order to commence the third year, a total of 82,5 cr. is demanded, of which at least 37,5 cr. shall be from the second year.
At least 150 cr. must be attained in order to commence a master's programme.
Students who do not meet the above requirements shall contact the student guidance counsellor of the programme, in order to make an individual study plan
Fulfilment of MTS requirements
Students admitted to the Master of Science in Engineering programme in Bioengineering (TKBIO) autumn 2018 or earlier fulfil the MTS requirements by taking one of Chalmers's MTS classed courses with theme MTS 7,5 credits.

Students admitted to the Master of Science in Engineering programme in Bioengineering (TKBIO)  autumn 2019 fulfil the MTS requirements by taking one of the following MTS classed courses with theme MTS 7,5 credits:

BBT010 - Ethics in biotechnology (compulsory for MPBIO)
MVE370 - Mathematics and society
CTE031 - History of technology
ENM015 - Technical change and the environment
ITS066 - Gender and technology
KBT265 - Resources and innovation in a chemical and historical context
LSP530 - Fiction for engineers
MVE420 - Emerging technologies, global risk and the future of humanity
TEK130 - History of science
TEK226 - Technology and society
TEK237 - Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
TEK320 - ICT economics and policy
TEK565 - Technology and culture
TEK570 - Ethics and technology
TEK600 - Digitalisation and society
LMU055 - Man and technology
TEK475 - Practical leader- and entrepreneurship


For other MTS courses, an application for exception must be approved by the programme.


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