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c6.1 Goals

The education should

  • provide basic knowledge and skills in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics and engineering subjects relevant in the field of engineering biology.
  • practice use of specialist literature
  • provide knowledge of swedish adn international biotechnical and food and drug related industry.
  • practice work in prokects
  • practice planning, performing and evaluating experiments based on theoretical models
    • describing biological, physical and chemical reactions and processer
    • value the limits and the appliability of the models introduced
  • in-depth knowledge and skills within one of the following specialisations: biotechnical physics, bioinformatics, bioprocess engineering, molecular biotechnology, biomedical engineering to be able to participate in advanced development projects using new technology/biotechnology.
  • provide prerequisites for graduate studies

c6.2 Common Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations common for all study programmes at LiTH are to be found in section b1-b6.

c6.3 Disposition of the Study Programme

The 180 credit points are shared among three main blocks: mathematics, chemistry/biology and physics/engineering. The chemistry/biology courses are distributed all through the education and correspond to about one third of the programme. Mathematics och physics/engineering take up the remaining part.

The first three years are common to all students of the programme. During the fourth year comprises electives and specialisation courses. The detailed disposition of the programme is shown in the curriculum.

c6.4 Promotion to Continued Studies

Instructions for study planning can be found in section b6.

  • Year 1 and 2
    Students who fullfill the requirement of registration may without any special permission pursue studies on semester 1-4 of the programme. The courses are expected to be taken in the order given by the curriculum. Prerequisites for the courses are shown in the syllabus of each course. A student who wishes to acquire knowledge at a higher pace than the curriculum indicates. must check with the examiner of the courses to make sure that the prerequisites are met. The form for this can be collected from the Student Service Desk in house Zenit.
  • Year 3-5
    In addition to the requirement of registration, the student must have completed all elements of the following courses:
    • Algebra
    • Calculus, One Variable
    • Calculus, Several Variables
    • Biological Systems
    • Principles of Physics
    • General Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry

c6.5 Specialisation

The specialisations comprise a number of courses corresponding to 20 credit points in total. To that, additional courses may be included in the degree as electives. The education may be problem or project based, contain elements of written presentation, literature studies or tutored autonomous work. Contacts with the industry and working life are also included.

The following specialisations are possible. The curriculum shows which ones that are available during the spring semester 2004,

  • Bioengineering Physics /Bioteknisk fysik/
    • Biomaterials /Biomaterial/ (TBbfbm)
    • Microsystems and sensors /Mikrosystem och sensorer/ (TBbfms)
  • Microbial Biotechnology /Mikrobiell bioteknik/ (TBmb)
  • Bioinformatics /Bioinformatik/ (TBbi)
  • Bioprocess Engineering /Biologisk produktion/ (TBbp)
  • Environmental Science /Miljövetenskap/ (TBmv)
  • Biomedical Engineering /Teknisk biomedicin/ (TBtb)
  • Protein Chemistry with Protein Engineering /Proteinkemi med protein engineering/ (TBpk)

c6.6 Selecting Specialisation

The field of specialisation is selected for semester 8 in October at the same time as you sign up for courses.

A student who has interrupted the studies should select specialisation and sign up for courses for the semester he is planning to return to the studies.

c6.7 Master Thesis

General rules and regulations about the thesis work are found in section b3.

Without special permission thesis work may be performed in the follwoing subject areas:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterals
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Gene Technology
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Physiology
  • Mibrobial Ecology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Applied Physics

c6.8 Work Placement

Regulations for the work placement requirements can be found in section b4.


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