Master’s studies

Syllabus for Degree Project E in Applied Biotechnology

Examensarbete E i tillämpad bioteknik

Syllabus

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 1BG354
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Applied Biotechnology A2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G).
  • Established: 2007-08-30
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2009-08-27
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 28, 2009
  • Entry requirements: Completed courses year one of the Master programme in Applied Biotechnology, including one starting course. Degree projects in certain specialisations demand courses at advanced level that are necessary for the project.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to


  • show a deep knowledge within the chosen field of biology

  • search and in a critical way interpret and compile relevant scientific literature

  • in a creative way delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results and, if applicable, generate falsifiable a hypotheses to explain the observations all within given time frames

  • present the results in correct language for different target groups both in scientific and in popular form

  • give constructive criticism on texts within the study field

Content

An independent project is carried out, where the knowledge from earlier completed courses are applied. The project is guided by a supervisor in close connection to ongoing projects in research or development.

To achieve the objectives, the student shall


  • under supervision delimit a scientific problem, investigate it, interpret and evaluate the results and present the project in oral and written form

  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the chosen problem

  • actively participate in seminars and other activities at the department where the project is carried out

  • comment and give constructive criticism on another student's project (opposition)


Course modules: Midterm report 10 credits; Final report 20 credits.

Instruction

The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.

Assessment

Midterm report is examined by oral presentation and/or a short written report. Final report is examined by oral presentation as well as written reporting. To pass, a passed oral and written presentation of the degree project is required. The written presentation should consist of a scientific report, a popular summary and a summary in English. To pass, the student must also act as opponent on another degree project within same main area or have participated actively at a research seminar.

Reading list

Applies from: week 13, 2013

Determined individually after consultation with the student.