Fermentation Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to

  • describe microbial physiology
  • account for optimal medium design
  • explain reactor configuration (batch, fed batch, continuous processes) and control systems
  • account for applications of bio- and fermentation processes and industrially important microorganisms
  • describe microbial metabolic pathways from a systems biology perspective
  • account for fundamental microbial growth kinetics and models
  • explain process improvement through metabolic manipulation


  • apply biological and bioengineering principles in microbial fermentation systems.
  • carry out preservation of microorganisms, propagation, and inocula
  • setting up bioreactors and cultivation in bioreactors
  • describe growth kinetics and characteristics mathematically
  • perform mass balance calculations based on experimental data

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Exercises
  • Mini-projects

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examFermentation Technology
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleFermenteringsteknologi
Module codeK-KT-K1-32
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science