Bachelor Project

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the project module on 5th semester, as well as knowledge in the field of Statistical Mechanics, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Microbiology, Protein Physics

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge and understanding of basic biosensors design principles
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of major phenomena used in biosensing, including optical, surface plasmon resonance, and electrochemical based systems
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of surface bound reactions and their kinetics.
  • Must be able to apply their knowledge about biosensor design to real problems 
  • Must have the knowledge how to make a business case for a biosensor
  • Should understand scientific methods and theories in relation to the topic of the project

Skills

  • Must have knowledge and understanding of basic biosensors design principles
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of major phenomena used in biosensing, including optical, surface plasmon resonance, and electrochemical based systems
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of surface bound reactions and their kinetics.
  • Must be able to apply their knowledge about biosensor design to real problems 
  • Must have the knowledge how to make a business case for a biosensor
  • Should understand scientific methods and theories in relation to the topic of the project

Competences

  • Must have working knowledge and basic skills for designing, evaluating and experimental handling of biosensor devices
  • Must be able to understand and apply knowledge necessary to create functional biosensors
  • Must be able to reflect over relevant theories and methods used for biosensor design
  • Must be able to assess basic economic conditions for the development and commissioning of biosensors

Type of instruction

Workshop and project work with supervision. The Biosensor workshop comprises lectures and hand-on laboratory exercises covering the main types of currently used biosensors, including different kinds of electrochemical and optical sensors. The workshop also addresses the issues of surfaces functionalization technique to achieve required selectivity and sensitivity and discuss the specific aspects of surface-bound chemical reactions. The economic part of the project will be supported by a number of lectures covering basic business economy.

Extent and expected workload

Kursusmodulets omfang er 20 ECTS svarende til 600 timers studieindsats.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • The workshop is an integrated part of the project and therefor it is obligatory for all students to participate. A successful participation in the workshop is a precondition for participation in the project examination.

Exams

Name of examBachelorprojekt
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
The project exam is an oral group exam at the end of the project based on presentation and project report, graded on 7-scale, individual evaluation, external censor

Besides the evaluation criteria stated in the Joint program regulations, completion of the workshop, assignments and submission of the report based on the conducted lab exercises is required.
ECTS15
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBachelorprojekt
Module codeM-NT-B6-5
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science