Biotechnology, Ethics and Society


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Ethical issues presented through cases and discussions of complex dilemmas; presentation of central concepts on scientific argumentation and method; the history of civil engineering and its placement in society and science

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module

  • Can understand basic theory of science concepts, theories and methods related to civil engineering emphasizing biotechnological issues
  • Can use theory of science and ethical considerations in a  societal context


  • Can account for ethical considerations in connection with biotechnological issues

Type of instruction

Lectures and discussions 

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examBiotechnology, Ethics and Society
Type of exam
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 titleBioteknologi, etik og samfund
Module codeK-BBT-B6-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science