BSc Project (Biosensors)


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


• 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 electro-chemical 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


• Must be able to apply the acquired knowledge to the design of functional biosensors and measurement protocols
• Must be able to perform measurements using the designed biosensor ex-periment, process data and draw conclusions about the investigated reac-tions and the biosensor performance
• Must be able to evaluate practical biosensor designs and performance
• Must be able to perform a cost-benefit analysis for a biosensor


• 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 bio-sensor 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

This is a 20 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • There is a workshop as part of the project module. Participation in the workshop is obligatory for all students and it is a prerequisite for the project exam.
  • 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.


Name of examBachelorprojekt (Biosensorer)
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 (Biosensorer)
Module codeF-NAN-B6-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Physics and Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science