Microbial Biotechnology


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in:
Biological Active Molecules – Introduction to Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry
General Chemistry
Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Describe the cell as a biological entity
  • Account for prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structures
  • Account for energy conversion in microorganisms
  • Describe biochemical analysis methods
  • Describe technically important microorganisms, their nutrition, metabolism and growth
  • Account for microbial genetics
  • Describe microbiological analysis methods
  • Explain good microbiological practice


  • Establish and calculate growth curves for microbiological growth
  • Perform biochemical and microbiological tests in the laboratory in a safe way
  • Handle experimental work with microorganisms, evaluate and use appropriate protective measures, work with sterile techniques, use relevant sources of information, and dispose of waste according to regulations


  • Utilize knowledge on biochemical molecules, processes and systems, for projects in technical microbiology, food technology or for biotechnology development or production

Type of instruction

Lectures and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examMicrobial Biotechnology
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 titleMikrobiel bioteknologi
Module codeK-KT-B4-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


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