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


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Bioengineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science