Characterisation of Nanobiostructures


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained by the project on NB1 (1st semester).

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The project is designed to cover a broad range of topics. It can be a rather more theoretical or experimental project dealing with all aspects relevant for manufacturing and characterization of biological/organic nanostructures.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about methods and tools used for production and characterization of biological/organic nanostructures.
  • Must be able to understand the fundamental concepts behind the methods and tools used for production and characterization of biological/organic nanostructures.


  • Must be able to produce biological/organic nanostructures and must be able to investigate their properties by using different methods and tools.
  • Must be able to evaluate the different methods used for production and characterization of nano(bio)structures.
  • Compose a project report according to the norms of the scientific field, include relevant original literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written and oral manner, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.


  • Must have obtained the skills to produce and characterize biological/organic nanostructures by using different tools.
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

Supervised project work done in groups.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 15 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.


Name of examCharacterisation of Nanobiostructures
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleKarakterisering af nanobiostrukturer
Module codeM-NB-K2-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Nanobiotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science