BTA3001 - Process technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Unit operations in biotechnological production processes: - fluid transport - separation processes - heat transport - cooling. Preservation of quality through unit operations.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the students:

  • have knowledge of key industrial biotechnological processes
  • are able to describe unit operations and methods in biological production techniques
  • know how various process parameters affect quality

Skills - the students:

  • are able to plan subprocesses and put these together into a holistic process
  • can assess and evaluate biotechnological production processes
  • are able to assemble various unit operations to make sure that quality is preserved through the process

Competences - the students:

  • have insight of the challenges that are applicable to ensure quality in relevant processes
  • are able to identify new ideas and innovations within current biotechnological processes
  • are able to communicate and share experiences with others who have background in the field

Learning methods and activities

Educational methods: Lectures, calculation exercises, group assignments, laboratory exercises. Mandatory work requirements: Approved completion of laboratory courses and calculation exercises. Total workload per student corresponds to approx. 200 hours. Of this, scheduled activities will amount to approx. 80 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation
  • Approved Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments must be approved for admission to the exam. 4 hours written exam.

Mandatory assignments are valid 3 semesters

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biotechnology (427BT)

Required previous knowledge

HBIOA1002 Organic Chemistry or equivalent course. HBIOA1006 Instrumentel Analysis I, HBIOA2005 Instrumental analysis II or equivalent course. BTA2004 Basic biotechnology or equivalent course.

Course materials

Jørgen Mæhle: Kompendium Prosessteknologi - anvendt fluidmekanikk. Akadamika forlag Trondheim.

Hallseth, Haugan, Hjelmen, Isnes. Termofysikk. Fysikk for ingeniører.

Presented material.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MK301915 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMAT1010 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Chemical Engineering/Process Control
  • Chemical Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 3
G326 Gnisten/Fagskolen 13
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 C 2024-06-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
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