TBT4500 - Biotechnology, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

The specialization project is an experimental or theoretical project work connected to research in the Department Research Divisions (Analysis and control of microbial systems, Biopolymers and biomaterials, Food Science, Microbial biotechnology). The project will most often be associated ongoing internally or externally funded research projects but can also be carried out in cooperation with research institutions and industry. It is emphasized that the student shall learn to work systematically within the chosen topic, and also learn how to obtain detailed knowledge through literature studies and practical work. The student will ha a mandatory oral presentation of the project at the end of the semester.

Learning outcome

The student:
- has insight into and some knowledge of central parts of the subject area of the project;
- has skills in independent planning of experimental or theoretical work and systematic processing of the obtained data;
- has skills in oral and written presentation, interpretation and discussion of experimental and theoretical data.

Learning methods and activities

The laboratory project work is carried out individually or in small groups of students (normally two) under the supervision of a professor. The student will have a mandatory presentation of the project at the end of the semester. The written report is basis for grading. Total workload expected around 400 hours.

Additional information can be found on this website (Norwegian only):

Further on evaluation

Written report

Course materials

Information is given in the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBT4700 15.0 01.09.2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Lab hours: 10
No.of specialization hours: 14

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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