TBT4506 - Biopolymeric Materials and Statistics and Research Planning, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 50/100 2 hours D
School exam 50/100 2 hours D

Course content

In 'Biopolymeric Materials', emphasis will be placed on the properties and behavior of biological macromolecules at concentrations above critical overlap concentration, such as viscosity profile, order / disorder transitions, gel formation, viscoelastic properties and phase behavior when mixing macromolecules. Examples of the use of biopolymers will be given with special emphasis on biomedicine and biopolymers used in immobilization of cells and enzymes. Demonstration of rheological equipment for characterization of soft materials will be given. Uncertainty analysis and research planning: -Uncertainty analysis -Hypothesis testing -Simple linear regression -Experimental design with two-level factorial experiments -Analysis of variance (ANOVA) -Nonparametric methods -Use of Excel and SPSS for statistical analysis.

Learning outcome

Biopolymeric materials: Basic knowledge of biological biopolymers in concentrated solutions and gels, materials based on them and how such materials can be tailored and changed to defined properties. The student has knowledge of the basic statistical models and methods used in science and technology. The student can interpret results of hypothesis testing, regression analysis, experimental design, analysis of variance and nonparametric methods. The student can use software for statistical calculations and analyzes.

Learning methods and activities

Biopolymeric materials: Lectures and demonstrations. Uncertainty analysis and research planning: Lectures (24 h), exercises (8 h).

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises statistics

Further on evaluation

Uncertainty analysis and research planning: The number of exercises is 4, all must be approved to take the written exam (2 hours). Biopolymeric materials and Uncertainty analysis and research planning: Written exam (2 hours). Both parts of the exam must be passed to receive a passing grade in the course. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Information to be given at commencement of the course. Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (9th Edition) by Ronald E. Walpole.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBT4507 3.7 AUTUMN 2020
TBT4508 3.7 AUTUMN 2020
MATV4008 3.7 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 D 2023-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 10
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 D 2023-11-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 10
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 D 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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