Fermentation Based Biomanufactoring (FBM) - Study line


Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing

Study Line: Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing:

  • Fermentation Bio-engineers contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society by optimizing cell factory based production of proteins and biochemicals thereby outcompeting environmentally damaging production methods.
  • Within this study line, you will obtain competences in designing, implementing, and operating fermentation processes by combining cell factory engineering and process technology.
  • Focus areas include optimization of fermentation processes using techniques and knowledge from genetic engineering, cell physiology, bioreactor design, downstream processing, waste handling, and life cycle analysis.

Recomended prequisites for the study line (to be completed during the bachelor education):

  • Experimental microbiology (exemplified by the DTU course: 27027 Experimental Molecular Microbiology)
  • Fermentation technology (exemplified by the DTU course: 27034 Fermentation technology)
  • Experimental fermentation technology (exemplified by the DTU course: 27035 Experimental fermentation technology)
  • Bio process technology (exemplified by the DTU course: 28025 Bio process technology)

Polytechnic foundation courses (5 ECTS)

The following course is mandatory

42500 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point January
42504 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point August
42501 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point June

Programme specific courses (55 ECTS)

Innovation course II - mandatory (5 ECTS):

28485 Biobusiness and Process Innovation 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Core competence courses - choose 15 ECTS among the following courses:

02411 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
27230 Prokaryotic cell biology 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
27423 Metabolomics and proteomics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
27430 Eukaryotic cell biology 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
27460 Synthetic biology 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)

Mandatory study line specific courses (20 ECTS):

27410 Computer-aided cell factory design 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
27455 Microbial adaptation to industrial processes 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
28455 Process adaptation in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
28855 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
28857 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Practical version 7.5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17) and Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)

Choose 15 ECTS among the rest of the programme specific courses: 

28233 (Recovery and purification of biological products), 28345 (Industrial BioReaction engineering) are highly recomended and are prequisites for other courses in the study line:

27062 Protein science: Structure, interactions and molecular properties 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
27422 Biosynthesis of natural products 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
27470 Mammalian cell technology for manufacturing of biologics 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
28233 Recovery and purification of biological products 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
28345 Industrial BioReaction Engineering 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)

The FBM study line at the Biotechnology MSc Eng education is together with the FBM study line in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MSc Eng education supported by a large grant to develop and increase competence transfer between the two educations for nurturing industrially required cross competence fermentation experts. To ensure this desired outcome, the FBM study line is more restricted in its choices than other study lines, and furthermore the projects for the Master thesis and a mandatory practical course (se below) have to be accepted by both the study leader and the FBM Joint program manager to for offering FBM core competences:

  • Mandatory Practical course (FBM Industrial practice, 10-15 ECTS project course) in a biotech company or a DTU pilot facility 
  • Master thesis (30 - 35 ECTS)