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Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Materials and Surface Engineering

Autumn 2017

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Orientation to Field and Studies
Chemistry Fundamentals and Finnish Communication Skills 10
Math and Science Basics 1 5
Math and Science Basics 2 5
Orientation to Field and Studies 5
Introductory Project 5
Introduction to Industrial Processes in Biotechnical, Chemical and Surface Engineering
Engineering Chemistry and English 15
Applied Project in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering 15
Structure and Properities of Materials
Project of Studying Material Properties 5  
Materials Technology 10  
Corrosion Protection of Metal Constuctions
Corrosion and methods for Corrosion Protection 5  
Anticorrosive Painting and Hot dip Coating 10  
Materials and Surfaces in Machine Building
Materials and Coatings Technology of Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 5  
Materials and Coatings Project of Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 10  
Coatings of Buildings
Coatings of Buildings and Their Life Cycle 5  
Coating Project on Building Construction and Repair 10  
Innovations Activities
Innovation Project 10    
Industrial Business 5    
Engineering Swedish 5    
Product Design and Manufacturing 5    
Current Topics in Materials and Surface Engineering 5    
Finnish as a Second Language: Finnish at Work 5    
Installations in Surface Engineering
Environment and Safety 5    
Project on Metallic Coatings and Industrial Painting 10    
Elective Module 1
Elective Module 2 or Elective Studies
Work placement
Work Placement 1 15    
Work Placement 2 15      
Bachelor´s Thesis
Bachelor’s Thesis 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 606065303030303035307.522.5151515151515151517.517.515153.83.811.311.3

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

The Bachelor studies in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering is a combination of chemistry and technology, and to some content also biology in the case of Biotechnology and Food Engineering studies. The area includes production of many useful commodities in respect to society and common welfare, such as food, fuels, medical products, cosmetics and paints. Prospective carriers are often found in connection to development and manufacturing of these products, as well as environmental monitoring.

Good scientific knowledge is a quality of the graduated engineer and is developed during the studies. The first year studies are the same for all students.

During the second academic semester the professional major is chosen among three alternatives:
• Biotechnology and Food Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Materials and Surface Engineering

In addition to the professional major the student chooses a module from some other degree programme or one or two interdisciplinary elective modules, which are connected to her/his personal interests and goals. These studies support wide-ranging, and the diverse range ensures that the graduated engineer has a strong, applied and environmentally friendly measure of the field.

The studies include a 20-week guided work placement and a Bachelor’s thesis during the final year of study.

Materials and Surface Engineering

On completion of the professional major, students
• are familiar with material and coating properties that are crucial in technical applications and can select appropriate materials and coatings for each application
• know how the structure and working conditions of materials affect the properties of materials and can treat the materials to achieve the desired properties
• are able to measure the most common properties of materials and coatings.
• can select methods for preventing corrosion on metals
• are able to design and manage a coating manufacturing process in a creditable and economical manner
• are able to size the most common equipment used in material and coating manufacturing processes
• know the environmental, health and safety requirements for production and are able to apply to the authorities for the required permits