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Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Autumn 2020

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Orientation to Field and Studies in Biotechnical, Chemical and Surface Engineering
Orientation to Field and Studies 5
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 5
Fundamentals of Chemistry 2 5
Fundamentals of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 1 5
Fundamentals of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 2 5
Introductory Project and Professional Communication 5
Introduction to Industrial Processes in Biotechnical, Chemical and Materials Engineering
(Select 30 ECTS)
Engineering Chemistry 5
Math and Science Basics 3 5
Analytical and Organic Chemistry 5
Industrial processes and materials 5
Project Course in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering 10
Reactions and Reactors
Physical and Chemical Properties of Fluids and Materials 5  
Fluid Mechanics 5  
Mathematics in Process Technology 5  
Chemical Reaction Technology 5  
Material and Energy Balances 5  
Heat Transfer and Energy Efficiency 5  
Process Engineering
Introduction to Plant Engineering 5  
Statistics and Design of experiments 5  
Industrial Business 5  
Engineering English and Communication Skills 5  
Unit Operations 1 5  
Process Operation Control and Maintenance 5  
Applied Process Engineering
(Select 25 ECTS)
Lab workshop, Chemical engineering 5    
Unit operations 2 5    
Multidisciplinary Innovation Project 10    
Engineering Swedish 5    
Finnish as a Second Language: Finnish at Work 5    
Sustainable Plant Design
Advanced level of Plant Engineering 10    
Environment and Safety 5    
Automation Technology 5    
Elective Module 1
(Select 15 ECTS)
Elective Studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
Work placement
Work Placement 1 15    
Work Placement 2 15      
Bachelor´s Thesis
Bachelor’s Thesis 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060653030303030353022.57.5151515151515151517.517.5102011.311.33.83.8

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

Chemical Engineering

On completion of the professional major, students
• know the concepts of chemistry and can apply them in their work
• are familiar with how substances behave in different conditions and can select the most suitable substances and raw materials for each application.
• know the most common process measurement applications and chemical analysis methods and can select the most suitable methods for each project
• can size equipment for unit operations and know how production facilities operate
• know both how to calculate material and energy balances for processes and how to affect mass and heat transfer, reaction rate and yield. In addition, they are able to use this knowledge to optimize reactors and processes.
• master process dynamics and process control engineering
• are able to function as design engineers in facility design projects and to apply facility design methods
• recognize the boundaries between chemical industry and environment and are familiar with the principles of sustainable development

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.


Key learning outcomes

The basis of the competence goal is a good knowledge of mathematics and science and the application of this knowledge in the fields of biotechnology and food engineering, chemical engineering and materials technology and surface engineering.

At the beginning of the studies, the aim is to create an overall perception of the business operations, job opportunities and technical industrial solutions in the above-mentioned fields of technology.

Biotechnical and chemical engineers should have a good knowledge of the following:
• behaviour of substances and materials, for example different states and operating conditions
• corrosion prevention
• foodstuffs and biomaterials as well as raw materials and intermediate products
• design and control of production processes
• laboratory analytics
• environmental, quality, safety, and health aspects of all operations