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Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Autumn 2016

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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
Introduction to Biosiences
Microbiology and Gene Technology 10  
Biochemistry and Nutrition 5  
Chemical Reactions
Chemical Reactions 10  
Properties of Substances 5  
Structure and Properities of Materials
Project of Studying Material Properties 5  
Materials Technology 10  
Properties of Biomaterials
Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics in Food Engineering 5  
Properties of Biomaterials 5  
Sensory Evaluation 5  
Balances 5  
Fluid Mechanics in Chemical Processing Industry 5  
Heat Transfer and Energy Efficiency 5  
Corrosion Protection of Metal Constuctions
Corrosion and methods for Corrosion Protection 5  
Anticorrosive Painting and Hot dip Coating 10  
Biotechnical and Food Processes
Bioprocess Engineering 10  
Food Manufacturing Techniques 10  
Hygiene Production Project 5  
Food Packaging 5  
Unit Operations and Process Technology
Unit Operations 15  
Process Design 10  
Process Automation 5  
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  
Products, Quality and Safety
Food Product Development Project 5    
Data Analysis and Statistical Inference 5    
HSEQ 5    
New Products in the Field of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering 5    
Innovation Project 10    
Empirical Process Technology
Lab workshop, Chemical engineering 5    
Innovation Project 10    
Innovations Activities
(Select 30 ECTS)
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    
Safe, Economical and Environmentally Friendly Factory
(Select 30 ECTS)
Plant Design Project 10    
Process Operation Control and Maintenance 5    
Environmental Engineering and Legislation 5    
Engineering Swedish 5    
Industrial Business 5    
Finnish as a Second Language: Finnish at Work 5    
Plant Design and Profitability Calculations
(Select 15 ECTS)
Process Design Project 5    
Engineering Swedish 5    
Industrial Business 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
(Select 15 ECTS)
Elective Module 2 or 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 60180150453030909097.552.522.522.5151515154545454548.848.826.326.311.311.311.311.3

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


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.