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Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Materials and Surface 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
Structure and Properities of Materials
Materials Technology 10  
Project of Studying Material Properties 5  
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 10  
Materials and Coatings Project of Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 5  
Coatings of Buildings
Coatings of Buildings and Their Life Cycle 10  
Coating Project on Building Construction and Repair 5  
Innovations Activities
(Select 30 ECTS)
Product Design and Manufacturing 5    
Industrial Coatings 5    
Current Topics in Materials and Surface Engineering 5    
Multidisciplinary Innovation Project 10    
Engineering Swedish 5    
Finnish as a Second Language: Finnish at Work 5    
Installations in Surface Engineering
Industrial Business 5    
Project on metallic coatings and industrial painting 5    
Environment and Safety 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 6060653030303030353022.57.515151515151515152015151511.311.33.83.8

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

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

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