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Laboratory Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering, 210 ECTS

Bachelor of Laboratory Services

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Head of Degree Programme:
Jarmo Palm
+358 403361381
Course Structure Diagram

Specific admission requirements

General admission requirements of the engineering programs.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

According to the general rules of the university of applied sciences.

Qualification requirements and regulations

See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS >>

Profile of the programme

Laboratory analysts know how to conduct advanced biological and chemical analysis, and also how to develop and validate them. The curriculum puts an emphasis on analytics, laboratory quality systems and safety skills. Laboratory analysts know the operations of the laboratory and are able to independently take responsibility for laboratory operations.

Key learning outcomes

After graduation the laboratory analysts:
- are able to independently organize and take responsibility for laboratory operations
- know how to conduct advanced biological and chemical analysis, and also how to develop and validate them
- know principles of common analysis equipment used in the industry and in the research institutes, and know how to maintain the equipment
- can evaluate the analysis result with statistical methods and report the results accurately
- know the quality standards related to the laboratory environment and issues related to environmental and work safety
- know the law, regulations, statutes and standards related to the field

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Laboratory analysts work mainly in a laboratory environment like in research, product development and quality control but also in sales, marketing and customer service and in projects and supervisor positions. They have good job prospects. They work in the chemical, food, wood processing, medical, diagnostics and biotechnology industries, environmental or biomedical and medical research institutes and state laboratories. Typical job titles are laboratory analyst, laboratory coordinator, research assistant, technical researcher, laboratory engineer and quality expert.

Access to further studies

- Eligible for polytechnic specialisation studies
- Eligible for second-cycle polytechnic studies with at least three years of relevant work experience and 30 ECTS additional studies
- Eligible to pursue university studies; in individual cases access to second-cycle university programmes (based on the decision by the receiving institution)

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Each course assessed using grading 0-5. Grade 0 = fail and grades 1-5 = pass. The assessment criteria are presented in each course description and the actual assessment methods depend on the teacher of the course.

Graduation requirements

All studies passed

Mode of study

Full-time study

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Work placement is conducted during studies. The studies are based on the working life's needs

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Metropolia offers a multitude of opportunities to gain international experience during the studies for example student exchange at one of Metropolia's international partner institutions: