Bachelor’s Degree, Full-Time Studies ...

Degree Programme in Bioproduct and Process Engineering, students who began in 2014-2018

  • Programme
  • Curricula
  • Studies offered
Päivi Viitaharju, Head of Degree Programme
Harri Laaksonei, Student Cauncellor
Noora Koskinen,Study Affairs Coordinator

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, EQF 6

Special Admission Requirements

General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Completion of curriculum studies and achievement of related competence objectives.
Further information:
TAMK Degree Regulations
Ministry of Education and Culture

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a bachelor-level professional higher education degree.
The degree complies with the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system as well as with the European framework for degrees and other competence.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Key Learning Outcomes

From the programme in Bioproduct and Process Engineering you will graduate as a Bachelor of Engineering, who has versatile process skills in chemical and forestbio-economy engineering. Your competence will be in seeing the professional overall picture, sustainable global development and initiative and creativity. In addition to professional studies you will also get competent in energy, quality and environmental matters. You will also be competent in safety and management skills as well as understanding business and marketing.
Working life is present in many ways in the education. Talent Valley/ BioHub- learning environment gives you an understanding in business from the sustainability point of view. You learn to know the companies and fields of business in forst based bioproduct and process technology in Finland and abroad. A part of the studies are conducted in English and you can also choose a study path that is conducted entirely in English.
The annual themes are 1) basics in engineering skills, 2) basics in prcess engineering, 3) working life skills, 4)advanced professional skills

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

You will gain a wide-ranging education for production, design and development tasks. In addition to forest-based bioproduct industry and process industry, also subcontracting companies, machine and equipment production companies and raw-material suppliers offer interesting and international tasks for engineers with this skillset.
Occupational titles
Typical occupational titles are shift manager, operating engineer, production engineer, department engineer, sales engineer, customer service engineer, project engineer, research and development engineer, quality engineer, production planner and laboratory manager.

Access to Further Studies

The degree gives eligibility for master’s degrees.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The studies during your first year focus on the basic skills in mathematics and natural sciences as well as knowing the field of bioproduct and process engineering. You will be able to work safely in a laboratory and earn your occupational safety card for the working life. You can fluently create technical reports with applied computing. You can apply natural sciences as a tool for technology and use English in professional situations of the field. You know the most important processes, products and environmental concerns of bioproduct and process engineering. During the first year of studies you learn understanding in business from the sustainability point of view by participating in Talent Valley/ BioHub- learning environment.
During your second year of studies you will learn the basic engineering skills and also the basic knowledge about the production and use of energy. You can apply thermology into practice. You will fluently use mathematics and physics to solve problems in process engineering. You know the basics of industrial processes and automation technology. From the optional studies offered by the programme you will chose the courses which influence your study path selection. In biocompentece the focus is on its significance in forest bioeconomy and its products as well as in the most important biotechnical processes in process engineering.
After your third year of studies you will be able to work as a supervisor. You know the most important unit processes in process engineering, how machines and equipment work and what the significance of running them is. You know the significance of automation and its possibilities in industry. You will be able to apply the skills from your study path in a working life project.
During the fourth year you will know what aspects are important in business. You understand the importance of quality in the success of a company and can use English in professional situations. You may choose optional modules for your study path to support your growth into an expert of your field.

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.