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

Bioproduct and Process Engineering, strarting on spring semester

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Preparatory Studies in Technology
Studying Skills and Data Systems 3
General Chemistry 3
Mechanics 3
Basics of Measuring and Reporting 3
Basics in Engineering Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry in Process Technology 3
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Course in Process Engineering 4
Information Technology Applications 3
Basic Studies in Mathematics for Engineers
Geometry and Vector Algebra 3
Functions and Matrices 3
Talent Valley/ BioHub
Business Skills for Engineers 7
Basics in Bioproduct and Process Industry 9
Industrial Working Capability 8
Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
Differential Calculus 3
Integral Calculus 3
Advanced Studies in Chemistry for Engineers
Basics of Organic Chemistry 3  
Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course in Process Engineering 4  
Chemical Unit Operations 3  
Physics for Engineers
Oscillations and Wave Mechanics, Atom and Nuclear Physics 3  
Laboratory Works of Physics 3  
Statistics 3  
Basics in Thermodynamics 4  
Energy Management
Energy and Power Production 3      
Heat Transfer Technology 3      
Electrostatics and Electric Circuits, Magnetism 3      
Working English for Engineers 3  
Basics in Environmental Management and Engineering 3      
Process Skills
Mass Transfer Technology 4  
Machines, Equipment and Maintenance in Processindustry 4  
Fluid Mechanics 3  
Mechanical Unit Operations 4  
Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory Course in Process Engineering 5  
Working Life Skills
Projektityö/Project Work 5    
Working Life Leadership and Manager Skills 4  
Plant Design and Process Modelling 5    
Electricity and Automation Technology 3  
Cellulose technology and Chemicals
Cellulose Production and Different Cellulose Products 4  
Material Chemistry 3  
Technical English for Professionals 3  
Advanced Skills for Bio-Product and Process Industry
Manufacturing of Paper Board and Different Papers 5    
Bioproduct Laboratory Work 4    
Process Technology Laboratory Work 5    
Automation in Process Industry
Swedish Language, Written 2    
Swedish Language, Spoken 2    
Automation Applications in Process Industry 5    
Elective studies in Bio-Product or Process Technology
(Select 14 cr)
Polymers and Composites
Polymer Processing 5    
Polymer Chemistry and Laboratory Work 5    
Composite Engineering 4    
Energy Technology and Water Management
Finnishing and Marketing of Forestbioproducts
Forest Bioproduct Finnishing 4    
Customer Products and Marketing 3    
Packaging and Printing 7    
Bioproduct and Polymer Studies in English
Bioproduct Management
Paper Board and Paper Production 5  
Laboratory Work 4  
Professional Communication in Business 3  
Paper and Packaging Customer Management
SurfaceTreatment Engineering 5    
Printing Technologies 6    
Packaging and New Products 6    
Bioeconomy Products and Services
Biorefinery 3    
Forest Resources and Fiber Management 3    
Pulping and Recycling Technologies 5    
Customer Management in Forest Based Industry 3  
Applied Engineering Skills
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
Practical Training 1 10
Practical Training 2 10  
Practical Training 3 10    
Free-Choice Studies
(Select 15 cr)
Trump Cards of Working Life 2
Orientation for Engineering Mathematics 3
English for Engineers 3
Design Management and Innovations 3    
Annual Magazine and Excursion 3    
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year and length of studies is 3,5/4/4,5 years. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Engineers graduating from the Bioproduct and Process Technology have versatile set of competencies in the technology of forest-related biomaterials and chemical engineering. In addition to engineering skills, an understanding of energy, quality, environment, safety, management and business is developed. The learning outcomes equate to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework.

The training will enable the student to work in production, design and development. Interesting and often international work places will be found in the forest bio industry and the process industry including subcontractors and those providing machines and materials for these industries.
Typical job titles are: shift manager, operations engineer, production manager, product manager, production engineer, divisional engineer, sales engineer, after-sales service engineer, project engineer, research and development engineer, quality engineer.

The important values underpinning this training programme are: life-cycle approach, saving natural resources and sustainable development. Bio knowhow contributes to developing sustainable production which will affect the operational preconditions of business now and in the future. The contents of the programme have been developed together with representatives from business life.

Learning takes place in various learning environment through contact teaching and project studies. Courses include projects, presentations and learning tasks which are often carried out in teams. Every student takes part in a work life project and can undertake other work life related projects.
Laboratory tasks and projects gives the opportunity to apply in practice ideas learnt in theory.
Practical training is an essential part of the studies supporting the student’s development into a professional in the field. The first supervised training takes place in the first year of study. Students are encouraged to complete part of their training or studies abroad. Our wide partner network makes this possible. Supervised training helps the student to get a topic for a final thesis and employment after graduation. The goal is that the student can undertake the training as an employee of a company.
International issues is an essential part of the education. A part of the courses can be offered in English and the student can also choose a study path that is entirely in English. The students are encoureged to make part of the studies in international exchange in partner universities and to do part of the training/internship abroad.

During the first year of studies the student develops a scientific basis and gets acquainted with the fields of biotechnology and process technology. The student knows how to work safely in laboratories and acquires an occupational safety card. The student is able to write technical reports applying ICT.
After the second year the student knows common processes used in industry and has insight into energy issues. The students can choose 2-4 alternative courses in Bioproduct and Process Engineering. The alternative courses are: Biorefinery, Wood and Bio mass, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Biotechnical Processes. The student will learn about according to their choice about raw materials used in forest industry, the path from a fibre into a final product or about the principles in microbiology and biochemistry in biotechnical processes.

After the third year the student is able to handle managerial tasks. The student understands the principles of business and quality management. The student will learn about factors affecting paper and paperboard production from the point of view of raw materials and the environment or about how to apply chemistry in the unit processes of chemical engineering.The student takes part in a work life related project in a multidiciplinary team.

In the fourth year, the student finds a topic for a final thesis. The student shows professional competence in a project and the thesis. The student can choose optional modules that support growth as a professional in the field.
Thesis work is made in the end of the studies to show the development of the student from the professional point of view.

BIOPRODUCT AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGY Program gives the tstudents knowledge about the bio raw materials, the processes from wood into a final product and the special qualities of the end products such packaging boards, printing papers, special papers as well as consumer requirements.

The student has a good understanding of energy and process technology including the production methods, products and environmental issues. Deeper understanding of chemistry is developed through studying polymers and biochemistry.