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

Degree Programme in Bioproduct Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering: 240 cr
Bachelor of Engineering

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Timo Parkkinen, Manager +358 40 548 0036
Päivi Viitaharju, Head Of Degree Programme, + 358 40 847 0241
Harri Laaksonen, Student Councelor
Johanna Nilkku,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 renewable forest industry is creating success for society through the bioeconomy. Eco-sustainable products made from renewable and recyclable raw materials will be launched to reduce the dependence of people and society on depleting natural resources. The key objective of bioproduct engineering is to provide internationally recognized education that meets the content of work-related skills needs.
A graduate from Bioproduct engineering programme has versatile process know-how in the field of chemical and forest product industry. The focus of the education emphasizes the perspective of the global circular economy, sustainable development and initiative taking and creativity. In addition to professional studies, energy, quality and environmental issues, safety issues and managerial readiness, as well as understanding and marketing of business belong to the competence of this degree programme.

Key Learning Outcomes

During the first year of studies the student develops a scientific basis and gets acquainted with the fields of biotechnology and process engineering. 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. The students will learn working life skills in TalentFactory -learning environment.
After the second year the student knows common processes used in industry and has insight into energy issues. The students will learn about raw materials used in forest industry, the path from a fibre into a final product and essential process engineering skills.
After the third year the student is able to handle managerial tasks. The student understands the principles of automation, business and quality management. The student will learn about factors affecting 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 the thesis work. 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.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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.

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

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 where courses are conducted 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.

Development of the Programme

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