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

Bioproduct Engineering

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Business Skills for an Engineer 10
Basics in Bioproduct and Process Engineering 10
Preparatory Studies in Technology
Studying Skills and Data System Applications 5
Basics of Measuring and Reporting 3
Working Life Leadership and Manager Skills 4    
Projektityö/Project Work 5    
Basics in Engineering Chemistry
Working English for Engineers 3
Swedish Language, Written 2  
Swedish Language, Spoken 2  
Technical English for Professionals 3    
Mathematics for Engineers
Geometry and Vector Algebra 3
Functions and Matrices 3
Differential Calculus 3
Integral Calculus 3
Statistics 3  
Physics in Engineering
Mechanics 3
Oscillations and Wave Mechanics, Atom and Nuclear Physics 3  
Thermodynamics 4  
Electrostatics and Electric Circuits, Magnetism 3  
Laboratory Works of Physics 3  
Chemistry in Bioproduct Engineering
Inorganic Chemistry 5
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Course 5
Organic Chemistry 5  
Organic Chemistry Laboratory Work 5  
Process Engineering Skills
Industrial Engineering in Bioproduct Industry 4      
Energy Economy in Bioproduct Industry 5  
Fluid Mechanics and Device 5  
Mass Transfer and Chemical Unit Processes 5  
Materials and Chemicals in Processindustry 4  
Mechanical Unit Processes and Devices 5    
Automation Applications in Process Industry 4    
Steering, Measuring and Maintanence 5    
Plant Design and Process Modelling 4      
Processing of Wood and Textile Fibers 4  
Biorefinery 3    
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Chemical Forest Industry
Pulping and Recycling 5    
Manufacturing of Paper and Paperboard 5    
Papertechnology Laboratory Work 5    
Bioproduct Engineering Study Module
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Forest Bioproduct Finnishing 5    
Process Engineering Laboratory Work 5    
International Bioproduct Engineering 1
Paper and Paper Board Production 5    
Paper Laboratory Work 5    
Pulping and Recycling Technologies 5    
SurfaceTreatment 5    
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Bioproduct B2B Marketing 4      
Paper Converting and Printing 5      
Packages and New Products 5      
International Bioproduct Engineering 2
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Customer Management and Marketing 4      
Paper Converting and Printing 5      
Packaging and New Products 5      
Polymers and Composites 5      
Polymer Processing and Laboratory Work 5      
Textile Engineering Skills
Ecological, Ethics and Safety of Textiles 2      
Textile Applications and Product Development 3      
Quality Control and Properties of Textiles 4      
Textile Raw Materials and Structures 5      
Applied Engineering Skills
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
Practical Training 1 10
Practical Training 2 10  
Practical Training 3 10    
Free Choice Studies in Bioproduct Engineering
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Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory Work 5  
Basics of Forest Bio-Product Engineering 5  
Circular Economy Roadmap 3    
Forest Resources and Fiber Management 5  
Design Management and Innovations 3    
Orientation for Engineering Mathematics 3
Orientation for Engineering Mathematics 3
English for Engineers 3  
Trump Cards of Working Life 2
Physical Chemistry 3  
Physical Chemistry Laboratory Work 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.

Bioproduct Engineering Studyprogramme:

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.

Educational learning outcomes correspond to level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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 of this education 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 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.

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.

BIOPRODUCT Engineering gives the students knowledge about the bio raw materials, the processes from different raw materials into a final product and the special qualities of the end products as well as consumer requirements.

The student has a good understanding of energy and process technology including the production methods, products and environmental issues.