Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to:

1. search for relevant literature on a given topic and critically evaluate scientific articles
2. write a clear and logical literature review
3. draw conclusions from results obtained and from results presented in the literature
4. compare results with the literature
5. present experimental results in a clear and logical way in a laboratory report/seminar

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2017 - 13.01.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Kari Laasonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kari Laasonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    A research project can be an extended laboratory work, molecular dynamics simulation or some other theoretical work. The student becomes acquainted with the project through a literature survey, makes the project and reports it either in the form of a written report or a seminar presentation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Literature survey and report, laboratory work and report, seminar presentation

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Depends on the nature of the projects, totally 135 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As agreed

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-31.3120 Special Project in Physical Chemistry or KE-35.5100 Research Project in Inorganic Chemistry

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Compulsory Bachelor s degree chemistry courses.

    Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

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