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
*has hands on experience in experimental laboratory work of the selected case
*is capable of finding and combining information on various subjects of unit operations and unit processes
*understands the operation principles of the laboratory scale apparatus and its relation to catalyzed chemical reactions as well as phase and reaction equilibrium
*is capable to analyze the compositions of the streams in practice
*is capable of working in group and organizing the work load in a meaningful way

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2019 - 24.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Juha-Pekka Pokki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha-Pekka Pokki

Contact information for the course (valid 18.12.2018-21.12.2112):

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:

    Safety aspects of laboratory work and economic potential of the selected case,
    comparison of process alternatives,
    planning of laboratory scale experiments,
    running the experiments to produce and separate a chemical component, analyzing the composition with the relevant technique,
    laboratory diary, reporting and seminar presentation.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    •Lectures, 4 times 2 h
    1.Opening ceremony; market study,
    process alternatives, enviromental and safety aspects
    2.Analytical techniques, advices in running lab experiments
    3.Data logging, filtering, out-of-trends, experimental plan
    4.Safety in Laboratory Work

    and the laboratory work (one topic for the whole season, periods III-V) and its reporting

    of a process or a product (~TeSu) =>
    I report and feedback
    of experimental part (Kela, Pote,
    => II report is the experimental plan & feedback
    III.Lab work and simulations (Kela,
    => III report is the lab diary and
    report on the results
    IV.Seminar presentation is the IV report. It is
    created of the highligths of reports of I, II and III

    = Plant
    = Chemical Engineering
    = Polymer Technology
    = Industrial Chemistry and Catalysis

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, laboratory exercises, laboratory diary, reporting of experiments, seminar

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Grades 1 & 2
    •( ~ Safety way of working in lab and reports returned)
    •Accepted performance needs that all reports are returned and accepted, including that the corrections what assistants mark, are made.
    is the
    safety way of working in the lab. Understands the operation principle of the used apparatus, knows the properties of the chemicals and knows the waste handling procedure.
    •Basic knowledge of technical reporting. During experiments the stages of the experiments and intermediate results are written down. In addition the results and conclusions are reported in the techical report.
    •Taking part into all
    of group

    Grades 3

    •( ~ understanding and fluent reporting)
    •In addition what was required for grades 1 and 2:
    •Understanding the theory and apply it to practice and to modelling
    •Planning of work,
    evaluation of results and conclusions
    •Carefully filled laboratory diary (no markings on the piece of paper
    •Following the schedule of the course
    •Report is fluent to read

    Grades 4 & 5

    •( ~ evaluation of the knowledge and applying it)
    •In addition what was required for grades 1,
    2 and 3:
    •Understands the operation of the apparatus and the sources of uncertainty of the measurements.
    •Understands the connection between measured phenomena and theory. Lisäksi tarvitaan käytännössä mitattavien ilmiöiden
    ja teorian välisen syy-seuraus-suhteen ymmärtämistä.
    •Active participation into group
    and well
    documented lab diary. Critical evaluation of observations and results
    scheduling of work, good plans, active participation in group work..

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 8 h
    Project work 100 h
    Other independent studying 25 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To be announced later

  • Applies in this implementation:

    No particular material, some lectures slides available.

    Project based learning (PBL) is used as the instructional methodology, the needed material is searched during the course

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-42.3510 Tehdastekniikan laboratoriotyöt (2 op)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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. Recommended also CHEM-E7100 and CHEM-E7110.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Decided during the first lecture