Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 12.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kyösti Ruuttunen

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

For general questions about the course, please use the discussion forum of the course's MyCourses workspace. For more personal questions concerning e.g. absencies from the course events, please be in contact with Outi. If you have questions or comments on the course coordination, send your questions and feedback to Kyösti.

Outi Suomi
Project Manager, M.Sc. (tech.) 

Pöyry Finland Oy, Jaakonkatu 3, Vantaa

+358 40 504 3333


Kyösti Ruuttunen
University Lecturer, Ph.D., Certified Teacher in Finland

Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Vuorimiehentie 1, Espoo

+358 50 3442981


Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the students are familiar with systematic planning, implementation and management of a biomass-based process industry investment project. The students will acquire experience in engineer’s work in a consultancy company, as well as working with real-life tools for project planning. Moreover, the students have experience in project work in teams, as well as on report writing and giving oral presentations.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides an overview of an investment project and all the activities included during the entire lifecycle of a project (i.e. from early studies to startup of the plant). These activities include, for instance, process engineering, project implementation planning, implementation methods, contract-, scope-, resource-, time-, cost- and risk management and engineering tools.

The course includes a practical process design oriented exercise using a real-life project case. A part of the lectures, as well as the practical exercise, is arranged in a consultancy company. The exercise includes an oral presentation on the results.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Examination and project work. Further details given in My Courses workspace and in class.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 5 x 27 h = 135 h

Lectures + examination: 50 h

Project work: 85 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Project Management Institute: A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ®Guide)

Lecture slides.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students who have passed course CHEM-E0110 Planning and Execution of Pulp and Paper Investment Project (3 cr) should be in contact with the teacher in charge before registering to this course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic knowledge of process industry in the pulp and paper / forest biorefineries area; B.Sc. degree.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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