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:
1. Familiarized her/himself with the services offered by the School of Chemical Engineering and Aalto University
2. Mastered the basic safety guidelines regarding working in a laboratory
3. The knowledge to use IT-systems and online tools used when studying at Aalto University

Credits: 1

Schedule: 07.01.2021 - 08.01.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tapani Vuorinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heidi-Maaria Flinkman, Kaisa Pulliainen

Contact information for the course (valid 07.12.2020-21.12.2112):

Please contact the exchange coordinators for more information by email:

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:

    The student participates in orientation sessions in the beginning of the term, completes Laboratory Safety-course and writes a short essay reflecting her/his arrival at Aalto University and answers the Orientation and Arrival feedback survey.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Please familiriaze yourself with Pre-Orientation materials at

    Spesific materials for CHEM-E0150 Orientation for exchange students in the School of Chemical Engineering can also be found later under Pre-Orientation materials (section for the School of Chemical Engineering). 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Participation in orientation sessions, laboratory safety, essey and independent work

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    27 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To be announced later