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

  • knows different paper and board grades and structures
  • is able to measure, analyze and characterize the basic properties of these products
  • is familiar with the papermaking unit operations
  • knows the basic principles of wet end chemistry
  • knows about the latest research activities in paper technology
  • is able to utilize some simulation and process data analysis tools

Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.01.2022 - 12.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eero Hiltunen, Thaddeus Maloney

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course gives students an overview of the main production operations for producing web-form products, such as paper, tissue and carton board from natural fibres and other raw materials. Unit operations and their key feature will be covered under the production processes. Teaching is mainly based on lectures + class discussions, laboratory exercise (pair/group) and independent reading/web exercises. Simulation and process data analysis tools are introduced to aid the diagnostics of important unit processes and product properties.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Laboratory work/ Group work


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures, labs and independent reading/web exercises 110h
    Exam preparation 25 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture slides + some additional reading material. Details announced during the course. Digital learning platform

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Spring III-IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.