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: 06.09.2021 - 10.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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 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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    27 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced later

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Available only for the exchange students in the School of Chemical Engineering

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    ,Spring III

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    ,Spring III

    Course Homepage:

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