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 part A the student
1. can draw PI-diagrams, lay out and define utilities, emissions and waste of the plant
2. can define equipment specification and instructions
3. can apply out safety (HAZOP) analysis of the process
4. can calculate capital investment, operating cost, production cost, analyze profitability and financial planning and business model
5. can demonstrate team work, presentation, management and leadership skills in real plant design

Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.09.2021 - 09.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marko Kekkonen, Tiia Viinikainen, Pekka Oinas, Mari Lundström, Rodrigo Serna Guerrero, Ari Jokilaakso, 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:

    Continuation of CHEM-E7170 Design Project part-A. Project work is done in same team of 5-6 students. The design project in part B is divided into three reports:
    1. PI diagram, equipment specifications, instructions, layout, laws, regulation and permits, methods of safety analysis (HAZOP), heat integration
    2. Cost estimations, capital cost, operating cost, profitability, time schedule, financing plan and business model
    3. Final report for investment decision

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Project-based learning, lectures and exercises, seminar presentations, group team work, meetings, and excursions

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 4 h
    Exercises 4 h
    Project work 127 h
    Total: 135 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Oinas and Golam, Design project guide

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The design project course Part B is the continuation of Part A; Part B cannot be taken without successful completion of Part A.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

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