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 :
- recognizes different types of unit operations and industrial scale processes used in biomass
valorization, conversion, bioprocessing and paper/board making
- knows the basic principles of these processes
- recognizes the main products manufactured with these processes and production plants
- understands the role of environmental technologies in industrial production processes
- understands how raw materials are used in a sustainable manner in production processes.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2022 - 13.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    - Unit operations and processes
    - Bioprocess technology processes
    - Biorefineries and pulp production processes
    - Paper and board manufacturing processes
    - Production processes for mechanical wood products
    - Industrial environmental technologies
    - Sustainability

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Homework/ literature study

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures 15-30 h
    Home assignment(s)/literature study, self studying 65-80 h
    Exam preparation 30 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture slides + additional reading material. Details announced during course.

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.