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 will be able to:
- Apply research methods necessary for the research project
- Search information from scientific literature and utilize the information in research work.
- Analyze research results, compare them with previous literature, and report the results according to
good scientific practice

Credits: 10

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 31.07.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Paltakari, 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:

    Independent research work in a research group of the School of Chemical Engineering. The details
    and execution of the research project need to be agreed directly with the head of the research group. It is
    recommended to combine the research project with Bachelor Thesis, in which case the results of the research
    project are reported as the experimental part of the thesis.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Independent research work and reporting of the work. Assessment criteria
    are the practical execution of the work and the written report.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 10 cr = 135 - 270 h independent research work and reporting.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    As agreed with the supervisor of the project

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Only for the B.Sc. students of CHEM. The number of research project topics
    available each year is limited (depending on the research groups).

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Summer

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Summer

    Course Homepage:

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