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.


In depth knowledge on selected biobased materials and technologies
Knowledge on planning, executing, documenting, communicating and presenting experimental working processes and results in a professional way
Ability to develop innovative ideas through interdisciplinary collaboration, experimenting with materials and hands-on prototyping

Credits: 10

Schedule: 20.09.2021 - 07.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tapani Vuorinen, Pirjo Kääriäinen

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:

    Students work individually or in small groups with an aim of developing a material or product of renewable carbon sources.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Working process, project report/learning diary, seminar presentation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 5 h (introduction, seminar), independent work 130 h (planning the project, working in laboratory, writing a report, preparing a seminar presentation)


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    FaCT students take this course as 5 ECTS as a part of their Alternative Major studies.

    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.

    Sisu. The course can be done during the autumn term (periods I-II), the spring term (periods III-V) or the summer.