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: 24.10.2022 - 14.02.2023

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 10 h (introduction, seminar), independent work 125 h (planning the project, working in laboratory, writing a report, preparing a seminar presentation).


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II - Spring III
    2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Autumn II - Spring III
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    In maximum 20 students will be selected based on the enrollment order and personal, preliminary work plan.

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.