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

  • has hands on experience in experimental laboratory work of the selected case
  • is capable of finding and combining information on various subjects of unit operations and unit processes
  • understands the operation principles of the laboratory scale apparatus and its relation to catalyzed chemical reactions as well as phase and reaction equilibrium
  • is capable of analyzing the compositions of the streams or properties of the products in practice
  • is capable of working in group and organizing the work load in a meaningful way

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2025 - 25.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Reetta Karinen, Golam Sarwar, Juha-Pekka Pokki, Tiia Viinikainen

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:

    • Safety aspects of laboratory work and economic potential of the selected case,
    • comparison of process alternatives,
    • planning of laboratory scale experiments,
    • running the experiments to produce and separate a chemical component, analyzing the composition with the relevant technique,
    • laboratory diary, reporting and seminar presentation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, laboratory experiments, laboratory diary, reporting of experiments, seminar presentation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 8 h
    Project work 100 h
    Other independent studying 25 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course notes available in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring III - V
    2025-2026 Spring III - V


    A maximum of 40 students are accepted to the course. Students in the Chemical and Process Engineering major are prioritized.

    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.