Topic outline

  • Welcome to Experimental Assignments in Chemical Engineering -course!!

    Obligatory starting lecture Mon 13.9.2021 at 15.15-16.00



    In order to have adequate safety and social distancing in our course CHEM-E7115 - Experimental Assignment in Chemical Engineering we are following the following rules


    General instructions

    • Come only healthy to the lab
    • If you have any symptoms act according the general rules given by the University and Finnish government
    • In general, follow the rules given by the University and the Finnish government

     Course specific instructions

    • Come to the lab only in agreement with the teacher
    • Use the entrance Kemistintie 1 E1, “Chemical engineering “ -lobby
    • Wash your hands, place your belongings in the locker in the corridor and wear your goggles and lab coat
    • We advice you also to wear a mask
    • During the experiments including stabilation times (also waiting times in the lobby) avoid near contact, 2 m safety distance.
    • During the experiments it is sometimes unavoidable to work in somewhat closer contact. This time is always less than 15 min, thus considered safe.
    • In the end remove your mask and gloves and wash your hands. Return to your locker, pack your belongings.

    Specific notes

    •  You must have your own lab coat and goggles obviously you can also use those provided by the University (found in B112b hall, C113 hallway cabinet,D209c). Without these you cannot enter the lab. The teachers have a limited opportunity to guarantee the hygiene of spare coats and goggles

    Teachers rules (in addition to those above)

    • wear a mask and goggles or a visor
    • wash your hands
    • wear gloves

    • Course overview

      The course collects under one roof the experimental exercises provided by three research groups Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, and Polymer Technolgy. As these research groups form the core of the traditional chemical engineering curriculum the course provides a wide variety of exercises covering various reaction types and separation units along with laboratory techniques and methods needed in research and development in process industry.


      Credits 5cr

      Level of the Course Master studies

      Teaching Period:

         Chemical Engineering I-V

         Industrial Chemistry I-V

         Polymer Technology I-V


        Lectures 5 h

        Work in laboratory 40 h
        Other independent studying 90 h

    • Learning Outcomes

      The learning outcome of the course is the understanding of unit processes and unit operations along with the understanding of laboratory techniques involved in research and development in process industry.

      After the course the student has experience in experimental laboratory work, simulation, process calculations and modelling. He/she understands the operation principles of the laboratory and industrial scale apparatus and can analyze the obtained experimental data and draw appropriate conclusions and report them.

    • Content

      The student has to attend the opening lectures of the course where practicalities and safety aspects of laboratory work are reviewed.

      The student have to perform a set of various laboratory exercises and complete the reports of each of these. This set of experiments has to be chosen in such a way that the student collects all together 5 cr of work from the list of the experiments provided by the research groups. It is advised to collect exercises from all of the research groups.

    • Booking of Exercises, Reporting, Grading and other practicalities

      The exercises are done in pairs.

      The exercises are booked beforehand with the contact person of the research group into which the exercise at hand belongs

      The reports must be returned in two weeks from the experiment.

      Each student returns an individual report.

      Each report are graded from 0 to 5.

      A report graded 0 is not considered returned.

      The overall course grade is the weighted mean of the grades of the reports.

      The student can start to work with a new experiment when the report of the previous one is returned.

      If the student is not able to finish the course during one semester (autumn, spring) an accepted report can be used as a part of the course. However, if the report is not returned due time the practical part has to be redone. 

      The student can include in his/her studies one particular assignment only once.

    • Study Material

      Each of the research groups will provide working instructions, theoretical material and other material (e.g. details of the reporting) for their experimental exercises.

    • Language of Instruction


    • Course Staff and Contact Information

      Kaj Jakobsson (, Chemical Engineering

      Reetta Karinen (, Industrial Chemistry

      Tiia Viinikainen (, Polymer Technology