Project studies in food technology

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC03CE60213
Type: Elective
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 8.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Alarinta, Jarmo
Teacher Team: Pasto, Matti-Pekka ; Kyntäjä, Merja ; Junell, Pasi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
BIOEL-2013   2 spring   3.0   2015-01-02   2015-07-31  
BIOEL-2013   4 autumn   5.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will
- understand and be able to evaluate the demands associated with the duties of an engineer and know how
- be able to apply previously learned knowledge and skills to independent

problem-solving situations and acquiring new information.
The purpose of the Project Studies is to nurture students' growth into the engineering profession and to provide them with an opportunity to acquire special expertise in applying meat and food processing technology to practical problems and challenges while working in the field. Project Studies also develop students' problem-solving and information acquisition abilities as well as their skills in communicating and interacting with others.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 25 h/ects
- of which scheduled studies: 2-5 h/ects
- of which autonomous studies: 20-203 h/ects

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


Students will engage in practical work in the Project Workshop and company projects. They are required to attend a seminar that pertains to the project in which they participated and the results of that project. Students will be given three tasks at the beginning of the course that are associated with the food processing industry.

Recommended or Required Reading

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Group work and independent study

Assessment Criteria

Satisfactory (1...2): The student knows and understands to a basic concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to usual problems.

Good (3...4): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Excellent (5): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Assessment Methods

Approved completion of the required work, project reports and seminar

Work Placement