KEB-26106 Special Project in Bioengineering, 2-8 cr


The student should come to talk with the instructor about the topic and way of completing the course. The content and extent of the special project is agreed separately with the teacher. The extent of the special project can be 2-8 cr.
This a MSc level course in Bioengineering. Please discuss with the course responsible person before signing up the course about your previous knowledge in Bioengineering.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Suvi Santala, Johanna Rinta-Kanto, Ville Santala


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
KEB-26106 2019-01 1 - 5 Marika Kokko
Marja Palmroth
Jukka Rintala
Suvi Santala
Ville Santala
Written report. May contain experimental work


After passing the course the student will have the ability to write an extensive literature survey or to work independently in the laboratory as a part of a research group. A student who has compiled a literature survey can produce a review article following the principles of scientific writing. The student can find and classify information as well as write a compilation of research articles and data according to his/her own view, combining and applying information to solve the research problem. The student who has carried out a laboratory project can plan and execute laboratory experiments, and masters the essential laboratory methods in biotechnology as well the use of research instrumentation. The student can also perform comparative analysis and draw conclusions from research data, and report the findings both orally and in writing. The project can also be an exam on a biotechnology text book of the student's choosing.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Laboratory project: independent laboratory work as a part of a research group, mastering laboratory methods, planning and executing laboratory experiments  Use of laboratory instrumentation  Up-to-date knowledge of the latest research methods and topics 
2. Literature survey: searching and classifying information, compiling a review article, interpreting and applying information  Project scheduling   
3. Discussing research results and drawing conclusions  Use of programs in reporting and visualizing results   
4. Oral and written reporting of research results      

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The grade (0-5) will be determined by the extent of self-initiative, diligence and activeness of the student. Also, meeting the schedule set for the project is of high importance. The quality and thoroughness of the literature survey or laboratory project report also affects the grade. A good understanding the core content will suffice to a grade 3. In order to earn a grade 4 or 5 the student will have to have a good or excellent understanding of complementary and specialist knowledge. The exam will be graded on a scale of 0-5 by the level of knowledge of the exam material.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Opintojakso P/S Selite
KEB-23806 Laboratory Course in Bio and Environmental Engineering Mandatory   1

1 . Laboratory experience in bioengineering (e.g., either course KEB-23326 or KEB-23726) is compulsory for the student participating in laboratory work.

Tietoa esitietovaatimuksista
To take the course, the student should be able to do lab work independently.


Opintojakso Vastaa opintojaksoa  Selite 
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Päivittäjä: Laine Marja-Liisa, 06.03.2019