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BK30A1400 Individual Project Work of Laser Technology, 5 cr 
Code BK30A1400  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Individual Project Work of Laser Technology  Abbreviation Individual Proj 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Antti Salminen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi
This is a self-study course so it is recommended that student fulfills the prerequisites.


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2


1-2, 3-4

Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Antti Salminen, D.Sc. (Tech.)


After having passed the course module the student:
- apply comprehensively the learned skills of previous courses for laser based processes,
systems and products
- understand how to perform research project in field of laser engineering / processing
- apply theoretical knowledge in practical R&D work
- have skills to collect existing data and use it for determining solutions
- know how to design and run experiments in field of laser processing
- select and design a laser system for industrial case.
- knows how to select right laser process and optimize the process for different materials
- is able to develop processes for different applications


During the course student will become familiar with:
- basic phenomena of laser - material interaction in specific case i.e. transmission, reflection,
- the features affecting on performing the experimental work to define the limitations and
potential of ways to apply laser for manufacturing
- the effect of potential of laser in design and how to apply that into product and its
- reporting the tests carried out in an efficient effective way both in writing and orally.
- principles how to design and run a research project
- principles in writing scientific peer review publication

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 2 h. Guiding discussion with supervisor 15 h. Design, execution and reporting of project work 113 h. Total workload 130 h.
The course is suitable for distance learning.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Project plan 15 %, Written report 55 %, Oral presentation 30 %.

Course Materials 

Course material in Moodle.
Further reading e.g. Steen W., Laser Material Processing, Ion, J., Laser Processing of Engineering Materials.


BK30A1301 Laser Based Manufacturing for Design or BK30A1201 Laser Materials Processing passed or equivalent understanding shown in oral exam.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 10

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 10


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Individual Project Work of Laser Technology  COURSE  Heidi Piili,
Ilkka Poutiainen,
Antti Salminen,
Anna Unt 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

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