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BJ02A1600 Biobased Materials and Advanced Organic Chemistry, 5 cr 
Code BJ02A1600  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Biobased Materials and Advanced Organic Chemistry  Abbreviation Biobased Materi 
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 Engineering Science 

Arto Pihlajamäki 
Tiina Virtanen 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: kokonaan verkossa / full digi 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Arto Pihlajamäki, D.Sc. (Tech.), Researcher/Teacher
Tiina Virtanen, M.Sc. (Tech.), Junior Researcher


By the end of the course, a student is expected to:
- gain the basic chemical and technological understanding of the production of most important bioproducts from renewable resources
- be able to apply fundamental concepts of organic chemistry into application of biopolymers and their reactions.


This course contains two modules. Biobased Materials module will introduce novel biomaterials and focus on properties of biobased polymers, their processing, reactions and applications. Advanced Organic Chemistry module gives extended knowledge in the structure and reactivity of organic biomolecules. There are lists of literature recommended for each module. Students will work in small groups on selected topics.

Teaching Methods 

Moodle lessons: Module 1 60 h, Module 2 60 h, 4th period. Quizzes and activities in Moodle 10 h. Total workload 130 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Moodle exam, assignments and fulfilled activities in Moodle, project work reports in Modules 1 and 2.

Course Materials 

To be announced.


BJ01A1040 Orgaanisen kemian perusteet (Basic Organic Chemistry) or equivalent knowledge.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)  Yes, 50, Students in Chemical Engineering M.Sc. programme. 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 5 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Biobased Materials and Advanced Organic Chemistry  COURSE  Arto Pihlajam√§ki,
Tiina Virtanen 
02.03.20 -17.04.20 -

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