Chemistry in Technology
|Structure Type:||Study unit|
|Type:||Compulsory / Professional Studies|
|Level:||Bachelor of Engineering|
|Year of Study:||1 (2019-2020)|
|Responsible Teacher:||Sten, Pekka|
|Language of Instruction:||Finnish|
Courses During the Academic Year 2019-2020
|9||I-KT-1V||2020-01-07 – 2020-05-16||Pekka Sten||Finnish||2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14|
Almost all engineers, independently of their field of technology, will at some stage of their career need basic understanding of chemistry. For example, most choices of materials and corrosion prevention require chemical knowledge, as well as use and production of fuels. Acting as a foreperson in production, the engineer will be responsible of occupational safety issues including chemical hazards.
The student becomes familiar with the periodic table of the elements and classification of matter. The student will be aware of the basic concepts of chemistry and is able to solve simple problems on the topics discussed during the course.
The student will understand the importance of chemistry in the real world, and especially for environmental issues. She/he will have the ability to follow and analyse media discussion about current issues including climate change, bio-fuels and state of water bodies. The course aims to help the student to build an understanding about the environmental challenges of the field of technology. Many of the important choices concerning the future of our environment are made by design and production engineers as part of their daily work.
The total amount of student´s work is 108 h, which contains 56 h of contact studies.
Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses
Introduction to Technical Mathematics is studied parallelly
Basics of general chemistry including the structure and states of matter, the mole and molar masses, chemical reactions, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. Some essential environmental issues and the chemical processes behind them.
Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools
Hänninen, Karppinen, Leskelä, Pohjakallio: Tekniikan kemia, Edita 2017
or Lehtonen, Lehtonen: Teknisten alojen kemia, WSOY 2008.
Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures with selected demonstrations, homework.
Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.
Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.
Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.