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Chemistry for Electrical Engineers

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IST4002
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: ST 2018
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2019-2020)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Rintala, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

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Learning Outcomes

The student becomes familiar with the periodic table of the elements and classification of matters, especially on the basis of electromagnetic properties. The student knows the chemical reactions and phenomena connected with combustion and electrochemistry. The student understands the constraints caused by industry to the environment and the necessity of minimising the constraint.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 54 h, which contains 24 h of contact studies.


Periodic system, bonds, formulas and classification of matters (conductors, semiconductors, electric insulators, acids, bases, organic and inorganic chemistry), chemical reaction (combustion, purification of combustion gases, batteries and corrosion), environmental chemistry (unhealthy substances and their classification, wastes, pollutants and sustainable development).

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Antila, Karppinen, Leskelä, Mölsä, Pohjakallio: "Tekniikan kemia". Edita.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Exam, calculation exercises and activity demonstrated in completing them.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Assessment Methods

Exam, calculation exercises and activity demonstrated in completing them.

Further Information

Responsible organization: VAMK