KEMA2500 Research Project of Intermediate Studies (3–6 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Chemistry
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


The Research Project of Intermediate Studies can be linked to the Bachelor's thesis. The topics are based on subject-level teaching and research at the department and the work is done either in a research group or in a small group. The research project solves the research topic in a laboratory or computational way and the results can be reported in connection with the Bachelor's thesis. The duration of the work is two (3 ECTS) to four (6 ECTS) weeks.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student understands the key steps in conducting experimental/computational research: setting a research question, conducting a literature search and literature analysis, choosing experimental methods for a research topic, conducting experimental/computational research and interpreting and analyzing the results, reporting, reflecting and concluding. The student is able to use the necessary measurement techniques in a controlled way to solve the research question.

Description of prerequisites

It is good to complete intermediate studies in chemistry as much as possible before you start to do Research Project. Especially Laboratory Works should have been completed  before you start the Research Project (or complete at the same time with project).

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Passing the course requires the completion of a laboratory work with almost independent work and the accepted report of the results.
Time of teaching:
Period 3, Period 4
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (3–6 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Independent work in laboratory and reporting results