KEMA902 Professional Training (1–5 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 goal of the course is that student learns to reflect their learning during training. In addition, students aims to describe their knowledge and have an idea of activities and of diversities of organizations. Training course is taken after training. The idea is to share the training experience, discuss and reflect learning with others. The goal is that students start to think about possible career paths and their skills. The idea is that students could connect theory (knowledge) into practice. Other possible issues concerning working life can also be discussed during the course.

ECTS credits can be obtained from practical training completed in Finland or abroad in the field of chemistry. The job title can vary, but the work must be related to the field of chemistry. Students in the subject teacher programme can obtain ECTS credits from teaching mathematics and natural science subjects. Practical training ECTS credits cannot be obtained from the same work experience or teaching that has been used for other study units or degrees.

A work month consists of approximately 8 hour work days, 5 days a week. For subject teacher students the weekly work time is 20 hours.

It is possible to obtain 2 ECTS/work month. To get 2 ECTS/work month the student must write a report and send it to the person in charge of the course.

Learning outcomes

The idea of the course is that student learns to identify and to recognize his/her skills and knowledge. In addition, student aims to communicate and market themselves.

Additional information

The ECTS credits of the course varies from 1-5. Altogether maximum of 10 ECTS credits can be included in BSc and MSc

Description of prerequisites

Training place and accepted learning outcomes.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Passing the course requires writing a report of the training.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (1–5 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish