Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following
Natural science, Sustainability, Materials

SDGs in focus:
#12 Responsible consumption and production

Learning outcomes

Understanding the nomenclature, structures,
properties and reactions of chemical
functional groups found in synthetic and natural
organic compounds. (Knowledge)
Awareness of the importance of organic chemistry
in current materials sustainability and circular
economy issues, with a focus on bio-based
materials and green chemistry. (Attitude)
Ability to apply knowledge of organic chemical
structures and properties to finding solutions to
theoretical and experimental problems. (Skill)

Course contents

The lectures will follow a mechanistic approach to
learning organic structures, properties and
reactions. We will cover the main functional
groups and their reactions and applications in the
fields of engineering, sustainability and
materials science.

The classroom demonstrations and exercises, and
laboratory exercises will provide training the
practical dimensions of organic chemistry.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Technology and Learning (or Laboratory Safety for
Engineers), Engineering Chemistry

Previous course names

Project of study in Organic chemistry 1

Recommended or required reading

Clayden's Organic Chemistry textbook will form the
framework for the lectures, and it will be
supplemented with other materials.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 6 hours
  • Small-group work - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 69 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Exam, laboratory reports


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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