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Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the
following competencies:
Natural science, Sustainability, Materials

SDGs in focus:
#6 Clean water and sanitation
#7 Affordable and clean energy
#11 Sustainable cities and communities
#12 Responsible consumption and production

Learning outcomes

Understanding of the structures and compositions
of advanced modern engineering materials, with a
focus on nanomaterials, smart responsive
materials, biomimetic materials and additive
manufacturing materials. (Knowledge)
Awareness of the latest research, demand and
sustainability implications of modern engineering
materials. (Attitude)
Ability to investigate theoretically and
experimentally modern engineering materials.

Course contents

Lectures, theoretical exercises, laboratory
exercises, individual assignments, guest lectures,

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Technology and Learning (or Laboratory Safety for
Engineering Chemistry

Preferably also Materials Chemistry and Material

Previous course names

Functional Materials, PT-2-024 (0), 5 ECTS

Additional information


Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 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, assignment presentations


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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