Environmental Chemistry and Technology
The degree program provides the student with extensive knowledge in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and excellent employment possibilities in Finland and abroad. Kokkola has the largest concentration of inorganic chemical industries in the northern countries.
You will study chemical and process technology, which includes courses on automation technology, energy technology and plant design. Circular economy thinking, ethical responsibility, the financial orientation of the chemical industry, and the development of profitable businesses will also be part of your future expertise after you have completed your chemical engineering studies at Centria. During your studies, you get to choose whether you want to specialise in Environmental Chemistry, in Environmental Technology or in New and Traditional Fuel Production.
In Environmental Chemistry studies, you will dive deeper into energy and environment and environment protection. You will also familiarize yourself with wood chemistry and biotechnology. You will use Centria’s unique Chemplant pilot plant for learning new techniques.
In Environmental Technology studies, you get the chance to study environmental monitoring and cleaning techniques. You will also study the design of water and wastewater plants. You will also get to learn environmental legislation and administration.
In the specialisation option of New and Traditional Fuel Production, you will learn about oil refining and biofuel production. You will get to know process simulations and practise your skills in fuel production projects.
The following education gives you eligibility in Centria's direct application:
- International Baccalaureate completed outside Finland
- Reifeprüfung completed outside Finland
- European baccalaureate completed outside Finland
- Foreign education that gives eligibility to apply to higher education in the country in question
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In the specialization option Environmental Chemistry and Technology the students will gain education in environmental issues like recycling of materials, production of energy, handling of wastewater, cleaning of air, planning of water plants, environmental management and process planning. The unique Chemplant pilot plant is used for learning of new techniques.
Our other specialization option is New and Traditional Fuel Production where the students learn about traditional oil refineries, but also about new methods for making renewable biofuels.
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
The graduated engineers usually start their careers as research or development engineers in industrial projects. Some engineers start in production, purchase or sales tasks. National and local environmental authorities need engineers with knowledge in environmental questions. Some of our graduates end up working as teachers in vocational schools.
At Centria, students complete a part of their studies in development projects that are carried out for different businesses, so you get to network with employers already during your studies. Besides, chemical engineers have great employment opportunities, and many students get a permanent position already during their studies.
Our bachelor’s degree in environmental chemistry and technology gives you the know-how to work in different positions in Finland and abroad. Centria’s chemical engineering alumni work in different chemical engineering positions in factories and plants. Some of our alumni work in sales and technical support positions, administrative positions, and as teachers. The work possibilities are vast as chemical engineering expertise is needed in many different fields and positions.
Your future occupational titles can be
- R&D engineer
- Project engineer
- Production engineer
- Purchase engineer
- Advisor in environmental technology.
About this institute
Centria University of Applied Sciences
Centria University of Applied Sciences is located in western Finland, in northern Europe. Centria UAS is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution, which offers students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural. A strong focus...
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