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Our way of working The Faculty of Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering


Dean Juha Kontio, D.Sc.

”CDIO is our way of implementing and developing innovation pedagogy in practice”

Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering is one of the four faculties at Turku University of Applied Sciences. The multidisciplinary faculty educates Bachelors and Masters in various fields of Business and Engineering in two cities - Turku and Salo. EDUCATION Degree programmes and degrees Bachelor of Engineering (240 ects, 4 years) • Information and Communications Technology • Chemical and Materials Engineering • Information and Communications Technology (whole programme taught in English)

Master of Engineering (60 ects) • Technological Competence Management • Project Management • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology • Health Informatics

Bachelor of Business (210 ects, 3,5 years) • Business • Business Information Technology • International Business (whole programme taught in English) • Library and Information Services

Master of Business (90 ects) • Library and Information Services • Business Development • International Business Management • Project Management

Innovation pedagogy with CDIO Our pedagogical ideology emphasizes applying, producing and using information for creating new knowledge and innovations. We operate together with working life and industry to learn, develop and carry out research in different environments. We want our students to take an active role in their learning process. We refer to all of this as innovation pedagogy.


Excellence In Action Today’s work environment values an entrepreneurial attitude. Our students learn this entrepreneurial attitude and skills in various learning environments such as: Support Centres, student-owned co-operatives and working life projects.

We constantly evaluate and develop our learning and teaching activities using the international CDIO approach. The CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) approach provides us with tools and guidelines to answer the requirements of working life. Applying innovation pedagogy together with CDIO means studying that is strongly working life-oriented. For students, project work provides working life competencies and valuable contacts. For companies, the projects offer possibilities to make use of the applied research conducted by Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Internationalisation Internationalisation is an essential part of our studies. If a student wishes to complete an exchange period abroad, there are several partner universities all over the world to choose from. Many foreign students come to Finland for a shorter exchange period, but also to complete a whole degree. Exchange students typically study in our international semesters. Faculty of Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering offers a variety of courses in English in all the degree programmes. We provide incoming exchange students with high quality services to support them during the exchange period.

RESEARCH, DEVELOP, INNOVATE Our R&D activities are multidisciplinary and international. Projects are carried out together with companies, organisations and other universities and research institutes. The proKOKO KOULUTUSTARJONTAMME OSOITTEESSA: ject activities create added value for our students by offering www.turkuamk.fi/taykkari motivating learning environments. Co-operation with companies also helps to keep our laboratories modern and the know-how of both parties up-to-date. Research, development and innovation (RDI) activities are an important part of our collaboration with businesses and communities. Our RDI projects enable students to familiarise themselves with their future professional field and engage in multidisciplinary collaboration with project partners.

Our RDI operations are implemanted through our nine Research Groups: • • • • • • •

Biomaterials and Diagnostics eHealth Embedded Electronics Entrepreneurship, Responsibility and Enabling Regulation Futuristic UX Technologies Global Gateway–International Operating Environments Intangible value creation, Digitalisation and Innovation Management • Material Efficiency and Renewable Energy • Telecommunications and Information Security

SERVICES Our multidisciplinary and comprehensive services in Information and Communications Technology, Chemical Engineering, Electronics, e-Business and Marketing as well as in Entrepreneurship provide organisations and private persons with the opportunities to take advantage of the skills and modern technology offered by Turku University of Applied Sciences. Student co-operatives design and implement tailor-made development projects to meet organisations’ needs, from short assignments to large-scale and longer undertakings. Examples of our ICT services include EMC testing and RF measurements. Some of our other R&D services include testing and research assignments, digital media services, IT support for SMEs, protein production and purification, food science laboratory, molecular diagnostics laboratory, chemistry laboratory and clean-room services. In addition, our services include consulting for game application development and consulting organisations on information security issues.


”We embrace, produce and use information so that we can create new competence and innovations. Just contact us and we can begin!”

COMMITMENT AND GLOBAL POTENTIAL Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) enjoys an excellent location in Southwest Finland. In this area, education, culture and technology are engaged in mutually beneficial cooperation with commerce and industry. It is our desire to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills as well as to prepare you for lifelong learning. Research and development is rapidly expanding and supports regional development in the whole of Southwest Finland. There are many ways we are able to cooperate depending on whether you are a student, researcher, teacher or a potential project partner.

FACULTIES • Arts Academy • Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering • Health and Well-being • Technology, Environment and Business

More information:

Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering Dean Juha Kontio, D.Sc. Turku University of Applied Sciences juha.kontio@turkuamk.fi or like@turkuamk.fi

#ExcellenceInAction Turku University of Applied Sciences is an inspiring community of 10,000 members -- an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. #Innopeda is a learning method developed at TUAS. It is based on experimenting, sharing know-how, and combining different approaches. With Innopeda we successfully connect teaching, research and development activities, internationality, and co-operation with working life.

Turku University of Applied Sciences: The Faculty of Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering  

Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering is one of the four faculties at Turku University of Applied Sciences. The multidisciplinary faculty e...