Degree: Biorefineries (KeDBio_EM)
Period: 2020-2021

Learning outcomes:

After completion of the MSc programme in Biorefineries the graduate

  • has acquired comprehensive knowledge of the modern biorefining technology, products and raw materials. This includes also the current technology e.g. pulping processes.
  • has good knowledge of technologies integrated to biorefineries, e.g. waste water treatment
  • is able to demonstrate a critical understanding of sustainable solutions and technologies, problem-solving skills and ability to design and develop practical biorefining applications
  • has the courage to create innovations and new technical solutions
  • possesses project working and communication skills needed in the modern networked environment.



  • This is a Master of Science in Technology (M.Sc. Tech.), Diplomi-insinööri (DI) degree amounting to 120 ECTS
  • A higher university degree gives eligibility to apply for scientific doctoral studies
  • Duration two years, full-time studies of 60 ECTS per academic year
  • MSc in Biorefineries is suitable for distance learning.

The Master's degree (120 ECTS) consists of core studies, specialisation studies, minor studies and elective studies. Students of the MSc in Biorefineries specialise in Biobased Process Engineering. The specialisation studies include a Master's Thesis and a seminar.

The extent of the minor studies is a min. of 20 ECTS cr. However, if the total of the specialisation studies exceeds 80 cr., no minor studies are required.

Core Studies13,00
Advanced Specialisation Studies68,0095,00
Minor studies0,00
Elective studies0,0028,00