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Degree Programme in Laboratory Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering, 210 ECTS


Bachelor of Laboratory Sciences

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Contact
Head of Department: Mia Ruismäki and Tiina Soininen
+358 20 783 5000
firstname.lastname@metropolia.fi

Specific admission requirements

General admission requirements of the engineering programs.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

With regard to the recognition and accreditation of acquired competencies, Degree Programme in Laboratory Services adheres to the following principles: Transfer of credit is possible when the student has completed studies generating similar competencies at some other institute of higher education. Studies at a university of applied sciences can also be completed by demonstration. This can involve earlier studies or work experience.

Qualification requirements and regulations

See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS

Profile of the programme

The curriculum puts an emphasis on analytics, laboratory quality systems and safety skills. Laboratory analysts know how to conduct advanced chemical and biological analysis, and also how to develop and validate them. They know the operations of the laboratory and are able to independently take responsibility for laboratory operations.

Key learning outcomes

The module advanced chemical analysis focuses on in-depth instrumental methods of analysis, synthetics, and development and validation of analytical methods.

In the studies of biosciences the students deepen their knowledge of microbiology and molecular biology and the ability to manage demanding laboratory techniques. They learn to use bioinformatics in the analysis of DNA sequences, design PCR reaction and characterize the protein structure. The students can use the techniques of cell culture, microscopy and modern microbiology.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Laboratory analysts work mainly in a laboratory environment like in research, product development and quality control but also in sales, marketing and customer service and in projects and supervisor positions. They have good job prospects. They work in the chemical, food, wood processing, medical, diagnostics and biotechnology industries, environmental or biomedical and medical research institutes and state laboratories. Typical job titles are research assistant, laboratory coordinator and laboratory analyst.

Access to further studies

- Eligible for polytechnic specialisation studies
- Eligible for second-cycle polytechnic studies with at least three years of relevant work experience and 30 ECTS additional studies
- Eligible to pursue university studies; in individual cases access to second-cycle university programmes (based on the decision by the receiving institution)

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Each course has own examination regulations and foundation of grading that is specified in the curriculum.

Graduation requirements

All studies passed

Mode of study

Full-time study

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)