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Learning outcomes of course unit

Exemplary illustration of a possible course combination for TURKU University of Applied Sciences, Finland:

1) Ecological Assessment of Products and Services, 5 ECTS
Students know how to compare the ecology of products and services and use different analyses and methods in planning and decision-making. They recognize the environmental impacts of products and services and learn about eco-efficiency and different

2) New Fuels and Drive Systems for Vehicles, 5 ECTS
Students know detailed information about different emission components and their effects.
They can explain the main reasons for global warming and climate change and why alternative fuels and drive systems are being explored.
In addition, they are familiar with new fuels like alcohols (methanol, ethanol), gaseous fuels (LPG, CNG, biogas), biodiesel and hydrogen, new drive systems, innovations in conventional engine technology, hybrid and electric drives and fuel cells.

3) Global Supply Chain Management, 5 ECTS
After completing the course, students can explain the overall picture of the whole logistics chain in business and describe the importance of efficient purchasing and material control, transportation, distribution and logistics services relevant to the competitiveness of modern companies in the global supply chain. Moreover, students are able to design a supply-chain network, plan and calculate location decisions as well as prepare and optimize distribution models. In addition, students are able to manage and improve supply-chain performance.

4) Logistics and Quality, 5 ECTS
The course covers issues related to the concept of quality, quality systems and their relation to logistics processes. The contents include general facts about quality, quality awareness, product and process quality, quality measurement systems, ISO 9000 series, responsibilities, quality manuals, audits and case examples.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Foreign Language I, II, III

course contents

A generally valid description of course content for the semester abroad cannot and should not be defined due to the multitude of partner universities and elective options in order to preserve the students’ freedom of choice. Exemplary course content is described in the following. ECTS or national credits are indicated. Students are subject to respective examination modalities at the partner university.

recommended or required reading

Konstantin P.: Praxisbuch Energiewirtschaft. Energieumwandlung,-transport und - beschaffung im liberalisierten Markt, 4. Auflage, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2017

assessment methods and criteria

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

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recommended optional program components

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable