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From Field to Fork

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences offers the Bachelor-level exchange programme ‘From Field to Fork’ for partner institution exchange students from the study fields related to agriculture, food and biotechnology, as well hospitality management.

The applicants should be students enrolled at a partner university of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and have suitable/related previous study background. The English language skills of students should be approximately on level B2 on the European language scale. One semester of full-time studies normally includes about 30 ECTS credits worth of courses for each student.

Contents of the studies

The programme offers students professional level courses and projects within the fields of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology and Food and Hospitality. The projects within the field of Food and Hospitality focus on food service processes and food development. Study projects can also be chosen from the field of Food Processing and Biotechnology. It is also possible to ask for short practical training possibilities within this programme: for example agriculture students in local farms, hospitality management students in local restaurants or food and biotechnology students in related organisations. The amount of credits or training depend on the scope agreed with the coordinating lecturers and possible training hosts, compliant with the ECTS crediting system.

Course offering

  • Autumn semester 2021

    2 Sep - 17 Dec 2021

    Mandatory studies for all in “From Field to Fork”
    9Y00CL97 Finnish Food and Bioeconomy, 5 ECTS

    Previous studies in the same field are necessary for the following packages 1 and 2. You need to choose courses from Package 1 OR Package 2:

    Package 1:

    Agriculture – Biosecurity in animal production (following three courses mandatory)
    9K00CL99 Good hygienic practises in animal production, 5 ECTS
    9K00CM00 Pathogens in primary production, 5 ECTS
    9K00CM14 Biosecurity project, 5 ECTS

    Bioeconomy
    9A00CZ07 Drones in Bioeconomy, 3 ECTS

    Package 2:

    Food and Biotechnology
    CA00CG19 Food development project, 5 ECTS
    8B00BU17 Dairy technology, 5 ECTS
    8B00CG69 Work course of the food technology, 5 ECTS

    Food and Hospitality
    CA00CL44 Planning of menus, 5 ECTS
    CA00CG19 Food development project, 5 ECTS
    CA00CG20 Food Production Processes, 5 ECTS

    Available for all:

    Basic studies
    YE00BW57 Marketing planning and implementation in the food chain, 5 ECTS

    Circular economy in Agri-food System
    9K00CM01 Carbon cycle and low-carbon food chain, 2 ECTS
    9K00CM02 Biogas production in food chain, 2 ECTS (not available autumn 2021)
    9K00CM03 Solar energy in food chain, 2 ECTS (not available autumn 2021)
    9Y00CM06 Food loss and its reduction, 2 ECTS
    9Y00CM07 Circular economy project, 2 ECTS

    Nordic-type forest non-wood utilization
    9A00CZ08 Forest based food products, 5 ECTS
    9A00CZ09 Multiple- use of forest, 5 ECTS

    Language studies
    KD06APSU012 Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    KDKMVVO105 Intercultural communication, 3 ECTS
    KD07AYEN026 Professional English, 3 ECTS

    Project Studies
    8B00CM13 Project studies in food technology, 2-10 ECTS
    CA00CM15 Project studies in food and hospitality management, 2-10 ECTS

    Practical Training
    9A00BU13 Practical farming, 2 ECTS
    8B00CM16 Practical training, 2-10 ECTS

  • Autumn semester 2022

    2 Sep - 16 Dec 2022

    Please choose about 20-30 ECTS for one semester in your Learning Agreement.

    MANDATORY STUDIES
    (IMPORTANT: all exchange students choose this course)
    9Y00CL97 Finnish Food and Bioeconomy, 5 ECTS

    BASIC STUDIES
    KD06APSU012 Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    5W00DE23 Intercultural communication, 3 ECTS
    KD07AYEN026 Professional English, 3 ECTS
    YE00BW57 Marketing planning and implementation in the food chain, 5 ECTS

    PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

    Agriculture – Biosecurity in animal production (cancelled) 
    9K00CL99 Good hygienic practices in animal production, 5 ECTS (cancelled)
    9K00CM00 Pathogens in primary production, 5 ECTS (cancelled)
    9K00CM14 Biosecurity project, 5 ECTS (cancelled)

    Bioeconomy
    9A00DC79 Drones in Bioeconomy, 5 ECTS

    Nordic-type forest non-wood utilization
    9A00CZ08 Forest based food products, 5 ECTS
    9A00CZ09 Multiple use of forest, 5 ECTS

    Food and Biotechnology
    CA00CG19 Food development project, 5 ECTS
    8B00BU17 Dairy technology, 5 ECTS
    8B00CG69 Work course of the food technology, 5 ECTS

    Food and Hospitality
    CA00CL44 Planning of menus, 5 ECTS
    CA00CG19 Food development project, 5 ECTS

    PROJECT STUDIES
    8B00CM13 Project studies in food technology, 2 – 10 ECTS
    CA00CM15 Project studies in food and hospitality management, 2 – 10 ECTS (cancelled)

    PRACTICAL TRAINING
    9A00BU13 Practical farming, 2 ECTS
    8B00CM16 Practical training, 2 – 10 ECTS