103 students graduated from the institute in 2011. Two of them continue education to become masters in biotechnology in Norway, 10 – in NArFU. 3 graduates are now PhD students at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Chemistry and Pulp and Paper Production Technology. One graduate became engineer researcher. Statistically, more than 15% of graduates get into science.
The quality of the professional training in the specialist programs enables graduates to find employment at the whole range of research and engineering companies, certification centers and laboratories, medical or educational institutions, state-funded or commercial industrial enterprises, internal affairs, arbitration and tax authorities, banks and other institutions and organizations.
Implementation of Bologna Declaration – transition to a two-level system of bachelor and master degrees – started at the faculty in 2009. Compared to specialist programs, the curricula and training programs for the bachelor degree have undergone significant changes to ensure that the skills and knowledge in selected field can be acquired by the students in four years’ time.
The best performing bachelors would be offered to continue studies at the master level right after graduation or later on completion of their on-site training. Master level graduates may opt to either continue their scientific research as PhD students, or return to the production site. Master's degree is today a necessary asset in career growth.