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Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering

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CORE COMPETENCE 90                                                                
Basics of Technics
Engineering Precalculus 5
English Professional Skills, B2 5
Information Technology 5
Basics of Technical Production
Materials technology 5
Technical product documentation 5
Production Technics 5
Basics of Planning
Energy technology 5
3D Modelling 5
Engineering Physics 1 5
Engineering Mechanics
Differential calculus 5
Strength of materials 5
Engineering Mechanics 5
Basics of Dynamics
Integral Calculus 4  
Engineering Physics 2 5  
Physics Laboratory Experiments 3  
Electronical engineering 3  
Project Working
Economy, Leadership and Entrepreneurship 5  
Project management 4  
Finnish Language and Communication 3  
Swedish for Working Life, Oral Communication (replacing compulsory Swedish) 1  
Swedish for Working Life, Written Communication (replacing compulsory Swedish) 2  
COMPLEMENTARY COMPETENCE 150                                                                
Design of Machinery 2
Machine elements 5    
Product Development 5    
CAE/FEM (Computer Aided Engineering/Finite Element Method) 5    
Mechanical Engineering 1
Materials Selection 5    
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) 5    
Machining Techniques 5    
Mechanical Engineering 2
Tools and Work Design 5    
Measurements and Quality Engineering 5    
Sheet metal and joining technology 5    
Machine Automation 1
Basics in electrical and automation technology 5      
Hydraulics and Pneumatics 5      
Data Transfer Techniques and User Interfaces 5      
Machine Automation 2
PC-based Measurement and Control Systems 5      
Industrial Robotics 5      
Machine Vision and Sensor Techniques 5      
Optional Studies
(Select 30 ECTS)
Introdution to engineering sciences studies 6  
Business and Management
Entrepreneurship and Economy of a Company 5  
Purchasing and Sales in Industry 5  
Management as part of the business 5  
Management and interaction 5  
Managing change 5  
Practical training
Basic practical training 10  
Professional Training 1 10    
Professional Training 2 10      
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor´s Thesis 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60 70 55 55 30 30 40 30 25 30 48 8 45 45 32 32 32 53 53 40 40 40 53 53 42 42 42 75 75 15 15 15

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Programme description

Structure of studies and courses in degree programme Mechanical and Production Engineering are described in curriculum.

The professional background of the mechanical engineering degree program consists of design, construction, development, operation and control of products, devices and machineries of mechanical engineering. The aim of the studies is to achieve the basic knowledge of the main areas of the mechanical engineering to ensure wide career opportunities in trade and industrial sectors.

Learning in mechanical engineering studies is based on innovation pedagogy. It means that learning is active and social action by students, who are responsible of their learning by themselves. Motivation and positive attitude are the basis of life-long studies. Studies are made in close co-operation with working life.

Learning and teaching methods are versatile, including contact lessons, problem based learning, virtual courses, laboratory work, practical works and project works.

The degree program in mechanical engineering contains basic studies, professional studies, optional studies, a Bachelor’s thesis and practical training. Courses including marketing, sales, business and/or foreign languages are highly recommended as optional studies (15 ects).

Internationalization is part of the studies from the beginning of the studies. Foreign languages are trained in their own courses, but also many course material and many reports and project works are carried out in english. It's highly recommended to students to achieve work and study experience in foreign countries during studies.

The student is given support in making his/her personal study plan and curriculum, in solving study problems and in managing different problem situations of life. Guidance is also used to prevent discontinuation of studies by supporting students in making the right choices. The tutor teacher gives individual and group guidance, guides the student's learning and his/her study process, supports the student in the making of his/her personal study plan and provides practical assistance. The student tutorsupports and guides new students and familiarizes them with the studies and the study environment. Support is also given to process the bachelor's thesis

The stucture of studies:
Basic Studies 90 credits
Professional Studies 70 credits
Optional Studies 30 credits
Practical training 30 credits
Bachelor's Thesis 20 credits

Competence objectives

The programme will develop student’s practical skills that are required in working life. These include, in particular, communication and interaction skills as well as IT skills. Working life requires continuous self-development as well as network competences. In addition to these innovation competences, the emphasis is on the substantive competence of the various fields of technology as well as business, quality and environmental and international expertise. The goal of the programme is to become a self-imposed, team builder, and an engineer with a strong orientation-oriented professional identity.

Training provides the basic knowledge and skills needed in the labor market and provides the skills required by the authorities, as well as the ability to continually develop their own skills. The aim of the programme is to provide the skills to develop a wide range of professional skills that are required in working life, such as, leadership, teamwork and networking skills, critical thinking skills, and creativity.

Pedagogic approaches

Studying is a blended studies that takes place in the form of contact hours and distance learning as well as online studies. It is possible to adapt the curricula to students’ own competence goals, thus ensuring the development of their own competence and lifelong learning. Various learning and development tasks are linked to the real environment; to their own work, to organizations or to companies. In these tasks, the student is an active participant, considering different challenges and solutions and applying them as far as possible into practice. Teachers work as tutors that support the student's learning process throughout the studies.

Students may also take their studies at other Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland or abroad and these studies may be included to the degree. Opportunities for international student exchanges are good and also practical training abroad is supported. Each student has a teacher tutor who helps in the design of the studies.


The evaluation focuses on know-how and its development. The evaluation methods and criteria are widely used as well as different perspectives. In addition to the assessment made by the teacher, peer review, self-assessment or evaluation by the client can be used. One objective of the assessment is that students learn to evaluate their own skills and develop their work.

Evaluation can be done in many different ways and can be based on, for example, exams, assignments and extensive learning tasks or projects. The evaluation criteria for each course are described in general terms in the study guide and in more detail in the course implementation plan.

The grade of the study units is reported as 0-5 or accepted / rejected. In addition, the student or student group often receives oral or written feedback that will help students acknowledge their own strengths and development goals.