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Production management in construction

Autumn 2022

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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
Low carbon construction 5
Basics of Planning
Energy technology 5
Engineering Physics 1 5
Basics of building construction 3
Occupational safety and health 2
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 75                                                                
Structures and Materials
Reinforced Concrete Structures 4    
Steel structures 3    
Wood structures 3    
Geotechnics 2    
Foundations 3    
Basics of Construction
Building physics and chemistry 5    
Humidity control 2    
Concrete technology 3    
3D Modelling 5    
Basics in Construction II
Building measurements and geodesy 3      
Building Information Models (BIM) 2      
The contractor's cost accounting 2      
Construction renovations 5      
Construction of Areal Infrastructure 3      
Construction Project
Basics of a Construction Project 2    
Constraction Contracts 3    
Construction law 3    
Construction Economics and Cost Accounting 3    
Quality Management in Construction 4    
Production Planning
Project planning 3    
Design of constrution site 3    
Production Technology 3    
Construction project procurement and logistics 3    
Production control and scheduling 3    
Production management studies
(Select 30 ECTS)
Production management studies 30    
VAPAASTI VALITTAVAT OPINNOT 30                                                                
Business and Management
(Select 25 ECTS)
Entrepreneurship and Economy of a Company 5  
Purchasing and Sales in Industry 5  
Management as part of the business 5  
Management systems and process thinking 5  
Management and interaction 5  
HARJOITTELU 30                                                                
Basic practical training 10
Professional Training 1 10  
Professional Training 2 10    
OPINNÄYTETYÖ 21                                                                
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor's Thesis 20      
Basics of Research 1                                                                
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 70 65 85 50 27.5 42.5 30 35 30 55 40 10 43.8 43.8 34.1 34.1 34.1 45 45 11.6 11.6 11.6 15 15 18.3 18.3 18.3 20 20 3 3 3

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

Programme description

The degree has been tailored to meet the needs of applicants with a relevant degree from secondary education levels with additional work experience. The degree is undertaken over a period of four years, however, if the student has relevant previous studies or a desire to study at a quicker pace than normal, the degree can be obtained in a shorter period of time than four years.

All students will be acquainted with an engineering based problem solving thought process and approach, based on mathematical and natural science based basic knowledge. The mathematic courses have been tailored towards the needs of adult students, as their needs and prior knowledge base is different to that of those command directly from school. Common knowledge obtained during this degree is project management, basic language, business economics and management skills. Common studies are scheduled for the first two years whereas the last two years where the advanced modules

The studies aimed at obtaining a degree are carried out in the contact days that can in the daytime or in the evenings during the study terms over a period of four years. These blended studies consists of contact hours, distance and network studies. Studying requires the ability to study independently, as contact hours are only three to four days in a week. Practice periods are undertaken during the summer periods with additional practice and project work assignments aimed at furthering the studies.

The base of the studies is the personalized study plan, which can vary greatly from student to student due to the prior studies and obtained work experience. It is possible for the student to choose studies from the other advanced modules. Each student constructs his individual study plan with the help of the university staff.

The programme includes practical training and optional studies that are aiming at supporting and supplementing the student's own personal learning plan and deepening the student's professional skills. The thesis also deepens the student's competence and professional orientation.

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

Possible advanced modules:
• Construction Engineering

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.