Study programmes

You can study a wide variety of different study programmes in universities of applied sciences. On this page, you’ll find descriptions of study programmes conducted in English, leading to a UAS degree. Please look into the fields of studies and individual study programmes that interest you.

Humanities

What kind of skills and competencies students gain from their studies?

University of applied science studies in humanities have their focus on all-round education, social skills and encountering people. The field looks at the individual as an active player. Graduates are able to encounter and manage different interactive situations in their work. Technological development and robotics change working life and professions. However, the need to encounter people will not disappear. Rather the opposite, professionals in education, as well as in communication between people will be needed also in the future.

In what type of jobs and tasks the graduated students work?

Studies in humanities at universities of applied sciences provide competencies for a wide range of expert, development and supervisor positions in counselling, education, communication and multicultural work. Job positions are found, for instance, in municipalities, educational institutions, government institutions, private companies, NGOs, foundations and parishes. The career path often starts with tasks in practical interaction support, organisation of activities, counselling or interpreting. Through gained work experience, the career path may continue into planning, development and managerial positions.

You'll find more information on humanities studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

During the studies, students learn to plan and carry out safe, adventurous educational processes for different target groups and to evaluate and develop adventurous educational activities.

Students acquire the essential principles and practices of preventive work and promotion of well-being, and familiarize themselves with the different forms of action within communities and society. Students acquire pedagogical, social, technical, environmental and safety skills and are prepared for entrepreneurship.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

The degree programme in outdoor and adventure education is offered as full-time day studies. The tuition is offered through diverse pedagogical methods e.g. contact teaching, online studies, individual assignments and group activities. The studies include working life-based assignments and projects as well as internships. Students are offered possibilities to complete parts of their studies in international exchange.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

Graduates of the programme can choose different career paths in different sectors of national and international working environments. Community educators with adventure education specialization can be employed e.g. in:

  • the field of youth work,
  • NGOs
  • education and training,
  • well-being services,
  • or nature- and adventure-based entrepreneurship.
The required level of health and functional capacity in studies

You'll find more information on the community educator studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service

Culture and Arts

What kind of skills and expertise students gain from their studies?

During their studies in the field of Culture and Arts, the students achieve a high level of practical skills as well as artistic competences in their respective fields. The graduates are familiarized with the field’s traditions and methods and are able to analyze their own role in the field and in the surrounding society. The content of the education develops with constant contacts with the working life and this interchange provides the students with opportunities to recreate and take their competencies to new contexts. Students learn an active approach to working life in study projects and learn to use their competences and strengths to create work for themselves even in non-traditional positions.

In what type of jobs and tasks the graduated students work?

Because of the non-static nature of the field of Culture and Arts, the competences needed in working life are constantly shifting. The graduates can find employment in many different positions, some being employed in companies, others self-employed. The skills’ set achieved during studies along with the students’ own interests help to create totally new professions within the field or even outside of the field.

You'll find more information on culture and arts studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

Graduates of the degree programme in design are experts in service, product or game design. They can approach their work from a creative angle, using problem-solving skills and using their cultural knowledge and environment analysing skills to create and innovate new products, services and systems. Newest technologies with deep understanding of aesthetics and sustainable development, combined with entrepreneurial attitude make the designers of tomorrow.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

The studies combine visuality, creativity, interaction as well as technical and artistic skills to create a unique competence aiming at problem solving for individual and social challenges. Designers work in expert teams, creating user-oriented and sustainable products and services, in cooperation with companies and public sector organisations.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Graduates can be employed in designer, expert and management positions or be self-employed in different fields. They can also work as experts in research, education, administration, or innovation, according to their skills and working life experience. Career paths may take the graduate from concrete designer tasks to product development and innovation, requiring expert knowledge and skills in project management, or to working in managerial positions or as a consultant.

Designers find jobs easily in Finland since expertise in service and product design and user-oriented design is sought for. Portfolio is the most typical way to present one’s special skills, interests, and competencies.
The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

The focus of the degree programme is to provide up-to-date competences in a continuously changing and growing international media and arts sector. The studies follow three main study paths:

  • Interactive Media
  • Music Production
  • Fine Art
The main study paths are subdivided into study modules, which lead to high professional competences in one or more of the following areas of application: emerging media (VR/AR/MR/XR, etc.), web design and services, game design, user experience design, motion graphics design, production and content design, music production and music business, song writing, sound design, event production, cultural export, fine art photography, moving image, drawing and painting, animation, and applied fine art.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

The general aim of the studies is that students become professionals who are able to work as experts, developers and entrepreneurs in the field, both in Finland and abroad.

On a more specific level, the main objectives are that the graduate will

  • become capable of creative innovations and solutions which can be applied in practice
  • master the media, working methods and technology of her/his speciality
  • be able to act professionally in the typical communication and interaction situations of the field
  • be able to design, create and head media and art -related productions, and act as member of a team
  • acquire the competence to enter both national and international fields of employment as a professional and as an entrepreneur.
The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

Music pedagogues are experts in the field of music. The studies have trained them in their instrument, playing music in ensemble, music perception skills, conducting and creativity as well as 60 ECTS of teacher studies giving them skills and qualifications to work as a teacher. The graduates also have a working knowledge of entrepreneurship in music and productization and selling their skill set.

What kind of learning methods are used in the education? 

The studies include practical intensive courses, projects and productions. Practical training is most typically completed by teaching in music schools.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

The primary employment is in teaching, either teaching an instrument or music perception, from elementary level to conducting choirs or orchestras in music schools or in different communities or self-employed. Many of the music pegagogues work as accompanists, play in orchestras, or perform as a musician. The expertise can also be used as an instructor, teacher or in an expert position in companies offering courses or any education.

Business Administration and Business Information Technology

The scope of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competence does the graduate have?

Studies in Business Administration (BBA) provide a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base for those wanting to build a career in global business. The degree studies cover all main aspects of international business operations including marketing and sales, accounting and finance, human resource management, international trade, digital business, project management, logistics, supply chain management, data analysis, business law, and economics. Graduates of a Bachelor of Business Administration programme have a wide range of business skills, good communication and intercultural skills as well as good language skills.

During their BBA studies students will learn to analyse business operations and markets and to develop new business processes. The students’ intercultural teamworking skills are developed with a variety of team-based learning approaches such as group work and assignments, research and development assignments with companies, and case studies.

A 30 ECTS internship in the business field is an important part of the studies allowing students to gain work experience and put their theoretical know-how to practise. International BBA programmes also often include a university exchange period abroad, which further prepares students for international careers. The internship and exchange studies enable students to start creating their international networks already during their studies. Students of BBA programmes come from diverse backgrounds all over the world allowing everyone to develop their intercultural skills even while studying on campus in Finland.

Universities of Applied Sciences provide BBA programmes in International Business, Business Service Solutions and Languages, Entrepreneurship and Team Leadership, Esports Business, European Business Administration, Digital International Business, International Business and Logistics, and Aviation Business.

What kind of learning methods are used in the education? 

The studies consist of a combination of various learning methods such as contact teaching in the classroom, online studies, team assignments, project work for companies and lectures from visiting professionals or academics. The variety of learning methods will help students combine theoretical business studies with learning by doing.

Students are highly recommended (or required) to complete an international university exchange as part of their studies. International double degree programmes, where students study partly in Finland and partly in a partner university abroad gaining degrees from both universities, are also available in many degree programmes.

BBA programmes are taught in English. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in English in academic and business settings. Other foreign language studies are also encouraged and often required.

Part-time programmes (evening studies) are available in some UASs for those already in the working life wanting an academic business qualification and to further develop their business competencies. In some UASs it is also possible to study the degree fully online.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration enables graduates to work in a variety of business positions in an international environment in Finland or abroad. Many graduates have also started their own business.
Position titles of graduates include:

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Human Resource Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Business Controller
  • Financial Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Entrepreneur
The scope of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competence does the graduate have?

BBA’s degree in Business Information Technology offers core competences in Information Technology, Business, and Project Management. During the studies, students achieve knowledge and abilities in ICT environments, service development, programming, databases, networks, communication technologies and information security. Additionally, the degree provides skills for project work, communication, business operations and entrepreneurship. Universities of Applied Sciences offer different specialization studies for the BBA’s degree in Business Information Technology. Specialization options can be found on the websites of Universities of Applied Sciences.

What kind of learning methods are used in the education? 

Universities of Applied Sciences work in close co-operation with business and industry partners, which enables students to participate in different kinds of working life projects during the studies. Complementing conventional campus based teaching, various other modern teaching methodologies are used, such as online and project based learning. Diverse pedagogical methods make studies flexible and suitable for students with different backgrounds (e.g. for students, who are already in working life).

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Graduates from BBA’s degree in Business Information Technology are employed in various managerial, consultative and specialist roles in business and industry. Typical job roles are Project Manager, Service Manager, System Administrator, Digital Media Specialist, Digital Consultant, Security Consultant, Developer, Web Designer, Game Designer, Technical Support Specialist, Network Operations Specialist and Systems Security Analyst. Graduates can also work as entrepreneurs. The work life roles are dependent on selected specialization studies and student’s individual interest.

You can find more information about BBA’s degree in Business Information Technology on the websites of Universities of Applied Sciences and on Studyinfo.fi.

Tourism and Hospitality

What kind of skills and competencies students gain from their studies?

Students in tourism and hospitality programmes graduate as Bachelors of Hospitality Management. The degree provides varied transferable skills which make Bachelors of Hospitality Management multiskilled professionals. The programme prepares students for management and expert positions in tourism and hospitality industry. In these positions, they need practical know-how as well as management and development skills. The industry is very international by nature, and students graduated from the programme have good competencies to work in multicultural working environments.

In what type of jobs and tasks the graduated students work?

When working in international tourism and hospitality industry, good customer-oriented service attitude is needed. Graduates of the programme can work, for example, in tourism management, destination management, accommodation, restaurants, programme services and event businesses. Working as an entrepreneur is also a relevant job option. Because of the very international nature of the industry, it is possible to work all over the world after graduation.

You'll find more information on tourism and hospitality studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

Students graduated from the tourism and hospitality programme are real professionals in responsible, profitable and customer-oriented business. They understand the importance of taking care of customers and customer experiences in order to create long-term customer relationships. Responsibility and sustainability issues are relevant in all operations within tourism and hospitality industry. Development and management of work communities, customer-oriented processes and responsible business operations are core elements of a manager’s work. It is therefore important to follow trends and also anticipate future development.

When studying in the tourism and hospitality programme you can specialize in tourism, events, accommodation or restaurant business management.

Students graduated from the tourism and hospitality management programme have a broad view of the development potential in the industry and diverse know-how about service management. Versatile competencies achieved in the programme build know-how to serve both domestic and international customers in innovative ways. Hospitality and business competencies achieved in the programme also offer possibilities to work in other industries where customer service, marketing, organising and development skills are needed. Tourism and hospitality management programmes provide understanding of responsible and sustainable business in addition to enhancing students' business competencies for working in international tourism industry.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Studies combine solid theoretical knowledge with diverse working life projects. Cooperation with companies and organisations in multicultural and international environment is in focus. The students also develop their team work, interaction and online studying skills.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

Management of memorable and responsible services is highlighted among the positions within tourism and hospitality management. A Bachelor of Hospitality Management can work in customer service, development and management positions or as an entrepreneur both in Finland and abroad. Graduated students work in private, public or third sector organisations.

You'll find more information on tourism and hospitality studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service

Maritime

What kind of skills and competencies students gain from their studies?

The aim of the programme in the maritime sector is to train skilled sea captains and chief engineers that can operate in Finnish, European and international traffic. The training meets the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention for maritime training, certification and watchkeeping. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency under the United Nations, determines the STCW Convention.

The programme in the maritime sector follows and anticipates changes in the competence needs of the maritime industry and, through research and development activities, seeks to address issues such as environmental challenges, and development needs of remotely operated vessels.

In what type of jobs and tasks the graduated students work?

Graduates in the field work in officer positions on ships, on deck and in engine departments. The programme also provides competence to function in leadership positions in land-based organisations in the maritime industry, insurance, shipbuilding, logistics and freight.

Often ships have a rotation system in place where work and leave periods are scheduled in a 1:1 ratio (for example 10 days work and 10 days off or 4 weeks work and 4 weeks off). The employment situation in the sector is moderate and is likely to improve in the coming years, due to upcoming retirements.

You'll find more information on the maritime studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service.
The extent of the degree is 270 ECTS credits and the duration of studies 4.5 years

What competencies does the graduate have?

The sea captain training prepares the student for Watch Officer Deck duties. After completing the studies and onboard training you can apply for a certificate of competency for Watch Officer Deck from the maritime authorities (Traficom), which is required in order to work in such positions.

After completing the sea captain degree and having gained sufficient work experience as a Deck Officer, you will be able to apply for a certificate of competence as Master Mariner which gives you the competence for chief mate and commander positions.

The objective of the programme is to train competent sea captains. The main tasks of a sea captain include being responsible for and manoeuvring a vessel, as well as transporting cargo in a way which is safe for both people and the environment. The programme provides competence for Deck Officer duties. The student becomes competent in navigation, seamanship, ship technology, maritime transport technology and maritime radio communication. Different projects completed in cooperation with the business community, for example in connection with the degree thesis, provide the possibility for networking and specialisation within the field.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

Diverse teaching methods are utilised in the degree programme. In theoretical studies, lectures format is used when appropriate. To a large extent the studies take place in different digital learning environments and digital platforms. Distance learning methods are continuously developed , such as taking part in lectures virtually or watching recorded lectures. A significant portion of the studies consists of supervised onboard training on merchant ships and exercises in training simulators.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Graduates of the degree programme are qualified captains for Finnish, European and international careers. The training also offers possibilities for working in leading positions in land-based organisations within the maritime field, such as shipbuilding, logistics, finance and the insurance sector.

Requirements for health and functional ability

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The extent of the degree is 270 ECTS credits and the duration 4.5 years

What competencies does the graduate have?

Studies in engineering within seafaring prepares you for Chief Engineer Officer duties. After completing the studies and the onboard training you can apply for a certificate of competency for Watch Officer Engineer from the maritime authorities (Traficom) which is required in order to work in such positions. After completing the marine engineering degree and having gained sufficient work experience as an Engineer Officer, you will be able to apply for a certificate of competence as a Chief Engineer Officer.

The objective of the programme is to train competent Chief Engineers. The main tasks of a Chief Engineer include being responsible for the operations and technical safety of the ship’s technical department, in a way which is safe for both people and the environment. The maritime engineering programme covers the key tasks of an Engineer Officer. The studies provide knowledge in mechanical engineering, seafaring skills, ship technology and electrical engineering. Different projects completed in cooperation with the business community, for example in connection with the degree thesis, provide the possibility for networking and specialisation within the field.

What teaching methods are used in the programme?

Diverse teaching methods are utilised in the degree programme. In theoretical studies, lectures format is used when appropriate. To a large extent, studies take place in different digital learning environments and digital platforms. Distance learning methods are continuously developed , such as taking part in lectures virtually or watching recorded lectures. A significant portion of the studies is supervised onboard training on merchant ships and in machine workshops. In addition, simulation exercises take place in training simulators, various workshops and laboratories.

In what types of positions and organisations do graduates work?

Graduates of the degree programme are qualified Chief Engineers for Finnish, European and international careers. The training also offers possibilities for working in leading positions in land-based organisations withing the maritime field, such as in power plants, shipbuilding, logistics, finance and the insurance sector.

Requirements for health and functional ability

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Health Care, Beauty and Cosmetics

The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

A Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics, Beauty Care gains competencies in style and looks, hair and skin care, makeup, hair design, entrepreneurship, customer service, image photography, product knowledge and cosmetics. The competencies that the degree programme offers are broad competencies in various beauty industries’ topics and give the graduate an opportunity/ability to perform various tasks in different work environments. With these broad competencies the graduate creates entities that are aesthetic and visual, for customers or models according to work tasks. The main goal is to promote inner well-being for customers through external elements, i.e., appearance.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

The studies are student-centred with practical exercises and workshops that are focused on course competencies. Various teamwork and project work give the student an opportunity to build professional networks for working life and to develop further collaboration with businesses within beauty industry. Inspiration and creativity are important for visual styling, and mood boards are created and used as a method to create looks and entities. Seasonal fashion and trend analysis is also an important method. During internships, the student acquires other key competencies in the industry.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

The prospects for the Bachelor of Beauty Care are many and varied due to the broad competencies. The comprehensive degree programme provides opportunities to work in different industry areas with various work tasks. Graduates can work in small businesses, big establishments, or be self-employed. Professional titles include stylist, sales assistant, sales manager, store manager, freelance Bachelor of Beauty Care with makeup and / or hair specialisation in fashion and beauty, consultant for industry business, team leader or coach in product and service sales, or entrepreneur. Graduates also work in industry development or education, in press offices, showrooms, trend agencies and industry magazines. Career opportunities and career development vary between different areas.

You'll find more information on beauty care studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

A nurse is a nursing expert, whose duty in society is to implement and develop nursing, which promotes and maintains health, prevents and heals diseases, and rehabilitates. A nurse is able to utilise nursing research skills when planning, implementing, evaluating and developing nursing. In addition, nursing skills require a multidisciplinary knowledge base, such as an up-to-date theoretical knowledge of medical science and pharmacology, as well as of social and behavioural sciences. A nurse works with individuals, families and communities in different life situations. A nurse provides nursing care to people of different ages and their close relatives when they face illness, disability and death at different ages. A nurse also cares for dying patients in hospice care and supports their loved ones. Education of nurses is based on the Professional Qualifications Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council, which defines the core skills of a nurse responsible for general care (180 ECTS). The professional expertise of a nurse is defined nationally and it consists of the following areas: Professionalism and ethics; Customer orientation; Communication and multiprofessionalism; Health promotion; Management and skills in being an employee; Information technology and recording; Guidance and teaching expertise and support for self-care; Clinical nursing; Evidence-based activities, utilisation of research data, and decision-making; Entrepreneurship and development; Quality assurance; Social and health care service system; and Patient and customer safety. In addition, the degree programme in nursing includes a study module of 30 ECTS of complementary competence studies, which the student can choose according to his/her own interests including e.g. medical-surgical nursing, mental health, pediatric or perioperative nursing or special expertise e.g. digital skills. The development of student's knowledge in different areas of clinical competence is assessed throughout the entire study time with nationally agreed criteria. After studying 180 ECTS credits, the nursing student must pass a national exam, which evaluates the areas of professional competencies of a nurse as described above.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Education of nurses utilises a wide range of student-oriented teaching, learning and evaluating methods, such as activating lectures, simulations, clinical practice, workshops, seminars, projects with working life partners and independent study. These teaching and learning methods develop the competencies and skills needed in working life, such as digital skills. 90 ECTS of the programme is realised through clinical practice supporting the professional competence. Internships can take place in various social and health care environments such as hospitals, health care centres, outpatient clinics and third sector organisations (NGOs).

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

A graduated nurse works as a health care professional licensed by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira). Valvira  verifies the language skills of nurses since nurses must have sufficient Finnish or Swedish skills in order to work in a safe manner. A nurse can work in nursing positions in social and health care environments, such as general health care, specialised medical care, social welfare units, as well as private and third sectors in Finland and in the EU countries.

The required level of health and functional capacity in studies

You'll find more information on nursing studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

Universities of applied sciences educate professional paramedics who are experts in emergency care with both paramedic and nursing skills. The aim of the degree programme is to educate students to become registered nurses (RN) and paramedics. The graduates of the programme can help patients who fall suddenly ill and need urgent care, both in and out of hospital. During studies, students learn how to recognize and anticipate situations that threaten patients’ life and know how to act as required by the situation. In non-urgent first aid tasks, paramedics can assess the patient's need for service and care, plan follow-up care and refer the patient to appropriate care. Good contacts with different partners both within and beyond the UAS are integral to our programme. The paramedic programme offers the opportunity to meet people from around the world, learn about different cultures and study to become a competent nurse.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Paramedic studies are based on a personal study plan, which allows students to build their own career paths. Our modern health care labs and simulation environment enable developing skills, knowledge, and decision-making abilities together with lecturers, experts, and fellow multi-cultural students. Flexible e-learning possibilities are also applied.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

Most often paramedics work as care level paramedics in ambulances. Paramedics can also work in a variety of nursing and emergency care specialist positions that require basic or special skills. Paramedics can work in primary health care, specialist nursing, outpatient emergency care, social care and private and third sector services both in Finland and abroad. Paramedics can also work in private sector as employees or entrepreneurs, for example in ambulances. Students of Bachelor of Health Care, Paramedic, also obtain a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree, which expands students’ career opportunities into various nursing positions.

The required level of health and functional capacity in studies

You'll find more information on paramedic studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

Physiotherapist is a licensed health care professional, and an expert in movement and functional ability. The education focuses on supporting functioning and preventing of disability in people of varies age and different functioning. The education is based on the physiotherapy science. Competence development provides a description of the deepening/advancement of the student’s skills and knowledge from the basic level to advanced level in the following competencies: Physiotherapeutic examination and clinical reasoning, Teaching and counselling, Therapeutic competence, Co-operation and social competence and Technological competence.

What kind of learning methods are used in the education? 

The performances in a course can include exercises, exams, written assignments, portfolios and various projects. The studies are partly carried out in small groups. This enables the development of different areas of professional competence and learning skills in group work and client/patient work. A student may perform part of theoretical studies and clinical practice abroad.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

The graduate may work within the field of rehabilitation both in the private and public sector and another separately approved working environment. The core knowledge is in the field of assessment and support of movement and function. The graduate can work with people of all ages in hospitals, health care centres, private practices, industry, sport clubs, clinics and non-governmental organizations.

The required level of health and functional capacity in studies

You'll find more information on physiotherapy studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service
The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

The Degree Programme in Social Services provides students with the expertise to work in a variety of professional social services environments and wider society, promoting social inclusion, holistic well-being, functional ability and safety of individuals, families, and communities. They gain the skills required to plan and carry out social activities and analysis, implement participatory research, and analyze local conditions in relation to wider economic and social changes.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

Bachelors of Social Services are qualified to work with various client groups in promoting wellbeing and preventing exclusion. The work can consist of supervision, counseling, coordination of services and managerial work in communities or in a residential setting. Completed studies in the degree programme prepare the student for working with public, private and non-profit organizations.

The required level of health and functional capacity in studies

You'll find more information on social service studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service

Engineering

The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

The Automation and Robotics degree will provide a strong basic competence in automation and electrical engineering and good skills for continuous professional development.

Automation engineers will be able to design automation, robotics, measurements, drives, controls, and user interfaces for production lines and enterprise products. Graduates will be familiar with the different levels of automation implementation in an industrial plant and the key sub-processes of the industry. The graduates will also be able to plan and implement control systems and assess different alternatives for control solutions. Students will gain expertise in programmable logic, fieldbuses, factory networks, distributed control systems, functional safety, PC-based systems, and user interfaces during their studies.

The degree programme qualifies engineers to use robotics and machine vision to create solutions for automating and improving production efficiency. The graduates will also master the key design tools that can be used to design applications for control objects. The students get familiar with the principles and practices of field equipment, automation, and instrument electrical engineering standards during their studies. They will also learn the basics of functional safety, which will help them assess the risks of planned solutions.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

Studies are practical-oriented and meet the skills needed in working life. In addition to theoretical lessons, the degree programme includes a wide range of laboratory, project, and group work.

The bachelor’s thesis is carried out in cooperation with working life, and it ought to solve problems arising from work-life demand. During their studies, students can also gain experience in project cases provided by local businesses.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Graduates of the degree programme in Automation and Robotics have excellent employment opportunities because automation technology is a highly developing area of technology, and the automation of industrial production lines is constantly growing. Automation is increasingly used for the control of production lines, industrial plants, buildings, transportation, and machinery.  Various robotics and machine vision solutions are also constantly increasing.

Experts in automation systems are needed, for example, in the operating and supervision of industrial processes. The work of an automation engineer may include purchase, specification, and design of systems and equipment as well as product development, programming, and operation and maintenance tasks. Graduate’s duties may also include management and administration, sales and marketing, technical purchasing, customer service or training and consulting. The graduates can work for an industrial plant, equipment supplier, or engineering office.

You’ll find more information about the studies on the Universities of Applied Sciences websites and in Studyinfo.fi service.
The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

In addition to studies in mathematical and natural sciences, a student will acquire competencies and skills related to construction, structural engineering, project management, and financial thinking. The major part of studies consists of construction engineering and structural design. Improving energy efficiency and using business information modeling (BIM) in managing the lifecycle of the built environment are important future challenges to be resolved. Acknowledging sustainable development is also a substantial part of the construction profession now and in the future.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Studies are practical-oriented and meet the skills requirements derived from the working life. Theoretical learning is enhanced and put into practice through laboratory exercises and in authentic construction sites. Study methods include class-based learning, team and project work, and online learning. Studies include elective study modules, work placement, and final thesis. Work placement periods enable a student to meet personal learning objectives according to an area of interest in the field. The student can also undertake student exchange as part of the degree studies.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

The construction field offers a variety of career opportunities in new construction, renovation, planning, design, and sales and product development. One main area of work is also in using and maintenance of the real estate. In the construction branch, graduates work for example in designing and planning residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, work management of construction, maintenance, and renovation. Graduates are also employed by engineering and planning offices, construction companies, the building industry, and the public sector. Working in property real estate maintenance companies is also increasing as one possible career option in the field.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

The degree programme in environmental engineering provides students with extensive knowledge in environmental engineering. The programme provides you with a comprehensive approach to the professional field of environmental technology. You learn about the causes, consequences and prevention of environmental problems from local oil spills to global problems, such as climate change and microplastics in waters. The graduate is able to plan activities in a material- and resource-efficient way, taking also circular economy aspects into account.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Studying is practical and focuses only on the skills and needs of working life. Alongside theory teaching, a lot of learning takes place in laboratories. The courses mostly involve online learning. You only need to spend the second year of the studies in Mikkeli, Finland. That second year has a very strong practical orientation: you take samples and carry out analyses working with real-life cases using modern equipment. After the second year, the rest of your studies can be completed online. In addition, you have the opportunity to include exchange studies as part of your degree. This offers you a truly international degree, if you so wish. However, you can always complete your practical training and thesis in your home country or city.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

After graduation, you can work in different positions of environmental research, supervision, planning and management. You can solve, improve and increase recycling solutions for cities, or conduct investigations and mitigation actions in contaminated areas. Depending on the professional orientation and area of ​​responsibility, the job title may be, for example, a consultant, quality manager, environmental advisor, environmental manager, environmental planning officer, environmental protection assistant, environmental supervisor, planning, research or development engineer, or project engineer.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

An engineer in industrial management understands business as a whole from the perspectives of technology, economics and management. The degree also provides the graduate with skills to develop industrial service business and new products.

Studies teach how to model, analyse and design all the functions and processes required to produce goods and services, e.g. ERP, manufacturing, automation systems, procurement, sales, supply chain management, logistics and quality and ERP systems. The graduate is able to use companies' information systems, such as SAP, and utilize digital information.

The student acquires the ability to evaluate profitability and productivity of companies' operations and investments, and to develop their performance. Studies provide the student with expertise in business-to-business sales, customer analytics, business development, various aspects of management as well as entrepreneurial skills.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

Alongside teaching theory, a lot of learning takes place in working life and through problem-oriented exercises and projects. Learning is supported by operational and financial management software, business game environments suitable for operational and product development, as well as design and simulation software.

During the internship periods, students can direct their competencies according to their own competence goals. Studies are implemented in a variety of ways and can also be completed online. Flexible multi-form implementations are available for those already in working life. Students can also complete part of their studies in international student exchange.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Engineering, economics and management studies enable graduates to work in development and expert positions. Possible careers can also be various development, planning, procurement, sales, service and management positions in industry, service companies and in the public sector. Job titles for industrial management engineers vary by tasks and areas of ​​responsibility. The job title can be, for example, development engineer, design engineer, production planner, production engineer, quality engineer, project engineer or project manager, sales engineer, inspection engineer, purchasing manager, logistics manager, sales manager or production manager. The range of jobs for graduates in the field is wide.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

The curriculum in Information Technology Degree Programme aims at educating qualified ICT engineers, with skills required in international careers. Information Technology degree programmes develop students’ professional skills in a wide range of technologies needed in working life. These skills include, for example, software engineering, programming, database planning and management, web and mobile technologies, embedded systems, cloud and system architectures as well as user experience and user interfaces.

Universities of applied sciences have different profiles in their Information Technology degree programmes. Professional competencies include, for example, software engineering, communication technology, mobile solutions, health technology, media engineering, and smart IoT systems.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

Studies are practical and meet the skills needs in working life. Various projects, practical assignments and laboratory work play a major role in learning. Studies also focus on building the so called soft-skills such as team working skills. Students can individually focus their studies on interesting subjects and deepen their skills during practical work placement.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

A graduate of information technology typically works in private or public sector, for example as a software developer or ICT expert in software development team, as a research engineer in product development designing systems with embedded intelligence, a solutions engineer designing networks, a cybersecurity solutions specialist or as a specialist in technical support, in customer service or in technical sales.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

The Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology (Internet of Things) programme aims to develop experts in information technology with a specialisation in the Internet of Things (IoT). The degree programme qualifies engineers to work in the fields of IoT and Big Data; especially in companies operating within the digital health and industrial internet sectors. IoT as a technology has a major role in sustainability (and human security in general). So, IoT does not just enable more industrial production but also better quality of life.

The IoT programme develops student's competencies with a focus on industrial internet and digital health sectors. This means that students acquire hands-on experience in working with digital factories connected with 5G communication platforms, clouds, and various digital twin technologies. Students have the opportunity to obtain science-based know-how on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Product Life-Cycle Management (PLM). Also, students learn how technology is transforming the health care industry. With IoT health care applications, students acquire a clear vision of how different stakeholders, such as patients, families, doctors, and hospitals, can benefit from IoT technology.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

Our programme incorporates the Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate (CDIO) method to enhance student's process of acquiring deep engineering know-how while also developing communication, interpersonal, social, and teamwork skills. During four years of studies, students develop their engineering competencies in the IoT laboratory, automation laboratory, and the Smart Factory. To involve companies in project-based learning, Savonia uses the OIS (Open Innovation Space) method to develop products innovatively according to company needs.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Due to exponentially growing global IoT business, job opportunities for the graduates of this programme are rapidly increasing. IoT graduates are prepared to work in international environments and teams. The work of an IoT engineer can include project or sales engineering duties, or research and related tasks.

IoT graduate's duties may vary from software design to electrical engineering, the design of intelligent wireless devices, sensor technologies, and the whole IoT system in the cloud.

Typical professional titles for IoT graduates include, e.g., product developer or product manager, project engineer, research engineer, web developer, ICT specialist, sales engineer, and integration engineer.  IoT graduates have the skills and competencies needed to become an entrepreneur, too.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

A logistics engineer is able to view different businesses holistically. The graduate understands the essentials of both maritime and land transport and is able to plan logistics solutions and evaluate the effects of solutions from the perspective of both an individual company and the entire supply chain. The graduate understands how international supply chains and business networks produce customer-oriented services.

A logistics engineer is able to search for information, carry out analyses and take decisions taking technical, economic and sustainable development aspects into account. In addition to professional expertise, the programme develops the ability to interact constructively with members of the work community, and to work in an international logistics environment.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Versatile teaching methods are used. The most important of these are online studies, work-based assignments and projects, information system and software exercises. Also, simulation games, lectures, company visits and internships are applied. Studies can also be completed in international student exchange. Multimodal implementations enable studying while working.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

Logistics engineers can work in a wide range of jobs in industry, trade, public administration and companies providing logistics services. Logistics experts are needed in organisations of all sizes and in all industries. The professional title can be, for example, procurement engineer, logistics manager, buyer, terminal manager, transport planner, production planner, freight forwarder or development engineer.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (ME) programme specialising in industrial management aims to qualify engineering experts to work in high technology companies, leading and managing international technology projects.

The programme’s mechanical engineering studies include manufacturing and material technologies, 3D modelling, electrical engineering, mechanics, and product design and development.

The programme’s industrial management studies include supply chain management, management accounting, B2B marketing, procurement and purchasing, project management, quality management and entrepreneurship.

In addition to acquiring industrial engineering know-how, an important part of the programme focuses on developing international competencies, learning how to operate effectively in a variety of interpersonal networks, and cultivating communication, social, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The goal is to educate high-quality team players instead of individual autonomous workers.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme? 

Mechanical engineering students participate in multi-disciplinary projects along with students from design and business fields in order to develop innovative solutions for specific projects. The work often takes place in 3D printing laboratory as well as in manufacturing techniques laboratory. Students regularly acquire experience in working on project cases provided by the local businesses. The programme includes 30 ECTS of practical training. The students can also participate in international exchange programme during their studies.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have? 

Mechanical engineers specialising in industrial management are often employed in positions of experts and managers who are responsible for operational planning and development, as well as business management duties, including sales of technological products and services. They also find employment in public sector organisations, such as in city, state, and local government positions. Third sector organisations can also provide work for mechanical engineers.

Typical job titles for ME graduates are, among many others, project engineer, project manager, sales engineer, sales manager, quality engineer, quality manager, purchasing engineer, warehouse manager, production planner, inspection engineer, foreman, development engineer, consultant, and trainer.

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The extent of the degree is 240 ECTS credits. The duration of the degree is 4 years.

What competencies does the graduate have?

A purchasing and logistics expert understands the roles of organisations in international value networks. They also know how to act in business relationships as individuals to enhance organisations' business objectives. A graduate also knows how to ensure that goods, information, capital, and people move efficiently, effectively, and economically in both the domestic and international environment. A purchasing and logistics engineer can search for information, analyse and take decisions considering both technical, economic, and sustainable development aspects. A graduate has a future-oriented mindset that supports continuous development of businesses and organisations.

What kind of learning methods are used in the programme?

Teaching methods include interactive lectures, work-based assignments and projects, laboratory exercises, information system and software exercises, simulation games, company visits, internships, and theses. Students are encouraged to complete part of their studies (1-2 semesters) in international student exchange. They also have an opportunity to complete the required practical training abroad.

What kind of career opportunities does the graduate have?

Purchasing and logistics engineers are needed everywhere regardless of the field or size of the organisation. Graduates can work, for example in industry, trade, or public sector organisations. Graduates may work as planners, developers, managers, consultants, trainers, supervisors or entrepreneurs.

Possible job titles include procurement specialist, buyer, purchasing engineer, procurement and sourcing analyst, logistics engineer, development engineer, inventory manager, supply chain coordinator, warehouse manager, logistics manager or transport manager.

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