Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest and most versatile Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. Our organization of experts educates strong professionals in six different fields of study. Our versatile Degree Programmes offer the students the opportunity to study as a fulltime student or alongside their job (Master’s Degree and specialised studies) or flexibly in the Open University of Applied Sciences. Our campuses are located in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus.

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Savonia UAS wishes to serve the surrounding work life actively. Our R&D activities offer high-quality services and tailor-made solutions to the development needs of the businesses and work communities. Co-operation, networking and internationalisation are the crucial factors of our success. At Savonia, transdisciplinarity is secured by organising RDI into main axes called Competence Networks. These networks are Welfare products and services, Energy, the Environment and Safety and Industrial Design.

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is run by the Savonia University of Applied Sciences ltd. The manager of the ltd and the President of Savonia UAS is Mrs Mervi Vidgrén.

TUITION FEES

Savonia University of Applied Sciences has made a decision to introduce tuition fees for non- EU/EEA students. The tuition fees apply to students starting their studies on 1 August 2017 or later. The tuition fee is charged for each academic year and it must be paid by 31 August.

The fees are:

  • for Bachelor studies 5000 euros per academic year
  • for Master studies 6000 euros per academic year

All non-EU/EEA students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences may apply for a scholarship after they have been admitted to fee-charging Bachelor or Master degree programmes and they have enrolled themselves as present. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 70% of the tuition fee; in the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. To qualify for the scholarship after the first academic year, students must earn at least 55 credits of studies detailed in their personal study plan per academic year.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Ekenäs

The degree programme qualifies the future engineers for the Savolax technology industry. Duties vary within the fields of engineering, business and management such as project management, sales engineering, operations and supply chain management and engineering. [+]

Goal: The degree programme qualifies the future engineers for the Savolax technology industry. Duties vary within the fields of engineering, business and management such as project management, sales engineering, operations and supply chain management and engineering. The work placement is most probably found in a company operating with global exports. Project operations as well as customer, contractor or partnership interactions require a core competence and teamwork knowhow, attitude, methods and tools. As an engineer, the necessary technology expertise focuses on product design and development and manufacturing technology. The studies in business management concentrate on project management, marketing, sales, business economics, procurement, the supply chain, international business operations and quality management. An important part of the programme is getting used to operating effectively a variety of interpersonal networks. Self-development, communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and social as well as international competence and problem-solving skills are included in Industrial engineering know-how. The objective of the programme is to produce a high-quality team player instead of an individual player. The structure of the studies is based on process thinking and the learning process on problem based learning. Students are able to include in their programme special project studies in companies in Finland or abroad. Specialisations: The main subject is industrial management, and in particular, project management and networks. However, there are no two identical industrial engineers as they get their degrees. The student's interests and choices create a unique competence profile. When you are in the early stages of your studies you will make your own study plan. Previous degrees and acquired competencies can often be taken into account and compensate the studies so that the completion time can be shortened. The student can complete her / his individual study plan with 15 credits of studies supporting the education profession she / he has chosen. In addition, students have the benefit of an extensive international partner university network. Qualifications: The title of the degree in Finnish is insinööri (AMK). With EUR-ACE status it qualifies the student to apply for master degree programmes in the European Union. The Savonia University of Applied Sciences Degree programme in Mechanical Engineering passed in 2014 the EUR-ACE evaluation which is maintained by the organization of ENAEE. This is a European technology organization that evaluates programmes for engineers. The EUR-ACE status makes sure that the programme meets the quality standards of the European Union. Informally they are spoken of as European engineers. Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe. Content of Studies: Basic studies provide students with a good knowledge of engineer’s basic competences in mathematics, natural sciences, communication and information technology. These skills are essential in an engineer’s work and for professional studies. Professional studies provide students with a good knowledge of industrial processes and engineer’s basic competences in mechanical engineering, production and logistics. These studies provide students also with a good knowledge and understanding of business processes and business life in society. Specialised studies provide the students with high professional expertise according to their individual choices. Industrial engineering and management engineers have a wide range of professional possibilities in worklife. Specialised studies provide students with a good theoretical understanding and practical skills in an industrial engineer’s work. Projects are an integral part of the implementation of the programme. Engineering skills, including working life skills are learned via projects. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required as someone works on global projects involving people representing a wide range of nationalities. Different types of networks and management of these networks is an essential part of engineering skills. Structure of Studies: The content of the studies can be modified on a personal study plan. The student’s individual interests and learning priorities can be weighted. This way immigrants previous degree or work experience can also be utilized and provide stronger skills and better employment opportunities for the person´s desired tasks in Finland. Basics of Engineering 60 ECTS Basics of production and product design Basics of project planning and working in projects Communication Mathematics and natural sciences Training Applying Engineering Studies 60 ECTS Production and product design Mathematical skills development R & D project and its challenges Languages Entrepreneurship and Business Training Creating the Knowledge 60 ECTS Project management and management tools International business, sales and marketing Quality Management Logistics and its sub-areas Industrial based project and its management Elective studies according to their own orientation Practical training Applying Lessons Learned 60 ECTS Project management and control Sales and marketing in an international environment Supply chain management and networks Elective studies according to their own orientation Practical training Thesis Thesis: The thesis is 15 credits. The work will take place in the fourth year of study. This engineering work is usually done for and withn a company. Students should find a topic from a company that one is interested in as a potential future employer. In many cases, the thesis leads to a job in this company or another similar like company . The thesis topic could and should start being asked about after the third year of studies. Engineering work and the thesis are done in the fourth year of study usually in the spring term. Career possibilities: Industrial engineering and management engineers have a wide range of career opportunities. Training,the students’ wide range of technology and business areas and practical training will help to find your career path and interests. A career and own interests are rarely clear at the beginning of the studies. The industrial management engineer may also find employment in public organizations, such as in city, state and local government positions. Third sector organizations can also provide work for industrial management engineers. Industrial management engineer positions vary from experts to managers. Various activities related to the design and development of products and production are common. Projects are the way these design and development activities are most often organized. So projects and practices have already been learned during the studies. Industrial management engineer’s jobs are often business tasks that require engineering expertise. The workplace is, however, often an international technology company in the field of export. For example, technical products and services do not sell Bachelors of Business Administration, but the engineers. Thei industrial management engineer often works with and between a wide variety of organizations and entities. For example, the production planner is involved in sales, purchasing and production. The Sales and Marketing Engineer is dealing with the customer, the production planner, product development and financial management, possibly even taking into account the cultural and communicational aspects. Titles: Titles of industrial management engineers are: Project Engineer, Project Manager, Project Director Sales Engineer, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager Quality Engineer, Quality Coordinator, Quality Manager Purchasing Engineer, Purchasing Manager, Warehouse Manager Production Planner, Production Manager Installation Supervisor, Inspection Engineer Maintenance Engineer, Service Engineer, Foreman Development Engineer, Design Engineer, Patent Engineer Business Advisor, Consultant, CEO Teacher, Lecturer. Internationality: Finns and Finnish immigrants and a number of different nationalities have studied in this programme. The student of this programme is recommended to carry out an exchange or training also somewhere other than in Finland. Students have the opportunity to complete a double degree in Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. The programme and Savonia University of Applied Sciences has a variety of seminars and international summer courses, collaborative projects, and linguistic and cultural diversity training. Savonia University of Applied Sciences has foreign university partners in more than 30 countries. Cooperation: The technology industry is the most important business in the North Savo region with its 1.9 billion euros annual revenue and 10 000 directly employed employees (2012). Many of the region’s businesses operate in international markets at the leading edge of their field of operation. Their core know-how is concentrated around commercial vehicles, such as state-of-the-art forestry equipment, mining and pile-driving machines, and in furnace and boiler technology in the field of energy technology. The Department of Mechanical Engineering co-operates with the region’s industrial enterprises while undertaking their research, development and innovation work. The businesses can participate in Savonia’s projects by partially funding the activities or they can directly purchase the different RDI services provided by the DPME’s experts. The significant volume of functions demonstrates the fact that the RDI Unit of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has succeeded in identifying the current and future needs for development of the local businesses. With many of the businesses, the current co-operation can be described as a true partnership; i.e. there are mutual benefits, continuity and varied actions. The internships, thesis and other project works conducted as part of the education represent the foundation for co-operation with these companies, but also the RDI projects are based on collaboration with the businesses. EUR-ACE authorities praised active cooperation with companies. Students often make course practice work and development plans as part of the course for companies. The study plan includes a number of projects, many of which are a mandate of the company. Research: The Savonia University of Applied Sciences research and development work shows students in everyday life via the project and thesis work. Savonia has selected four areas of focus for education and research, development and innovation (RDI). One of them is integrated product development. Research is undertaken in collaboration with enterprises and other organizations. On the industrial management side, the focus is ECP (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) projects, or large delivery projects, as well as processes and supply chains. Possibilities to continue studies after graduation: Graduates can apply directly to study for a university master degree (Master of Science). EUR-ACE will provide validity in the European Union area. The University of Applied Sciences graduate degree is Master of Engineering. These programmes are usually studied beside work life and take one to two years. The Master of Engineering degree gives the same qualification for public office as a Master of Sciences degree. Language: The whole programme will be conducted in English apart from mandatory languages courses in Finnish (for foreign students) and in Swedish (for Finnish students). Finnish language skills are not learned only in Finnish lessons but may also be learned on other courses. This way a student can have better possibilities to get employment in Finland. TUITION FEES Savonia University of Applied Sciences has made a decision to introduce tuition fees for non- EU/EEA students. The tuition fees apply to students starting their studies on 1 August 2017 or later. The tuition fee is charged for each academic year and it must be paid by 31 August. The fees are: for Bachelor studies 5000 euros per academic year for Master studies 6000 euros per academic year All non-EU/EEA students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences may apply for a scholarship after they have been admitted to fee-charging Bachelor or Master degree programmes and they have enrolled themselves as present. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 70% of the tuition fee; in the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. To qualify for the scholarship after the first academic year, students must earn at least 55 credits of studies detailed in their personal study plan per academic year. [-]

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Kuopio

The BBA Degree Programme in International Business at Savonia UAS aims at developing focused expertise in foreign trade. [+]

Goal: The BBA Degree Programme in International Business at Savonia UAS aims at developing focused expertise in foreign trade. To reach this goal you will develop knowledge gradually, along the years and will gain a profound ability to work within an international working environment. Your future career doesn’t necessary take you abroad as multicultural and multinational workplaces can be found right here in Finland as well. Practical tools for your future career BBA graduates are prepared to face continuous change in the global business field and are sensitive to the requirements set by international partners. BBAs are especially skilled in the practicalities of the internationalisation process, thus in a good position to assist eg SMEs in starting international trade. They operate fluently within multicultural teams and are able to guide their team towards set goals. BBAs have an open mind towards developing new ways in not only business but also in well-being at work as well as their own expertise in the field. BBAs will work, among other things, in import-export, international sales and customer care, logistics and other international activities. Specialisations: Specialisation of the programme is International Trade Expert, with emphasis on internationalisation of SMEs and the practicalities of international trade. Content of Studies: Studies at Savonia are practically oriented and versatile. Projects and cooperation with the surrounding community, businesses and institutions as well as foreign partners and fellow students are integrated in the everyday life of our students. Each year the studies have two assigned themes. During the first autumn term of the studies you will learn about planning and starting a business. This is done by working in cooperation with a local partner organisation. The students will form teams around SMEs, and start getting to know the various phases needed when establishing a business. The second term in the spring focuses on operating a successful business. You will gain a profound insight into running daily operations of the partner organisation. You will go through? team building phases and become familiar with multicultural teams and work methods. You are also expected to apply business knowledge into practice within the partner organisation and to be able to share your understanding to fellow students. At the end of the year, you will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the everyday business operations as a foundation to develop your international trade expertise. Solid foundation and international goals The second-year studies will focus on the essential internationalisation skills. First, you will learn how to use the tools, such as business research, and will understand the functions of international economics. Second, you will put these skills and understanding into use, again together with local organisations, within the theme of preparing for internationalisation. A real life business internationalisation project dominates the term, supported by studies in business analysis and communication. During your third year you will focus on adapting business operations to an international environment, and on the challenges organisations face due to differences in conducting business. As skills and understanding grow, you will be able to perceive the evaluation and development of international business. Your management and leadership skills will grow to meet the demands of international trade expertise. Structure of Studies: The degree consists of 210 credits. Each year equals 60 credits, which requires 1600 hours of your work. Your work load will include lessons, online and independent studies, team work and internship. Participation in research and development activities is also part of your studies. The detailed structure of your studies is as follows: Basic studies 60cr Professional studies 90cr Alternative studies 15cr Internship 30cr Thesis 15cr Thesis: The thesis at Savonia is always work related. This gives you a good opportunity to networking with professionals in your field during your studies, and often the thesis turns out to be a starting point for your career. The thesis emphasises the cooperation between you, working life and the UAS in choosing the topic, setting the goals and actually doing it. During the process you show that you are capable of working independently in recognising, evaluating and solving developmental challenges in working life. Professional reporting and communications skills are required as well. Work-related theses include the following at Savonia: a developmental project, which you or your team will plan and implement based on the requirements of your client. Examples of such a project include product or service development, work flow development and information material development such as a guide or manual. The developmental process and its outcome will be reported in a field-specific manner. a research project, where you or your team will perform appropriate research activities in order to shed light to the developmental or problem-solving needs of your client. a production, which you or your team plan and implement to show your expertise or artistic talent. The production could be an event, seminar or performance. The process and its outcome will be reported in a field- specific manner. a cumulative thesis, where eg projects, researches or scientific articles done during the studies are gathered together and reported as a synthesis, presenting the key findings or results in a field- specific manner. Your thesis process will be supported by business research studies, thesis seminars and methodology workshops. You can do your thesis independently or in a group. Career possibilities: BBAs will work, among other things, in import-export, international sales and customer care, logistics and other international activities. You will also have the skills and competences needed to become an entrepreneur. Titles: Export assistant Export secretary Sales representative Sales secretary Marketing planner Store manager Import assistant Import secretary Product Manager Investment Adviser Procurement Specialist HRM Specialist Commercial Agent Export Manager Import Manager Internationality: The BBA-groups are multinational and –cultural by nature, so you will get accustomed to an international work environment from day 1. In addition, the BBA programme itself is designed for internationalisation. Close cooperation with our international partners brings you in contact with people and organisations outside Finland, making it possible for you to compare views, share knowledge and work side by side on projects by using technology-based communication tools as well as meeting in person. Student exchange is also a natural and recommended part of your second-year studies, and internships (basic and/or professional) could take you anywhere in the world. Our selection of language studies is substantial, complemented by the offerings of University of Eastern Finland. Cross-cultural studies provide a good basis for your personal experiences in all aspects of internationality. Cooperation: Savonia is active in developing the surrounding community via, among others, student projects, joint research projects and various development programmes. The cooperation with the local working life is highly valued and based on long-term relationships. Also the joint activities with the University of Eastern Finland and Karelia UAS bring a variety of options for our students. International aspects are dealt with in a close network of foreign partner institutions, covering exchange, internships, projects and joint or double degrees. Research: The BBA programme is dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses in their internationalisation efforts. Our students will work on various work-related research or developmental projects of SMEs. Possibilities to continue studies after graduation: A BBA degree is an internationally recognized and approved qualification. A BBA graduate is eligible to apply to continue theoretical studies at most universities world-wide. Often the following Master’s degree can be completed in 2 years, depending on the field of study and the student. However, should you wish to continue your studies to the Master level at a university of applied sciences, you will be directed to start your working career to gather 3 years of work experience before entering a Master’s programme. Language: The whole programme will be conducted in English apart from mandatory languages courses in Finnish (for foreign students) and in Swedish (for Finnish students). Please note that you are not expected to be perfect when you start your studies – your language skills will improve while doing business studies. The multicultural learning environment with students speaking various languages is the best way of preparing for the challenges of global business life! TUITION FEES Savonia University of Applied Sciences has made a decision to introduce tuition fees for non- EU/EEA students. The tuition fees apply to students starting their studies on 1 August 2017 or later. The tuition fee is charged for each academic year and it must be paid by 31 August. The fees are: for Bachelor studies 5000 euros per academic year for Master studies 6000 euros per academic year All non-EU/EEA students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences may apply for a scholarship after they have been admitted to fee-charging Bachelor or Master degree programmes and they have enrolled themselves as present. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 70% of the tuition fee; in the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. To qualify for the scholarship after the first academic year, students must earn at least 55 credits of studies detailed in their personal study plan per academic year. [-]

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Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Address 70210 Kuopio, Finland
Website http://www.savonia.fi/
Phone +358 17 2556000