Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is an institute of higher education in Southeastern Finland in the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra. We offer degrees in five fields. In three degree programmes all education is conducted in English. We have about 3000 students, 200 of them being international degree students.

General Information

We have the following faculties:

  • Technology
  • Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Fine Arts

The Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, the Degree Programme in International Business and the Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management are being conducted entirely in English.

The total number of young and adult students studying for a degree is 2,700, and the number of teachers is about 260. Two of the faculty units are in Lappeenranta, one in Imatra. The distance between Imatra and Lappeenranta is 37 km.

At our university of applied sciences you have opportunities for comprehensive and multidisciplinary studies. This offers you a wide range of options.

Internationally oriented

In our international co-operation, we place emphasis on Western Europe, Nordic countries, Russia and the new EU member states, Asian countries

Many of our students take the opportunity to complement their studies by studying or working at one of our international partners. The students from abroad who join us are welcomed as an integral part of the international atmosphere of our university of applied sciences, and they give us all an opportunity to learn how to work in a multicultural environment.

We also have a lecturer exchange scheme whereby we offer our expertise to our international partners and in exchange, we benefit from some of the unique knowledge they have to offer. We are strongly committed to addressing the challenges of international research and development projects.

Strategic focus areas

The strategic focus areas of Saimaa UAS are based on the university’s strengths and interest groups’ needs. The university carries out education, research and development as well as international operations in the following multidisciplinary focus areas:

1. Profitable business from innovations

2. Growth and internationalization for small and medium sized enterprises

3. Customer-oriented health and social services

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Campus Full time 3.5 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology prepares students for international mechanical engineering careers, especially in the fields of machine and automation design, production planning, research and development. [+]

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Degree title in Finnish: Insinööri (AMK)

Duration and extent of studies:

3.5 years, including one summer semester, 240 credits, including 30 credits of placement

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology prepares students for international mechanical engineering careers, especially in the fields of machine and automation design, production planning, research and development.

Graduates from this programme may work as technological experts, managers, designers, developers and sales engineers in metal and forest industries, automation and information technology.... [-]


Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 3.5 years August 2017 Finland Imatra

The hotel and restaurant business is a constantly growing worldwide industry, which needs modern, multicultural, customer-oriented experts with good leadership and project management skills. [+]

Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Degree: Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Degree title in Finnish: Restonomi (AMK)

Duration and extent of studies:

3.5 years, 210 credits, including 30 credits of placement

The hotel and restaurant business is a constantly growing worldwide industry, which needs modern, multicultural, customer-oriented experts with good leadership and project management skills.

The Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management offers a wide range of studies that prepare students to meet and manage today's clients' high demands for high-class and innovative services. Students will learn how to design hotel, restaurant and touristic services, how to manage a business and how to be a successful leader. Sales and marketing skills are also needed, as well as intercultural communication and versatile language skills.... [-]


BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

Campus Full time 3.5 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

Degree Programme in International Business provides students with versatile problem-solving and social skills in an intercultural environment, as well as first-rate theoretical and practical skills in international business. [+]

Degree Programme in International Business

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Degree title in Finnish: Tradenomi

Duration and extent of studies:

3.5 years, 210 credits, including 30 credits of placement

Degree Programme in International Business provides students with versatile problem-solving and social skills in an intercultural environment, as well as first-rate theoretical and practical skills in international business.

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is located in Southeast Finland on the border between the EU and Russia, and collaborates with many universities throughout Europe and Asia. A degree from us is well-recognised and respected.... [-]


Contact

Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Address Skinnarilankatu 36
53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Website http://www.saimia.fi/
Phone +358 20 4966411