The Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering prepares you for an international career in the fields of machine and automation design, production planning, and research and development.
The LAB University of Applied Sciences is an active partner in the forest cluster and metal industry, and we meet the requirements of the local and global industry as well as business life. The graduates of the program will work as technological experts, managers, designers, developers, and sales engineers in the metal and forest industries, automation, and information technology in Finland.
At LAB, you will study mechanical engineering in an international environment. To facilitate your adaptation to the new learning environment and processes, we will arrange an individual orientation consultation with you to prepare your personalized curriculum. Some studies will be carried out in co-operation with LUT University.
Every student has a chance to participate in student exchange in one of our partner universities. Graduates may continue their studies at the Master’s level at LUT University.
Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for international mechanical engineering careers, especially in the fields of machine and automation design, production planning, research, and development.
Graduates from the program may work as technological experts, managers, designers, developers, and sales engineers in metal and forest industries, automation, and information technology.
Students learn how to design, develop and manufacture products and mechatronics equipment, design and dimension machine elements, develop modern automation, control, and information systems, act as project managers or leaders of individuals and larger teams, communicate, work and negotiate with people having a different cultural and linguistic background.
Structure of studies
Core studies 15 ECTS
Professional and complementary studies 180 ECTS
Practical training 30 ECTS
Thesis 15 ECTS
The earned qualification is an undergraduate degree (a bachelor’s degree). After earning the degree, you can apply for work in private sector businesses as well as public sector organizations that require an applicable university degree.
More about the language of instruction
All the studies will be conducted in English. Students may choose a few courses conducted in Finnish.
The bachelor’s degree program includes a 15-ECTS thesis. This can either be a research-based project or a so-called functional thesis project. The thesis project aims to broaden and deepen your professional expertise and knowledge and provide you with the expertise needed to operate in development tasks in your field. The thesis project improves information retrieval and problem-solving skills.
The thesis can be conducted as a project commissioned by an external organization or as part of a development project. The thesis project can be carried out individually, in pairs, or in a group, including a written report. At its best, the thesis project can serve as a pathway to your future career.
We offer you excellent opportunities to gain valuable international expertise and language skills for your future career. Future workplaces and positions require multicultural skills, language skills, and international understanding. Learning takes place in an international, multicultural environment. Our degree students come from all over the world.
You can complete part of your studies at our partner institutions in different countries around the world or do your practical training abroad. Every year, we welcome a large number of students from different countries, so the program is genuinely international.
Co-operation with other parties
Your studies will be closely connected with the development of working-life practices, together with businesses and work communities. Multidisciplinary working-life projects and different learning environments, such as student cooperatives, will strengthen your connections with authentic working-life interactions throughout the program.
At the LAB University of Applied Sciences, our goal is to renew the working life and ways of working. Together with our partners, we test new innovations and ways of doing things.
Our focus areas are sustainability, design, innovations, and health.
This international degree program gives good possibilities to work in Finland, in Europe, and all around the world.
Postgraduate study opportunities
Bachelor's degree gives you eligibility to apply for Master's degree programs.