Bachelor of Electrical and Automation Engineering (BEng)

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

Program Description

Bachelor of Electrical and Automation Engineering (BEng)

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

HAMK: Higher Education with a Professional Profile​​

About the Program

​An engineer specialised in Electrical and Automation Engineering knows how to plan electrification and automation both for ordinary household appliances as well as complicated industrial production equipment. There are two alternate learning paths available for automation engineering students: production machinery automation and production process automation.

The engineer knows how to utilise information and electrical technology in developing automation technology in new applications. Vehicles, shops, homes, industry, traffic control and street lighting are examples of the ​most common applications of electrical and automation engineering.

Instruction in electrical and automation engineering focuses on wide-ranging studies in electrical engineering, the automation of production machinery and devices, and the maintenance of production facilities. The possibilities offered by new technology are utilised in the instruction, in the practical studies that include plenty of personal, first-hand activity.

In the English-language degree for Automation Engineering, the focus is on utilising automation engineering in new areas of application. The efficient and inexpensive new data technology devices in particular offer many interesting opportunities for automation technology.

An electrical and automation engineer typically works in a high-tech company in tasks involving planning and expertise, and later, as experience mounts, in various supervisory tasks. Such tasks are available in production facilities, design and consulting offices and companies specializing in software and hardware sales.

The work is nearly always group work with experts from different fields in an international working environment.

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In Production Machinery Automation students learn about the most important functions and equipment for the production of parcelled goods as well as efficient and cost-effective equipment technology based on new-technology microcontrollers. Skills involving production equipment and new technology serve as a foundation for the planning and implementation of functional and efficient automation of production.

​1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
​Development of Technology, 15 CR Electric Power En​gineering, 15 CR​ Automation and Electrical Wiring Design, 15 CR Production Automation, 15 CR
Natural Sciences in Electrical Engineering, 15 CR ​Programming and Information Security, 15 CR ​Applications of Automation Engineering, 15 CR ​Thesis, 15 CR
Natural Sciences in Automation Engineering, 15 CR ​Embedded System, 15 CR ​Automation and Control, 15 CR Free timing
​Information Technology in Automation Engineering, 15 CR Profiling Module, 15 CR Profiling Module, 15 Work Placement, 30 CR
Production Process Automation students become familiar with the most important functions and equipment of the process industry, as well as industrial maintenance. Knowledge of a continuous process and its maintenance is the basis of successful planning and implementation of process automation.
​1st year ​2nd year ​3rd year ​4th year
Development of Technology, 15 CR ​Electric Power ​​​En​gineering​, 15 CR Automation and Electrical Wiring Design, 15 CR ​Profiling Module, 15 CR
​Natural Sciences in Electrical Engineering, 15 CR Programming and Information Security, 15 CR Applications of Automation Engineering, 15 CR Thesis, 15 CR
Natural Sciences in Automation Engineering, 15 CR Process Automation, 15 CR Maintenance, 15 CR Free timing
​Information Technology in Automation Engineering, 15 CR Profiling Module, 15 CR Automation and Control, 15 CR Work Placement, 30 CR
Industrial Management and Logistics Module is available to all students. The module is implemented virtually. This module is recommended especially to students who have chosen the profile production process automation.

Professional Skills of Automation Engineering

The professional skills of an engineer of electrical and automation engineering (B​Eng) consist of several sub-sectors. Their content is briefly described below.

  • Basic skills in electrical and automation engineering comprise measuring technology, data and software technology in the electric and automation field, mathematical methods, physics and electronics.
  • Planning skills include processes, methods, and tools for planning, simulation methods, sizing and choosing devices and components, drafting documents, applying standards, quality systems and life-cycle thinking.
  • Electricity and equipment safety skills include key legislation, regulations and standards related to electricity and equipment safety.
  • Corporate and production skills include project activities, people management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and maintenance.
  • Application skills include electrical and electric energy systems, building automation process automation, production automation, and on a general level, the application of technology to new ranges of use.
  • Process, equipment, and system skills include the most important methods and equipment for electricity production, the most common production processes and machinery, the sensors, transmitters, and regulating units to be used in them, as well as guidance and regulatory systems.

Automation Engineering Study Modes

​​In Automation Engineering students will study together in weekdays monday to friday between 8-16. Studying is equivalent to working at a job: the student is present and works together with others in a diverse way. Daily learning situations could be:

  • Traditional classroom learning.
  • Laboratory work and exercises.
  • Learning by doing practical exercises, projects etc.
  • Learning at the workplace – projects from working life, an internship etc.
  • E-learning at home or anywhere.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
8,700 EUR
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Application period 10 - 25 January 2017
Locations
Finland - Hämeenlinna
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Application period 10 - 25 January 2017
End date May 31, 2021
Dates
Sept. 2018
Finland - Hämeenlinna
Application deadline Request Info
Application period 10 - 25 January 2017
End date May 31, 2021
Price
Tuition fee ONLY for students outside EU