Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (BEng)

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

Program Description

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (BEng)

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

HAMK: Higher Education with a Professional Profile

About the Program

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology graduates have the necessary design, production and automation skills required in mechanical engineering. The mechanical engineering and production technology degree programme allows students to focus on either production systems or design of mechanical systems.

In addition, they are well-versed in materials technology, which is necessary for the selection of raw materials. They also have deep and up-to-date knowledge about either design of mechanical systems or production systems. In each of these areas, mechanical engineers are able to utilize the relevant computer-based tools. Graduates also master all general working life needs, like economic thinking, ability to work in teams and communication skills.   

The language of instruction is English, and a truly international academic environment ensures high-level language and multicultural skills for graduates. They also have basic practical and professional Finnish language skills, so that they are able to integrate into Finnish working life.

Our graduates are well-recognized experts in cross-cultural teams and projects thanks to their strong skills in English and intercultural communication, which also opens the door to many career opportunities. The Riihimäki campus of HAMK University of Applied Science has a long history in mechanical engineering and production technology.

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology graduates have a wide range of career choices around the world. A typical employer is a design engineering office, small- or medium-size workshop or a large global company. A common career path may lead to expert tasks, managerial duties or entrepreneurship.

Future Opportunities

Recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology have found employment in the following professions:

  • Product Development Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Development Engineer
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Project Engineer

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Both paths, Production Systems or Design of Mechanical Systems include eight common and two separate compulsory core competency modules. 240 credits are needed in total to graduate.

In addition, students may choose three profiling modules, which could be selected from the offering of Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, offerings from other degree programmes in HAMK, other universities in Finland or international partner universities.

HAMK encourage students to carry out part of the studies abroad in international partner universities around the world. There is also an additional option to study abroad by completing a double degree partly at HAMK and partly at Via University College in Denmark.

Production Systems

1st-year 2nd-year 3rd-year 4th-year
Orientation to Engineering studies, 15 CR Engineering design 2, 15 CR Manufacturing, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR
Actuators, 15 CR Machine Automation, 15 CR Profiling Modul 15 CR Thesis 15 CR
Materials and Manufacturing, 15 CR Design and Calculation of Machine Elements, 15 CR Workshop Automation, 15 CR Free timing:
Engineering Design 1, 15 CR Dynamics and Thermodynamics, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR Work placement, 30 CR

Design of Mechanical Systems

1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Orientation to Engineering studies, 15 CR Engineering design 2, 15 CR Applied Mechanics, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR
Actuators, 15 CR Machine Automation, 15 CR Profiling Modul, 15 CR Thesis 15 CR
Materials and Manufacturing, 15 CR Design and Calculation of Machine Elements, 15 CR Mechanical Engineering, 15 CR Free timing:
Engineering Design 1, 15 CR Dynamics and Thermodynamics, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR Work placement, 30 CR

Engineering programmes provide competences such as:

  • Mathematics, natural science and technology competence.
  • Research and development competence.
  • Analytical competence and reporting ability.
  • Project management competence.
  • Competence to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.

Studies in universities of applied sciences provide the following generic competences:

  • Skills for lifelong learning
  • Ethical competence
  • Working community competence
  • Innovation competence

Skills for Lifelong Learning

  • Is capable of taking responsibility for his/her own learning and is able to assess and develop his/her own learning skills and styles.
  • Is able to assess and develop his/her own competence
  • Is able to acquire, use, apply and assess knowledge critically
  • Is able to work in a group, take different learners into consideration and is capable of taking responsibility for collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams

Ethical Competence

  • Is capable of taking responsibility for his/her own actions and their consequences
  • Is able to work as a global citizen complying with ethical principles of his/her profession
  • Is able to make decisions considering the viewpoints of individuals and the community
  • Is able to apply the principles of equality
  • Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development (social, economic and ecological responsibility)

Working Community Competence

  • Is able to work in international and multicultural communities, and is able to contribute to their wellbeing
  • Is able to communicate in different situations and also at an international level
  • Is able to communicate in his/her own field both in writing and orally
  • Is able to work and communicate in digital environments and projects
  • Is capable of operating in networks and building personal relations in the world of work
  • Is able to make decisions in unpredictable situations
  • Is capable of operating in expert duties and as an entrepreneur in the field

Innovation Competence

  • Is capable of solving problems creatively and developing new working methods
  • Is able to implement research and development projects applying known information and methods
  • Is able to find customer-oriented, globally sustainable and economically profitable solutions
  • Is able to consider the effects and opportunities of the field's internationalization in his/her own work

Study Modes

Keeping students central is our principle in everything we do. In Mechanical engineering students will study together on 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 February 4, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
Duration
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4 years
Full time
Price
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8,700 EUR
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Finland - Hämeenlinna
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