About the Program
Due to Coronavirus pandemic, HAMK has made it possible for new students to start their studies in the autumn as online studies from their home countries and arrive to Finland for on campus studies in January 2021. In addition, it is possible to pay the tuition fee in three installments.
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.
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.
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.