Mechanical engineering is a constantly developing, versatile and modern science. In addition to traditional mechanics and machine building it also includes for example robotics, industrial internet and 3D scanning.
Mechanical designing uses modern calculus, simulation and
design software tools as well as automated production and
manufacturing technologies when developing intelligent machines and
equipment for the future needs.
As a mechanical engineer you will master the design of products and are able to develop the equipment and systems to manufacture them
Mechanical engineering and production technology graduates have the necessary design, production and automation skills required in mechanical engineering. In addition, they are well-versed in materials technology, which is necessary in 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 general professional life needs, like economic thinking, ability to work in teams and communication skills.
The language of tuition 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 professional life.
Our graduates are well-recognised experts in cross-cultural teams and projects thanks to their strong skills in English and intercultural communication, which also opens doors to many career opportunities. Studies include learning in several practical learning environments such as laboratories and workshops, and students become familiar with project work, professional life and the industry during their studies. The Riihimäki campus of HAMK University of Applied Science has a long history in mechanical engineering and production technology.
Company cooperation has a meaningful role in mechanical engineering and production technology. Cooperation includes for example projects, company visits, lectures as well as work placement and thesis work. With company cooperation students have the possibility to network with professional life already during studies. Our cooperation partners and companies employing our students are for example ABB, Kone, Konecranes, Kumera, Patria, SabriScan and Wärtsilä as well as engineering offices Alten Finland, Deemec, Etteplan and RD Velho.
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.
Mechanical engineer may work as :
- product development engineer
- design engineer
- production engineer
- production development engineer
- technical sales engineer or
- project engineer