Bioeconomy Engineering - Häme University of applied sciences
Bioeconomy Engineering
Häme University of applied sciences
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Bioeconomy Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Bioeconomy Engineering programme will equip you as an engineer with the knowledge and skills that put your sustainable development goals into action. You will achieve this by gaining the competences to integrate digitalization and data technology with biomass flows management of land, forest and waters. You will acquire team work skills to reshape communication between bioproduction, processing, business, markets and consumers. Principles of the circular economy and sparing use of natural resources are integral principles of the study programme.


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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

After graduation, you will be an engineer specialized in producing smart information and data-based solutions for the management of bioeconomy, the production and processing industry and supply chains. You are able to work with businesses and enterprises, engineering agencies, government, the public sector and non-governmental organisations. Your specific positions can be in projects, design, development, training, sales, consultancy, management, entrepreneurship and as specialist.


APPLICATION PERIOD

  • JOINT APPLICATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AUTUMN 2019
  • Number of study places to be announced
  • Application period begins 4.9.2019
  • Application period ends 18.9.2019
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 6.11.2019
  • Information on admissions 29.11.2019 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 9.12.2019
  • Studies begin In January 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • DIRECT APPLICATION
  • Number of study places to be announced
  • Application period begins 1.5.2019
  • Application period ends 15.8.2019
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 29.8.2019
  • Information on admissions 20.9.2019
  • Confirmation of study place 9.12.2019
  • Studies begin In January 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

DEGREE TITLE
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
DURATION (YEARS)4
EXTENT (CREDITS)240
LOCATION FULL-TIME STUDIES
Forssa
LOCATION PART-TIME STUDIES-
LANGUAGEenglish

Curricula of Bioeconomy Engineering

Bioeconomy Engineering – Engineer for sustainable future

Note: this programme will begin on January 2020.

Bioeconomy engineering programme will equip you with information technology competences to develop tailored data, technology-based solutions for the use of bioeconomy production and processing. The programme will familiarize you with knowledge of computer programming and software development, web-solutions, IoT, M2M, virtual and added reality, internet of services, industrial internet solutions, modeling and model simulations, 3-D printing, data-analytics and data networks. Your knowledge of data and technology will be used in new and innovative ways to create changes in an industrial praxis and the socio-economic framework of bioeconomy.

Your degree will comprise of the study modules like:

  • Working in Bioeconomy
  • Circular Bioeconomy
  • Iot platforms
  • Smart sensors
  • Cloud services
  • Smart Bioeconomy
  • Mobile Applications
  • GIS and smart logistics
  • Data analytics
  • 3D-modeling and printing

 

STUDENT LIFE

ASK ABOUT THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

Head of degree programme

Mr. Jari Mustajärvi
Tel. +358 40 8293 710
email: jari.mustajarvi@hamk.fi

Education Assistant

Ms. Satu Suoranta
Tel. +358 50 5745 236
email: satu.suoranta@hamk.fi

ASK ABOUT APPLYING

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for joint application in autumn 2019

4 September 2019Application period begins
18 September 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
25 September 2019Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
after the middle of October 2019Entrance examination invitations will be sent
6 November 2019Entrance examination
29 November 2019Student selection results are published at the latest
9 December 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

 

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and you cannot prove your eligibility through documentary evidence, HAMK can consider whether you can be invited to the entrance exam. You must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority and submit a copy of it to the Admission Services within 7 days after the application period has ended.

Required english language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  1. Check the eligibility requirements and get familiar with the admission criteria of the study programme to which you are planning to apply.
  2. Find out if you are required to attach documents to your application. You can find this information from the website of the study programme to which you are applying at Studyinfo.fi.
  3. Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi.
  4. Get ready for the entrance examinations by reading carefully the material sent to you in the entrance examination invitation.
  5. Participate in the entrance examinations

The student selection results of the joint application to higher education in autumn 2019 will be published by 29 November 2019 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 9 December 2019 at 3:00 pm Finnish time at the latest.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies.

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Student selection criteria

Students are selected on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination.

Entrance examinations

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Detailed instructions and information on exact places and dates will be given in the invitation letter. The invitation letters will be sent by e-mail.

The entrance examination will be conducted on 6 November 2019 at HAMK's Forssa campus where applicants write the entrance examination online with their own computer.

Content of the entrance examination

An entrance examination is a written test lasting 3 hours. It measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields (logical reasoning skills and basic competence in mathematics and physics), as well as English language proficiency. The language test is compulsory for all applicants and it will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail. Only applicants passing the language test will be considered for admission.

Below you can find some some examples of what kind of questions can be included in the entrance exam. The lists are not complete or accurate; they are only suppose to give some kind of idea what to expect. The level of questions is based on Finnish high school education. Many problems are applied in realistic environment; however some questions may be purely mathematical, physical or chemical.

  • Examples of mathematical content: real numbers, numerical calculation, equations, system of equations, elementary functions, percentage, geometry, analytic geometry, basics of set theory, basics of probability.
  • Examples of physics content: force and motion, work and energy, heat and thermodynamics, properties of fluids, electric charges, resistance and simple resistor circuits, and geometrical optics.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Entrance examinations outside of Finland

HAMK does not organize entrance examinations outside of Finland in the joint application for higher education. If you wish to take the exam in your home country you should apply in the direct application to HAMK.

Special arrangements at entrance examinations

Print and fill in the Application for special arrangements and deliver it with the enclosures to the admission services of each higher education institution you have applied to no later than 25 September 2019.

Should the need for special arrangements emerge after the deadline, please deliver the application to the admission services as soon as possible.

Required enclosures

Please enclose to your application copies of certificates that validate your need for special arrangements (e.g. a statement of dyslexia, a doctor’s certificate or a similar statement on the type of the disability or illness). If you are applying for additional time because of dyslexia, a statement from a speech therapist, qualified special education teacher, psychologist familiar with dyslexia or a specialist (e.g. children’s neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrist) should be enclosed. You should also submit a similar statement, if available, from the Finnish matriculation examination board.

Please note that statements of dyslexia may not, in most cases, be older than five (5) years. Similarly, statements concerning learning disabilities, illness or other disabilities, may not be older than five (5) years. In some cases, if the disability or illness is permanent, older statements can be accepted. Expiration of other statements or certificates will be evaluated separately. Do not send original copies of any statements or certificates. If you are accepted to a study place, be prepared to present the original copies when the studies commence.

Notification on granted special arrangements

The higher education institution responsible for the entrance examination will contact you by e-mail or post well before the exam date to inform you on the practical arrangements. If you are dissatisfied with the granted arrangements, contact the higher education institution in question.

The notification on granted special arrangements only applies to the specified study programme / entrance examination and is valid only on the specified exam date.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 29 November 2019 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 9 December 2019 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you have already accepted a study place offered to you in some direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

Timetable for HAMK's direct application

1 May 2019Application period begins
Within 7 days after submitting the online applicationEnclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
15 August 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
29 August 2019Entrance examinations
10 September 2019SAT-test results must be delivered to the Admission Services
20 September 2019Student selection results will be published
9 December 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
January 2020The admitted students start their studies

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question.

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If the applicant is a refugee or in refugee-like situation and the qualifications cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS can consider whether the applicant can be invited to the entrance exam even if the UAS does not use discretionary admission. The applicant must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority.

Required English language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations and SAT-tests. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  1. Check the eligibility requirements and get familiar with the admission criteria of the degree programme.
  2. Find out if you are required to attach documents to your application. You can find this information from the website of the degree programme to which you are applying at Studyinfo.fi.
  3. Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi.
  4. Submit your SAT test results if you wish to be considered for admission on the basis of your SAT test results.
  5. Get ready for the entrance examinations by reading carefully the material sent to you in the entrance examination invitation unless you are applying on the basis of SAT-test results.
  6. Participate in the entrance examinations.

You will be informed about the student selection results by 20 September 2019. If you are offered a study place you must confirm it by 9 December 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time).

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies. 

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the online application.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the online application.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Admission criteria

Students are selected using two selection methods:

  • admission on the basis of SAT-test results
  • admission on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination

Applicants can choose whether they take the SAT-test or participate in the entrance examination.

Entrance examinations

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Participating in the entrance examinations is not necessary for applicants with required-level SAT-test results.

The invitation will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam by e-mail.

The entrance examination will be organized online on 29 August 2019 and participating in the exam does not require travelling. Applicants that pass the written entrance examination will be invited to online interviews that are organized within one week after the written entrance examinations.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields (logical reasoning skills and basic competence in mathematics and physics), as well as English language proficiency. The language test is compulsory for all applicants and it will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail. Only applicants passing the language test will be considered for admission.

The total duration of the entrance examination is 3 hours of which 45 minutes is reserved for the English language test.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

SAT test

The SAT Test, organised by the College Board, is given all over the world on simultaneous test dates. For further information on the test, visit the College Board website.

SAT-test is an alternative for taking an entrance examination. An applicant applying can participate to the student selection either by taking the SAT test or by participating in the entrance examinations.

What kind of test is SAT?

SAT consists of

  • Reading test
  • Writing and Language test
  • Math test
  • Essay

Read more about the test at the College Board website.

What kind of SAT test score does HAMK require?

HAMK requires you to take the SAT test which includes Reading test, Writing and Language test and Math test. Essay is not required. Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. Only new SAT scores taken after 1 March 2016 are accepted.

HAMK requires a minimum score of 400 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 400 from Mathematics.

When does HAMK need my SAT result?

The last date to submit your scores to HAMK is 10 September 2019. Check registration deadlines on the SAT website; the registration closes approximately one month before the test dates.

How does HAMK get my SAT result?

You must request the test score report to be sent to HAMK directly from the College Board. Thus, you should fill in the school code 6894 in the SAT application form.

When, where and how can I take SAT?

Dates for the international tests can be found here and test locations can be found on the Test centers page.

There are specific requirements for international applicants from certain countries. Please check here if there are any that would concern you.

How can I register to SAT?

To learn about registration, take a look at registration instructions.

How much does SAT cost?

Read about the test fees here.

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published by 20 September 2019.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 9 December 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you accept a study place offered to you in this direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

The studies start in January 2020.

Application instructions will be published in spring 2020.

Application instructions will be published in spring 2020.

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