Bioeconomy Engineering - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Bioeconomy Engineering
Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
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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

  • ENTRANCE EXAM IN FINLAND
  • Type of Application Joint application to higher education spring 2020 - Recommended for applicants in Finland
  • Number of study places 25
  • Application period begins 8.1.2020
  • Application period ends 22.1.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 2.4.2020 in Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Information on admissions 5.6.2020 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin 24.8.2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Type of Application Direct application to HAMK spring 2020 - Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 8.1.2020
  • Application period ends 17.5.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations online 4 times during the spring
  • Information on admissions within 2 weeks
  • Confirmation of study place 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin 24.8.2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Type of Application Direct application to HAMK autumn 2019 - Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 1.10.2019
  • Application period ends 17.11.2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 3.12.2019
  • Information on admissions 20.12.2019 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin 24.8.2020
  • 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

 

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for joint application in spring 2020

DateApplication
8 January 2020Application period begins
22 January 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
29 January 2020Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
End of February 2020Entrance examination invitations will be sent
31 March - 7 April 2020Entrance examinations for different fields of study
5 June 2020Student selection results are published at the latest
10 July 2020 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 spring 2020 will be published by 5 June 2020 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 10 July 2020 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

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Technology will not be arranged as planned on 2 April 2020 at Hämeenlinna University Centre.
Universities of applied sciences are making joint backup plans for situation where the entrance examinations can not be conducted as planned. These backup plans will be published on Friday 27 March. More information will be sent to the applicants by email.

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 2 April 2020 at Hämeenlinna University Centre.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination is a written test of 3 hours. It measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields, 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 having passed the language test will be considered for admission.

The examination is common to everyone regardless of their educational background. No calculators may be used in the examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. Applicants must score at least 20 out of the maximum of 70 points in the entrance examination.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Co-operating degree programmes in spring 2020

Universities of applied sciences co-operate with each other in terms of entrance examinations. In practice this means that if you apply to two or more degree programmes that co-operate with each other you only need to take one entrance examination.

The list of co-operating degree programmes is available here.

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 admissions office of each higher education institution you have applied to no later than 7 days after the application period has ended. For more information, consult the website(s) of the higher education institution(s) you have applied to. Your application need to have reached the higher education institution by 29 January, 2020, 3 p.m.

Should your need for individual arrangements emerge after the deadline, please deliver the application to the admissions office(s) as soon as possible.
NB! Exceptions to the deadlines and instructions regarding enclosures can occur. Always check the specific admission criteria of the programme you are applying to.

Required enclosures

Please enclose to your application copies of certificates that validate your need for individual arrangements (e.g. a doctor’s certificate or an equivalent statement on the type of disability/illness at hand or a statement of dyslexia or learning disability). If you are applying for support measures, e.g. additional time, because of dyslexia, a statement from a speech therapist, qualified special education teacher, psychologist familiar with dyslexia or a specialist doctor (e.g. children’s neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrist) should be enclosed. The statement should entail which support measures you need due to the dyslexia. The higher education institution may accept the equivalent decision from the Finnish matriculation examination board as long as the support measures you were offered are stated there.

How long the certificate or statement is valid, is assessed case by case depending on the durability of the disability, illness or learning disability. Statements of dyslexia are valid when they have been issued at 16 years of age or later. Do not send original copies of any statements or certificates. However, should you be admitted to a study place, be prepared to present the original copies when the studies commence. Information concerning the applicant’s health is confidential (JulkL 24§).

Notification on granted special arrangements

The higher education institution responsible for the entrance examination will contact you by e-mail or by 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 individual 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 5 June 2020 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 10 July 2020 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 in spring 2020

DateApplication
8 January 2020Application period begins
17 May 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3)Application period ends
17 May 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3)Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
10 July 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 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/interviews and in the SAT-tests. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  • Check the eligibility requirements
  • Get familiar with the admission criteria
  • Find out if you are required to upload documents to your application
  • Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi and upload the required documents to your application
  • Keep an eye on your e-mail in case you are required to provide additional documents or further information about your educational background

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.

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

Admission criteria

Students are selected using three selection methods:

  • admission on the basis of SAT-test results
  • admission on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination
  • admission on the basis of school performance (applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate)

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

Entrance examinations

You will be invited to the entrance examination after you have submitted the online application and downloaded the required attachments to the application. Invitations to the exam will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam.

Entrance examinations are organized four times during the spring and the applicants will always be invited to the next possible exam after submitting the online application and the necessary attachments. Applicant cannot choose the exam date by him-/herself.

The exam dates are:

4 February 2020
17 March 2020
21 April 2020
26 May 2020

The entrance examination is organized online and participating in the exam does not require travelling. Applicants that pass the written entrance examination will be invited to an online interview that will be organized within one week after the written part of the entrance examination.

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/chemistry), 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.

HAMK uses SAT-test results as a student selection method in Degree Programme in Bioeconomy Engineering, Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology as well as in Degree Programme in Computer Applications.

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

Please notice: SAT-test is not used as a student selection method in the Degree Programme in International Business or in Degree Programme in Smart and Sustainable Design.

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 500 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 500 from Mathematics.

When does HAMK need my SAT result?

The sooner you submit your SAT scores the sooner you can be offered a study place. The last date to submit your scores to HAMK is 31 May 2020. Check registration deadlines on the SAT website; the registration closes approximately one month before the test dates.

How does HAMK get my SAT result?

It is possible to request the test score report to be sent to HAMK. 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 more about the test fees here.

Admission on the basis of school performance

Please notice: this student selection method concerns only applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học), All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC)

Applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học):

CHANGES DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIA (updated on 25 March 2020): There may be delays in awarding the High School Diplomas in Vietnam and because of that Vietnamese 12th grade students cannot be admitted based on their school performance. As a solution to this, HAMK will invite all applicants that are Vietnamese 12th grade students to the entrance examination.

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2019-2020) high school in Vietnam can be admitted on the basis of their school performance and an online interview. To be invited to the interview applicants are required to have the following grades on their 12th grade transcript of records:

  • GPA 8.0 or higher
  • English 8.0 or higher
  • Mathematics 8.0 or higher
  • Physics 8.0 or higher

Applicants must upload a copy of their High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) together with the transcript of records from grades 10-12 and official translations of these documents in English to the online application by 17 May 2020. Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 17 May 2020 the previous transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

Applicants that have achieved the required grades in their Vietnamese high school studies will be invited to an online interview. The invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

Applicants with All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or with Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE):

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2019-2020) the certificate can be admitted based on their certificate and an online interview. To be invited to the interview applicants are required to have the following grades on their certificate:

  • GPA 60% or higher
  • English 60% or higher
  • Mathematics 60% or higher
  • Physics 60% or higher

Applicants must upload a copy of their All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) to the online application by 17 May 2020. Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 17 May 2020 the previous transcript of records. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

Applicants that have achieved the required grades on their certificate will be invited to an online interview. The invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published within two weeks after the interviews or after the SAT-test results (please notice: SAT-test results are not used in the student selections of all degree programmes) have arrived to the Admission Services.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 10 July 2020 3:00 pm Finnish time to confirm the study place. However, it is highly recommended to confirm the place as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the immigration process (that for non-EU/EEA citizens may require as long as three to five months). Early confirmation ensures that you will not miss the start date of your studies.

You can confirm the study place by 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 the end of August 2020.

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