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

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

At HAMK, your studies in construction engineering focus on structural engineering and the design of load-bearing structures. During your studies, you will become a construction professional, who is familiar with the latest design and production techniques and can manage modern management techniques and apply them to practical situations at work.

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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

A graduated structural engineer may be related to constructing new premises and repairing existing structures in engineering or project management in Finland and abroad. Daily tasks may involve structural design, product development, supervision in an official capacity, or trading. A degree completed in English provides construction engineers with good language skills and international know-how, making it possible to work anywhere in the world.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK
  • Type of Application Apply only to HAMK's degree programmes
  • Number of study places 20
  • Application period begins 1 October 2022
  • Application period ends 31 March 2023
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations Students are selected via previous school performance or via selection course
  • Information on admissions 16 June 2023 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 14 July 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2023
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • JOINT APPLICATION - January 2023
  • Type of Application You can apply to several higher education institutes in Finland at once
  • Number of study places 20
  • Application period begins 4 January 2023 8.00 AM
  • Application period ends 18 January 2023 3.00 PM (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations International UAS Exam
  • Information on admissions 2 June 2023 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 14 July 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2023
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF OPEN UAS STUDIES
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 2
  • Application period begins 1.8.
  • Application period ends 31.5.
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions August-June
  • Confirmation of study place within 10 days
  • Studies begin during the academic year 2022-2023
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • TRANSFER APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF VALID RIGHT TO STUDY AT A FINNISH UNIVERSITY
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places
  • Application period begins 2.5. (spring) / 1.11. (autumn)
  • Application period ends 16.5. (spring) / 15.11. (autumn) 3:00 pm
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions 30.6. (spring) / 15.12. (autumn)
  • Confirmation of study place 31.7. (spring) / 31.12. (autumn)
  • Studies begin in the beginning of next semester
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

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

 

Curricula of Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering Degree Content

Become a professional in construction, who shares our passion with structural engineering!

Content of Your Studies

At HAMK, your studies in construction engineering focus on structural engineering and the design of load-bearing structures.

During your studies, you gain skills needed in structural engineering. Studies include mechanics, mathematics, technical drawing, analyzing, and designing steel, concrete, and timber structures. Understanding of the structures and 3D visualization skills will develop during the studies. These skills are valued in the field and will help your future career in construction.

Construction engineers must view the entire construction process in addition to their specialty. You will also learn knowledge management, problem-solving abilities, financial thinking, management skills, cooperation, IT, and language skills during your studies.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for HAMK's direct application to Bachelor's degree studies

Date Application
1 October 2022 Application period begins
31 March 2023 3:00 pm (UTC+3) Application period ends
within 7 days after submitting the online application Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
14 July 2023 3:00 pm (UTC+3) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2023 The 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.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree

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, HAMK can consider whether the applicant can be invited to the selection course. The applicant must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority.

 

Application practicalities

  • Check the eligibility requirements
  • Get familiar with the admission criteria
  • You can fill in and submit only one (1) online application and apply up to four (4) degree programmes at  www.studyinfo.fi
  • Upload required documents to your application. Notice that passport is mandatory attachment for all applicants
  • Upload official translations of documents that are not in Finnish, Swedish or English language. The translation must be made by an official translator, and it needs to have translator's signature and stamp
  • Please check all the information you have given before submitting 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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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. The document must be downloaded to your application within seven (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:

  • 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 seven (7) days after submitting the online application.

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

 

Admission criteria

Students are selected on the basis of their educational background or on the basis of a selection course. Applicant does not need to choose the student selection method used for their selection. All applicants are automatically taken into account in both student selection methods.

 

Admission on the basis of previous school performance

The applicant can be admitted on the basis of

  • upper secondary school certificate
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree certificate
  • SAT-test results
  • Danish Academy Profession Degree Diploma
  • Edunation Pathway studies

 

Upper secondary diploma

An applicant can be selected on the basis of educational background if he/she has required level grades in the upper secondary diploma. In addition he/she needs to demonstrate sufficient English language skills with one of the required documents.

The grades of the upper secondary certificate must be better than the average of the degree scale.

The selection is made on the basis of mathematics and physics grades.

Bachelor's and Master's diploma

An applicant can be selected on the basis of educational background if he/she has a university degree. In addition he/she needs to demonstrate sufficient English language skills with one of the required documents. Applicant cannot apply with unfinished university studies.

English language certificate

All applicants admitted on the basis of their previous school performance must provide proof of their English language skills with one of the documents mentioned below. If you have one of the following documents, please upload a copy of it to the application:

  • upper secondary school certificate completed in an EU/EEA-country. The English language grade in the upper secondary certificate must be better than the average of the degree scale.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree completed in English in an EU/EEA-country
  • upper secondary school certificate or Bachelor's or Master's degree completed in English in Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
  • International Baccalaureate completed in English
  • AICE degree completed in Finland
  • IELTS academic level, overall score 6.0
  • TOEFL ibt score 60
  • Pearson test of English, Academic minimum score 46
  • iTEP, Academic-Plus 3.7
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) overall Cambridge English Scale score 169
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency skills level 4 in all parts of the test (speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading comprehension)
  • International Baccalaureate diploma: grade 4 in higher level English
  • European Baccalaureate diploma: at least grade 6.00 in L2 -level English
  • Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) -diploma: at least grade 7 in advanced English

If you do not have any of the above listed documents, you cannot be selected on the basis of educational background. You need to participate in the selection course, which is organised in the spring 2023. We will inform you about it via email after your application has been checked.

Applicants must upload a copy of their upper secondary / Bachelor's / Master's Certificate together with the grading scale and official translations of these documents in English to the online application within seven (7) days after submitting the application.

Applicants that finish upper secondary school in 2023 must upload to the application the latest transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English. Please notice: handwritten transcripts are not accepted.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished upper secondary school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the final diploma to the admission services by 14 July 2023 at the latest. If the applicant's grades in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

 

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 the Degree Programmes in International Business, Computer Applications, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology,  Sustainable Forest Management, Smart Organic Farming as well as in Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy.

Please notice: SAT-test is not used as a student selection method in the 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. 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 Edunation Pathway Diploma Program

After successful completion of Edunation Pathway Diploma Program, you have direct admission to this degree programme. You must upload a copy of the certificate of participation in the Edunation Pathway Diploma Programme to the application within seven (7) days after the application has been submitted. The student selection is conditional  until the applicant has submitted a copy of the final diploma to the admission services by 14 July 2023 at the latest.

Prior learning can be recognized according to degree programme curricula and students demonstrated ability. Contact your guidance counsellor in the beginning of your studies.

 

Admission on the basis of Danish Academy Profession Degree (AP Degree)

After you have completed  (or complete during the academic year 2022-2023) following Danish Academy Profession Degree you have direct admission to this degree programme. Participating in the selection course is not required. You must upload a copy of the diploma to the application within seven (7) days after submitting the application.  Applicants that finish AP Degree in 2023 can apply with their upper secondary education certificate + AP Degree's latest transcript of records and an official translation of the documents in English. The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished AP Degree studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the final diploma to the admission services by 14 July 2023 at the latest.

HAMK'S PROGRAMME ACADEMY PROFESSION DEGREE
Computer Applications Computer Science (KEA, Zealand, UCN)
Construction Engineering Construction Technology (Via)
Electrical and Automation Engineering Automation Engineering (UCN)
ICT, Bioeconomy IT Technology (Aarhus, Dania,UCL)
International Business Commerce Management (Zealand) Marketing Management (VIA, Aarhus, Dania International Business Academy, Zealand, UCL, UCN)
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology Production Technology (KEA)
Smart and Sustainable Design Design, Technology and Business (KEA)

 

Selection Course: "Essential Academic Skills at HAMK"

The selection courses are organised during the spring on 1 February - 30 April 2023. If you are not admitted on the basis of your previous school performance, you will be informed about it with an e-mail that contains the information about how to enroll for the selection course. Please keep an eye on your e-mail (all folders) as we will inform you as soon as we have checked your application if you are not admitted on the basis of the previous school performance and your student selection method is the selection course.

Selection Course: "Essential Academic Skills at HAMK" is used in all fields of study. The selection course for Engineering degree programmes includes engineering mathematics, physics and English. In the degree programmes in International Business, Computer Applications, Smart Organic Farming and Sustainable Forest Management the course includes basic mathematics and English. In the degree programme in Smart and Sustainable Design the course includes design tasks and English.

The scope of the selection course varies by degree programme and it can be recognised in the degree.

 

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published individually after admission services have checked your application if you admitted on the basis of previous school performance and within a few weeks after completing the selection course. 

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 14 July 2023 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. Early confirmation helps 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 from Studyinfo  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  August 2023.

Timetable for joint application in spring 2023

Date Application
4 January 2023 Application period begins
18 January 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
25 January 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
1 February 2023 Entrance examination invitations will be sent approximately one week before the exam
8 February 2023 Written part of the International UAS Exam
1 March - 15 March 2023 Group interview for eligible applicants who have passed the written exam
2 June 2023 Student selection results are published at the latest
14 July 2023 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
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree

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 2023 will be published by 2 June 2023 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 14 July 2023 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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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 using following selection method:

  • admission on the basis of the International UAS Exam entrance examination

Entrance examination: International UAS Exam

International UAS Exam is a joint digital entrance exam of Finnish universities of applied sciences, used for selecting students to study programmes leading to a degree and conducted in English.

The entrance exam consists of two phases organized remotely online:

  1. First phase: written examination

The exam is organized on 9.2.2022 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT +3).

  1. Second phase: group interview

Group interviews are organised between 2.–16.3.2022. All eligible applicants who have passed the written exam will be invited to the group interview.

The final student selection is made on the basis the written exam (60%) and the group interview (40%).

In the entrance examination, the applicants’ readiness for UAS studies are assessed. The entrance exam does not include any advance reading materials or pre-assignments.

Exam participants from outside of Finland can check the Finnish time e.g. with the Time and Date website: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/finland/helsinki

 First phase – written exam

The entrance examination is organized on 9.2.2022 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT +3). The exam is organized once at that time and cannot be completed at another time.

All applicants will be invited to the first phase. Approximately one week before the entrance exam, you receive a personal link in the email address you have given in your Studyinfo application. The link is also available at My Studyinfo in your own application.

The first phase of the entrance exam is a written examination conducted individually on the applicant’s computer remotely online.

The entrance examination is conducted in the English language. The contents and duration of the exam are determined on the basis of the study programmes you apply for. You complete at one time all the exam sections that apply to the study programmes you apply for. The entrance exam includes both common exam sections to all applicants and field-specific exam sections.

Common tasks for all study fields:

  • Reasoning skills
  • English language

In addition to common sections of all study fields, the entrance examination contains the following study field specific sections:

  • Mathematical skills (fields of Technology, Business Administration and ICT, Natural Resources)
  • Advanced mathematical skills (fields of Technology)

In the Mathematical and scientific skills section the applicant may use a function calculator of the entrance examination system. Each section has a minimum accepted score that the applicant has to achieve in order to have the written exam approved.

More detailed instructions and information on the date, duration and scoring of the written exam can be found at www.uasinfo.fi.

Second phase – group interview (oral exam)

All eligible applicants who have passed the written exam will be invited to the second phase. Group interviews are organised between 2.–16.3.2022. The second phase is common to all study fields and the applicant participates in only one group interview. In the group interview, the focus is on the applicants’ oral English language skills.

The maximum score of group interview is 40 and the lowest passing score is 8. More detailed instructions and information on the date, duration and scoring of the written exam can be found at www.uasinfo.fi.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Entrance exam cooperation

Häme UAS participates in national entrance examination cooperation.

Universities of applied sciences in Finland organize International UAS exam in cooperation. Degree programmes belonging to the same entrance exam group accept entrance exams completed in other participating UAS.

NB: Häme UAS will not organize campus entrance examinations in the joint application 2022.

Individual arrangements for entrance examinations

Fill in the Application for individual arrangements in the International UAS Exam (opens 5 January 2022), with the necessary attachments, by 26 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+2). Your application for individual arrangements is processed in Häme University of Applied Sciences if you have applied for a degree programme that uses the International UAS Exam entrance examination and HAMK is first on your application form. HAMK will inform you by email on individual arrangements that you have been granted. If the decision is negative, reasons for rejection will be provided with the decision.

Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange. If the need for individual arrangements emerge after the end of the application period, submit the application for individual arrangements and contact by email HAMK Admission Services [admissions(at)hamk.fi] as soon as possible.

Required enclosures

Please enclose to your electronic form copies of certificates that support your request (e.g. medical certificate or equivalent statement on the nature of your disease or disability, or certificate on dyslexia or learning difficulty). Those who request support measures, such as additional time, on the grounds of dyslexia have to attach a statement of a trained special needs teacher, an expert psychologist, speech therapist or specialist medical doctor (e.g. child neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrician). The statement shall indicate that you need support measures for taking the exam due to dyslexia. The UAS may accept an equivalent decision made by The Finnish Matriculation Examination Board if it contains the granted support measures.

The validity of statements is assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the persistence of disability, disease or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, only statements that have been obtained at the age of 16 or later are considered. Do not send original certificates but be prepared to present the originals at the start of your studies should you become accepted to the study programme. Information related to your health shall be kept secret (Section 24, Act on the Openness of Government Activities).

Notification on granted individual arrangements

The UAS responsible for the individual arrangements in the entrance examination will contact you by e-mail before the entrance examination, to agree upon practical arrangements. If you are not satisfied with the arrangements stated in the announcement, please contact the UAS in question.

The announcement on individual arrangements for the entrance exam is exam-specific and valid only in that particular entrance exam. Individual arrangements that have been granted in advance for the second phase are valid only if the applicant receives an invitation to the second phase.

If you receive an invitation to the second phase of the International UAS Exam, please submit the decision on individual arrangements granted to you to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences that sent the invitation by 25 February 2022 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+2).

Certificate-based selection: Matriculation Examination

All universities of applied sciences comply with the scoring models and principles of certificate-based selection. If you apply with a matriculation examination (Finnish or EB, IB and RP/DIA diploma) you can check scoring here (only in finnish).

For the certificate-based selection a threshold criteria for the English language test is at least grade C (advanced level) or grade M (basic level).

 

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 International Business, Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy, Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, Degree Programme in Smart Organic Farming 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 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 4 April. 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.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 2 June 2023 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 14 July 2023 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message from Studyinfo 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.

Appeals

If you believe there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can make a written request for rectification within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

The request for rectification must be addressed to the Examination Board of Häme University of Applied Sciences and sent to HAMK, PO Box 230, 13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

You can apply as  degree student to HAMK on the basis of open university studies completed in a university of applied sciences in Finland.

Applicant who has completed 60 credits applicable to the degree is eligible for Bachelor's degree studies. Applicant who has an applicable higher education degree and two years of work experience after graduation and who has completed 10 credits (belonging to a 60 cr's degree) or 15 credits (belonging to a 90 cr's degree) applicable to the degree is eligible for Master's degree studies.

Right to study

The applicant gets the right to study when he or she is accepted as a student and confirms the study place and registers for the semester. The right to study period begins from that point. So the applicant needs to apply during the semester he or she wants to start the studies as a degree student.

Information on registering for the academic year

Eligibility / Bachelo​r's d​egree​

You are eligible for Bachelor's degree studies when you have completed 60 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. You must have completed the studies in an Open University of Applied Sciences in Finland and you cannot apply with unfinished bachelor's degree studies.

Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.

 

Language skills requirements

If your open UAS studies' tuition language has been other than English, HAMK can arrange an English language test to check your English skills  if necessary.

 

How to apply​

Submit an application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period on 1 August - 31 May 3:00 pm Finnish time.

Required attachments / Bachelor's degree studies

Upload the following attachments to your application at Studyinfo.fi (at the latest within 7 days after submitting the application):

  • an official transcript of records (studies completed in the open university)​​
  • a proof of you language skills (if needed)
  • copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document)

Student Selection in Bachelor's Degree Studies

You can be admitted as a Bachelor's degree student when you have completed 60 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, academic performance, date of completion of studies, number of credits and group size.

Studies completed in an open university of applied sciences

The studies completed in an open university of applied sciences (60 cr, 15 cr or 10 cr) may contain no more than 1/3 of credit transfers. You cannot apply as a degree student on the basis of studies completed in a university or in a higher education institute outside of Finland.

The applicability of the open studies to the degree will be evaluated. It will be beneficial if the applicant has completed open studies from the first academic year applicable to the degree. It will also be beneficial if the applicant has completed more credits than required.

For the Degree Programme in International Business the grade point average of the completed studies must be at least 3.0.

Student selection results and enrolment

During the academic year the student selections will be made within 3-4 weeks after the applicant has submitted the application and the enclosures to the Admission Services of HAMK. ​Applicant will be informed about the decision on student admission in writing.

Admitted applicants must confirm the study place and enrol to the academic year as instructed in the admission letter. The student selection of applicants failing to confirm the study place will be cancelled.​

Appeal p​​rocess

If you are not satisfied with the results of the student selection process, you may appeal in writing to the Examination Board of Häme University of Applied Sciences within 14 daysfrom the time you had the possibility of receiving information on student selection.

One place per student provision

You may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term.

 

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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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)
  • have a Brexit residence permit card, Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • have a Brexit residence permit card, Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement

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 uploaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the 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 application.

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

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer within HAMK

If you are a student of HAMK and you would like to transfer your right to study to some other degree programme, please contact the Study Counsellor of the degree programme. Transferring from one degree programme to another is in general possible already during the first semester.

Students transferring from other Finnish university

If you want to have a transfer to HAMK you must have a valid right to study at a Finnish university. It is possible to apply for a transfer to the same or corresponding degree programme.

A university student that has the right to study for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees can apply for a transfer only to Bachelor’s degree studies. The student must apply to Master’s degree studies through the normal admission procedures.

If a student has several rights to study he/she must choose which right to study he/she wants to transfer.

Eligibility

  • You have enough right to study periods left, so that you are able to complete your degree within the right to study periods.
  • The right to study has started when you have enrolled as present for the first time.
  • You have been enrolled as present student for at least one year at the initial university. A Master’s degree student can transfer already after studying for one semester. Transferring to Master’s degree studies whose extent is 60 cr (Master’s degree studies in the field of Technology and Natural resources) is possible only after the first semester.
  • If you are a Bachelor’s degree student, you should have completed at least 45 credits / academic year.
    • If you have been enrolled as present for three semesters you should have completed at least 67.5 credits (90 credits during four semesters etc.)
  • Master’s degree student must have proof of progress in studies and studies must be applicable to the degree and also the eligibility for the degree programme in question (education and work experience).
  • Credit transfers from previous studies or degrees are not counted as records.
  • If you are applying for a transfer to studies conducted in other language than your current studies you can apply only before the beginning of the second year.

Selection criteria

The applicability of your previous studies to the degree programme of HAMK has an effect on your selection.
The resources of the degree programme (the size of the study group, the amount of students in the degree programme), the reasons of application and the interview also have an effect on the decision.

Applying and application period

Application is at Studyinfo.fi (the name of the application: Transfer application, Häme UAS). The information on degree programmes available in the transfer application will be published at least two weeks before the application period starts. You can fill in the application during the application period.

Application period

2-16 May 3:00 pm (studies starting in autumn
1-15 November 3:00 pm (studies starting in spring)

Appendices

  • up-to-date transcript of records and certificates for partial completions of courses
  • course descriptions of completed courses
  • study certificate

Please upload the appendices to your application at Studyinfo.fi or send them to the Admission Services of HAMK by 26 May for the transfer application in spring and by 25 November for the transfer application in autumn. If you do not submit the required attachments by the given time you will be defined as not eligible and you cannot be admitted to HAMK in the transfer application.

Student selection results of the transfer application

The results will be published at the latest on:

30 June (studies starting in autumn)
15 December (studies starting in spring)

You must confirm your study place and enroll as present by the given time. By confirming a study place in the transfer application you at the same time resign from your previous studies.

Application on the basis of uncompleted degree in higher education

HAMK's application on the basis of uncompleted higher education degree continues between 1.8.-31.5.

HAMK can admit students who have abandoned their degree in Finnish higher education institution and want to complete the degree. A student can be admitted to the same or corresponding degree programme.

NB: HAMK’s former student who has started studies 1.8.2015 or after that can re-apply for right to study without joining this application, see: Right to Study > Re-applying for right to study

 

Right to study

The applicant gets the right to study when he or she is accepted as a student and confirms the study place and registers for the semester. The right to study period begins from that point. So the applicant needs to apply during the semester he or she wants to start the studies as a degree student.

 

Eligibility

HAMK can admit a student who have abandoned higher education degree studies and have maximum of

  • 60 ECTS credits to be completed for Bachelor’s Degree or
  • 30 ECTS credits to be completed for Master’s Degree.
    • Applicant to Master's Degree needs to meet HAMK's eligibility requirements for the Master's degree programme in question.

 

Student selection criteria

Admission is based on the applicability of studies to HAMK's degree studies, academic performance, number of credits and volumes of studygroups.

Applicability of former studies to the degree will be evaluated. It is to applicant's advantage if the studies can be accepted in full to the degree. In addition, it is an advantage if the applicant has less than 60 ECTS credits (Bachelor’s Degree) or 30 ECTS credits Master’s Degree to be completed for the degree.

 

Language skills requirements

HAMK can arrange an English language test for applicants if necessary. A language test is not needed if you have completed your former studies in English.

 

Applying and schedule

Application is at Studyinfo.fi (the name of the application: Application on the basis of uncompleted higher education degree, Häme UAS)

Application is open between 1.8.-31.5.

 

Attachments

  • an official transcript of records (uncompleted higher education degree)
  • an official study certificate/resignation certificate
  • a proof of your language skills (if necessary)
  • a copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document) see: Tuition fees

 

Student selection results

During the academic year the student selections will be made within 3-4 weeks after the applicant has submitted the application and the enclosures to the Admission Services of HAMK. ​Applicant will be informed about the decision on student admission in writing.

 

Tuition fee

There will be a tuition fee for non EU/EEA students who have started their studies on 1 August 2017 or after that. See: Tuition fee and scholarships.

Student Stories

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Rakennus- ja yhdyskuntatekniikan ja Construction Engineering - koulutusten opiskelijat suuntasivat tiistaina Helsinkiin alan Finnbuild-messuille. Päivän aikana messuilla tutustuttiin mm. rakentamisen tuotteisiin, alan yrityksiin ja erilaisiin teknisiin ratkaisuihin.⁣

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Finnish and English Construction Engineering students headed towards Helsinki today to visit the industry's Finnbuild fair, where they had an opportunity to meet and learn about construction products, companies and different technical solutions.⁣

#HAMK #insinööri #rakennustekniikka #ConstructionEngineering #retkellä #fieldtrip
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New Construction Engineering students compete in teams to design and build the most aesthetically appealing but still durable bridge. Hand-drawn designs are now digitized in CAD before physical bridge models are built.

The final products will be tested in a real lab to find out their durability.

Construction Diili challenge is done in co-operation with @starksuomi

#HAMK #rakennustekniikka #constructionengineering #HAMKdiili
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Nyt on kunnollista! Riihimäen kampuksella toimiva Avoin RoboLab on ehdolla vuoden insinööriteoksi. 💪⁣⁣
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Voittaja valitaan äänestämällä, joten nyt bion linkistä äänestämään ja osallistut itsekin lahjakortin arvontaan! 😎⁣⁣
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Avoin RoboLab on Riihimäen kaupungin @robotiikkakampus ja @hamk_uas yhteinen hanke, jossa selvitetään opiskelijoiden mahdollisuutta opiskella robotiikan opintoja labramallisessa opiskeluympäristössä osana yksilöllisiä opiskelupolkuja.⁣⁣
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Hankkeessa suunnitellaan ja pilotoidaan myös kaikille avointen robotiikan tapahtumien toimintamalli.⁣⁣
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#HAMK #robotiikkakampus #RakasRiksu #insinööri #konetekniikka #robotiikka #liikenneala #tietotekniikka #sähkötekniikka #biotalous #rakennustekniikka
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New Construction Engineering group gathering for the first time today! 😎

Welcome to 🇫🇮 and HAMK!

#HAMK #construction #engineering #rakennustekniikka
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Insinöörikoulutusten henkilökunta tänään Valkeakosken kampuksella. Yhteisohjelmassa muun muassa energiatehokkuuteen tutustumista ja eksoskeletoneja.

#HAMK #insinööri #futurewearables #exoskeleton #konetekniikka #liikenneala #sähkötekniikka #rakennustekniikka #sähkötekniikka #biotalous
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@kaurialan_tiedelukio tutustumassa tänään tekniikan alaan ja luonnontieteiden käytännön sovelluksiin HAMK Tech -tutkimusyksikössä.

Tehtävärasteilla lukiolaiset saavat kokeilla muun muassa Lego Mastersista tuttua kantavan palkin tekoa ja vähin elementein rakentamista.

Kuinka korkean rakennuksen sinä saisit pysymään pystyssä vaahtokarkeilla?

#HAMK #tekniikka #konetekniikka #rakennustekniikka #sähkötekniikka #biotalous #tietotekniikka #liikenneala #tekniikanteemapäivä
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This week our Riihimäki campus hosts the first week of an international RUN EU programme where students from all over the European university network work together on ideas how to use digital product technology to better the students' health.

Ly Huong from HAMK's ICT Engineering works together with Design student Maria Lynce from Austria on a social bracelet to activate students to meet each other after the Covid distances.

"Go for a Digital Product" international vibes arranged together with @ipca.instituto.politecnico and @run_europeanuniversity 😎

#HAMK #konetekniikka #liikenneala #tietotekniikka #biotalous #sähkötekniikka #rakennustekniikka #run_eu #SAP
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Vieläkö tuleva yhteishaku mietityttää? HAMKin virtuaaliset avoimet ovet, Etkot 2022 linjoilla tänään klo 12–16!⁣

👉 Tule tutustumaan tekniikan koulutuksiin ja kysymään opinto-ohjaajilta tai opiskelijoilta, mikä voisi olla juuri sulle sopiva ala.⁣

👉 Osallistumislinkki biossa.⁣

Läsnä kaikki tekniikan insinöörikoulutukset biotaloudesta liikenteeseen, tietotekniikasta sähköön ja rakennusalasta konetekniikkaan. Tuu mestoille!⁣

#HAMK #Etkot #insinööri #yhteishaku #liikenneala⁣
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Vielä viikko aikaa hakea tammikuun yhteishaussa opiskelemaan insinööriksi kansainvälisissä ryhmissä!⁣

Tarjolla englanninkielisiä tutkintoja muun muassa biotalouden tieto- ja viestintätekniikasta, konetekniikasta, sähkö- ja automaatiotekniikasta ja rakennustekniikasta.⁣

👉 Bion linkistä hakukohteisiin.⁣

#HAMK #bioeconomyengineering #mechanicalengineering #electricalengineering #constructionengineering #biotalous #konetekniikka #sähkötekniikka #rakennustekniikka #insinööri #engineering #Finland
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Kestävää puurakentamista edistävän kansainvälisen HiBiWood-projektin toimijat tapasivat Hämeenlinnassa viime viikolla. Tapaamisessa suunniteltiin puurakentamisen intensiivijaksoa opiskelijoille ensi keväälle.

Kestin kanssa tulevaisuuden puurakentamista kehittävät Erasmus+-rahoituksella yhteistyötahot Itävallasta, Liettuasta ja Puolasta.

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The participants of an international HiBiWood project met in Hämeenlinna last week to plan an intensive period in wood construction for the upcoming spring.

HibiWood is an Erasmus+ funded project where HAMK with partners from Austria, Lithuania and Poland promote environmentally friendly, sustainable, high-performance building solutions in wood.
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Kestävää puurakentamista edistävän kansainvälisen HiBiWood-projektin toimijat tapasivat Hämeenlinnassa viime viikolla. Tapaamisessa suunniteltiin puurakentamisen intensiivijaksoa opiskelijoille ensi keväälle.

HAMKin kanssa tulevaisuuden puurakentamista kehittävät Erasmus+-rahoituksella yhteistyötahot Itävallasta, Liettuasta ja Puolasta.

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The participants of an international HiBiWood project met in Hämeenlinna last week to plan an intensive period in wood construction for the upcoming spring.

HibiWood is an Erasmus+ funded project where HAMK with partners from Austria, Lithuania and Poland promote environmentally friendly, sustainable, high-performance building solutions in wood.

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Kestävälle uudis- ja korjausrakentamiselle on jatkuva tarve, joten HAMKissa voit opiskella esimerkiksi rakennesuunnitteluun erikoistuneeksi rakennustekniikan insinööriksi tai työmaiden rakennusmestariksi. Videolta maistiaiset alasta!
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First international “Wood in Circle” course for students took place in Finland on the 14-18th of March. The course was hosted by HAMK – Häme University of Applied Sciences. Lectures were delivered by the international group of teachers from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Palermo (Italy) and LAUREA University of Applied Sciences (Finland). ... See MoreSee Less

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