Electrical and Automation Engineering - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Electrical and Automation Engineering
Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
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Electrical and Automation Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

You will be able to design, develop and implement new systems and solutions related to electrification and automation for the needs of industry, transport, housing, households and more.


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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

You will have the competence to work as an automation, electrical, design or production engineer. Other positions may be e.g. automation, software and electrical designer or head of electrical works. A typical employer is a production or energy company. You can also work in technical sales or design services.


APPLICATION PERIOD

  • ENTRANCE EXAM IN FINLAND
  • Type of Application Joint application to higher education spring 2021 - Recommended for applicants in Finland
  • Number of study places 30
  • Application period begins 7.1.2021
  • Application period ends 20.1.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations online, to be announced
  • Information on admissions 4.6.2021 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 16.7.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2021
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Type of Application Direct application to HAMK autumn 2020 - Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 1.10.2020
  • Application period ends 15.11.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 1.12.2020
  • Information on admissions 18.12.2020 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 16.7.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2021
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Type of Application Direct application to HAMK spring 2021 - Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 7.1.2021
  • Application period ends 17.5.2021 3:00 PM (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations online 5 times during the spring
  • Information on admissions within 2 weeks
  • Confirmation of study place 16.7.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2021
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF OPEN UAS STUDIES
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 4
  • Application period begins 1.8.2020
  • Application period ends 31.12.2020
  • 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 2020-2021
  • 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
Valkeakoski
LOCATION PART-TIME STUDIES
LANGUAGE English

Curricula of Electrical and Automation Engineering

Electrical and Automation Engineering Degree Content

After your studies, you will have competence in design, electrical and equipment safety, applications, processes, equipment and systems as well as business and industrial management. Your know-how is based on the following areas

 

  • metrology, electrical and automation field-related information and software technology, mathematical methods, physics and electronics
  • design processes, methods and tools, simulation methods, equipment and component dimensioning and selection, documentation, application of standards, quality systems and lifecycle thinking
  • essential acts, regulations and standards that govern electrical and equipment safety
  • project operations, management, entrepreneurship, languages and communication
  • electrical and electric power systems, building automation, process automation, production automation, robotics, machine vision and the application of technology in new application areas
  • the most important electric power production methods such as equipment, the most common production processes and machines, sensors, transmitters and devices, as well as control and adjustment systems.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for joint application in spring 2020

Date Application
8 January 2020 Application period begins
22 January 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
29 January 2020 Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
End of February 2020 Entrance examination invitations will be sent
31 March - 7 April 2020 Entrance examinations for different fields of study
5 June 2020 Student selection results are published at the latest
17 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 17 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.

Content of the online entrance examination

The national entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Technology have been changed from contact exam to online exam and interview due to the Corona virus situation. The exam will now be fully online. Please note that the original times have changed.

The exam will now contain two phases: 1) online exam and 2) online interview.

1) The online exam (mathematics, physics/chemistry + motivation)

  • opens on Monday 6 April at 10.00 Finnish time
  • closes 4 hours later at 14.00 Finnish time
  • points awarded: max 70 p; minimum requirement 20 p

Best applicants will be invited to an online interview based on the points of the online exam.

2) The online interview

  • invitations will be sent on Friday 17 April
  • individual online interviews (15 to 30 min - video connection required) between 21 April and 24 April
  • points awarded: max 30p; minimum requirement 10p

For the exam applicant will need a computer, and an internet connection.

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

Further information will be sent to applicants on Friday 3 April

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 17 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 autumn 2020

Date Application
1 October 2020 Application period begins
15 November 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3) Application period ends
15 November 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3) Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
16 July 2021 3:00 pm (UTC +3) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2021 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, 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 International Baccalaureate, Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate, Chinese High School Graduation Certificate from the following provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan,  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 examination

All eligible applicants will be invited to an entrance examination organized on 1 December 2020. Invitations to the exam will be sent by e-mail. 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 online on 9- 10 December 2020.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields (logical reasoning skills and competence in mathematics and physics/chemistry), as well as English language proficiency. The language test is compulsory for all applicants. Only applicants passing the language test will be considered for admission.

The total duration of the entrance examination is 4 hours 30 minutes of which 1 hour is reserved for the English language test.

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of the written part of the entrance examination without an English language test and an online interview if they have achieved at least a total score of 6.5 in the IELTS language test. The applicant must download a copy of the language certificate to the application together with other documents by the end of the application period.

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 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 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 2021. 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 International Baccalaureate (IB), Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học), All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC) or Chinese High School Graduation Certificate (中国高中毕业证书) from the following provinces: Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai and Sichuan.

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

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2020-2021) 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 15 November 2020. Applicants that finish high school in 2021 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 15 November 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 will be accepted directly on the basis of their school performance without an interview if they have achieved at least an overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS language test. The applicant must download a copy of the language certificate to the application together with other documents by the end of the application period.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished high school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 16 July 2021 at the latest. If the applicant's average of all subjects and the grades of the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

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 2020-2021) 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 15 November 2020. Applicants that finish high school in 2021 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 15 November 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.

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of their school performance without an interview if they have achieved at least an overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS language test. The applicant must download a copy of the language certificate to the application together with other documents by the end of the application period.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished high school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 16 July 2021 at the latest. If the applicant's average of all subjects and the grades of the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

Applicants with Chinese High School Graduation Certificate (中国高中毕业证书) from the following provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan:

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2020-2021) 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 12th grade transcript of records:

  • English 80/100 or 120/150
  • Mathematics 80/100 or 120/150
  • Physics 80/100 or 120/150

Applicants must upload a copy of their High School Graduation Certificate (中国高中毕业证书) together with the transcript of records from grades 10-12 and official translations of these documents in English to the online application by 15 November 2020.  Applicants that finish high school in 2021 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 15 November 2020  the previous transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English.
Please notice: handwritten transcripts are not accepted.

Applicants that have achieved the required grades in their Chinese 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 will be accepted directly on the basis of their school performance without an interview if they have achieved at least an overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS language test. The applicant must download a copy of the language certificate to the application together with other documents by the end of the application period.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished high school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 16 July 2021 at the latest. If the applicant's grades of the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

 

Applicants with International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Applicants who submit a Diploma Program (DP), Course Results or IB Certificate during the application period will be invited for an interview without taking part in the written part of the selection test if the applicant has obtained at least the following grades:

  • GPA: 5 or higher
  • English: 5
  • Math: 5
  • Physics: 5

Applicants must download a copy of the transcript / diploma to the application by the end of the application period. Applicants who meet the above grade requirements will be invited to an online interview. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of school performance without an interview if they have achieved at least an overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS language test. Applicants must download a copy of the language certificate to the application together with other documents by the end of the application period.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 16 July 2021 at the latest. If the applicant's average of all subjects and the grades in the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

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 16 July 2021 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 2021.

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

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 three 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.

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 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

HAMK can arrange an English language test for applicants if necessary. A language test is not needed if you have passed an English language test in an entrance examination of the joint application to higher education in Finland/of the direct application to HAMK within one year.​

How to apply​

Submit an application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period on 1 August - 31 December 2020 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)​​
  • 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, number of credits and academic performance.

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. 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 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 

 

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.

 

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FRUSH − Kiertotalouden kasvuyritys- ja startup-tapahtuma  järjestetään neljännen kerran ensi keväänä. Tapahtuman ohjelmaa rakennetetaan parhaillaan, lisätietoja www.frush.fi Yhteistyössä Forssan Yrityskehitys Oy Hämeen liitto
 
#kestävähamk

FRUSH Innovating the Circular Economy – brings growth-oriented entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and research institutes together for the 4th time in the spring of 2021. More info at www.frush.fi

#sustainablehamk

Tiesitkö, että HAMKissa alkoi kestävän kehityksen koulutus jo 12 vuotta sitten? Täysin vastaavaa koulutusta ei ole tarjolla AMK-tasolla. Koulutuksesta on tähän mennessä valmistunut 239 asiantuntijaa.

Syyskuussa nostamme esiin kestävyyteen liittyviä aiheita, löydät ne tunnisteella
#kestävähamk

Did you know that our Sustainable Development degree programme started already 12 years ago? No other university of applied sciences offers similar studies. As of today, the programme has educated 239 experts on this field.

In September our topic has been sustainability. You can find posts about this theme with #sustainablehamk
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Tiesitkö, että HAMKissa alkoi kestävän kehityksen koulutus jo 12 vuotta sitten? Täysin vastaavaa koulutusta ei ole tarjolla AMK-tasolla. Koulutuksesta on tähän mennessä valmistunut 239 asiantuntijaa.

Syyskuussa nostamme esiin kestävyyteen liittyviä aiheita, löydät ne tunnisteella
#kestävähamk

Did you know that our Sustainable Development degree programme started already 12 years ago? No other university of applied sciences offers similar studies. As of today, the programme has educated 239 experts on this field.

In September our topic has been sustainability. You can find posts about this theme with #sustainablehamk

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Miten kierrätetään led-lamppu? Entä astiat? Biovaippa? Eristevilla? Puuteri?

Opiskelijamme Arttu Hallberg on kehittänyt osana tekeillä olevaa opinnäytetyötään Kiertokaverin, eli uuden sähköisen palvelun, joka helpottaa jätteiden lajittelua ja kierrättämistä. Älypuhelimella, tabletilla tai tietokoneella voi hakea yli tuhannella hakusanalla eri jätteitä, jolloin palvelu kertoo sijainnin perusteella lähimmän lajittelupisteen, -tavan ja mahdolliset hintatiedot. Palvelu on otettu käyttöön Loimi-Hämeen Jätehuollossa, mutta sen karttapalvelua voi halutessaan hyödyntää myös muualla Suomessa.

- Opinnäytetyön idea syntyi kesätöissä neuvoessani asiakkaita kierrätykseen liittyvissä asioissa. Moni meistä haluaisi toimia kestävämmällä tavalla, mutta ei ole varma, mistä lähteä liikkeelle. Aloin työn lomassa pohtia, kuinka kierrättämisestä voitaisiin tehdä entistä helpompaa, Hallberg sanoo.
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Miten kierrätetään led-lamppu? Entä astiat? Biovaippa? Eristevilla? Puuteri?

Opiskelijamme Arttu Hallberg on kehittänyt osana tekeillä olevaa opinnäytetyötään Kiertokaverin, eli uuden sähköisen palvelun, joka helpottaa jätteiden lajittelua ja kierrättämistä. Älypuhelimella, tabletilla tai tietokoneella voi hakea yli tuhannella hakusanalla eri jätteitä, jolloin palvelu kertoo sijainnin perusteella lähimmän lajittelupisteen, -tavan ja mahdolliset hintatiedot. Palvelu on otettu käyttöön Loimi-Hämeen Jätehuollossa, mutta sen karttapalvelua voi halutessaan hyödyntää myös muualla Suomessa. 

- Opinnäytetyön idea syntyi kesätöissä neuvoessani asiakkaita kierrätykseen liittyvissä asioissa. Moni meistä haluaisi toimia kestävämmällä tavalla, mutta ei ole varma, mistä lähteä liikkeelle. Aloin työn lomassa pohtia, kuinka kierrättämisestä voitaisiin tehdä entistä helpompaa,  Hallberg sanoo. 
♻️👏😊
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Johtajaylilääkärin tärkeitä ohjeita meille kaikille.JOHTAJAYLILÄÄKÄRIN AVOIN KIRJE: KYMMENEN KORONAOHJETTA KANTAHÄMÄLÄISILLE

Koronakevät on muuttunut koronasyksyksi. Kolmen viikon aikana joka viikko tuplaantuneet tapausmäärät ovat herättäneet meidät kesän rauhallisesta tilanteesta todellisuuteen, jossa korona voi edelleen aiheuttaa merkittävää häiriötä yksilön elämään, mutta myös erikoissairaanhoidon ja perusterveydenhuollon toimintaan.

Olemme viime viikolla sairaalassa siirtyneet jälleen kriisitilannejohtamiseen, valmiina nostamaan koronapotilaiden hoitoon kohdennettua valmiutta tapausmäärien noustessa ja sitä kautta väistämättä vaikean sairausmuodon saavien hoitamiseksi. Keväällä Kanta-Hämeessä koronatilanteen hallintaan saattaminen oli upea näyttö kansalaisilta, yhteisöiltä ja yrityksiltä sekä terveydenhuollon ammattilaisilta. Ohjeistuksia noudatettiin hyvin, yhteinen etu oli arjessa yksilön vapautta suuremmassa asemassa ja riskiryhmien ja sairaalan kestokyvyn suojeleminen näkyi monin tavoin teoissa ja asenteissa. Nyt tarvitsemme teitä uudestaan. Jokaista kantahämäläistä.

Valtakunnalliset rajoitukset ovat vähäiset ja koskevat yksittäistä henkilöä arjessa rajallisesti. Kokoontumisia ja matkustamista koskevat suositukset ovat tärkeitä, mutta eivät yksin ratkaise asiaa. Me yhdessä ratkaisemme.

Seuraavaan olen koonnut ohjeita ja suosituksia, joilla voimme Kanta-Hämeessä ratkaisevasti muuttaa tilanteen kulkua.

1. Yskimishygieniaa, käsihygieniaa ja turvavälejä noudatetaan tarkasti.
2. Kun turvaväliä ei voida toteuttaa, käytetään maskeja.
- Pese tai desinfioi kädet ennen kuin asetat uuden tai puhtaan maskin,
- Aseta maski kasvoille hyvissä ajoin, esimerkiksi ennen liikennevälineeseen nousua tai sellaisiin sisätiloihin saapumista, joissa turvavälit eivät toteudu,
- Varmista, että maski asettuu tiivisti kasvoille ja peittää suun, nenän ja leuan,
- Älä koske maskiin tai siirrä sitä leuan alle tai otsalle käytön aikana,
- Jos kosket maskia käytön aikana, pese tai desinfioi kätesi ennen koskemista ja sen jälkeen.
3. Lievilläkin oireilla (kuume, yskä, kurkkukipu, flunssa) on jäätävä kotiin töistä ja harrastuksista.
4. Testiin hakeudutaan omaan terveyskeskukseen. Testitulos on luotettavampi, mikäli oireiden alusta on yli vuorokausi. Testiin pääset ottamalla yhteyttä omaan terveyskeskukseen. Omaolossa (omaolo.fi) voit käydä tekemässä arvion koronatestin tarpeesta ja saat ohjeita, miten tilanteessa toimia. Vakavilla oireilla luonnollisesti hakeudutaan keskussairaalan päivystykseen ja mikäli mahdollista, ole ennalta yhteydessä puhelimitse.
5. Testitulosta odotetaan aina karanteeninomaisissa oloissa. Se tarkoittaa, ettei yleisillä paikoilla liikuta, ei käydä töissä, ei harrastuksissa tai kyläillä. Aivan pakolliset liikkumiset julkisilla paikoilla on hyvä tehdä maskia käyttäen.
6. Mikäli samassa taloudessa asuvalla henkilöllä on koronaan sopivia oireita, hän hakeutuu testaukseen. Oireeton kanssa-asuja voi käydä töissä ja kaupassa, mutta ei-välttämättömiä harrastuksia tai tilaisuuksia olisi syytä harkita tarkasti. Mikäli samassa taloudessa asuva henkilö on tartuntatautilain mukaisessa karanteenissa ja alkaa oireilla, on testitulokseen asti suositeltavaa, että kanssa-asuja toimii karanteeninomaisesti ja välttämättömissä liikkumisissa tai työssä käydessään käyttää maskia.
7. Jos olet asetettuna karanteeniin, on täysin ehdotonta noudattaa siihen liittyviä rajoituksia, jotka terveydenhuollon ammattilainen aina ohjeistaa karanteenipäätöksen lisäksi. Korona on yleisvaarallinen tartuntatauti, jonka leviämisen estämiseksi ja rajaamiseksi on tehtävä kaikki tehtävissä oleva.
8. Vältä tarpeetonta tai ei-välttämätöntä liikkumista ja oleskelua väkijoukoissa.
9. Käytä harkintaa erilaisten juhlien järjestämisessä epidemia-aikana. Perhejuhlien osalta pyri rajaamaan vierasmäärää tiukasti mahdollisuuksien mukaan.
10. Huomioi riskiryhmäläiset erityisesti varotoimia noudattaen.

Kanta-Hämeessä hätyytellään tällä hetkellä rajaa, missä koronaepidemia on paikallisesti karkaamassa käsistä. Mikäli tilanne etenee seuraavat viikot yhtä kiihtyvällä tahdilla kuin edelliset, joudumme ottamaan seuraavien viikkojen aikana käyttöömme laajasti osasto- ja tehohoitokapasiteettiä koronapotilaiden hoitoon ja sulkemaan merkittävästi muuta toimintaa.

Vaikka itse ajattelisit, että sairaus ei koske sinua, etkä ole riskiryhmää, vetoan että jokainen kantaa yksilönä vastuun epidemian etenemisestä Kanta-Hämeen alueella. Toimet, joita yksilöiltä vaaditaan ovat vähäisiä useimmille, mutta merkittäviä sairaanhoidolle ja riskiryhmille.

Toivon, että olet mukana kantislaisten ja alueen perusterveydenhuollon toimijoiden kanssa koronataistossa. Olemme valmiina, mutta tarvitsemme sinut mukaan - nyt.

Sally Järvelä
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