Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

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Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, Bachelor of Engineering

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Mechanical engineering is a constantly developing, versatile and modern science. In addition to traditional mechanics and machine building it also includes for example robotics, industrial internet and 3D scanning. Mechanical designing uses modern calculus, simulation and design software tools as well as automated production and manufacturing technologies when developing intelligent machines and equipment for the future needs.


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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology graduates have a wide range of career choices around the world. A typical employer is a design engineering office, small- or medium-size workshop or a large global company. A common career path may lead to expert tasks, managerial duties or entrepreneurship.​


APPLICATION PERIOD


  • JOINT APPLICATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION SPRING 2019
  • 25
  • 9.1.2019
  • 23.1.2019
  • -
  • 5.4.2019
  • 28.6.2019 at the latest
  • 8.7.2019
  • In August 2019
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  • DIRECT APPLICATION
  • not restricted
  • 1.10.2018
  • 30.4.2019
  • -
  • November-May
  • November-June
  • within 10 days
  • In January 2019 / August 2019
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  • APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF OPEN UAS STUDIES
  • 2
  • 1.8.2018
  • 15.6.2019
  • -
  • -
  • August-June
  • within 10 days
  • during the academic year 2018-2019
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  • TRANSFER APPLICATION
  • 1.11.2018
  • 15.11.2018
  • -
  • -
  • 15.12.2018
  • 31.12.2018
  • In January 2019
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DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

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

Curricula of Mechanical Engineering and Production Techology

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology Degree Content

The mechanical engineering and production technology degree programme allows students to focus on production systems, design of mechanical systems or simulation and modelling. 

 

The extent of the degree programme is 240 credits and the duration is approximately 4 years. It is also possible to graduate sooner for example with summer studies and possible previous knowledge and competence or studies from the field. The degree includes also work placement of 5 months and a final thesis. 

 

In addition to general engineering skills, you will develop deeper knowledge in the design processes and methods of machines, equipment, products and structures as well as in production technology, production planning and modern manufacturing methods. The first two years of studies are similar for all mechanical engineering and production technology students, and after that you can choose one or more of the following 15 credit profiling study modules:

  • design of industrial appliances
  • structural analysis
  • manufacturing automation in the workshop.

 

Profiling study modules are in total 75 credits, so students may also choose: 

  • advanced mathematics study module, which is recommended for students who aim to apply for master studies after completing bachelor’s degree
  • studies from the mechanical engineering degree programme conducted in Finnish language
  • industrial management online studies (read more about these below)
  • studies from other degree programmes at HAMK (for example 15 credit Maintenance study module from electrical and automation engineering in Valkeakoski campus)
  • summer studies from HAMK and other universities of applied science 
  • international exchange studies in partner university abroad.

HAMK encourages all students to carry out part of the studies abroad in international partner universities around the world. There is also an additional option to study abroad by completing a double degree partly at HAMK and partly at Via University College in Denmark.

 

Industrial Management studies complete mechanical engineering studies

The profession of an engineer requires not only professional skills and competence but also understanding of entireties as well as managing them. In the studies of industrial management, logistics and business operations you will combine the perspective of business economics to your engineering studies. You will learn to lead and manage projects, plan and develop production, supply chains and industrial services. All these are extremely important skills needed in the field of engineering.

 

Industrial management studies consist of four 15 credit study modules and a couple of individual courses, creating in total more than 70 credits of optional professional studies. You can choose to study 1-4 modules (15-60 credits) from these studies.

 

All industrial management studies are virtual courses, so you can choose when and where you study. More information here.

STUDENT LIFE

ASK ABOUT THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

Head of degree programme
Mr. Jussi Horelli
email: jussi.horelli@hamk.fi

Principal lecturer
Mr. Tapio Väisänen
email: tapio.vaisanen@hamk.fi

Study adviser
Mrs. Salla Niittymäki
email: salla.niittymaki@hamk.fi

ASK ABOUT APPLYING

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for joint application in spring 2019

Application period 1

Full-time studies

9 January 2019Application period begins
23 January 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
30 January 2019Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
Beginning of March 2019Entrance examination invitations will be sent
April 2019Entrance examinations
28 June 2019Student selection results are published at the latest
8 July 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

 

Eligibility

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

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

Refugee or refugee-like situation

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

Required english language proficiency

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

Application practicalities

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

The student selection results of the joint application to higher education in spring 2019 will be published by 28 June 2019 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 8 July 2019 at 3:00 pm Finnish time at the latest.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies. The tuition fee is €8700 per academic year.

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

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

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

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

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

EU/EEA students

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

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

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

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

Student selection criteria

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

Entrance examinations

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Detailed instructions and information on exact places and dates will be given in the invitation letter. The invitation letters will be sent by e-mail.
The entrance examination will be conducted on 15 April 2019 at HAMK's Visamäki campus.

Content of the entrance examination

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

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

  • Examples of mathematical content: real numbers, numerical calculation, equations, system of equations, elementary functions, percentage, geometry, analytic geometry, basics of set theory, basics of probability.
  • Examples of physics content: force and motion, work and energy, heat and thermodynamics, properties of fluids, electric charges, resistance and simple resistor circuits, and geometrical optics.
  • Examples of chemical content: structure of atoms, elements, simple inorganic and organic compounds. Stoichiometry, reactions, reaction equations. Properties of gases, liquids and mixtures. Solutions, concentration, strong acids and bases, pH and neutralization, oxidation and reduction.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Co-operating degree programmes in spring 2019

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.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 28 June 2019 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 8 July 2019 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

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

Timetable for HAMK's direct application

1 October 2018Application period begins
Within 7 days after submitting the online applicationEnclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
5-13 November 2018Entrance examinations
5-12 December 2018Entrance examinations
11-19 February 2019Entrance examinations
25 March – 2 April 2019Entrance examinations
30 April 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
13-21 May 2019Entrance examinations
31 May 2019SAT-test results must be delivered to the Admission Services (does not concern DP in International Business)
Within 2 weeks after taking an entrance examination or submitting the SAT-test resultsStudent selection results are published
Within 10 days after the student selection results were publishedAdmitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2019The admitted students start their studies

Eligibility

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

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

Refugee or refugee-like situation

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

Required English language proficiency

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

Application practicalities

  1. Check the eligibility requirements and get familiar with the admission criteria of the 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. Submit your SAT test results if you wish to be considered for admission on the basis of your SAT test results (does not concern DP in International Business).
  5. Get ready for the entrance examinations by reading carefully the material sent to you in the entrance examination invitation unless you are applying on the basis of SAT-test results.
  6. Participate in the entrance examinations.

You will be informed about the student selection results within 2 weeks after participating in the entrance examinations or submitting the SAT-test results to the Admission Services. If you are offered a study place you must confirm it within 10 days after the student selection results were published.

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 is €8700 per academic year.

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

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

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

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

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

EU/EEA students

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

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

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

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

Admission criteria

Students are selected using two selection methods:

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

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

Entrance examinations

You will be invited to the entrance examination after you have submitted the online application and downloaded the required attachments to the application unless you are applying on the basis of the SAT-test results. Participating in the entrance examinations is not necessary for applicants with required-level SAT-test results.

The invitation will be sent by e-mail approximately two weeks before the exam. Entrance examinations are organized five times during the academic year and the applicants will always be invited to the next possible exam after submitting the online application and the necessary attachments. Applicant cannot choose the exam date by him-/herself.

The exam dates are:

5 November 2018
10 December 2018
11 February 2019
25 March 2019
13 May 2019

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

Content of the entrance examination

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

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

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

SAT test

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

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

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

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

What kind of test is SAT?

SAT consists of

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

Read more about the test at the College Board website.

What kind of SAT test score does HAMK require?

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

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

When does HAMK need my SAT result?

The 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 2019. That means that you should take the SAT Test no later than in May 2019 test date. 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 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 DP in International Business) have arrived to the Admission Services.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have 10 days time to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

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

The studies start in the end of August 2019.

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 completed your open studies in English or you have passed an English language test in an entrance examination of the joint application of higher education in Finland within one year.​

 

How to apply​

Submit an application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period on 1 August - 15 June.

Required attachments / Bachelor's degree studies

Download 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 language skills certificate (if required)
  • 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 for Bachelor’s degree studies is €8700 per academic year and the tuition fee for Master’s degree studies is €9700 per academic year.

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 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.

Application instructions will be published in September 2018.

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