Sustainable Technologies - Häme University of applied sciences
Sustainable Technologies
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Sustainable Technologies

Degree Programme

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OBJECTIVES

Sustainable Technologies education is meant for individuals working with industrial R&D activities or someone who is willing to work and develop in research oriented work. The education will strengthen the student’s ability to carry out sustainable development in R&D projects by providing expertise in research and development work and deep understanding in applied research on a chosen specialization area. The education will increase the potential and ability to take leadership in research projects and other development work.

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REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to have at least a bachelor-level degree in the field of Master’s degree programme as well as a minimum of two years’ work experience in a field of one’s degree. The work experience has to be obtained after completing the degree.

 

Master’s degrees in universities of applied sciences are equal to other Finnish Master’s degrees.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK - APPLICATION PERIOD 1
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 15 (Application period 1 & 2)
  • Application period begins 1 October 2021
  • Application period ends 15 November 2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by 15 November 2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions 17 December 2021 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin in August 2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • JOINT APPLICATION - JANUARY 2022
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 15
  • Application period begins 5 January 2022
  • Application period ends 19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by 26 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions 8 June 2022 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin in August 2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK - APPLICATION PERIOD 2
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 15 (Application period 1 & 2)
  • Application period begins 1 February 2022
  • Application period ends 10 May 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by 10 May 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions 8 June 2022 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin in August 2022
  • 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 2021-2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

DEGREE TITLE Master of Engineering
DURATION (YEARS) 1-2
EXTENT (CREDITS) 60
LOCATION Hämeenlinna, Riihimäki, Valkeakoski
LANGUAGE  English

CURRICULA OF SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES

 

The generic intended learning outcomes

The generic intended learning outcomes in Sustainable Technologies education are:
Student has highly specialised knowledge in their field of study, which forms a basis for original research and development work
Student has the critical skills for experimental or theoretical development work as well as data collection and assessment methods in the industry related to their field of study
Student has specialised problem-solving skills required in research or innovation in order to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate theoretical knowledge to the practical work
Student has the ability to take responsibility and leadership in professional knowledge and practice for reviewing the strategic performance of research and development teams

 

Degree content

The extent of studies is 60 CR. Modules and courses are:

COMMON MODULE, 15 CR (compulsory module, for the whole group)

    • Resource wise society and industry
    • Research project methods (IPR, project management, data)
    • Research-Based Development of Working Life

SPECIALISATION MODULE, 15 CR (compulsory module, in the chosen research group)

Specialisation assignment
Essential theoretical and practical knowledge and methodology of the specialization area

      • Sustainable materials science and engineering
      • Robotics and 3D technologies:
      • Energy efficiency or
      • Steel structures and metal

THESIS, 30 CR

Thesis on industry related topic

 

Arrangement of studies

The studies are meant mainly for students studying full time, but arrangements for students having a day job can be done. The Common module will be studied in large group, but for the following studies, the students will divide into 4 groups according to the specialization area they will choose. Some activities that are initiated in the Common module will continue during the rest of the studies. In the Specialization module the students will be integrated to research groups who will be responsible for teaching of the small group of students. The thesis work will be carried out individually, but the students may be divided thematically depending on the number and type of thesis topics.

The teaching of the common module will be organized as contact teaching at Hämeenlinna campus and online sessions. The contact teaching sessions in the Specialization module will be organised on the campus where the relevant research infrastructure is located. The locations of the specialization areas are:

  • Sustainable materials science and engineering: Hämeenlinna
  • Robotics and 3D technologies: Riihimäki
  • Energy efficiency: Valkeakoski
  • Steel structures and metal: Hämeenlinna

The studies are organized as a combination of contact studies and web-based studies and they include independent study sections as well as group work. The orientation to the studies will be arranged at 25.8.2021. In the first autumn term, the study sessions requiring either a physical or virtual presence will be organized 1-3 times a month basing at Hämeenlinna campus and independent or group studies occur meanwhile. The dates of the contact days will be announced before the start of the studies.

Some intense periods of contact studies may be organized and the presence at the given research environment at given time may be required during the last half of the studies, when the experimental part of the specialization studies and thesis will be carried out, in case it occurs at HAMK Tech premises. In case the student works on a project containing no experimental work or the experimental work is carried out at their workplace or other location outside of HAMK Tech, physical presence at the campus may not be necessary. However, it is good to be aware of the possibility for occasional requirement of physical or virtual presence at your dedicated Research Group during the office hours.

 

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for direct application in autumn 2021

Date Application
1 October 2021 Application period begins
15 November 2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
15 November 2021 3:00 (Finnish time) Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
16 December 2021 Student selection results are published at the latest
15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

 

Eligibility

The relevant qualifications for Master's Degree Programme in Sustainable Technologies

Insinööri (AMK) / Bachelor of Engineering (UAS)
Insinööri (ylempi AMK) / Master of Engineering (UAS)
DI / Master of Science (Technology)
Foreign bachelor's or master's degree that is comparable to the above mentioned qualifications.

Work experience

In addition to the required qualification, you need to have at least two years of work experience from the field of Technology. The work experience needs to be obtained after completing the higher education degree.

Notice: Work experience can be counted after completing a vocational college diploma (opistoaste) or a higher vocational diploma (ammatillinen korkea-aste, mm. insinööri) or another higher education degree. The work experience must be from the field of Technology.

The vocational college diploma and the higher vocational diploma are old qualifications offered in Finland before the year 2000. If you have completed a qualification comparable to these diplomas outside of Finland, please contact Admission services.

The work experience needs to be obtained by 31 July 2022.

The only kind of work experience accepted is one of which you have been given a testimonial by your employer.
Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate of it given by a designated authority (in Finland i.e. a testimonial of YEL or MYEL insurance).
A part-time job is converted into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 full-length working days (at least 7 hours per day) are equivalent to one month.
The work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained under the same employer.
Work placement or practical training are not counted towards work experience if they are included in the degree used in admission.
Military service, non-military service or child-care leave are not counted towards work experience.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Master’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)
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 downloaded to your application by the end of the application period. 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 by the end of the application period. Check the exact time from the timetable.

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

Student selection criteria

Student selection will be made based on the preliminary assignment (thesis plan and motivation letter) and online interview / IELTS / TOEFL total score.

Only applicants who have passed both parts of the preliminary assingment: thesis plan (minimum requirement 20 points, max 85 points) and motivation letter (minimum requirement 5 points, max 15 points), will be invited to the online interview. The online interview measures English language proficiency. Only applicants passing the language test will be considered for admission.

Applicants who have at least 6.5 IELTS (academic level) overall band score or TOEFL iBT total score 79 will be exempted from the online interview. Applicant should upload Test Report Form to the online application at Studyinfo.fi by the end of the application period. Häme UAS uses the IELTS TRF Verification Service to make sure applicant presents an authentic Test Report Form. IELTS overall band score is valid for two years.

Preliminary assignment

You can download the instructions for the preliminary assignment here.

The Preliminary assignment consists of a thesis plan and a motivation letter. You must upload it to your application at Studyinfo.fi (or in My Studyinfo -service with the link in the email that you have received) by 15 November 2021 3 pm at the latest.

Application practicalities

Apply through the direct application at www.studyinfo.fi between 1 October -  15 November 2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time).
The application form must be submitted before the application period ends on 15 November 2021 3.00 pm (Finnish time). After the application period has ended, it is no longer possible to submit the application.

Making changes to the application

Deleting the application is possible after the application period has ended. If you want to delete your application before the student selection has been made please contact Admissions Services.

Changes in address or other relevant personal details can be changed any time (also outside the application period).

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 8 June 2022 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 15 July 2022 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 joint application or some direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application or from direct 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.

Timetable for joint application in spring 2022

Date Application
5 January 2022 Application period begins
19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
26 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
8 June 2022 Student selection results are published at the latest
15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

 

Eligibility

The relevant qualifications for Master's Degree Programme in Sustainable Technologies

  • Insinööri (AMK) / Bachelor of Engineering (UAS)
  • Insinööri (ylempi AMK) / Master of Engineering (UAS)
  • DI / Master of Science (Technology)
  • Foreign bachelor's or master's degree that is comparable to the above mentioned qualifications.

Work experience

In addition to the required qualification, you need to have at least two years of work experience from the field of Technology. The work experience needs to be obtained after completing the higher education degree.

Notice: Work experience can be counted after completing a vocational college diploma (opistoaste) or a higher vocational diploma (ammatillinen korkea-aste, mm. insinööri) or another higher education degree. The work experience must be from the field of Technology.

The vocational college diploma and the higher vocational diploma are old qualifications offered in Finland before the year 2000. If you have completed a qualification comparable to these diplomas outside of Finland, please contact Admission services.

The work experience needs to be obtained by 31 July 2022.

The only kind of work experience accepted is one of which you have been given a testimonial by your employer.

Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate of it given by a designated authority (in Finland i.e. a testimonial of YEL or MYEL insurance).

A part-time job is converted into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 full-length working days (at least 7 hours per day) are equivalent to one month.
The work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained under the same employer.

Work placement or practical training are not counted towards work experience if they are included in the degree used in admission.

Military service, non-military service or child-care leave are not counted towards work experience.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Master’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)
  • Brexit residence permit card, Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • 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 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

Student selection will be made based on the preliminary assignment (thesis plan and motivation letter) and online interview / IELTS / TOEFL total score.

Only applicants who have passed both parts of the preliminary assignment: thesis plan (minimum requirement 20 points, max 85 points) and motivation letter (minimum requirement 5 points, max 15 points), will be invited to the online interview. The online interview measures English language proficiency. Only applicants passing the language test will be considered for admission.

Applicants who have at least 6.5 IELTS (academic level) overall band score or TOEFL iBT total score 79 will be exempted from the online interview. Applicant should upload Test Report Form to the online application at Studyinfo.fi by 26 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time). Häme UAS uses the IELTS TRF Verification Service and the TOEFL Online Score Verification System to make sure applicant presents an authentic Test Report Form and scores. IELTS overall band score and TOEFL iBT total score are valid for two years.

Preliminary assignment

You can download the instructions for the preliminary assignment here later. Instructions are being updated at the moment, and will be published before application period.

The Preliminary assignment consists of a thesis plan and a motivation letter. You must upload it to your application at Studyinfo.fi (or in My Sudyinfo -service with the link in the email that you have received) by 26 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) at the latest.

 

Application practicalities

  • Apply through the joint application system at www.studyinfo.fi between 5 January - 19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time).
  • The application form must be submitted before the application period ends on 19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time). After the application period has ended, it is no longer possible to submit the application.

In the joint application of Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences you can apply to 1-6 degree programmes.

Please notice: You are only allowed to submit one application. If you submit several applications the last application will stay in force.

Making changes to the application

You may change or delete the application preferences indicated on the application form until the end of the application period. Once the application period has ended, you may no longer:

  • add new preferences
  • delete individual preferences.

Deleting the entire application is possible after the application period has ended. If you want to delete your entire application before any student selection has been made please contact Admissions Services.

Changes in address or other relevant personal details can be changed any time (also outside the application period).

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 8 June 2022 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 15 July 2022 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 joint application or some direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application or from direct 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 a degree student to HAMK on the basis of open 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.

 

You are eligible f​​or Master's Degree studies when you have completed

  • ​​a relevant higher education degree
    • insinööri (AMK), Bachelor of Engineering (UAS)
    • insinööri (ylempi AMK), Master of Engineering
    • DI
    • Other relevant qualification comparable to the above mentioned qualifications.
  • two years of work experience gained after completing the degree from the field you have graduated or from the field you are applying to, and
  • 10 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. You cannot apply with unfinished master's degree studies.

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

Work experience required for eligibility (Master's degree)

In addition to the required qualification, you need to have at least two years of work experience from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to. The work experience needs to be obtained after completing the higher education degree.

Notice: Work experience can be counted after completing a Finnish vocational college diploma or a Finnish higher vocational diploma. The work experience must be from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to.

  • The only kind of work experience accepted is one of which you have been given a testimonial by your employer.
  • Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate of it given by a designated authority (in Finland i.e. a testimonial of YEL or MYEL insurance).
  • A part-time job is converted into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 full-length working days (at least 7 hours per day) are equivalent to one month.
  • The work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained under the same employer.
  • Work placement or practical training are not counted towards work experience if they are included in the degree used in admission.
  • Military service, non-military service or child-care leave are not counted towards work experience.

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 May 3:00 pm Finnish time.

Required attachments / Master'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)
  • copies of degree certificates and testimonials
  • an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate/testimonial if the certificate/testimonial is not written in one of these languages. The translation must have the translator’s signature and stamp.
  • copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document)

The student selection is conditional until original certificates have been checked.

Student Selection in Master's Degree Studies

You can be admitted as a Master's degree student when you have the eligibility for Master's degree studies and you have completed 10 credits (60 cr's degree) / 15 credits (90 cr's degree) 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)
  • 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.

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