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Construction Engineering

Field of studies

  • Construction
  • Technology and Traffic

Degree title

  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Registration periods

  • Direct Application 2024, Bachelor's
  • Finnish Joint Application 2024

Teaching language

  • English

Type of education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Academic level

  • Bachelor Level Studies - EQF 6

Campus

  • Hämeenlinna

Teaching format

  • Contact Lessons

Build a strong foundation for your career in construction!

Become a construction professional with a handle on the latest design and production technologies. In our Construction Engineering programme you learn to design durable and sustainable structures. You get great language skills and international know-how which makes it possible for you to work anywhere in the world.

Objectives

You will learn about structural engineering and the design of load-bearing structures. You learn the latest design, production and management techniques and how to apply them to practical situations in working life.

Qualification provided by education

You will become a construction engineer with a focus on structural engineering. You can work with constructing new premises, repairing existing structures or project management in Finland and abroad for example in an engineering design office. Your daily tasks can involve structural design, product development or for example supervision in an official capacity.

Structure of studies

In Construction Engineering you focus on structural engineering and the design of load-bearing structures. Understanding of the structures and building information modelling (BIM) skills play an important role. These skills are valued in the field and will help your future career in construction.

You learn about construction technology, structural systems in buildings and how to plan a building project. You get to dive into the mechanics, mathematics, technical drawing and CAD. You also get an understanding of 3D visualisation and the necessary IT skills.

Here at HAMK you learn through practice with actual engineering cases and teamwork. For example, in 2022 new Construction Engineering students began their studies with a team competition on who designed and built the most polished and durable wooden bridge.

During your studies you gain the knowledge needed for future sustainable development solutions in the field. By applying your expertise in material choices, optimization, repairability and circular economy you impact the life cycle and the economical, ecological and social sustainability of construction.

Specialization options

After you complete the core studies that are the base for the expertise as a construction engineer, you can deepen your knowledge with profiling studies. They include topics like concrete structures, structural design and apartment buildings. In addition, you can choose optional studies from any study areas you are interested in.

Your studies include work placement and a thesis. In your work placement you have an opportunity to practise in real-life working environments in companies. In your thesis you research a subject that interests you in analytical and solution-oriented way, often for a company in your own field.

As the degree is implemented in English, you have a chance to upgrade your English communication skills, as well as practice working in multicultural teams already during your studies.

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For Students living in Finland

Study Paths – Open Studies Leading to a Degree

In our Study Paths, you will complete studies that are part of a degree program as a student of the Open University of Applied Sciences, alongside degree students. Once you have completed the required amount of studies with the necessary grades, you can apply to become a degree student and continue your studies to completion as usual. Check more information:

Students outside of Finland: As Open University Studies are not leading to a degree it is not possible to get a residence permit only for that purpose.

3 reasons to study in Construction Engineering!

You’ll get excellent chances of employment.

You get to have an impact on the quality and durability of buildings in the future. 

You can choose studies based on your interests.

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Studying in Finland

Finland is a great place to study! Here are some information for international applicants:

Study Methods

Full-time Studies, Contact Lessons

You will study together with your student group on weekdays Monday to Friday at Hämeenlinna campus. Studying is equivalent to working at a job: the student is present and works together with others in a diverse way.

The studies include e.g. traditional lectures, laboratory work, working in the groups, visits to companies and project work.

Full-time studies as contact lessons are part of HAMK’s Studymode 8-16. You can read more about our approach to studying here:

Campus

As a student of Construction Engineering, your home campus is Hämeenlinna University Centre.

Hämeenlinna University Centre

Our evolving, growing, and modern main campus, Hämeenlinna University Centre, brings together thousands of students and hundreds of employees. Across the expansive campus area, there are versatile facilities and services for studies across various fields as well as for research work.

The Hämeenlinna campus offers around 30 degree programs and serves as the home campus for all of HAMK’s research units. Additionally, the university center provides excellent facilities for organizing various events for both internal and external participants, resulting in frequent activity and bustling events on campus.

Studies tailored to you

Your degree consists of 240 credits and includes four core elements:

The core competence studies, or core competence modules as we call those, form the foundation of your degree and professional skills. These studies are designed to support your development as a professional in your field and provide a solid groundwork for future elective studies

In core competence studies you will learn about building technology, construction materials, sustainable and healthy buildings and fundamentals of structural design. Also, you learn about how to plan a building project.

Part of your degree consists of profiling competence modules, enabling you to build expertise in your chosen direction according to your own goals. These studies offer opportunities to broaden, deepen, and enhance professional skills and personal development.

Profiling competence studies include for example such topics as concrete structures, steel structures, structural design and apartment buildings.

Your studies include work placement periods with a total duration of 20 weeks / 5 months. The work placement gives you experience in working life and you get to know the guidelines, working conditions and production methods of your own profession.

Your thesis is a development or research project you work on towards the end of your studies. It helps you get better at what you’ve learned and shows how you can use that knowledge. It’s worth 15 credits, and you get to pick a topic that interests you and fits your career plans. It aims at solving problems emerging from the workplace. We encourage you to choose a real problem to solve from a company, to put your skills into practice and create new solutions for your industy.

As a student at HAMK, you can tailor your degree to suit you. You have the option to choose various studies from us and around the world, and complete the required studies in different ways.

Explore more about the content of the program and learn about planning your studies at HAMK:

Innovative study options that we offer

At HAMK, we develop new, innovative ways of study. Our goal is to provide you with versatile expertise that you can develop in various directions. We hope to inspire you to try something completely new!

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Entrepreneurial university

Entrepreneurship is about recognizing opportunities, innovation capability, and the ability to create something new. In an entrepreneurial university, learning happens through collaboration and experimentation!

Design Factory

Design Factory is an operational and learning environment that brings together businesses, students, teachers, and researchers. Join projects where you develop new solutions together with students from various fields!

RUN EU -studies

HAMK is part of the RUN-Europe University, comprised of nine European universities. You can leverage the fantastic opportunities provided by RUN Europe University for accumulating international study experiences!

Exchange Studies

Exchange studies are a unique opportunity to explore the world. We encourage all our students to seize the chance and go abroad for an exchange. Will you go too?

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HAMK’s Study Selection

We offer you a wide range of studies that you can choose as part of your degree. You can also select modules from other degrees at HAMK. Or why not utilize the expertise you’ve gained previously, for example, from scouting!

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Cross-Institutional Studies

As a student at HAMK, you have the opportunity to take courses at other universities as well! It’s called cross-institutional studying, aiming to allow you to study comprehensive units that support your own goals.

Frequently asked questions

From here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Construction Engineering programme!

During the studies HAMK offers an opportunity to complete a part of the studies abroad in some of our partner universities. In addition to studies abroad, it is possible to complete a work placement abroad. Duration of the international exchanges can be from one week up to a semester. Read more about the international opportunities.

HAMK is also a part of the RUN European University (RUN-EU) network which gives students opportunities for short-term exchanges and international projects done in collaboration with students from other RUN-EU universities. Read more about RUN European University.

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Graduate faster?

Are you already familiar with the field by previous higher education studies and have gained expertise through work? For students who are intepended learnerns and have great studying skills, we offer opportunities alongside traditional degree studies that allow you to accelerate your degree progress.

24 / 7 – Fast tract for studies

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