Electrical and Automation Engineering
Field of studies
- Electrical and Automation Engineering
- Technology and Traffic
- Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
- Finnish Joint Application 2024
Type of education
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Bachelor Level Studies - EQF 6
- Contact Lessons
Electrify the future with smart and sustainable automation!
Learn to create an energy efficient future with renewable energy, sustainable manufacturing and smart living. In Electrical and Automation Engineering programme you learn to develop ecologically sustainable electrical and automation systems. This constantly evolving field offers you interesting design opportunities and excellent chance of employment.
You learn to develop energy efficient electrical and automation systems and solutions. You learn to utilise new technologies like simulation, virtualisation and robotics in different ways.
Qualification provided by education
You will become an electrical and automation engineer to the energy or manufacturing industries. Your tasks could include for example design, production or sales as you work as a Design Engineer, an Automation Designer or an Electrical Designer.
Structure of studies
In our Electrical and Automation Engineering programme you familiarise yourself with Finland’s electricity generation and distribution, energy systems in buildings and energy efficiency for example in real estates.
You learn to apply information technology, electrical engineering, automation and robotics through practise in different projects and by working in our modern laboratory environments. You get yourself acquainted with designing and utilising electrotechnical equipment and systems with safety in mind. You learn to test automation in new subjects using logic programming, micro controllers and cloud computing.
Ecologically sustainable thinking is an important part of your studies. With electrical and automation technology you can create energy for a more sustainable future and advance sustainable development in manufacturing.
After you have completed the core studies, you can choose studies to deepen your knowledge based on your career goals. Your options include for example modern technology applications, process automation, product automation and smart home.
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.
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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 Electrical and Automation Engineering!
You can have a positive impact on the future of renewable energy, sustainable food production, energy efficiency of living and robotics to name a few fields.
You learn in practical laboratory work with projects done for companies in your field.
You utilise new technologies like simulation, virtualisation and robotics in your studies.
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Full-time Studies, Contact Lessons
In full-time studies you will study about eight hours a day and five days a week. The education is arranged as a general rule on HAMK’s Valkeakoski campus.
The study progresses with a regular rhythm with your own student group. During the working week, the teaching is diverse — it includes lectures, exercises, visits, group work, laboratory exercises, projects for work life and feedback on your own work.
If you have previous skills in the field, we will build you a personal curriculum that you can use to speed up your studies.
Full-time studies as contact lessons are part of HAMK’s Studymode 8-16. You can read more about our approach to studying here:
A genuinely international learning environment can be found in Valkeakoski! Our campus located in the South Pirkanmaa region is modern and community-oriented. Within the campus corridors, you’ll encounter classmates from around the world as the educational offerings include both international, English-taught programs and Finnish-taught programs.
The study environment is comfortable, offering various spaces for both teaching and independent work. Additionally, at the Valkeakoski campus, there are facilities like the HAMK Gaming Lab for students’ gaming activities and a studio for video production.
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
You core studies include for example automation programming, energy efficiency and data collection.
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.
In your profiling studies you get to study process and production automation, AI and smart homes to name a few.
The degree includes a work placement of approximately 5 months. The work placement can be completed abroad as well.
In the work placement students get to apply the theory of their own field of studies to the practices of working life.
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.
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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!
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 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 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?
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!
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.
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Are you already familiar with the field by previous higher education studies and have gained expertise through work? For students who are independent learners and have great studying skills, we offer opportunities alongside traditional degree studies that allow you to accelerate your degree progress.
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