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Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Field of studies

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Technology and Traffic

Degree title

  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Registration period

  • Finnish Joint Application 2024

Teaching language

  • English

Type of education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Academic level

  • Bachelor Level Studies - EQF 6


  • Riihimäki

Teaching format

  • Contact Lessons

Learn to design machines, solve problems and program robots! Mechanical engineering is a versatile modern field. 

Mechanical engineering can be seen everywhere in our society from wind turbines to engines to your device on which you are reading this description.

If you want to learn how different things are assembled and manufactured or how you could develop more responsible products for the future, mechanical engineering is for you.

As a mechanical engineer you are a sought-after professional in the field of technology. In HAMK you use digital design and simulation when you learn to design machines and products in practical working life cases. First you design something new and then materialise your concept with for example 3D printing.


You will learn to design and develop intelligent machines, equipment and automated production for the needs of our future. You will focus on the design of machines and mechanical systems, production technology, modern manufacturing methods as well as simulation and modelling. You learn to use digital design, robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D scanning and 3D printing in your work.  

Qualification provided by education

You will become an engineer who can solve problems, design new and develop the old with 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. 

Structure of studies

Mechanical engineering and production technology is applied and needed in all industries. That is why you will learn strong general engineering skills with us, such as problem solving and analysis skills. At the same time you specialise in the design of machines, devices, products and production in various digital design environments. 

You study in real projects in close cooperation with local companies in the field. In addition to the design work, you will learn project management and customer-oriented design thinking which are necessary in working life. 

You also gain the expertise needed for future sustainable development solutions. You will learn how to lead and manage projects and how to plan and develop production, supply chains and industrial services. With material choices, optimization, repairability and recyclability aspects you are able to influence on the economical, ecological and social sustainability of production and manufacturing. 

In addition to traditional material technology, you will learn modern product development, such as reverse engineering. You will learn to utilize developing technologies such as 3D modelling, robotics, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. 

The first two years of your studies, the core competence is the same for all Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology students.

Specialization options

After you have completed the core competence studies, you start your profiling studies by choosing two or more of the profiling modules based on your own interests:  

  • 3D Engineering 
  • Design of Industrial Appliances 
  • Manufacturing Automation in a Workshop 
  • Robotics
  • Structural Analysis 

Apply to study

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, full-time studies, Joint application

  • Application begins:
  • Application ends:
  • Studies begin:Autum 2024
  • Places of Study:20

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, full-time studies, HAMK Direct application intake 2024

  • Application begins:
  • Application ends:
  • Studies begin:Autum 2024
  • Places of Study:20

Application on the basis of uncompleted higher education degree, Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, full-time studies

  • Application begins:
  • Application ends:
  • Studies begin:Spring 2024
  • Places of Study:1

Open UAS path, Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, full-time studies

  • Application begins:
  • Application ends:
  • Studies begin:Spring 2024
  • Places of Study:2

Transfer application, Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, full-time studies, Häme UAS

  • Application begins:
  • Application ends:
  • Studies begin:Autum 2024
  • Places of Study:2

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.

Study Path places: 2 places for academic year 2024-2025. Enrollment 5.-7.8.2024.

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 Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology!

You have job opportunities in Finland and abroad.

You learn in practical projects in collaboration with companies in your field.

You can have an impact on sustainability in production and manufacturing.

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Studying in Finland

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Study Methods

Full-time Studies, Contact Lessons

In full-time studies you will study about eight hours a day and five days a week. Your studies progress with a regular rhythm with your own student group.

The first day of studies for the group starting in autumn 2024 will be August 20, 2024.

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


As a student of Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology programme, your home campus is Riihimäki Campus.

Riihimäki Campus

Diverse expertise in technology, robotics, and the field of traffic – all of this you’ll find at the Riihimäki campus! The campus offers a range of engineering programs in both Finnish and English, graduating versatile professionals for the future.

In addition to teaching, the campus conducts extensive research work. It provides excellent facilities for both theoretical and practical studies and research. There’s a diverse range of spaces, from the engineering workshop to the auditorium and from the video studio to computer labs. For instance, the use of 3D printers and various robots in studies significantly supports hands-on learning.

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 subjects like machine design, mechanics, product development – and more!

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 studies include moduls like Structural Analysis, Manufacturing Automation and Robotics.

The extent of the work placement is 30 credits.  If you are working full-time, you usually complete the work placement in 5 months. Work placement should be carried out at least in two parts. 

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!

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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.

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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 independent learners and have great studying skills, we offer opportunities alongside traditional degree studies that allow you to accelerate your degree progress.

24/7 – Fast track for studies

Read more about HAMK’s 24/7 -study mode:

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