Study modes in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
In the degree programme in mechanical engineering and production technology students will study together during weekdays from Monday to Friday between 8-16. Studying is equivalent to working at a job: the student is present and works together with others in a diverse ways.
Daily learning situations are:
- classroom learning
- laboratory/workshop working and exercises
- learning by doing practical exercises, projects etc.
- learning at the workplace – projects from professional life, an internship etc.
- e-learning at home or anywhere
HAMK encourages students to carry out part of the studies abroad in international partner universities around the world.
Studies abroad can be core competence studies, profiling studies, work placement or thesis. Typical studying periods abroad are from 3 months to 1 year. There is also an option to complete a double degree programme between HAMK and VIA University College in Denmark. By studying one year in VIA as an exchange student, student gets a bachelor’s certificate both from HAMK and from VIA University College. Financial support is possible to get for the studies abroad.
Working with the companies is an important part of the mechanical engineering studies in HAMK.
Company cooperation has a meaningful role in mechanical engineering and production technology. Cooperation includes for example projects, company visits, lectures as well as work placement and thesis work. There are several ways to participate a company project: a project could be part of the module, when all the students are involved, or it could also be for smaller student groups or even for individual students. Thesis is a typical example of an individual company project.
With company cooperation students have the possibility to network with professional life already during studies. Our cooperation partners and companies employing our students are for example ABB, Kone, Konecranes, Kumera, Patria, SabriScan and Wärtsilä as well as engineering offices Alten Finland, Deemec, Etteplan and RD Velho.
Work placement is a part of studies, where students become familiar with the professional life and are able to apply learnt knowledge in practice.
Work placement is in total 30 credits. It can be completed in parts, in Finland or abroad. Work placement can be completed any time during the studies, usually at the end of studies or during summertime.
Work placement is important for getting contacts to the professional life and industry. It is a chance to apply the knowledge and skills from studies into practice as well as an opportunity to learn from professionals. Many students continue at the workplace after work placement period to complete their thesis work. After graduation, it is often possible for the student to get employed to the company, where he/she has completed work placement and thesis.