Work Placement; Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology - Häme University of applied sciences
Work Placement; Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Work Placement in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

13.11.2018 14:26

The extent of the Work placement is 30 credits so that one week of full-time work placement related to your field of study provides 1.5 credits.

Work placement should be carried out at least in two parts.

A minimum duration of a training period should be one month.

Students should find a workplace themselves.

Before the training period a work placement agreement will be drawn up between the employer, the student and HAMK University of Applied Sciences. Also, at the beginning of the training period the student fills in a work placement plan.

You have to write b about every work placement period.

Once your work placement period is over, you need to prepare a work placement report and submit it together with a letter of reference/testimonial to your work placement coordinator within one month after the work placement period.

If the work placement agreement and plan have not been completed or in order to apply credits for already completed work, the student must fill in the CREDIT TRANSFER APPLICATION AND DECISION form. The form should be submitted with a letter of reference and the work placement report to the work placement coordinator. In these cases, the work placement requirement in terms of hours is double (two weeks work provides 1.5 credits) and maximum amount of credits is 15.

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (in Finnish known as Kela) observes your studies and does not take credits gained from the work done before the studies into consideration.

Work placement report


The report should give the reader information about the knowledge and experience you have gathered during your work placement period as well as your own opinions about the following things (minimum):

The employer
– location 
– field, products, etc. 
– number of staff, turnover 
– the year of establishment 
– organisation 
– customers

Your own job
– work placement period 
– position in the organisation 
– orientation to the work and the company to the trainee 
– tasks and working methods (independent / team work) 
– used equipment, machines, software etc.

Other things at the company
– safety at work 
– trade unions 
– leisure activities 
– training

Experiences of work placement period
– did you enjoy it? 
– was the job suitable for work placement? 
– how diversified was your job? 
– did the work placement influence your opinions about your field?

Make notes already during the work placement period. It makes the writing of the report easier.

Write your report as a normal document with a word processing program. The first page is the cover page, the second page is the table of context, then the following pages are the report itself. The minimum length of the text is 3 pages.

Open vacancies and projects

Login to Yammer and join the group “Työpaikat ja projektit / tekniikka (FI/EN)” and get information on technology jobs and projects. In this group students can find companies’ advertisements on: thesis and project assignments, intership placements, summer and part time jobs, jobs etc. Also information on work search and events related are published in the group