Resource-wise Sustainability Studies - Häme University of applied sciences
Resource-wise Sustainability Studies

Resource-wise Sustainability Studies

Resource-wise Sustainability Studies

Resource-wise Sustainability Studies (22 ECTS) are master-level further education, where students increase their abilities in resource and energy efficiency in industrial research and development (R&D) activities. Studies are conducted in English.

Studies will strengthen the ability to carry out resource wise and sustainable development projects by providing expertise in research and development work and deep understanding in applied research of energy efficiency or sustainable materials science and engineering. After completing the studies, student will have skills for increasing the sustainable development at your field and abilities to plan and execute project work in sustainable manner. Student has critical skills for experimental or theoretical development work as well as data collection and assessment methods in the industry. 

There will be two groups during the academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, 10 students in each group.

To whom: BSc Engineerig (UAS), MSc Engineering (UAS), MSc (Technology). Foreign BSc or MSc that is comparable to the above mentioned qualifications. Entrepreneurs, unemployed persons, immigrants.

Studies provide an opportunity for unemployed or persons under threat of unemployment to renew career opportunities and boost one’s employment.

Application period: Spring 2022

Application form: 

  • Motivation letter

Please write us a motivation letter where you describe your expectations of the studies, your views on how the studies will progress your own targets in development of your skills and professional competence. Also describe your life situation in the context of time management and work.

Briefly describe the initial idea for a development project related to sustainability and technology and how your own organization is involved in it. The subject and project content can be edited/changed during training.

Length of the motivation letter is maximum 1 page (A4), font Times New Roman or similar, font size 12, line spacing 1, width of the margins 2,54 cm.

Please name the file in the following manner: SurnameFirstname-MotivationLetter. Upload the document as Word or PDF file.

  • Application appendix

Attach a picture of the diploma(s) of the degree entitled to these studies (certificate section and certificate attachments), CV and motivation letter. Save the files in the form “SurnameFirstname-DocumentName”. (Use your current last name.)

  • English language

The English language proficiency will be measured by a short online interview (9 August – 11 August 2021). English language requirement is IELTS (International English Language Testing System) level 6.5.

Participant selection: Selection is based on application and attachments (diploma, CV, motivation letter and English language proficiency), which will be graded.

Duration of the Studies: August 2022 – May 2023

Content of the Studies (22 ECTS):

  • Resource Wise Society and Industry (2 cr)
  • Energy efficiency OR Sustainable Materials Science Engineering (15 cr)
    • Theoretical Specialisation (10 cr)
    • Research Methods (5 cr)
  • Resource Wisdom Project (5 cr)

Language: English (teaching and materials), clarifications in Finnish upon need.

Instructors: Senior lecturers in HAMK Tech research unit.

Implementation: Remote/contact studies approximately 3 days/month. Common studies take place on Hämeenlinna campus, some parts of the practical energy efficiency teaching may take place on Valkeakoski campus.

Students use their own laptops: BYOD – Bringing Your Own Device.

Price: This course is free of charge for the students.

Financier: Ministry of Education and Culture. 



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