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Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (AMK): 240 ECTS
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General

The degrees lead to a university of applied sciences Bachelor’s degree in Engineering allowing graduates to use the title Engineer (UAS). The studies are worth 210 credits and take approx.4 years to complete.

The degree focuses on industrial production methods, machines and processes. It provides a foundation for employment in design, operation, quality and material management functions. The hands-on training focuses on production processes management from the start of the process until the product is ready.

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Annual Themes – Study Progress Description

1st year Learning for basic engineering competence.
The students will perceive and understand essential mechanical and production engineering elements on which production operations are based, as well as acquiring the knowledge and skills to control such elements.

2nd year Deeper knowledge for automation expertise.
Students will be proficient in techniques and the technology to improve production efficiency, usability and reliability to ensure economically viable operations as well as developing their communication and teamwork skills.

3rd year expert Specialisation for production expertise.
Students will gain specialised expertise in a particular area and will expand their competence in controlling and developing production.

4th year Finalising expertise to become a fully-fledged engineer.
Students will apply their acquired knowledge and skills and broaden their horizons in working life.

Generic Competences

LEARNING COMPETENCE
-is able to evaluate and develop one’s competence and learning methods
-is able to retrieve and analyze information and evaluate it critically
-is capable of taking responsibility for collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams

ETHICAL COMPETENCE
-is able to take responsibility for one’s own actions and for the consequences of these actions
-is able to work according to the ethical principles of the subject field
-is able to take other people into account
-is able to apply the principles of equality
-is able to apply the principles of sustainable development
-is able to wield influence in society using acquired skills and basing all activity on ethical values

WORKING COMMUNITY COMPETENCE
-is able to operate as a member of a work community
-is able to operate in communicative and interactive situations in working life
-is able to utilize information and communications technology in one’s subject field
-knows the working life in one’s subject field and is able to create personal contacts in working life and to operate in professional networks
-is capable of decision making in unpredicted situations
-is able to apply the principles of organizational management and leadership in working life and has abilities for managerial tasks
-possesses entrepreneurial skills

INNOVATION COMPETENCE
-is able to conduct research, development and innovation projects applying the existing knowledge and methods of the field
-is able to work in projects
-is capable of creative problem solving and development of working methods
-is able to find customer-oriented, sustainable and profitable solutions

INTERNATIONALIZATION COMPETENCE
-possesses communicative competence necessary for one’s work and for professional development in the subject field
-is able to collaborate in a multicultural environment
-understands the effects of and opportunities for internationalization development in one’s own field

Description of Competences

Basic mechanical engineering competence
• are able to make use of mathematics and physics to describe mechanical engineering phenomena and solve problems
• know the most common components and elements used in mechanical engineering and understand the operating principles of the most common machines
• are familiar with the basic measurements of mechanical engineering
• are familiar with the basics of using energy technology and energy

Design competence
• are proficient in the basics of technical documentation and are able to use 3D modelling in design work
• are familiar with the most common structural materials and their properties
• understand the importance of standardization in product design and manufacturing
• are able to take into account the entire product life cycle in design work
• understand the importance of teamwork in product design and can work as members of an international design/planning organization

Manufacturing engineering competence
• know the methods, devices and opportunities of manufacturing technology • understand the principles of production systems and automation and their impact on product structure
• are familiar with the basics of logistics

Machine safety competence
• Know machinery directive requirements for design work
• can design safe and easy-to-use devices and structures

Business competence
• are familiar with the requirements of profitable business operations
• know how to make a simple investment calculations

Competence in mathematics and natural sciences
•are able to use mathematics and physics in problem solving
•are able to work systematically and logically
•are familiar with the impacts of the laws of nature on how devices and structures function

Automation competence
•are familiar with basic machine automation systems, components and equipment
•can design and build automated processes and structures

Production competence
•are familiar with the basic functions of industrial production
•can plan and control production
•are familiar with fundamental industrial manufacturing procedures, systems and equipment