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About Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering at Savonia University of Applied Sciences

World-wide Recognized Qualification EUR-ACE ®:

Mechanical Engineering in Savonia University of Applied Sciences was the first European Union accredited engineering programme in Finland in 2014. There are still just two other programmes in Finland having the same status. So the high level quality of teaching and operations are proved by the EU.

Mechanical Engineering studies lead to the title of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng, in Finnish: Insinööri (AMK)). With EUR-ACE status it qualifies students to apply for master degree programmes in the European Union. The EU qualification is recognized as a mark of quality all over the world.

The EUR-ACE evaluation is maintained by the organization called ENAEE. This is a European technology organization that evaluates programmes for engineers. The EUR-ACE status makes sure that the programme meets the quality standards of the European Union. Informally they are spoken of as European engineers. Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe.

Goals of this course:

In the Eastern Finland there are very strong technology companies which have products that are well-known throughout the world. The degree programme of Mechanical Engineering educates experts to these companies of high technology, to lead and manage international technology projects. Mechanical Engineering is a diverse programme making it possible for a young expert to work in the fields of both mechanical engineering and industrial management.

A Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering focuses on technological knowhow on product design and development and manufacturing technology. In addition, the studies concerning industrial management concentrate on project management, marketing, sales, business economics, procurement, supply chains, international business operations and quality management.

An important part of the programme is that students get familiar with operating effectively in a variety of interpersonal networks. Self-development, communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and social as well as international competence and problem-solving skills are essential skills for a mechanical engineer. The graduates of Mechanical Engineering will be skilled international team players.

When choosing Mechanical Engineering in Savonia UAS, you will be studying in English, in a multicultural group and you will have great opportunities to do your practical training as well as your thesis in an international context.


The Mechanical Engineering programme includes a specialization which is industrial management focusing, in particular, on project management and networks.

In addition to the courses included in the Mechanical Engineering programme, you can choose 15 ECTS from other studies available in Savonia UAS to support your professional development. Also, students have the benefit of an extensive international partner university network when considering their study options. Project works, practical training as well as thesis can be used for steering your professional development to the specialization you are interested in.

Contents of Studies:

Engineers need good basic skills and knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences, as well as in product design and development and manufacturing technology. That is why these are the main content of the programme during the first and second years of the studies, and they provide a strong basis for the professional competences in Mechanical Engineering.

Industrial management studies provide students with a diverse knowledge of industrial processes such as business economics and supply chains. Project business management is a special emphasis in your studies. It covers the principles and methods of managing processes, projects and change. These studies you will complete during the third and fourth year of your studies.

Project working is an integral part of the study methods in Mechanical Engineering. Engineering skills, including working life skills, are learned via projects. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required when someone is working on global projects involving people representing a wide range of nationalities and cultures. Managing different types of networks is also an essential skill for a future engineering expert.


Mechanical Engineering students study in a multicultural group. In addition to Finns, there are students from several other countries, so working in a global context becomes familiar to you already during your studies.

You are also warmly recommended to carry out an exchange period or a practical training period outside Finland. Students have e.g. an opportunity to complete a double degree in Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Altogether, Savonia UAS has international partner universities in more than 30 countries.

During your studies you have an opportunity to participate in a variety of international seminars and summer courses as well as collaborative projects, too.

Career Possibilities:

As a mechanical engineer (Bachelor of Engineering), you will have a wide range of career opportunities. The studies include a diverse perspective on technology and business management which will give you a good background to work in demanding tasks. Your studies, including practical training, will help you to find your own career path and professional interests.

Mechanical engineers are often employed to positions of experts and managers who are responsible for operational planning and development, and business management duties, e.g. sales of technological products and services.

Mechanical engineers also find employment in public organizations, such as in city, state and local government positions. Third sector organizations can provide work for mechanical engineers, too.

For more details about the possible career paths please see the course page.


The Mechanical Engineering programme will be conducted in English.

Possibilities to continue studies after graduation:

After having finished your Bachelor degree and having gained some work experience, it is possible for you to do a graduate degree, Master of Engineering. These degrees are usually completed when working and they take one to two years. The Master of Engineering degree gives the same qualification for public office as a Master of Sciences degree.

The UAS graduates can also apply directly to study for an academic university master degree (Master of Science). EUR-ACE will provide validity in the European Union area. This study path is designed for those students who can study full-time. The studies will take approximately two years.

How to Apply

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Savonia UAS is participating the joint application to higher education, application period 1 with 4 Bachelor's Degrees. In joint application you can apply to 6 study programme choices with one application form.

This application period 1 is targeted at international applicants who have completed the upper secondary education outside Finland.

Applicants with education completed in Finland will apply on the joint application period 2 on 14 - 28.3.2018.

Timetable for Admission process 2018

  • Application period is on 9 - 24 January 2018
  • Application form must be filled in at by 24 January 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.
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  • Copies of qualification certificates (and translations if needed) must arrive at the Admission services by post or as email attachments by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. 
  • Studies will start in September 2018.

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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA area and Swiss citizens are not subject to tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with:

The qualification must be completed by the end of the application period. This doesn’t apply to those who are graduating during the spring of the application period and will receive the final degree certificate by 10 July 2018.

In order to prove his / her eligibility to apply, an applicant must submit copies of original final certificate and transcript of records used as the basis for application to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

If the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period, he / she must submit a copy of the transcript of records or other certificate to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. The transcript of records or other document must state that the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period and will receive the final certificate / final diploma by 10 July 2018.

If the language of the certificate is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, an official translation must also be submitted. The translation must be signed and stamped by the authorized translator.

The admission is conditional until Savonia UAS has checked the applicant’s original final degree certificates (and translations if needed) in September when studies begin. If an applicant fails to submit the original certificate by the set date he / she will lose the study place in Savonia UAS.

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