General information


Degree programme in Energy and Environmental Technology

​Degree level

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6)

Starting group code


Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.


Targeted competence

The study of Energy and Environmental Technology prepares students for diverse specialist, development and supervisory positions in energy technology, energy efficiency and management of environmental issues. We train experts to design, operate and develop energy efficient devices, processes and systems.

The students understand the physical fundamentals of thermodynamics, thermology and heat transfer and can apply them to the design and dimensioning of energy solutions and energy technology processes. The students are familiar with the energy market and the pricing factors of energy economy and energy products.

The students are familiar with the modern energy production technologies and the central technical processes of buildings and industry and they can improve their energy efficiency. In addition, the students are familiar with the management of the environmental effects of energy production and energy processes and they can develop it.   

The students have good capabilities for continuous professional development, diverse oral and written communications and information retrieval. They have adopted an entrepreneurial and innovative approach, and they can work as entrepreneurs. They are familiar with the Finnish and international energy and climate policy, and they can also work in an international work environment.

​Degree profile

Energy and environmental technology is a strongly developing field of technology that offers diverse opportunities for working with continuously developing energy technology solutions.

The core subject areas of the studies include energy production technologies, renewable energy solutions, the environmental impact of energy production and emission control, process and mechanical engineering as well as energy and automation technology.

The major subject in the studies of energy and environmental technology is energy technology; its central point of view concerns energy efficient solutions. The studies can be specialised further with optional studies in energy production, energy efficiency of buildings, environmental management, maintenance or the forest industry.

A large part of the vocational studies are implemented as laboratory and project work, which also develop the students' group work and communication skills in addition to their professional and technological competence. Our versatile laboratory and learning environments offer the opportunity to develop into a high-tech professional. Guest lecturers from companies as well as the project work done for companies diversify the content of the studies and strengthen their working life orientation.

Structure of studies in Peppi

​Individual courses


Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and admission

Structure and completion of studies

The first three years of studies in Energy and Environmental Technology are common core studies for all. The optional advanced studies during the fourth year include energy production and the energy efficiency of buildings.

Options also include the study of environmental management, forest industry or maintenance.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

​Assessment and learning guidance

Forms of study

Full-time studies


To be awarded a Bachelor’s degree certificate, the student must complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

Employment and further studies

​Professional profiles of graduates with examples

Experts in energy and environmental technology can find positions that apply energy technology in process and product design, product development and versatile specialist positions. Typically, such positions can be found in companies in the process and technology industry as well as the fields of energy production, distribution and sales. The education provides good capabilities for working in development positions related to the energy efficiency of buildings and industry, at design and consultancy firms as well as research organisations. As a Bachelor of Engineering with a specialisation in Energy and Environmental Technology, you can also take an additional examination to gain the qualification required to issue energy certificates for buildings, or focus on the duties of an energy auditor with an additional examination and work experience in the field. After completing the education in energy technology, you will have also completed the theoretical studies required from the supervisor of pressure equipment.


Further studies

The students may, after graduation and a work career of at least three years, continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme. A Master’s degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. Studies can also be continued by applying for a university Master’s degree programme or similar programmes. After a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences, it is also possible to continue studies at higher education institutes abroad in Master’s degree level programmes.

In addition, the University of Applied Sciences offers continuing education possibilities in specialisation studies and in working life-based continuing education. A student who completes an upper post-secondary degree may receive an opportunity for further studies in science or arts at universities (Section 37/558/2009). All further studies must be applied for separately.

​Other information


The competence targets of the degree programme have been determined based on the current and future needs of trade and industry, with the help of corporate employees, industry experts and public studies on future trends. The Head of Department is, together with the Programme Coordinator, responsible for resource management and monitoring the progress of the planning process for the competence targets of the degree programme in Energy and Environmental Technology.

The competence targets are prepared by a work group consisting of teachers of the degree programmes. The members of the group negotiate with the representatives of trade and industry in their respective fields on the competence needs in the labour market. The group then compiles the competence targets and defines them for the degree programme.

The competence targets are divided into competence areas and subordinate qualifications, and incorporated into the degree programme structure in the form of various courses. The targets are reviewed by an advisory board consisting of representatives of trade and industry, student members, the Head of Department and the Programme Coordinator.

Contact information

Marjukka Nuutinen, Programme Coordinator, +358 50 554 7169
Rajakatu 35
FI-40200 Jyväskylä