General information

​Description

The Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering provides the skills required in the structural design tasks in house-building. As a building expert, you can manage and plan matters related to building and properties.

​Degree level

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6)

Starting group code

​TRY17S1

Degree-related qualifications

Studies in accordance with the Land Use and Building Act and Decree.

Studies

Targeted competence

Engineers graduating from the Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering have extensive knowledge of and skills in the management of civil engineering design and building. They are capable of working in management, administrative and design positions in the field. Graduating engineers also possess good knowledge of the joint requirements of sustainable development and the built-up environment.

Specialists who complete the Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering, receiving the qualification title Engineer (BEng), have extensive knowledge of construction, including knowledge and skills ranging from structural design to production management. Graduating engineers have insight into the operational methods of the field and they know how to conduct themselves within the field.

The student understands the mathematical and scientific way of thinking based on logic, on which the vocational studies are built. In addition, the student has interactive skills, including communication, language and IT skills. The student also understands the most important concepts from the viewpoint of civil engineering in his/her field as well as key theoretical and professional information. The student can apply theoretical information to the key problems in his/her field.

In the Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering, the student can focus on structural design or building production management.

The student is familiar with the practical work tasks that are central for the vocational studies of the degree programme and can apply the acquired information and skills in working life. The student is motivated to seek more theoretical information that can be applied to working life. The student can function in goal-oriented projects that are typical to the field as an assistant or contributor. The student sees reporting skills as part of his/her professional skills.

The student can apply the acquired information and skills in practical specialist tasks connected to the vocational studies. The student can act independently and purposefully, understands the importance of criticalness and has creative and problem-solving skills.

Students in the degree programme primarily spend all of their summer breaks working in the construction industry, and some of them also spend short periods working in companies. Towards the end of their studies, students can participate in R&D projects that are implemented as assignments for companies. In addition, transferable skills are acquired in guided practical training and a bachelor’s thesis that is always written for a company.

​Degree profile

Specialists who complete the Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering, receiving the qualification title Engineer (BEng), have extensive knowledge of construction, including knowledge and skills ranging from structural design to production management. Graduating engineers have insight into the operational methods of the field and they know how to conduct themselves within the field.

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Accreditation

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

In accordance with the above description, you will spend the first two years completing basic studies in natural sciences and civil engineering, and the basic studies in civil engineering will continue in the third year. After this, you will be completing specialised vocational studies, which will increase your knowledge of structural design and construction economics.

Students may complete a part of their studies in the JAMK Generator, the shared entrepreneurship development environment for the entire JAMK, or by participating in the labs of the Future Factory operation model. The focus of these studies is on deepening innovation and development competence.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

​Assessment and learning guidance

Forms of study

Full-time studies

Graduation

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

Career advancement is guaranteed when a graduating engineer has good basic civil engineering skills. Strong basic civil engineering skills and personal characteristics, a willingness to learn new things and the right attitude towards engineering/planning work will guarantee a chance of good career development in civil engineering duties. The same requirements apply to all production-oriented civil engineers, from site engineers to construction company directors. Civil engineers are also employed by public organisations: cities, municipalities and the state. Key prerequisites for success in all work tasks and career development are the knowledge of basic skills and the willingness to keep up-to-date in a changing world.

 

Further studies

University of Applied Sciences offers various opportunities for studying and learning throughout one's career. These include Master's Degree studies, specialisation studies, diplomas of higher education, the extensive range of courses offered through open studies and continuing education.

The student who has graduated with a Bachelor's degree may continue his/her studies in a Master's degree programme after gaining at least three years of work experience. 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.

A student who completes a Master's 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

Planning

The learning objectives of the curriculum have been created in co-operation with the teachers of other universities of applied sciences providing civil engineer education.  The basic studies and, for the main part the vocational studies, are similar throughout Finland, but the advanced studies differ, taking into account the special characteristics and needs of each economic area. An advisory committee consisting of representatives of local operators has specified the learning objectives to meet local needs.

The learning process planning has been mostly done by the teaching staff of the Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering, with the Education Officer bearing main responsibility.

Each teacher has been responsible for the implementation and mode of delivery of his/her course. The Head of Department has striven to coordinate the learning process and course contents to prevent overlap.

Planning participants:

  • Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering Staff
  • Advisory Board for the Degree Programme in Construction and Civil Engineering

JAMK’s curricular work criteria for degree-awarding education are the starting point of the degree programme planning. The curriculum has been constructed as a co-operative process with construction industry employers and graduates of the degree programme. The viewpoints of these parties have been utilised in outlining the learning objectives and the competences produced by the degree. The viewpoints were mapped through advisory committee work and discussion events.

Contact information

Jukka Konttinen, Senior Lecturer, +358 40 825 5681
firstname.lastname@jamk.fi
Rajakatu 35
FI-40200 Jyväskylä