Degree level and field of study

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6), Technology

Starting group code

TER19S1

Forms of study

Full-time and part-time studies

Structure of studies

Individual courses (full-time studies)

Individual courses (part-time studies)

Intended competence

Contact information

Nuutinen Marjukka

Nuutinen Marjukka

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Teollisuustekniikka, Industrial Engineering
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358505547169

Description

The study of energy and environmental technology prepares students for a diverse range of specialist, development and supervisory positions in energy technology, energy efficiency of industry and buildings, and management of environmental matters.

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, and electrical and automation engineering.

Key learning outcomes

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.

Professional growth and know-how

The major subject in energy and environmental technology studies is energy technology; its central perspective concerns energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions. You will learn to design and develop distributed energy solutions, industrial processes and larger-scale energy production. You may deepen your competence with optional studies in energy production, energy efficiency of buildings, resource efficiency, maintenance or forest industry.

Working life cooperation and learning

The studies include a practical training period of approximately five months that is completed in companies in the field. Additionally, excursions to companies, guest lecturers from company representatives and project assignments completed for companies diversify the content of the studies and strengthen their working life orientation.

Accreditation

Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide. Students also have alternative study options available to them at partner universities (e.g. other universities of applied sciences and universities as well as EduFutura) and in free-access online portals (CampusOnline).

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.

Degree-related qualifications

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

Professional profiles of graduates

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 management of energy efficiency of buildings and industry and environmental matters, 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 your education in energy and environmental technology, you will have also completed the theoretical studies required to serve as a supervisor of pressure equipment.

Further studies

Students may, after graduation and a working career of at least three years, continue their studies on 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 on master’s degree-level programmes. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life-based continuing education.

A student who completes a master’s degree at a university of applied sciences may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37).

Planning

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.

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