Degree level and field of study

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6), Technology

Starting group code

TKN19S1 (full-time studies)
TKN19SM (part-time studies)

Forms of study

Full-time and part-time studies. Please, see the further information below.

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses (full-time studies)

Individual courses (part-time studies)

Contact information

Luosma Petri

Luosma Petri

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Teollisuustekniikka, Industrial Engineering
Teknologia, School of Technology
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M Sc (Mech Eng)


People need machines to improve and support their wellbeing. Easy-to-use and safe machines are one of the most important sources of welfare today. Affordable and high-quality production guarantees the availability of this source of welfare for most people. JAMK’s Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering educates students to design and develop such machinery and equipment and their high-quality production methods. Based on the specialisation option, the degree programme produces specialists in product development/design and production technology. In their personal learning plan, students may also focus their area of competence on industrial engineering or entrepreneurship.

Practical applications, along with projects and exercises completed for companies play an essential role in the studies. Thanks to our extensive international cooperation network, some of the studies and projects involve international students, which helps build the foundation for an international approach – an increasingly important requirement in the work of a mechanical engineer.

Mechanical engineers design and commission the latest technologies in workshop production, or perform various product development and design tasks related to machines and equipment. The cooperation between the degree programme in mechanical engineering and foreign schools and companies provides the students with the opportunity to form strong internal ties. The programme is also characterised by its entrepreneurial perspective and attitude.

Key learning outcomes

Engineers who graduate from the Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering will have a clear conception of their learning and they will understand the importance of continuing studying in working life as well. They are familiar with and capable of utilising the methods and tools used in working life. Thanks to their solid background in mathematics and natural sciences, they are able to learn new things in the industry quickly and effortlessly.

The specialisation option in product development focuses strongly on machine design and user-oriented design. The students become familiar with the dimensioning of machines, their components and machine assemblies with state-of-the-art software, along with their underlying principles.

In production technology, the methods used in the development and troubleshooting of production systems and networks will become just some of the strengths of a newly graduated engineer. Principal competencies also include production automation and manufacturing processes. The specialisation also provides competence in the development of state-of-the-art maintenance.

Professional growth and know-how

The structure of the personal learning plan and the timing of courses are different in full-time and part-time studies.

Early on in their studies, all students will prepare a Personal Learning Plan under the guidance of a career tutor, including the planned courses and their completion times.

Forms of study

The full-time studies follow a weekly schedule and include plenty of classroom and laboratory teaching. In addition to this, the students have exercises and assignments to be completed independently (individually or in groups).

In order to participate in part-time studies, the students must be capable of operating in digital learning environments. The part-time studies flexibly combine self-learning, distance learning and classroom learning in order to reduce the dependence of the studies on place and time. This type of studying form requires more self-direction from the students. Part-time studies will suit you if you have previous experience in the field, or if you want more flexibility regarding the time or place of completing your studies due to your life situation.

Working life cooperation and learning

Mechanical engineering is a continuously developing field. New software, systems and devices are coming onto the market on a constant basis. This development is also taken into account in the planning of learning objectives for the degree programme. The learning environments and laboratory equipment are also upgraded on a constant basis in response to these needs.

Working life-orientation is apparent to students throughout their studies. During the first courses, visits to the companies in the region – potential future workplaces – will be arranged where possible. Later on, the students will be provided with project courses that address assignments received from companies. Visiting lecturers invited from companies will familiarise the students with the latest practices. The exercises and laboratory assignments in professional subjects are as consistent as possible with authentic working life duties.

The studies include practical training worth 30 ECTS credits that is completed in roles relevant to the student’s field of study. This gives the student a good idea of the roles that will await a newly graduated engineer. A bachelor’s thesis worth 15 ECTS credits is completed towards the end of studies. The majority of bachelor’s thesis topics are various kinds of development assignments for companies. They are often completed at the companies’ facilities.


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).


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

The study programme prepares students for production development and expert tasks or various types of product development and design tasks. In addition to this, it provides capabilities for acting as an entrepreneur and, with experience, serving in supervisory positions.

Production engineering: production development and control tasks. Production management for those with more experience.

Product development: product development and machine design tasks and, with experience, supervisory tasks in product development and design.

You can use the elective studies to supplement your studies to support procurement tasks, for example.

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).


The aim of the degree programme in Mechanical Engineering is to produce engineers that meet the needs of trade and industry. With that in mind, 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 competence targets.

The competence targets are prepared by a work group consisting of teachers of the degree programmes. The members of the group negotiate with representatives of trade and industry in their respective fields on 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 a committee consisting of representatives of trade and industry, student members, the Head of Department and the Programme Coordinator.

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