Degree level

Master’s degree (EQF 7)

Starting group code


Study methods

Part-time studies. Please, see the further information below.

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses

Contact information

Leppä-aho Jaakko

Leppä-aho Jaakko

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Logistiikka, Logistics
Teknologia, School of Technology
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​A university of applied sciences master’s degree programme that specialises in planning tasks and building production management.

Degree-related qualifications

A higher post-secondary degree is a qualification requirement for exceptionally demanding planning projects. (Guidelines on the qualifications for building planning projects published by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, publication YM2/601/2015)

Targeted competence

The students have the knowledge, skills and capabilities required for work in demanding professional tasks. They are able to meet the requirements of the planning and production management tasks valid at the given time in the building sector.

Your studies will offer insight on the topical aspects of the building sector, including building information modelling (BIM), energy efficiency and building health, such as indoor air quality issues, for example. You will also learn how to use all the up-to-date IT applications.

Degree profile

​This is a higher post-secondary degree that is a requirement of completing exceptionally demanding planning tasks.


The Prior Learning Recognition Procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and selection

Information about applying for degree programmes and student selection (only in Finnish)

Structure and completion of studies

​The studies include advanced professional studies, elective studies and a thesis, or a working-life development assignment. The studies consist of courses and larger competence areas.

Your studies will offer insight on the topical aspects of the building sector, including building information modelling (BIM), energy efficiency and building health, such as indoor air quality issues, for example. You will also learn how to use all the up-to-date IT applications.

The training is carried out in cooperation with the Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

Building information modelling 5 cr
The students learn how to use building information modelling tools and the contents and use of the General Building Model Requirements (2012). The goals of building information modelling in the fields of building planning, structure planning and building project production are explored.

Energy-efficient building 5 cr
The course introduces the concept of life-cycle planning and the features impacting the energy consumption of buildings and built-up environments and the ecological impacts of their building and use. The goal is for the students to be able to take the aforementioned matters into account in their planning tasks and to be able to use the various methods in different contexts in an expedient and environmentally sensible way so that the requirements laid down in the Land Use and Building Act are observed.

Construction contracting and steering of planning 5 cr
The students understand and master the construction project as a whole from the perspectives of the constructor, building production and the project. After completing the course, the students will have a command of the main principles of building information modelling of a construction project and know how to manage the process of building information modelling in the role of a BIM coordinator, manager or expert. The students understand what BIM is and what kind of a role it has in a construction project and during the life cycle of a property.

BIM+ 5 cr
The students understand the most recent technological developments in BIM and computer-assisted construction.

Indoor air quality 5 cr
The students are aware of the most important indoor quality factors, whether chemical, biological or physical, and the reference values for taking measures. The students are aware of the impacts that indoor environments have on human health and the concept of a health hazard.

Thesis (30 cr):
The thesis is a research or development project serving working life with a clear practical application and a mission to support the student’s career development. In the master’s thesis, the student demonstrates the ability to apply research data and to use the selected methods for itemising and solving working life problems as well as a readiness for independent challenging specialist work.

In addition to the above, the studies include 5 cr of elective studies that support the development of expertise, which the students include in their studies in accordance with their personal competence targets. These studies can also be chosen from JAMK's other master's degree programmes or the selection of studies offered by other institutes of higher education.

The student’s thesis and development assignments, completed as a part of course work, may be connected to the implementation of research, development and innovation activities and projects in the Future Factory learning environment or development of business activities in the joint entrepreneurship studies of the university of applied sciences.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Assessment and learning guidance

Learning outcomes are assessed in relation to the learning objectives of the course. Assessment decisions are based on the assessment criteria provided in the course descriptions. Courses are assessed on the assessment scale specified in the course description. According to its purpose, the scale may be either of five steps: 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory) and 1 (adequate) or a pass (P)/fail (0). Completion of the course has been failed (fail (0)) if the student does not achieve the minimum outcomes set for completion of the course.

The student has the right to know how the criteria apply him or her. Course performance is recorded in the transcript of records no later than one month after the declared time of completion of the course and always before the end of the school year.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Study methods

The studies are carried out in cooperation with the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Some of the modules might be arranged in Jyväskylä or Kuopio only. However, the goal is to offer the students an opportunity to take part in contact studies at their own campus. You will study independently and as a part of a group. As a general rule, contact studies take place every other week on Fridays from 1 to 8 pm and, if needed, on Thursdays from 4 to 9 pm.


Being awarded a Master’s degree certificate requires the student to 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.

Professional profiles of graduates with examples

The master’s degree significantly advances the graduates’ career development and it has increased their labour market value in existing or often also new and more challenging positions.

Further studies

The master's degree of the university of applied sciences is a Master's degree of a University. The graduate may get the opportunity to continue their studies in the scientific or artistic studies of universities (§ 37/558/2009). Students can also continue for example by applying for the corresponding follow-up training programs at foreign universities. The University of Applied Sciences also offers continuing education opportunities for specialisation studies, Higher Education Level Apprenticeship Training as well as in working life based continuing education. All further studies must be applied for separately.


​The Savonia University of Applied Sciences has taken part in the planning of the project. ​The views of industry representatives and other specialists in managerial and expert positions in the field have been taken into account in the creation of the curriculum of the degree programme. The curriculum has been reviewed in personal discussions with the specialists in question and the advisory board of the degree programme. The views of students and graduates of the degree programme have also been taken into account in developing the curriculum. These views have been collected in personal discussions, feedback for the degree programme, course feedback and comprehensive feedback surveys for students of the degree programme. The starting point of the degree programme supports the student’s learning process, which has been taken into account in the planning of competence areas and the structuring of assessment.