The degree program in Electrical and Automation Engineering is focused on electrical engineering and the automation of production machines and equipment. In addition, you get familiar with production facility maintenance, distributed energy production applications and smart controls.

This program offered by HAMK takes advantage of the newest technology. In other words, it’s used in the practical learning process that contains plenty of doing things by yourself.

After graduation, you will be able to design, develop and implement new systems and solutions related to electrification and automation.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • 4 academic years / 240 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 9 700€ / academic year
  • Campus: Valkeakoski

Edunation application period

Regular Admissions
• 25.10.2023 - TBA
Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2023
• Study hub in Finland: 17.07.2023

As a bachelor of engineering specializing in electrical and automation engineering, you have the competence required for designing electrification and automation for buildings and industrial production equipment. You are able to make use of your studies in applying electrical and automation engineering to different application areas, such as lighting, traffic and lift control as well as robotics.

HAMK aims to provide all of its students with these skills, and help them apply the things they learn in class to real-life situations.

The degree program in electrical and automation engineering is focused on electrical engineering, the automation of production machines and equipment, production facility maintenance, distributed energy production applications, and smart controls.

Content of electrical and automation engineering study modules

1st year                    2nd year                     3rd year                  4th year

Fundamentals of Automation Engineering Production of Electric Power and Energy Metering Distributed Energy Production Applications Final Thesis
Practical Automation Applications Process Automation Automation Application in Smart Home Maintenance
ICT in Automation Applied Programming Advanced Automation Technologies Work Placement 1
Applied Metrology Automation and Electrical Wiring Design Production Automation Design Work Placement 2

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Automation Engineering typically work in planning and specialist tasks. These tasks are available in, for example, production facilities, planning and consultancy firms as well as equipment and software sales companies.

Planning tasks often consist of projects that focus on, for example, planning and implementing the electrification and automatic control of production equipment and processes. Electrifying residential and production buildings as well as building automation are also typical tasks in the work of a Planning Engineer, as well as tasks relating to work machines, traffic guidance systems and the electricity supply.

Sales and marketing tasks often include mapping the customer’s needs, guiding them in questions that relate to electrical and automation engineering, and the sales and marketing of suitable systems. Their work is often project sales that can include multiple, international companies operating in various fields. Training customers to use their new product can also be included in their tasks.

Maintenance tasks include tasks that relate to the electrical and automation engineering of production equipment and processes. They ensure a factory’s or production equipment’s uninterrupted operation for a predetermined period. Tasks include, for example, mapping the failure rate of a piece of production equipment as well as the definition of tasks during planned maintenance outages.

Our Edunation Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to HAMK’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 46-59, Duolingo 85-90, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

Students are pre-screened on a first-come, first-served basis.

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.

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