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. The degree program makes use of the possibilities of new technology in a practical learning process that contains plenty of doing things by oneself.

New, efficient and inexpensive IT devices especially are an avenue for interesting opportunities in automation engineering.

Electrical and automation engineers typically work in high technology companies as planners and specialists, and with enough experience, in supervisory roles as well. Their work is most often done in multidisciplinary teams of specialists in an international environment.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 academic years
Studies begin: January/September
Language of instruction: English


  • Objectives

    An engineer specialized in electrical and automation engineering has to know how to plan electrification and automation both for ordinary household appliances as well as complicated industrial production equipment. Moreover, they need to be able to apply their skills and knowledge of electrical and automation engineering to other application areas as well, such as lighting, traffic, lift control, robotics etc.

    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.

  • Structure

    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
  • Career opportunities

    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.

    Success in these tasks requires, in addition to technical competence, an active attitude, team-work skills, travel readiness, multicultural competence, a customer-first way of thinking and public speaking skills as well as a minimum of good written and oral skills in English.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
January & September

 Application period:
October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019


Tuition fee:
8700€ / year

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