Mechanical engineering is a constantly developing, versatile and modern science. In addition to traditional mechanics and machine building it also includes for example robotics, industrial internet and 3D scanning. Mechanical designing uses modern calculus, simulation and design software tools as well as automated production and manufacturing technologies when developing intelligent machines and equipment for the future needs.
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology degree program allows students to focus on production systems, design of mechanical systems or simulation and modelling.
Students of the Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology degree program, who graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, have a broad knowledge base in mathematics and natural sciences.
Bachelors of engineering graduates have the necessary design, production and automation skills required in mechanical engineering. In addition, they are well-versed in materials technology, which is necessary in the selection of raw materials. They also have deep and up-to-date knowledge about either design of mechanical systems or production systems. In each of these areas, mechanical engineers are able to utilize the relevant computer-based tools.
Graduates also master all general working life needs, like economic thinking, ability to work in teams and communication skills.
In addition to general engineering skills the degree program allows you will develop deeper knowledge in the design processes and methods of machines, equipment, products and structures as well as in production technology, production planning and modern manufacturing methods.
The first two years of studies are similar for all mechanical engineering and production technology students, and after that you can choose one or more of the following 15 credit profiling study modules:
- design of industrial appliances
- structural analysis
- manufacturing automation in the workshop.
Profiling study modules are in total 75 credits, so students may also choose:
- advanced mathematics study module, which is recommended for students who aim to apply for master studies after completing bachelor’s degree
- studies from the mechanical engineering degree program conducted in Finnish language
- industrial management online studies (read more about these below)
- studies from other degree programs at HAMK (for example 15 credit Maintenance study module from electrical and automation engineering in Valkeakoski campus)
- summer studies from HAMK and other universities of applied science
- international exchange studies in partner university abroad.
Industrial Management studies complete mechanical engineering studies
The profession of an engineer requires not only professional skills and competence but also understanding of entireties as well as managing them. In the studies of industrial management, logistics and business operations you will combine the perspective of business economics to your engineering studies. You will learn to lead and manage projects, plan and develop production, supply chains and industrial services. All these are extremely important skills needed in the field of engineering.
Industrial management studies consist of four 15 credit study modules and a couple of individual courses, creating in total more than 70 credits of optional professional studies. You can choose to study 1-4 modules (15-60 credits) from these studies.
Possible study plan:
1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year Orientation to Engineering studies, 15 CR Engineering design 2, 15 CR Manufacturing, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR Actuators, 15 CR Machine Automation, 15 CR Profiling Modul 15 CR Thesis 15 CR Materials and Manufacturing, 15 CR Design and Calculation of Machine Elements, 15 CR Workshop Automation, 15 CR Free timing: Engineering Design 1, 15 CR Dynamics and Thermodynamics, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR Work placement, 30 CR
Design of mechanical systems
1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year Orientation to Engineering studies,
Engineering design 2,
Profiling Module 15 CR Actuators, 15 CR Machine Automation,
Profiling Modul, 15 CR Thesis 15 CR Materials and Manufacturing, 15 CR Design and Calculation of Machine Elements,
Mechanical Engineering, 15 CR Free timing: Engineering Design 1,
Dynamics and Thermodynamics, 15 CR Profiling Module 15 CR Work placement, 30 CR
The graduates are well-recognized experts in cross-cultural teams and projects thanks to their strong skills in English and intercultural communication, which also opens the door to many career opportunities.
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology graduates have a wide range of career choices around the world. A typical employer is a design engineering office, small- or medium-size workshop or a large global company. A common career path may lead to expert tasks, managerial duties or entrepreneurship.