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Bachelor’s Degree (UAS), Undergraduate Programmes

Sustainable Building Engineering

Autumn 2014

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Introduction to the built environment
(Select 30 ECTS)
Introduction to the built environment 15
Math and Science Basics 1 5
Finnish for Foreigners 1 5
Engineering Finnish and Communication Skills 5
Math and Science Basics 2 5
Theoretic Basis of Design
(Select 30 ECTS)
Fluid Flow and Thermal Physics 5
Environmental Assessment Introductory Project 5
Finnish for Foreigners 2 5
Swedish for Civil Engineers 5
Math and Science Basics 3 5
Statics 5
Construction IT 5
Buildings and Construction
Material chemistry and communication skills 5  
Basics of Structural Mechanics 5  
Foundation and Soil Engineering 5  
Basics of Structural Design 5  
Building Physics 5  
Basics of Construction Economics 5  
Structures and Building Service Systems
Design of Structural Elements 15  
Basic Building Services Systems 15  
Life cycle management
Facility Management 5    
Life Cycle and Energy Calculations 5    
Environmental Risk Management 10    
Sustainable Community Planning 5    
Renovation 5    
Elective module
(Select 20 ECTS)
Optional studies in sustainable building engineering
Job Site Project 1 2                                                        
Finnish for Foreigners 3 5                                                        
Finnish for Foreigners 4 5                                                        
Building surveying 5                                                        
Near zero-energy buildings 5                                                        
Utilization of building information models in construction 5                                                        
Innovation Project
Innovation Project 10    
Industrial Business 5    
Work Placement
Work Placement 1 10      
Work Placement 2 10      
Work Placement 3 10      
Work Placement
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
Elective Studies
(Select 10 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 70604545353530303015202517.517.517.517.51515151515157.57.5101012.512.5

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


The degree programme gives an overview of sustainability in the built environment. Engineers graduated from the programme can work, for example, in the environmental assessment of buildings or building projects, or in international design and project tasks.
This broad degree gives good professional, practical and procedural knowledge in engineering, completed with specialized knowledge on sustainablity in the built environment. Engineering task require, in addition to strong professional knowledge, problem solving skills, mathematical and economical thinking, group work and management skills, ablity to use ICT, and language and communication skills. The studies focus on practically orientated problem solving, learning by doing. They improve co-operation skills and multi-cultural communication skills .
The studies comprise of:
- 95 op common studies for the degree programme. These studies are similar to the common studies of the degree programme in civil engineering (taught in Finnish). this enables mobility between the degree programmes.
- 60 op Professional studies containing structural design, building services systems and life cycle engineering.
- 10 op Innovation project
- 30 op Elective module and elective studies
- 30 op Work placement
- 15 op Thesis
- 240 op Total