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Degree Programme in Civil Engineering

Autumn 2012

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Core Requirement Studies
Geometry and Systems of Equations 3
Functions 3
Differential Calculus 3
Probability and Statistics 3    
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations 3  
Physics and Chemistry
Fluids and Thermal Physics 3
Mechanics 3
Statics 4  
Chemistry of Construction Materials 3    
Chemistry 3  
Building Physics 3    
Physics Laboratory Projects 3
Mechanics of Materials 3    
Finnish for Foreigners 1 3
Finnish for Foreigners 2 3
Finnish for Foreigners 3 3
Swedish at Work 3    
Finnish Communication Skills for Technology 3
Working life Finnish and Academic Communication Skills 3    
Technical Writing and Presentation Skills 3
Working Life English for SBE 3  
Academic English Communication for SBE 3    
Introduction to Studies 3
Professional Studies
Industrial Business and Facility Management
Project Management 3
Life Cycle Calculations 3  
Basics of Construction Economics 3  
Contracts 3      
Facility management 3    
Interaction Skills and Leadership 3    
Information, CAD and BIM technologies
CAD Technology 3
Construction IT applications 3
Basics of Building Information Modelling 3  
Advanced Applications of Building Information Modelling 3    
Construction Engineering
Basic Structures 3
Building Structures and Geotechnics 4    
Timber and Masonry Structures 4      
Building Envelope Structures 3    
Basics of Construction Works 3  
Site Management 4      
Construction Site Planning 3    
Renovation Fundamentals 4    
Management of Renovation 3      
Building Services Engineering
Building Service Systems 3
Heating and Ventilation Technology 3  
Basics in Automation Technology 3  
Water and Sewage Systems 3  
Energy Economy of Buildings 3    
Heating Technology 3  
Indoor Environment Technology 3    
Production and Distribution of Electricity 3  
Electricity Use in Buildings 3  
Lighting Design 3      
Life Cycle Engineering
Life Cycle Assessment 3  
Environmental Risk Management 3    
Sustainable Community Planning 3      
Renewable Energy Systems 3    
Cleaning of Polluted Soil and Water 3      
Project studies
Environmental Assessment Introductory Project 6
Innovation Project 10    
Elective Studies
Building Physics Simulations 3      
Information Technology and Computing Skills 3
Finnish for Foreigners 4 3  
Finnish for Foreigners 5 3  
Work Placement
Work Placement 1 15  
Work Placement 2 15      
Final Project
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6067665628.531.53136363041151216.51813.516.514.5211518.517.5201019227.57.5

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.


Degree Programme in Civil Engineering

Level of qualification
Bachelor of Engineering

Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Engineering

Specific admission requirements
Application to Bachelor's degrees conducted as daytime studies takes place online through the joint application system. The general admissions criteria of Metropolia are applied.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
According to Metropolia's common rules and instructions >>

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 240 ECTS points during 8 semesters. An academic year of daytime studies is equivalent to 60 ECTS points.

See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS: >>

Profile of the programme
This new engineering degree will offer both general building engineering skills and the understanding of the principles of life cycle engineering in buildings. The student will learn the basics of civil engineering, indoor environment energy and skills in facility management.

Key learning outcomes
The study programme contains a total of 240 ECTS credits including the subjects mentioned above, elective studies, projects, work placement and a Bachelor's Thesis, usually commissioned by our partners in industry. A significant part (over 60 ECTS) of the studies will be carried out in real working life projects, starting from the first study year. An international exchange period can be included in the third year curriculum.

Occupational profiles of graduates
At the building site a sustainable building engineer is able to use recycled materials, minimize the waste flows and avoid damages to the surrounding nature. As a facility manager, he/she knows how to reduce the use of energy and other resources, and where to locate new activities in a sustainable manner.

Access to further studies
Opportunities for further study are a Master's degree as well as a Master of Science degree, which give validity to more complex construction specialist positions.

Course structure diagram
The course structure diagram is specified in the programme study plan>>

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Course assessment criteria are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. At the beginning of the course, students will be informed on the assessment principles which must be based on the course objectives.

Assessment applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.

Different components of a course may be assessed individually.
The assessment scale is as follows: 5 excellent 4 very good 3 good 2 very satisfactory 1 satisfactory 0 fail H pass

The grade of an approved course cannot be upgraded in a re-sit. Students that fail a course may re-sit the exam twice on specified dates.

Students will be provided with feedback and assessment within four weeks of their course performance and in any case well before the next possible retake. The teacher in charge of the course will ensure that the course grades are entered in the study credit register after the assessments have been made public. Grades for successfully completed courses that have been entered in the study credit register cannot be erased. The course coordinator or teacher files the documents used as the basis for student assessment for six months, counting from the publication of the assessment.

Graduation requirements
A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses to meet a minimum of 240 ECTS credit requirement

Mode of study
Full-time, daytime studies

Programme director
Head of Degree Programme Simo Hoikkala
tel 020 7836 024