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Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS

Bachelor of Engineering, BEng

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Jussi Laari
Head of Degree Programme Land Surveying
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Specific admission requirements

No specific admission requirements. General admission requirements are applied.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences students may apply for identification and accreditation of prior learning as part of their compulsory or optional studies, provided they have prior learning corresponding to the curriculum before the course in question begins.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Please refer to the Metropolia’s Degree Regulations available on >>

Profile of the programme

Land surveyors are employed in professional and private sector alike. As a profession land surveying is diverse and multidisciplinary. Surveying technologies, environmental and land use planning, geoinformation systems and real estate techniques are all part of the discipline. One of the key learning objectives in this degree programme is to learn a wide range of skills needed in the land surveying sector in order to be competent in this multidisciplinary field.

Key learning outcomes

The objective of the degree programme in land surveying is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required in the field. The students will learn the commonly used measurement and calculation methods, and will be able to develop and apply them critically in surveying and mapping tasks. By studying geoinformatics the student will learn to use modern spatial data systems both in society in general and in community planning and register data management in particular.
Besides technical know-how, the qualities required of a land surveyor are an ability to work in a team, initiative and open-mindedness. In addition, many tasks require entrepreneurship, economic understanding and three-dimensional conceptualization. The technical competence is supported by a good command of both domestic and foreign languages.
The students will acquire the basic IT skills needed in land surveying. In addition, further training is provided on programming and application and data system development for those interested.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Land surveying as a profession has long traditions and nowadays it is a diverse and interesting profession utilizing various applications of demanding space technology and information technology both in positioning and improving living conditions. With the help of information technology, data warehouses and registers can be transformed into applicable spatial data, which is then developed into clear illustrations for planners or simple presentations for non-experts.
On the other hand, there are jobs in the real estate sector and in areal planning with a close contact to people and environmental issues. Many land surveyors are employed for example as planners in municipalities. Several nationally important issues, such as legal protection in real estate ownership and financing are based on land surveyors’ reliable forming and registration of real estate.
As satellite positioning is becoming more common in Europe, the role of a land surveyor as an expert of coordinate systems will be emphasized. The active sector of building and soil construction continues to be a significant employer of Bachelors of Engineering in Land Surveying.
Land surveyors are employed in various tasks by hundreds of municipalities in Finland. As the post-war baby boomers are retiring, there will be a number of vacancies in the near future, also in the National Land Survey of Finland. At the same time the private sector continues to be a major employer of land surveyors in tasks related to building, planning and information technology in particular.

Access to further studies

Master’s studies in the higher education sector.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 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 must be informed on the assessment principles which must be based on the course objectives. Assessment takes primarily place for each course and applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If necessary, different components of a course may be assessed individually. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.
The assessment scale is as follows: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2), satisfactory (1), fail (0) and pass (P). Any deviations of this scale will be decided by the President.

Graduation requirements

Completing the studies as directed in the curriculum and Metropolia’s Degree Regulations.

Mode of study

Full-time studies

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

The work placement is during studies. The studies are based on the working life's needs.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Several possibilities to study abroad.