Bachelor’s Degrees

Univer­si­ties of Applied Sciences are insti­tu­tions that, together with univer­si­ties, offer higher educa­tion. UAS grad­u­ates are profes­sion­ally oriented experts in their own fields. Studies are based on the newest theo­ret­i­cal knowl­edge and, simul­ta­ne­ously, they are strongly orien­tated towards working life. The acquired skills are applic­a­ble already during the studies in projects carried out in working life, various assign­ments, thesis and the compul­sory prac­ti­cal training.

The struc­ture and dura­tion of studies

A UAS degree consists of common core studies, comple­men­tary studies, prac­ti­cal train­ing and a thesis. It takes 3.5—4.5 years to take a degree and its scope is degree-specific: 210 ECTS credits (3.5 years), 240 ECTS credits (4 years). A student’s work load is approx­i­mately 60 ECTS credits per year.

Take a look at our programmes!

Degree in Infor­ma­tion and Commu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) provides you with a wide knowhow for working on the ICT field in Finland.

The Degree Programme in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness enables you to develop exper­tise required in global busi­ness. The main focus of the studies is on inter­na­tional market­ing as a part of success­ful business. 

student making a test in a laboratory

The four-year degree gives you strong exper­tise in intel­li­gent produc­tion, sales, product and service life cycle manage­ment, and in team and project lead­er­ship. The major inter­na­tional busi­ness part­ners of our univer­sity partic­i­pate actively in the training. 

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes taught in Finnish

Bach­e­lor of busi­ness administration

Busi­ness Econom­ics 210 cr, 3.5 years 

You will study busi­ness in an inter­na­tional, oper­a­tive envi­ron­ment. You will be provided with a solid base in market­ing, finan­cial admin­is­tra­tion and law. In your studies your will have various commis­sioned projects and you will be able to create busi­ness contacts and networks. You will comple­ment your studies for example by study­ing entre­pre­neur­ship and manage­r­ial skills. Part of the studies are virtual.

Busi­ness Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy 210 cr, 3.5 years

You will be provided with compe­tences to utilise infor­ma­tion and commu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy in soft­ware produc­tion, busi­ness oper­a­tion devel­op­ment, data system inte­gra­tion and devel­op­ment projects. In the studies of game program­ming you will learn to imple­ment game logic and char­ac­ters into a game devel­op­ment envi­ron­ment. The studies can be taken virtually.

Bach­e­lor of engineering

Energy and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing 240 cr, 4 years

You will learn to develop indus­try produc­tions to be envi­ron­men­tally friendly, plan renew­able energy solu­tions and to measure and analyse the state of the envi­ron­ment. You will study water economy, math­e­matic and natural scien­tific subjects, busi­ness, entre­pre­neur­ship and project manage­ment. You will gain skills to solve various prob­lems with the means of sustain­able devel­op­ment and technology.

Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing 240 cr, 4 years

You will study machines and produc­tion line plan­ning, produc­tion and main­te­nance. In mechan­i­cal design your studies will concen­trate on design­ing and devel­op­ing machines and machine systems for the mechan­i­cal and metal indus­try. You will study produc­tion oper­a­tions, devel­op­ment and tech­niques as well as produc­tion system automa­ti­sa­tion and organ­is­ing resources.

Civil Engi­neer­ing 240 cr, 4 years

Your will learn to plan, imple­ment and main­tain high quality build­ings. You can deepen your studies in struc­tural design or build­ing produc­tion. Our focus area is wood construc­tion. The studies are based on Euronorms, which will also enable you to operate inter­na­tion­ally. You will be able to take part in genuine build­ing projects and use modern research equip­ment in our construc­tion laboratory.

Build­ing Services Engi­neer­ing 240 cr, 4 years

You will learn to plan, imple­ment and main­tain the tech­ni­cal enti­ties of a build­ing such as elec­tric­ity and HVAC plan­ning and related build­ing automa­tion solu­tions. You will study e.g. math­e­matic-scien­tific theo­ries, plan­ning and imple­men­ta­tion skills, product devel­op­ment and the idea of main­te­nance concept during the life cycle of build­ing services engineering.

Bach­e­lor of natural resources

Forestry 240 cr, 4 years

You will gain compe­tences in wood procure­ment, renew­able energy, forest bioe­con­omy busi­ness oper­a­tions and entre­pre­neur­ship. Forestry and ecology, util­is­ing forest resource plan­ning and forest manage­ment, forest and envi­ron­men­tal legis­la­tion, languages and commu­ni­ca­tion will ensure your professionalism. 

Bach­e­lor of health care

Phys­io­ther­apy 210 cr, 3.5 years

You will study health promo­tion, mobil­ity and func­tional ability as part of clients’ reha­bil­i­ta­tion. The studies include prac­ti­cal train­ing, during which you will learn phys­io­ther­apy in versa­tile oper­a­tive settings. Part of the prac­ti­cal train­ing can be conducted in our learn­ing and service envi­ron­ment Voimala.

Nursing 210 cr, 3.5 years

You will learn to imple­ment care, quality and patient safety and perform various nursing proce­dures and multi-profes­sional team­work in a simu­la­tion learn­ing envi­ron­ment and prac­tise in social and health care units.

Public Health Nursing 240 cr, 4 years 

You will develop to become an expert in the field of nursing and health promo­tion and learn to support indi­vid­u­als and commu­ni­ties in their own health and well-being. You will under­stand the preven­tion of health risks and illnesses, take care of the ill and develop a healthy environment.

Geron­tol­ogy 210 cr, 3,5 years 

Your will study multi­dis­ci­pli­nary geron­tol­ogy and develop to become an expert in the field of active ageing. The themes in the studies are health, func­tional capac­ity, and well-being. 

Occu­pa­tional Therapy, 210 cr, 3.5 years

Degree Programme in Occu­pa­tional Therapy provides you with an exten­sive knowl­edge in occu­pa­tional therapy. You will gain an under­stand­ing of human func­tional capac­ity, occu­pa­tion, envi­ron­ment and the under­ly­ing factors. Occu­pa­tional therapy takes a process approach and you as a reha­bil­i­ta­tion profes­sional will encounter and support your clients with exper­tise of the latest research in the field.

Bach­e­lor of social services

Social Services 210 cr, 3.5 years

You will gain skills to encounter and guide people in differ­ent life situ­a­tions. The studies include contents which you will explore from a social peda­gog­i­cal view­point with a hands-on approach. You will also have the possi­bil­ity to obtain the qual­i­fi­ca­tion of a kinder­garten teacher.

Bach­e­lor of culture and arts

Commu­ni­ca­tion 240 cr, 4 years

You will become an expert in media commu­ni­ca­tion for compa­nies and commu­ni­ties. You will deepen your studies in audio-visual media (produc­tion, scriptwrit­ing, sound design, video produc­tion) or online media (concept and media plan­ning, mobile technology). 

Bach­e­lor of hospi­tal­ity management

Tourism, 210 cr, 3,5 years

You will learn to produc­tize and market nature, culture, and event tourism services. You will gain compe­tences in creat­ing memo­rable and prof­itable enti­ties which are marketed in versa­tile ways. Essen­tial subjects are also service, commu­ni­ca­tion and coop­er­a­tive skills as well as the prin­ci­ples of a prof­itable and respon­si­ble business.