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At Institute of Technology there are 13 Bachelor-level degree programmes and three Masters-level degree programmes out of which in three all tuition is in English.

The content of the engineering education has diversified in many ways during the past years. It is still reasonable to start the studies with the basic studies; they will prepare the students for the professional studies. Basic studies include also other mathematical and natural scientific subjects and a large number (internationally seen) of different languages. Economic studies have a major role in the core requirement.

Professional studies prepare the students for the engineering profession they chose when applying to their degree programme. Some of the professional studies are compulsory to all and some are optional. In addition to permanent staff, professional studies are partly implemented by lecturers, in other words experts from working life organise the studies.

In the the engineering education separate courses are combined in some degree programmes into larger entities, modules. The aim is to organise separate coursies into coherent entities. A major part of the studies is implemented in laboratories and as various projects. These study methods aim to develop the student’s initiative and self-direction.

At EVTEK the students are encouraged to open interaction and learning together, in other words an essential part of studies is implemented as group work.

Bachelor’s Thesis, independently completed final year project, crowns the study time. With this work the student shows the ability to apply the knowledge attained and the ability to complete the project efficiently. In most cases the final project is carried out in working life. 


Structure of the Engineering Education

At EVTEK the studies are implemented in degree programmes. The degree programme comprises basic studies, professional studies, elective studies, industrial placement, maturity test and Bachelor’s Thesis. Students are selected to the degree programmes.

The studies are organised and implemented as courses. The courses are compulsory, optional or elective. Compulsory courses contain basic studies and professional studies. Optional professional courses contain alternative courses. The elective studies module (15 credit points) can contain also for example student tutoring and marketing.

The study plan of a degree programme specifies the goals, the subject matter to be covered and the extent of the credit points, implementation principles of the studies and teaching and the required achievements.

Parts of the study plan can also be completed in other polytechnics, in higher education institutions in the field of science or art, in Finland or abroad, or in other institutions of corresponding level according to separate decision on the matter.

Below is the structure of the Engineering Degree:

Bachelor of Engineering 240 credit points
Basic Studies 70 credit points
Professional studies 110 credit points
Elective studies 15 credit points
Industrial placement 30 credit points
Bachelor’s Thesis 15 credit points

Basic Studies

Basic studies give the natural scientific and technical-economic basis for the professional studies. Basic studies contain mathematics, physics, languages and communication, IT, economic subjects, study techniques and environmental technology.

Professional Studies

The professional studies cover the central subjects needed in professional working life. They create the basis for the more specialised optional professional studies. The options in professional studies vary in different degree programmes. More information can be found on the homepages of each degree programme.

Elective Studies

Students can choose the content of the elective studies (15 ECTS credits) from EVTEK or from another polytechnic or higher education institution.
Degree programmes can also have their own elective study units (see home page of the degree programme).

Industrial placement and Bachelor’s Thesis

The degree requirement contains 20 weeks (30 ECTS credits) industrial placement.

The Bachelor’s Thesis, which is an extensive research, design or survey project on a chosen sector of the studied field, will be completed independently during the last study year. The extent of the Bachelor’s Thesis is 15 ECTS credits which corresponds to 2,5 months of full time work (400h).

Master of Engineering (a second higher education degree)

The extent of the Master of Engineering degree is 60 ECTS credits and the duration of the studies is two years. In Information Technology the language of instruction is English.

The degree programme consists of Professional studies and a Final Year Project.  More information can be found on the homepages of Information Technology Master´s degree programme.


Adult Education

The Basic Objectives and Extent of the Studies

The basic objectives in the content of the degree studies in adult education are the same as in day studies. In principal the same subject areas will be covered. The same departments that are responsible for the daytime education also organise adult education. The extent of the engineering education (BEng) is 240 ECTS credits and the normative study time is approximately 4 years. On the basis of earlier vocational college level studies and work experience some study units can be substituted providing that the studies are comparable. Substitution of study units will shorten the study time. In practice the amount of credits to be completed varies between 180 and 240 ECTS credits. On the basis of a technician degree maximum 60 ECTS credits of the theoretical studies can be substituted. In these cases the technician degree must be completed less than 10 years ago and the degree must be from the same field.

Study Practises

The regulations and obligations of the day time studies are applied also to adult studies. For example registration for the academic year, registration for study units, exam practises and other regulations are the same for all students. The regulations concerning the student financial aid and other benefits during the study time may, however, be different. For example when granting student financial aid, one criterion is the amount of credits to be completed proportioned with the study time, in other words whether the studies are considered full-time or not.

The Form of Studies

The degree studies (BEng) directed to adult working students are implemented as multi-modal teaching: contact teaching is arranged on weeknights, on weekends and during intensive weeks. Thus the engineering degree can be completed while working at daytime.

The multi-modal teaching contains contact teaching, laboratory and project work, assignments and guided independent study. When possible, the education of working adults is made more flexible by arranging also project and on-the-job learning and network-based distance learning. The aim is to minimise the amount of contact teaching. Independent study and motivated students are the key factors in these degree programmes.

Study Time

The extent of the engineering degree is 240 ECTS credit points. The maximum study time for the extent of 240 ECTS credits is four academic years and one extended year. If a student completes all 240 ECTS credit points at EVTEK, he/she can register for a fifth study year in case the studies required for the degree are not completed in four years. The fifth study year is an extended year granted by EVTEK , in accordance with the Polytechnics Decree.  In practise the students follow their individual study plans and the study time granted by EVTEK may be shorter than four academic years. Substitution of studies will shorten the study time granted. In these cases the students can use the extended year after the study time set in the individual study plan has ended. The study time for the adult students is determined in the individual study plan. The study time is determined by the credit points: 60 ECTS credit points correspond to one academic year and 30 credits one semester.

Individual Study Plan (ISP)

In the beginning of the studies an individual study plan will be planned for the adult students. In this plan the students’ education and work history as well as personal development plans will be taken into consideration, not forgetting the BEng degree requirements. ISP will be drawn up with the head of the degree programme. At this point also the original school and work certificates will be checked. The ISP determines the extent of the studies to be completed at EVTEK and the study time.

Maturity Test

Engineering students will write a maturity test on the subject field of their Theses. In this test the students will demonstrate the familiarity with the studied field and the proficiency in the Finnish language. Students whose mother tongue is Finnish and who study in an English degree programme will write their maturity test in Finnish, other students in English.