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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

EI19SP Bachelor Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Methods and implementation

Savonia provides education which is guided by OIS thinking (Open Innovative Space, OIS 2.0). The objective is to combine high-quality learning and teaching with the working life oriented research and development assignments. The student is an active doer and he or she studies in different teams where students come from various fields of studies and where representatives of local business also take part. Most of the assignments are developed in co-operation with working life. Engineering studies follow closely the CDIO method (Conceive Design Implement …) which is based on project teaching. The first year students will start with an orientation project to learn the basics of project working. Second year students will carry out a multicultural and multidisciplinary RD project solving cases assigned by local companies. During the last two study years students will have Industrial Management Projects 1 and 2. The thesis can be seen as the final project that is usually carried out individually.

Close networking with local businesses, especially during project studies and practical training, guarantees that the curriculum is up-to-date and that the learning outcomes benefit both the student's career development as well as the local businesses. In addition, the studies are based on the principles of accessibility and sustainable development.

In the early stages of studies students will make their personal study plans. Most of the students follow the programme curriculum as their personal study plan. However, if a student has already studied e.g. in the engineering field earlier, then prior learning, completed degree studies and acquired competencies can often be acknowledged so that the completion time of Mechanical Engineering degree studies can be shorter, or the work load can be lighter for some academic terms. If a student is working along his/ her study path, the learning at work can be educationalized according to Savonia practices. The previous must be agreed on and planned together with Savonia counselling personnel.

Students can complete their personal study plan with 15 credits of elective studies supporting the professional know-how and skills they want to focus more. In addition, students have the benefit of an extensive international partner university network for carrying out exchange stud-ies or practical training outside Finland. Also, a double degree option exists with Windesheim University.

The options for e-learning and summer studies are growing from year to year, and students are encouraged to choose such studies, e.g. for their elective studies. Also, apart from being able to communicate in one’s native language and English, it is recommend to study Finnish or any other foreign language to enhance the international competence even further. Swedish studies are compulsory part of the curriculum for those with a Finnish educational background.

In 2014, the Savonia University of Applied Sciences Degree programme in Mechanical Engineering passed the EUR-ACE evaluation which is maintained by the organization of ENAEE. This is a European technology organization that evaluates programmes for engineers. The EURACE status makes sure that the programme meets the quality standards of the European Union. Informally, the students graduating from a programme with this status can be called as European engineers. Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe.


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