• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


You learn about the causes, consequences and prevention of environmental problems from local oil spills to global problems, such as climate change and microplastics in waters.

The field of environmental engineering is expanding and developing rapidly around the world for ensuring good living environment in the future.

After graduation you can work in different positions of environmental research, supervision, planning and management.

You may develop and improve recycling solutions for cities, or conduct investigations and remediation measures in contaminated areas. Other tasks could be water and soil sampling, environmental monitoring or you may plan and organize water acquisition and treatment processes.

The future employers include private companies, development agencies as well as research and development organisations.

Career opportunities

In Finland clean technologies (cleantech) have become a priority area of the national economic strategy (Ministry of Industry and Employment) and the number of the companies and internationalization have grown rapidly during the past years. Furthermore, the demand for environmental knowledge and know-how has been increasing in new areas, such as event management and the production and management of supply chains.

The Environmental Engineering program at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences gives you competence to work as a specialist in private companies, development agencies, associations and educational and research institutions.

Professional positions are for example the following:

  • quality manager
  • environmental manger
  • project engineer
  • planning, research or development engineer
  • environmental protection assistant
  • environmental planning officer
  • environmental supervisor
  • environmental advisor
  • environmental specialist
  • consultant
  • trainer

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The programme consists of two main topics: 

  • Sustainable environmental technologies and 
  • Environmental management. 
Both topics are key parts of the studies.

Optional studies include for example the following:

  • Green engineering
  • Energy processes and markets
  • Media content
  • Digital services and information management
  • Russia studies
  • Innovation studies
  • Entrepreneurship studies

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma
  • a Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma
  • an applicable Finnish vocational qualification
  • foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Mikkeli

  • 600 - 750 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The scholarship scheme at Xamk rewards you for good progress in studies. You can get a 50% refund on the tuition fee by progressing in the studies well.

Sufficient progress means completing 55 ECTS credits during the academic year (August-July), except for the degree programmes beginning in January where the student needs 27 ECTS credits from the first semester to qualify for the scholarship. 

The refund is paid yearly on the basis of the studies (credits) completed during the previous academic year.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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