• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
In the Smart and Sustainable Design programme from Häme University of Applied Sciences, you will learn how to use and combine both traditional and modern techniques with design thinking and a strong creative and material-based mindset. You will study in a studio environment with modern facilities and earn deep understanding of the product and production.
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Overview

Due to Coronavirus pandemic, HAMK has made it possible for new students to start their studies in the autumn as online studies from their home countries and arrive to Finland for on campus studies in January 2021. In addition, it is possible to pay the tuition fee in three installments.

Are you interested in sustainable and smart design in fashion, footwear or glass and ceramics? Do you want to learn how to design ecologically and ethically produced products and services? Are you fascinated by Nordic design? The contemporary world is growing ever more environmentally conscious and technology advances with huge leaps every day. It is important that you as designer understand the importance of sustainable values and the challenges of circular economy. Learn more at the Smart and Sustainable Design programme from Häme University of Applied Sciences .

Career

There is a need for service and user experience design, where social media competence, marketing expertise and visualization expertise are combined with designer competence. In our design education you can choose your major subject in fashion, footwear or glass and ceramics design. After studies you will master all the steps from product design to manufacturing. Smart and sustainable design education enables you to work as a designer in companies in different fields and in the public sector, or act as an entrepreneur. Designers are increasingly setting up businesses and working in a diverse range of creative industries. Professional titles include for example: designer, product assistant, product developer, entrepreneur, project manager and buyer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

  • In design education you can choose your major subject in clothing, footwear or glass and ceramics design. After completing your studies you will master all the steps from product design to manufacturing.
  • Smart and sustainable design education provides the ability to work as a designer in companies in different fields and in public organizations, or act as an independent entrepreneur. There is demand for the service and user experience design, where social media competence, marketing expertise and visualization expertise are combined with designer competence. 
  • People with design education are increasingly setting up their own businesses and working in a diverse range of creative industries. Professional titles include: designer, entrepreneur, product assistant, product designer, product manager, buyer, project seller and project manager.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question.
Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations/interviews and in the SAT-tests. No language skills certificates are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9700 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hämeenlinna

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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