• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The degree programme in Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering at Arcada University of Applied Sciences has a clear focus on developing sustainable products using the principles of mechanical engineering. You may already have heard about products with smart or functional properties. In many cases the smartness actually lies in the materials. 
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Polymers often offer the perfect combination of properties the light weight, mechanical strength, elasticity and low costs of processing are just a few benefits of polymer-based material solutions. During your studies on the Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering programme from Arcada University of Applied Sciences , modern polymer technology and processes are combined with sustainable product design and development. In engineering design and analyses you will learn how to use various modelling, finite element analyses and simulation software.


Material and engineering specialists are needed in practically every business field, from the manufacturing industry to their supply chains, as well as in the public sector. Our degree programme opens the doors to a booming field where engineers are in constant demand.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Professional Finnish for Energy and Materials Processing Trade
  • Data Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Entrepreneurship  - Venture Management
  • Finnish for Beginners
  • Functional Materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Arcada uses the SAT test and proof of English language skills OR online entrance exams and proof of skills in English  as application methods. Arcada does therefore not organise any entrance exams abroad.
  • Arcada also requires that all applicants prove their skills in English. The English language skills can be shown by passing an English test in the entrance exam (Nursing only)  or by submitting a valid certificate of English language proficiency for the International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering programmes.
  • Make sure that you also meet our English language requirements, and sign up for a language test in time
  • Upload scanned copies of your degree certificates  as well as language certificates.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 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.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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